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PC build boots to power save until I unplug my Graphics Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dallas.may, Jun 14, 2018.

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  1. dallas.may

    dallas.may Thread Starter

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    I've recently built a new PC and triple checked that all parts were compatible. When I turn the system on, it runs perfectly fine (including the graphics card fans) but displays a box saying "Power Save Mode" on my Lenovo monitor. When I unplug the PCI-E plug from the Graphics Card and turn the PC on, It boots normally and is fully functional, booting into Windows 10 as intended. How might I fix this?
     
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  3. Triple6

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    Actually that's the opposite of perfectly fine. Power Save Mode means the monitor is not getting a signal from the computer and is turning itself off. That's like saying a person is perfectly healthy except for being dead.

    You need to list the exact components of your computer, model number of the motherboard, power supply, graphics card at minimum but would be good to list all the rest of them too.

    As the very first step/question, when you are using the graphics card, are you moving the monitor plug from the motherboard video connector to the graphics card video connector?
     
  4. dallas.may

    dallas.may Thread Starter

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    By perfectly fine, I meant the tower itself turns on, so the fans spin and all of the lights come on, sorry for poor wording
    Components:
    MSI H110M PRO-VD motherboard
    I3-6100 Intel Processor
    EVGA 100-W1-0430-RX 430W power supply
    MSI GTX-1060 6GB Graphics Card

    And no, I am not moving the monitor plug from the motherboard to the graphics card video connector
     
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    So the monitor is plugged into what port? One on the motherboard or the one on the video card?
     
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    dallas.may Thread Starter

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    Motherboard, Its an older monitor that doesnt have hdmi so I was using a VGA cable between the monitor and the motherboard port. The graphics card only has DVI and HDMI so I didnt think to plug it into the graphics card but I may be able to find a DVI cable somewhere if that is what's needed.
     
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  7. Triple6

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    Well there's your problem. Since you have a video card installed you must connect the monitor to the video card in order to get an output from the computer.

    You can get a DVI-I to VGA adapter if the video card has a DVI-I port and not a DVI-D port. Or you can get a DisplayPort to VGA adapter as the video card should also have at least one DisplayPort. Or get a new monitor with DisplayPort, DVI, or HDMI.
     
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    Thanks, Im new to the PC scene so I still only know the basics
     
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