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New LCD Monitor going on and off.

by mrfriendly / January 5, 2005 4:56 AM PST

My system is as follows; AMD 950,(new) biostar m7vig400 motherboard with on board graphics, 512 mghz memory, 40g hd, win xp pro.
My problem is that I have a new LCD monitor and after installing it, every 10 seconds or so it goes off then comes back on, sometimes it does it once in a row but it also does it 2 or 3 times in a row as well. The computer works fine with a CRT monitor but not the LCD, also this machine is not used for gaming just running office apps. I've tested the new monitor on another computer and it worked fine. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Try a cheapie PCI video card
by Ray Harinec / January 5, 2005 7:17 AM PST

to eliminate the chipsert video.

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by loren / January 5, 2005 10:40 AM PST

I had the same problem until I turned the graphics exceleration in the video adapter screen. if it is at full speed now turn it down about a quarter of a notch at a time and see if that takes care of your problem. I had to turn mine down by about three quarters of the way before it would quite shuttin down.

A cheap graphics card might not be a bad idea either. I bought a cheep one for about $60 six months ago and it works wonders on my 21 inch LCD.

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