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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Is it my monitor or video card...

Ok, every once in a while my monitor will go blank for about 3 seconds then turn back on. It would do it when I was running the Win 7 RC, and when the retail version came out, I installed it, but it still blanks every once in a while. So I don't think it is the OS.

It does it about once or twice a day at no particular time or reason.

The video card is an Nvidia 7800GT, the monitor is a 22" Acer LCD.

What do you think is defective? The card or the monitor?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 03:07 PM
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Probably the card. Is it overheating? There are programs you can download to check the temp of all that crap. Cant really search for them here at work.

Doesnt sound like the moniter especially if its coming back on.
The card is different, once it cools off, it usually comes back on.

The shutting down of itself is a pre-caution it takes.

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Probably the card. Is it overheating? There are programs you can download to check the temp of all that crap. Cant really search for them here at work.

Doesnt sound like the moniter especially if its coming back on.
The card is different, once it cools off, it usually comes back on.

The shutting down of itself is a pre-caution it takes.
Yup, sounds like the same problem I had with my pc. The cpu was overheating and it would reset the whole computer. I had to clock it at a lower speed to keep it from overheating.

Get a new card. Bottom line.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 03:11 PM
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Acer is junk...I have an acer monitor and about 2 weeks after i got it all the buttons quit working.

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Check your power saving options. There are several ways video cards can be set to go to screen saver or turn the monitor off. Depending on what applications are running, they could interfere and cause it to jump back "awake".

Set your power saving options to never turn the monitor off and see if you still have the issue.
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Check your power saving options. There are several ways video cards can be set to go to screen saver or turn the monitor off. Depending on what applications are running, they could interfere and cause it to jump back "awake".

Set your power saving options to never turn the monitor off and see if you still have the issue.
Well...this wasn't it. I sent the monitor to never turn off and it still did it.
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Well...this wasn't it. I sent the monitor to never turn off and it still did it.
Swap the monitor cables and try using the DVI port instead of analog (or vice versa). Cheap stuff first...then I guess try another video card. As annoying as it is, does it really hurt anything? I guess its a question of how much it bothers you.
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Swap the monitor cables and try using the DVI port instead of analog (or vice versa). Cheap stuff first...then I guess try another video card. As annoying as it is, does it really hurt anything? I guess its a question of how much it bothers you.
It has 2 dvi ports, tried both of them, and it made no difference.

It has been going on for a while and it only happens about once a night. It is just starting to get real annoying. Plus it gives me an excuse to buy new computer stuff.
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