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I've had this problem it seems since I built this thing but it comes and goes. I have my HTPC connected to my Plasma HDTV via HDMI through the new GT430 grahpics card (NOTE: The problem was occuring even before installing the card). I have it set to turn off the monitor after 5 minutes. This is necesary for me because I don't want to cause excessive burn-in by having someone leave both the HTPC and the HDTV on, just sitting on the desktop.

The problem I am having is that every time I go to wake the pc up from the monitor being off it completely freezes. Sometimes it won't freeze, sometimes it will just hiccup. Sometimes I can ctrl+alt+del and get into the menu to log off. Once I log off and log back on everything is fine. Nothing is overclocked, everything is at stock settings.

It's running an i3, MSI matx board, gt430, 250gb HDD, PSU that came with the case.
 
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Is the PC on sleep or just the monitor?
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Wake from sleep or hibernation?

What does Event Viewer say?

BIOS updated?

What PSU?
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post #4 of 9
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This is the case the PSU came with.

It doesn't hibernate or turn of the HDD's. It is set to only shut the monitor off. I said "wake up" because I couldn't think of anything to say.

I'll have to check the even viewer (not sure what I am looking for).

And I will have to check to make sure the BIOS is 100% up-to-date.
 
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrimpykins View Post
This is the case the PSU came with.

It doesn't hibernate or turn of the HDD's. It is set to only shut the monitor off. I said "wake up" because I couldn't think of anything to say.

I'll have to check the even viewer (not sure what I am looking for).

And I will have to check to make sure the BIOS is 100% up-to-date.
Link is bad.

Are you sure only the monitor is shutting off? Or is it attempting to sleep and can't?

Event Viewer is how you read the OS logs.

BIOS or drivers are the general cause of sleep issues.
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Link is bad.

Are you sure only the monitor is shutting off? Or is it attempting to sleep and can't?

Event Viewer is how you read the OS logs.

BIOS or drivers are the general cause of sleep issues.
I don't have it set to sleep in any form, so if it is, it's doing it without me telling it to. The only thing I have it set to do is shut the monitor off.

Try this link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product

No details on the PSU inside it from NE though. I can take some pics of the PSU if needed.
 
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Originally Posted by Shrimpykins View Post
I don't have it set to sleep in any form, so if it is, it's doing it without me telling it to. The only thing I have it set to do is shut the monitor off.
Post your power configuration page...
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post #8 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Post your power configuration page...
Hrmm, had to go into advanced power settings and my HDD was set to shut off after 20 minutes. Gonna do some testing and see if that was the issue. This is the first time I've had to go into the advanced menu, I am so used to XP and everything being up front in plain sight. Fail on my part .
Edited by Shrimpykins - 12/30/10 at 10:07am
 
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I let the monitor shut-off and then waited about 15 minutes, moved the mouse, the monitor came back on, I could move the mouse for a good 30 seconds but I couldn't click or interact with anything then after that everything froze. I gave it a good minute of just sitting there and everything came back and started working.

I think it is something to do with the HDD, I will find out in a few days for sure since I am replacing it with a Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB drive.
Edited by Shrimpykins - 12/30/10 at 11:03am
 
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