Monitor goes black while gaming,

March 8, 2010 at 10:48:24
Specs: Windows Vista
while gaming my 28" moinitor goes black, green light is still on and I can hear the sound. I have put another monitor on this PC and this has only occured once. This monitor is only 20.1" however. My 28 inch monitor seems to be getting hot ( I put a fan on it and that didnt work), this black out only occurs after about 30 minutes of gaming, (call of duty modern warfare and company of heros) I am running Vista as OS w/ 3 gigs of ram and a Nvidia 8800 GT 500mb. Processor is a AMD Phenon 9600

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#1
March 8, 2010 at 12:30:58
what are you video power saving set to? 30 minutes blank the monitor? Usually recommend taking all power savings off video/monitor.

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#2
March 8, 2010 at 19:22:19
Once it blacks out and I turn the screen off and then on it comes back on. Once this cycle starts it stays on less and less time, maybe only 15 seconds before it goes out again.

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#3
March 8, 2010 at 19:41:27
OK. Doesn't seem you understood me.

right mouse click on a blank area of your desktop and go to properties.

In video properties select the screen saver tab
Select the power button.

Set all to never
On the hibernate tab uncheck hibernate


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#4
March 8, 2010 at 20:18:03
Ok, Vista is different... no properties, I did find the areas you refered to and set them for never... I could not find hibernate however. There does not appear to be a hibernate feature in vista unless you know of one. If you do please post and I will set.
I will try monitor on these settings and let you know.

Thanks for your help


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#5
March 8, 2010 at 22:25:08
monitor still goes off.. I feel it gets warm and then shuts down, could be capacitor... any other ideas

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#6
March 8, 2010 at 22:28:03
One other piece of information, It has duplicated the same thing on another computer tonight, this comp is running XP. So that narrows it down to the monitor I believe.

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#7
March 9, 2010 at 06:48:58
My laptop runs vista which is why it has hibernate. Don't worry about hibernate.

Looks like you need to replace the monitor.


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