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N88TR

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#1 9 years ago

I have a 3 yo viewsonic monitor. It works perfect for everything but COD4 and my newest purchase, CODMW2, which is awesome. I can usually play for 30 mins-2 hours before I get a DVI-D No Signal error. There's nothing I can do besides reset.

I have googled this error and the results are I've not learned anything new. My monitor has two sets of cables, one blue and one white. I can only use the white one. I am confused why though the monitor would just turn itself off when I'm playing.

If I could this solved it would be super awesome. Thank you.




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#2 9 years ago

That's not your monitor, that's your video card overheating and crashing, thereby not sending any signal to your monitor.

Download HWMonitor, keep it running the background while you play a few games, then post the temperatures here. Your system specs would also be helpful.




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#3 9 years ago

win xp pro sp2 antec 9000 case thermaltake 750 xfx 8800 gts 320 mb w/ latest drivers 2.8 dual core intel 2 gig ddr 2 corsair 320 gig primary, 7200 rpm 500 gig secondary 5200 rpm viewsonic vp201b lcd monitor

In the last 5 months I did a fresh install of win xp.

I am looking into driver cleaner software and possibly a new gfx card this winter, though I wonder if the new one will be even hotter? :bawl:




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#4 9 years ago

Well I unplugged everything, laid it on it's side on my desk and took off the side cover. I see that I only have two fans. Beyond the big CPU fan [zalman 9000 I think] I have one 120mm I think on the back panel pulling the mobo heat out and another fan on the front of the case, but it doesn't work! Nothing was dirty except my soundcard, so I wiped that down. There's a big tangle of cables but they're tied together and airflow doesn't look that bad. I can take a pic if you want? Anyways on the bottom of the case is my video card, and I have in the past removed some useless IO panels to give the card more room to breath. There was a big loose sticker on the card as well, so I peeled that off. It didn't block the card fan or anything it was just loose.

I turned it on with the power cable to see if the fans work and the big cpu one works, the rear one and the video card's fan. Not the front 120mm fan which I think draws cool air inside the case.

So I guess I'll try to figure out why the front fan isn't working and there's lots of room on top of the ventilated case for a second 120mm fan so I'll go buy one and see if I can hook it up to the mobo and all that. I'm not confident on anything inside of my computer besides installing memory lol.

I have to leave dorms now because of stupid thanksgiving break so I won't be back till sunday. I wish I could fix this now and play more CODMW2!

Here's a pic of my case for fun or diagnostics??

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#5 9 years ago

Doesn't look like the GPU is really suffocating, though the airflow looks hindered. I say what Daedalus said; download HWmonitor and monitor your GPU temperature while you play.




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#6 9 years ago

I've got an even better idea: play with the side of my case completely off. Premium air flow! Nothing is near my tower to poke inside and I have no dust in my room so it should be kept clean. I'll give it a whirl when dorms open back up Sunday.




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#7 9 years ago

Yeah now it works perfectly.