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Windows 7: Monitor turning off(is it my card??)

17 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 X64 Bit
Monitor turning off(is it my card??)

hello all, i was wondering if anyone can help me??
my monitor turns itself off and i was wondering if it was my graphics card?
its a evga gt9400 1gb (not very good)

thing is everything is working properly and doesnt get to hot (55-60 c max)

its not the cable cos when i use the cpu monitor port it works constantly(standard vga)

any ideas please, thanks

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17 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
Move your body!

Many new monitors have sensors on the front of them that let them go into powersave mode if there is no motion detected. Move slightly from time to time and you should be fine.

BTW - You can turn motion detection off in the Monitor menu options.
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17 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 X64 Bit

thanks,where do i find monitor options though,throught my nvidia control panel or device manager??
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17 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi gaz,

Does it turn off at random whilst you are using it, or when there has been no keyboard/mouse activity for a period of time?

Have a look at this Tutorial Power Plan Settings - Change and check the setting for Turn off the display.
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18 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
Monitor options are hardware not in Windows

To adjust your monitor you need to get into the menu by pressing the various buttons on the monitor. If it's related to motion detection it has nothing to do with Windows whatsoever and therefore cannot be done on your PC.

Every monitor is different, either read the manual (on CD supplied with unit) or go to mfctr's website. You should be able to stumble on it by getting into monitor menu.
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