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Dual monitor setup - going to sleep whenever!


amark16

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Hi all, I've had this issue for some time now, it was bearable at times but now is getting worse. I have two monitors, an oldish SONY SDM-S95DR and an LG FLATRON W2252TQ. Since upgrading from XP to WIN 7, the monitors go to sleep whenever or have strange behavior. On startup one or both may stay in standby, when turning on a usb device, one or both may go to standby, while playing a game or even when pressing CTRL-ATL-DEL. I know your first thought might be the grpahics card drivers, I can assure you I have always had the latest ones installed. Recently I upgraded my CPU, MOBO and RAM with a clean WIN 7 installation and the problem is worst than ever. I'm constantly having to plug in and out the cables behind the case to get them to work. My GPU is a GIGABYTE geforce GTX260. I thought of upgrading it as well, to bring it up to speed with the rest of the setup, also hoping that it would solve the dual monitor issue.

Any ideas would be very welcome. thanks

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Chronos the 2nd

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It seems, because at the moment I cannot think of any other reason why this is happening, it might well be a power issue. But as I say I am a little stumped.

How are you connecting your monitors to the GPU?

Your card can, with out a doubt, handle dual monitors. Can you unplug one of them and run it for a day and see how it behaves, then the other one and swap which connector you use?

The card might well be failing but try my suggestion and post back

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amark16

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Thanks, i actually haven't thought about the power supply. Inspired by your suggestion, I discovered a little tool called "nvidia inspector" which allows a GPU power saving mode to be used when using multiple monitors. I'll see how that goes and if it fails, I'll revert to your suggestions.

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Graphicool1

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Talking about dual monitors. Why are you running a dual question? Or to put it another way, why have you put this question up twice?

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