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Monitor shuts off, computer still running

by jr8crew / January 9, 2006 10:56 AM PST

Here are my specs

Asus a8v deluxe board
Kingston 2x256 512mb ddr400 in first dims
Kingston 2x512 1.0gb ddr400 in second dims
Western Digital 200gb 7200rpm 8mb cache drive
Antec 430 watt atx 12v power supply
amd64 3500+ processor
ATI Radeon 8500 Video Card
DVD Burner and Cdburner Drive
On Board Sound

In the past i have had problems where that my computer would be running a bunch of rar files together back into one file, which makes the computer run hard and the monitor(video) would shut off and i would have a blinking green light on the monitor like the computer shut down but the computer is still running, just to get the monitor(video) back on, it happened with my old monitor and it is doing it with my new lcd monitor, i'm thinking the video card is just getting to warm, but i have 4 fans running, the power supply fan 2 atx case fans in the back and the processor fan

Can anyone help me, what is my problem, video card, power or what, oh and video just shuts off under a heavy load and the computer has been on for awhile like overnight

I have looked to upgrading the video card but i don't play games anymore expect for my ps2, i do more multimedia stuff with my camcorder, so i have looked into buying the asus a8n-vm csm motherboard with intergrated sounf=d and video for $80 at www.zipzoomfly.com any suggestions from anyone..



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similar issues
by John Incognito / January 9, 2006 12:07 PM PST

I too have been experiencing issues where my monitor will go blank as if the computer has gone into a power saving mode while the computer has continued to run, if then I turn the monitor off and on again it shows a No Signal message with a color test bouncing around as if it were not connected to my PC.

So far this has happened only while I play some of the more graphics intensive games I own "world of warcraft, deus ex 2", while however I can surf the web for long periods of time with no problems.

My system info is as follows,

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1500+ 1.3 GHz
Math Support: Present
BIOS: Nvidia - 42302e31 Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG, 05/14
Bus Type: PCI, ISA, USB
Ports: 1 Parallel, 2 Serial
Memory: 1024 MB (36% Utilized)
Floppy Disks: 1.44 MB
Hard Disks: 27.95 GB, 74.53 GB
Multimedia: Sound, CD-ROM
Video: 800 x 600 in 64K Colors, NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 Ver. 6.14

And I'm running on Windows Xp home edition.

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Some help that might help
by ANNIE1010 / June 10, 2006 5:50 AM PDT

Well, I suggest you open your computer up (if you know how) and look if anything backfired. If thats not the case then take it to your local computer repair store.

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My long lost twin...
by GeeBee / June 10, 2006 10:58 AM PDT

...and you've got a system eerily close my own (I even had a 8500DV for a few years), but the dreaded "blinking monitor" might be an easy fix (hopefully). Cross your fingers now....

Control Panel > Power Options > "Turn off monitor" (set to "never"). "System Standby" (set to "never")

These are often "on" by default. Also make sure hibernate is unchecked and off.

In effect Windows powers down, but as you haven't told your PC BIOS how to wake up (more on this in a little bit) you can't get the hellish thing to spring back into action. Tried pressing all the keyboard keys to no effect yet? %

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