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This has been happening from time to time. When my monitors go to sleep after 30 minutes sometimes they absolutely won't wake up. Usually it's if I've left the computer alone for a long period of time (like hours), but this happens rarely and at random, so I have no idea what the cause is. Any ideas?
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Me too, I'm having that problem as well. I left my machine idle for several minutes and the monitor turns off as it intended (since I have set in the Power settings to turn off the monitor after 10 minutes of idling). Then when I tried to resume it back by pressing the keyboard or moving the mouse, nothing happens. It seems like the whole machine was frozen and I have to hit the reset button to put it back. The problem also happen on Windows 7. It's rare though.
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    Have either of you tried pressing the sleep button your keyboard, and then waking the computer back up when it does this?  I have found that to "fix" (work around) some bizarre video issues by resetting the video card. thumb.gif
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post #4 of 11
same problem here,
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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    Have either of you tried pressing the sleep button your keyboard, and then waking the computer back up when it does this?  I have found that to "fix" (work around) some bizarre video issues by resetting the video card. thumb.gif

I didn't realize my keyboard even has a sleep button. By which I mean it doesn't
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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    Have either of you tried pressing the sleep button your keyboard, and then waking the computer back up when it does this?  I have found that to "fix" (work around) some bizarre video issues by resetting the video card. thumb.gif
It worked, though the problem is it does not work all the time. Pressing the sleep button actually cause my PC to stop responding, and I have to reset my machine. frown.gif
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Most likely it's because of the overclock but I've found a solution especially for hibernation and resume from hibernation. Take a look here:http://energytools.codeplex.com/
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Most likely it's because of the overclock but I've found a solution especially for hibernation and resume from hibernation. Take a look here:http://energytools.codeplex.com/
I fixed this issue by installing the Update 1 for Windows 8.1. And of course I disabled this "hybrid sleep" feature. So basically the hybrid kernel feature is disabled on my system. No problems since.
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I fixed this issue by installing the Update 1 for Windows 8.1. And of course I disabled this "hybrid sleep" feature. So basically the hybrid kernel feature is disabled on my system. No problems since.

Yes, but first off, hybrid-sleep is nice and 2nd do you have extreme oc on fsb? I have update 1, too. Maybe they fix the problem? Maybe it's also because I have an Asus Sabertooth?
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post #10 of 11
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Yes, but first off, hybrid-sleep is nice and 2nd do you have extreme oc on fsb? I have update 1, too. Maybe they fix the problem? Maybe it's also because I have an Asus Sabertooth?
I'm old school this hybrid-boot/fastboot thing don't work with me, I don't like my process getting cache up, I like them to be fresh.
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