Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: monitor enters sleep mode whilst gaming

20 Dec 2012   #1
demongorgan

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
monitor enters sleep mode whilst gaming

Hi guys, i've had an issue since yesterday. My missus has downgraded me from the 46"

So i went out and purchased a second hand 15.5" lg monitor and a new vga cable, as before i was running via hdmi lead.. So everything was going fine untill i tried to play bf3, when i click on the bf3.exe my monitor enters sleep mode??

The game music can still be herd, and the pc seems responsive as my keyboard is still lit up and cap locks, numlock still responsive. Only way out is to hard reset.

I've gone inside the pc and removed the little dust that was there
Ive made sure pc is set in high performance mode
Made sure hibernation and sleep is off
Made sure vga cable is fixed
Checked driver for updates
Ran cc cleaner to insure no unwanted registary causing issues
Ran gpuZ to check temps (idle 32, gaming 57)
Tried unclocking my card
Tried raising fan speed manual to 100%

Yet it still happens, i've never had this issue before i got the monitor yesterday, and i know the gpu is not overheating, so do you think the monitor itself is the issue?

Tested games:
Working on highest settings:
-Black ops2
-Mw3
-Transformers foc
-Borderlands2
-Skyrim
-DayZ (high not ultra)
-The warZ
-Portal 2

Games that shut down monitor:
-Crysis 2
-Resident evil: operation racoon city
-bf3

The games that fail put the monitor into sleep mode as soon as the .exe is clicked.


Below is system
Win7 home 64bit
Amd black edition quadcore 4.22ghz
Amd 1gb HD 6570 gpu
450w psu
Gigabyte ga-78lmt-usb3 mobo
8gb ram


Previous monitor was a celcus 46" 3dhd 1080p running at 60hz with resolution of 1920x1080

New monitor is a LG L1511SE 60hz running a resolution of 1024x768

As i said, im compleatly stumped by this one, any ideas?

update:
when i right click desktop>resolution i am given the option to change it as high as 1600x1200, however when i do, it straight away enters power save mode. (the diffrence being i can press the right arrow + enter to revert to take it out of power save mode) so im thinking it must have somthing to do with the resolutions?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Dec 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Definitely sounds monitor related. What happens if you run BF3 at the same native resolution as the monitor?

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #3
demongorgan

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

just came back to update, its the monitor, i edited bf3.ini and changed the resolution down to my monitors and it worked.

phew glad my gpu not fried lol

now just need to do it for the other games
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Dec 2012   #4
demongorgan

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Definitely sounds monitor related. What happens if you run BF3 at the same native resolution as the monitor?

Regards,
Golden

Thanks for the reply, thats what i did, but figuerd i'd come back and post so others can see if they have the issue also.

went into the settings folder for bf3 and edited profile file. changed the res to my currant monitors resolution, then when orogin asks to sink, say no and instead upload files from pc to sink, that way it saved at currrent res rather than my large tv which i really miss playing bf3 on
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Thanks for reporting back mate
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 monitor enters sleep mode whilst gaming




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
PC Randomly Enters Sleep Mode (Kernel Power Event 42)
Hello all, I've tried to troubleshoot this issue in which my laptop will enter sleep mode at random times. Strangely, it only happens when my computer is plugged in to the adapter. Looking in the Windows event logs showed that entering sleep mode was either caused by Event 37 (system is limited...
Hardware & Devices
? back up to online storage whilst in sleep mode
Hello I have a large amount of files to back up to on-line storage. I want to do it during my service providers off peak period between 2 am and 8 am. If my computer is in sleep mode will it do the backup or do I need to change the power settings. Thanks for any help
General Discussion
Monitor and sleep mode
I would like my monitor to stay on all the time. I have set all the area's that I can find to leave the monitor on in W7. But after 15mins. the monitor will turn off. Is there a area that I might have missed? Thanks!
General Discussion
BSOD 0x9f when computer enters sleep mode
Hey everyone, I've had this Dell Studio 17 laptop for a few years now, and have ran into a few problems in the past. However, in the past few weeks, the computer seems to blue screen almost every time I close the lid and it enters sleep mode. This has not happened at all while the computer...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD When Computer Enters Sleep Mode
About every 3rd or 4th time I put my computer in sleep mode I am getting the BSOD. This is a brand new computer I put together myself one piece at a time. All the parts were bought brand new. I have followed the guidelines laid out in the BSOD posting instructions thread and have attached the...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD 0x1000009F everytime PC enters sleep Mode
Hi there My PC has been driving me crazy. I was having trouble with one of my HDs, so i removed it from the system and made a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium X64. Now it is even worst, before i had the same errors on the old system but at least it would enter sleep state correctly most of...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App