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Bad drivers, settings or GPU not allowing Monitor to enter Stand by?

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I've run into this odd problem recently with my sig rig, my monitor no longer goes into stand by. Essentially, after the screen saver ends my monitor acts like it'll go into stand by but goes to a black screen with just my mouse cursor (moving the mouse or taping a key on the keyboard takes the screen out of this state back to the desktop) the screen still stays on even after turning the screen saver option off. I've made sure I've had no programs open that may cause a conflict, at first I thought I figured it was a driver issue so I decided to use the uninstall utility from AMD to remove my drivers (also ran ccleaner to check and make sure everything was removed) and update them to 13.1 (same issue persisted in all versions of 12 and so on). Nothing's changed and I have tried to disable every start up item with no difference at all. I'm just trying to figure out if there's something that got changed in Windows (maybe something I changed by accident?) or if I should attempt a repair install and see where it goes.

I'm not sure if this is normal but when I ran the uninstall utility from AMD my screen went completely black and I couldn't get anything to reappear until I had to hit the reset button....I'm guessing thats not suppose to happen? I did run Ccleaner to make sure the drivers were completely removed, which they appeared to be before I ran the 13.1 installer.

Right now I have my settings as this:

Screen Saver: None
Power Setting: High Performance
Turn off Display: 5 Minutes
Put the computer to sleep: Never
Hibernate: Disabled
 
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Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD, 3x 1 TB WD Black, 6... LG Blu-Ray Player Corsair H100i Extreme Windows 8.1 Pro 64x 
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Seagate 1 TB + 640 GB WD Blue  LG Super Write SATA DVD Burner w/ lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 8 Pro x64 
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None Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Corsair CX500 Watt PSU Antec 900 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder  Onboard 
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Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 Ghz Alienware ATI Radeon HD7970M 2GB 6 GB DDR3  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 500 GB Hard Drive DVD Burner Drive Alienware Windows 7 Home Premium 64x SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.3" 1920x1080 Alienware FX backlite keyboard Dell A/C Power Adapter + Battery M17X R4 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD, 3x 1 TB WD Black, 6... LG Blu-Ray Player Corsair H100i Extreme Windows 8.1 Pro 64x 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM65-P  Razer Deathadder 2013 EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 Rosewill Thor V2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Mad Catz R.A.T 3 Steelseries  Creative Sound Blaster Z 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.8 Ghz Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 MSI Radeon HD4890  8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1 TB + 640 GB WD Blue  LG Super Write SATA DVD Burner w/ lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
None Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Corsair CX500 Watt PSU Antec 900 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder  Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 Ghz Alienware ATI Radeon HD7970M 2GB 6 GB DDR3  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 500 GB Hard Drive DVD Burner Drive Alienware Windows 7 Home Premium 64x SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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post #2 of 7
First may I ask what GPU you are using? Because I had this problem with my MSI radeon 7770.
    
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Patriot Memory  OCZ 64GB ssd (boot) 500GB Hitachi 2.5' 24X LG optical drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212 Evo Windows 7 Professional K LG Flatron W2253TQ Q'senn membrane keyboard 
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Thread Starter 
Its an XFX Radeon HD7950.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790K  ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO Z97 Nvidia GTX 970 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 PC1600  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD, 3x 1 TB WD Black, 6... LG Blu-Ray Player Corsair H100i Extreme Windows 8.1 Pro 64x 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM65-P  Razer Deathadder 2013 EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 Rosewill Thor V2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Mad Catz R.A.T 3 Steelseries  Creative Sound Blaster Z 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.8 Ghz Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 MSI Radeon HD4890  8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1 TB + 640 GB WD Blue  LG Super Write SATA DVD Burner w/ lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
None Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Corsair CX500 Watt PSU Antec 900 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder  Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 Ghz Alienware ATI Radeon HD7970M 2GB 6 GB DDR3  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 500 GB Hard Drive DVD Burner Drive Alienware Windows 7 Home Premium 64x SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.3" 1920x1080 Alienware FX backlite keyboard Dell A/C Power Adapter + Battery M17X R4 
MouseAudio
Touchpad Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di + Klipsch Speakers 
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(15 items)
 
Alienware M17X R4
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790K  ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO Z97 Nvidia GTX 970 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 PC1600  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD, 3x 1 TB WD Black, 6... LG Blu-Ray Player Corsair H100i Extreme Windows 8.1 Pro 64x 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM65-P  Razer Deathadder 2013 EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 Rosewill Thor V2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Mad Catz R.A.T 3 Steelseries  Creative Sound Blaster Z 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.8 Ghz Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 MSI Radeon HD4890  8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1 TB + 640 GB WD Blue  LG Super Write SATA DVD Burner w/ lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
None Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Corsair CX500 Watt PSU Antec 900 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder  Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 Ghz Alienware ATI Radeon HD7970M 2GB 6 GB DDR3  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 500 GB Hard Drive DVD Burner Drive Alienware Windows 7 Home Premium 64x SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.3" 1920x1080 Alienware FX backlite keyboard Dell A/C Power Adapter + Battery M17X R4 
MouseAudio
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post #4 of 7
Can you post your GPU-Z settings? I would like to know what VBIOS you have
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by .Cerberus View Post

Can you post your GPU-Z settings? I would like to know what VBIOS you have

Sure here it is:

 
Lan/Server PC
(15 items)
 
Alienware M17X R4
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790K  ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO Z97 Nvidia GTX 970 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 PC1600  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD, 3x 1 TB WD Black, 6... LG Blu-Ray Player Corsair H100i Extreme Windows 8.1 Pro 64x 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM65-P  Razer Deathadder 2013 EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 Rosewill Thor V2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Mad Catz R.A.T 3 Steelseries  Creative Sound Blaster Z 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.8 Ghz Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 MSI Radeon HD4890  8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1 TB + 640 GB WD Blue  LG Super Write SATA DVD Burner w/ lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
None Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Corsair CX500 Watt PSU Antec 900 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder  Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 Ghz Alienware ATI Radeon HD7970M 2GB 6 GB DDR3  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 500 GB Hard Drive DVD Burner Drive Alienware Windows 7 Home Premium 64x SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.3" 1920x1080 Alienware FX backlite keyboard Dell A/C Power Adapter + Battery M17X R4 
MouseAudio
Touchpad Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di + Klipsch Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Lan/Server PC
(15 items)
 
Alienware M17X R4
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790K  ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO Z97 Nvidia GTX 970 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 PC1600  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD, 3x 1 TB WD Black, 6... LG Blu-Ray Player Corsair H100i Extreme Windows 8.1 Pro 64x 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM65-P  Razer Deathadder 2013 EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 Rosewill Thor V2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Mad Catz R.A.T 3 Steelseries  Creative Sound Blaster Z 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.8 Ghz Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 MSI Radeon HD4890  8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1 TB + 640 GB WD Blue  LG Super Write SATA DVD Burner w/ lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
None Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Corsair CX500 Watt PSU Antec 900 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder  Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 Ghz Alienware ATI Radeon HD7970M 2GB 6 GB DDR3  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 500 GB Hard Drive DVD Burner Drive Alienware Windows 7 Home Premium 64x SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.3" 1920x1080 Alienware FX backlite keyboard Dell A/C Power Adapter + Battery M17X R4 
MouseAudio
Touchpad Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di + Klipsch Speakers 
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post #6 of 7
I'm not telling you to do this but when I didn't have catalyst I didn't have this problem

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8320 @4.2ghz 1.28 MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693) Radeon HD 6970 Patriot Memory  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot Memory  OCZ 64GB ssd (boot) 500GB Hitachi 2.5' 24X LG optical drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212 Evo Windows 7 Professional K LG Flatron W2253TQ Q'senn membrane keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair builder's series 500W Antec 100 Window Hp mouse rock 
Audio
Hp speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8320 @4.2ghz 1.28 MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693) Radeon HD 6970 Patriot Memory  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot Memory  OCZ 64GB ssd (boot) 500GB Hitachi 2.5' 24X LG optical drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212 Evo Windows 7 Professional K LG Flatron W2253TQ Q'senn membrane keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair builder's series 500W Antec 100 Window Hp mouse rock 
Audio
Hp speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Did you have any problems before switching to the 13.1 driver. Catalyst will really do crazy things if you didn't uninstall + driver sweeper away the old drivers. From what I've been told, the 12.8 are stable. I am not sure if CCleaner is enough to wipe the drivers.
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