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Monitor acting strange, please help

By vivabiafra
Mar 28, 2010
  1. Monitor goes blank sometimes for no apparent reason. The LCD light starts flashing like its in sleep mode and the only way to get it to come back on is to force a reboot (only happens while gaming). I have updated all drivers and there is no system crash when this happens. If you have any ideas PLEASE let me know



    pc is home built.
    amd athlon 2.8 duel core black chip
    asus m3n72-d mootherboard
    geforce 9600 graphics card
    2 gigs ddr2
    500 gig sata drive
    Samsung Syncmaster 210t monitor
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try another monitor for testing. This will help determine if it is the monitor or the computer
     
  3. vivabiafra

    vivabiafra TS Rookie Topic Starter

    kk i just plugged another monitor in and it did the same thing

    pc is home built.
    amd athlon 2.8 duel core black chip
    asus m3n72-d mootherboard
    geforce 9600 graphics card
    2 gigs ddr2
    500 gig sata drive
    Samsung Syncmaster 210t monitor
    power supply antec earthwatts
    model ea-650 (watt)
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your video card might be going bad. Check the inside of the computer and check that dust and dirt is not clogging fans, and that all the fans are clean and running normally
     
  5. vivabiafra

    vivabiafra TS Rookie Topic Starter

    got it figid out needed thermal paste on the gpu and a good cleaning. was running at 66c and now a cool 30-40c on a full load. ty for ur help
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Good job... glad we could help
     
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