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I have a friend who has a problem, his monitor went in power saving mode again and he cannot even get into windows.
He used to get these annoying monitor power saving mode. He's running 1600x900 Dell Monitor. I told him to go to settings in control panel that controls the power saving features and disabled it. Turned out he had heat problems with his processor. He did change thermal like last week cuz his temps were bad and i recommended him Artic Silver 5 and cable management and he had great temps and etc.

Now today he gets the power saving crap show up on him again. I told him to re-seat his video card and still currently awaiting results from my cell. If nothing else works.. wouldn't bios be the options? Reset cmos and go in bios and disable power saving mode or something?

I keep thinking maybe he had bent pins on his DVI but he checked and they're fine. He has a 8800 GT.

Theories? His ram is fine, told him to do a memory test last week before he was recommended to get replace thermal. ADVICE?
post #2 of 5
You can disable C1/C2/C3 states if it has it to see if that is the problem. But when I had problems waking up from sleep states it was usually a videocard driver problem or Windows powersave feature problem. In my Vista partition if I leave my PC on for a while it will go to sleep and I have to manually power down and power up again for it to return me back to the login screen.

On my laptop the Intel drivers are buggy waking back up on sleep states and power save mode features. Sometimes I get a black screen and I have to manually power off and then power on again. And if I do happen to make it back into resume mode the graphics are all messed up. Try having your friend use the latest videocard drivers. Also try using a different DVI slot to see if that solves the problem.
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Will do let him know.
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I'm gonna go with windows and vid drivers fighting. I'm currently having the problem firing up Crysis. Work fine for an hour, stopped playing for awhile then got back in. When I change my resolution, my monitors flash off, then back on with the correct resolution but then turn back off and my fans on my vid cards go back to stock speeds and I can't get my monitors to come out of power saving even though the pc is still running.
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He had a dying video card.. he got a new one and now it works. Thanks for all your help.
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