Randomly when I'm playing games on my computer my moniter switches off the screen goes black and it displays the 'Off mode in 5 seconds message'. It only happens when I'm playing games never when in other programs. The games it happens in are high spec. But my computer runs them fairly well. Infact the games it happens in use the HL2 source engine. It happens a lot in the Dark Messiah Of Might And Magic demo. It's annoying does anyone know how to make it stop?
I'm nowhere near an expert on this, but my guess is that your monitor is not getting enough power.
I would tend to think that your videocard is the part that isn't getting enough power, and therefore it will intermitaintley stop sending data to your monitor.
And how would I give my video card/moniter more power?
How many watts is your Power Supply Unit have? And what is the brand of the power supply? And what is the model of the video card?
marvinmatthew;3283930How many watts is your Power Supply Unit have? And what is the brand of the power supply? And what is the model of the video card?
My video card is a Radeon 9800 pro. I'll get the other two bits of info once I check them.
I think the power supply is 451W it says on it that its a Herolchi Electronic Company. It then has a number letter combo of of HEC-450LD-T. If you know what any of that means.
I didn't make it!
Alright here are some of my thoughts: 1. somthing's wrong with your monitor 2. Your video card card is dyeing 9800's are well known for overheating and dying. 3. Your powersuplly is old therefor and dying there for its not giving you good power.
im thinking its probably a problem with your video card, not your monitor although i also have a radeon 9800 pro and i havent really had any heat issues, although i do keep extra care to make sure my computer stays cool if i were you, if i could get ahold of another monitor i would test that, also if you can, keep the PCI slot directly under your graphics card empty to give your card more room to breath, and maybe try changing which connector from your power supply is connected to your card (unlikely but hey, try all options right?) but as far as a 450W supply should work fine, as long as it didnt go bad considering thats what i have for mine, unless of coarse you have a hell of alot of things being powered, but i have a case fan, cpu fan, 2 HD's, floppy, dvd+RW, DVD-ROM, PCI fan, mobo and my card and everything works without a problem
I too would guess that your 9800 is dying.