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Monitor signal goes when playing games

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by piratetigger, Jan 23, 2005.

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  1. piratetigger

    piratetigger Thread Starter

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    I have a problem with my LCD monitor, whenever I play a game the monitor shuts down after varying amounts of time (Rome total war lasts longer than lord of the rings for example). No matter what game it is, it displays a “no signal error”. Then shortly after the sound goes (coming from stand alone speaker, not ones built into the monitor.) I have tried altering the graphics card drivers but to no avail. When we are in the XP it works fine, this is purely a game problem.

    Specs;
    Windows XP SP2
    Nvidia FX 5200
    AMD 64 3400 Processor
    1gb Ram
    Tiny 17” LCD Monitor

    Any help much appreciated
     
  2. haplo210

    haplo210

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    What psu do you have? Could be a problem with how much it is actually supplying. I had the same problem, rather than find a cause tho i refitted my mahine, it works now but the problem part still eludes me.
     
  3. piratetigger

    piratetigger Thread Starter

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    I have a 300W psu.

    I have just tried connecting my old monitor (standerd crt) and this is doing the same thing :(

    Another update, i have just ran system restore and set the coputer to a earlier time, the probem is still there in games but not xp now. It also appears to be shutting down the keyboard and the mouse, and the speakers.
     
  4. CarlssonMB

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    What is all your system specs?

    300W may not be enough
     
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