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by: msu0227 December 17, 2008 6:53 PM PST

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Computer Monitor Randomly Going Into Standby Mode

by msu0227 - 12/17/08 6:53 PM

My computer recently began to have a problem whereby the monitor will go into standby mode for no discernible reason. A few days ago I was playing a video game when the screen suddenly went into standby. After some trial and error I determined that the screen would go into standby mode whenever I launched a graphically intensive application, in my case any video game. I was still able to use it to browse the internet and for other non-graphically intensive uses. The next day I tried to play a game and it worked for about 60-90 minutes before the screen went into standby. I went back to using it solely for everyday usage.

However today, after using it for non-graphically intensive things, when the desktop launches it goes into standby almost immediately. I am able to use the computer in safe-mode without problems. I removed the graphics card drivers and reinstalled the newest version (which were the same that I uninstalled), and the problem persists. The drivers had been updated in October and I had been using it without incident until several days ago. I'm at a loss about what to do. I have changed no hardware and I also did a scan for virus and adware. No fans have broken and the room temperature has not changed significantly.

Sorry for the length.

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