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My Monitor goes into Power save mode and my PC restarts when playing games on almost highest graphics. ANY IDEAS?

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May 1, 2014 11:34:44 AM

Ok so my title says it all, so my monitor goes into Power save mode and my PC restarts when playing games on almost highest graphics.

Here is what I have done so far and how it has affected it. Ok so to begin with I began by turning the windows power options to maximum performance, I also did this in the nvidia control panel.
This allowed me to get a little higher graphics before my monitor turned black and said power save mode followed my restart. I only really play wow and eso and it happens in both. Another thing that seems to affect this problem is vertical sync. When it is enabled I can almost get full graphics, but when I disable it, I'm lucky to get medium and it becomes very unstable.

Also all my parts are new so it's less likely that I have faulty parts. Although I'm not ruling it out. Also another thing I've read is that it could be caused by heat. This isn't the case. Coretemp and it's showing 30C and my gpu is showing 40C.

Here is an overview of some of the relevant parts of my pc (if u need more please ask).

Motherboard, Asus ROG Maximus VI HERO.
CPU Intel i7 4770 3.5GHz
RAM 16GB
GPU Nvidia Geforce Gtx 770.
PSU XFx 850W PSU.

So i only built this PC a few days ago but I'm not very confident in the bios so didn't change much, I'm think I missed a power management option that will allow me to access more power to stop the power saver mode occurring. Also I have download latest version of my graphics card but haven't done any bios updates as I hear it can destroy your motherboard.

Ok so if you have any questions or need more details please feel free to ask.

May 1, 2014 4:35:00 PM

Ok so here's another update, I was able to test my hd tv which had the same problem so I'm guessing that pretty much counts the monitor out. I'm thinking of putting my old graphics card in instead to see what happens, however I'm not sure what this will tell me because if it is a psu problem it could still work as my old gpu requires less power. Any idea? I do t wanna have to go buy parts just to test, I just built this system from scratch which cost a fair bit. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY OTHER POWER MANAGEMENT OPTIONS THAT ARENT IN CONTROL PANEL POWER OPTIONS.
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May 1, 2014 4:41:21 PM

I would check for latest stable drivers and reinstall. Then I would also go into control panel ,hardware and sound, power options, and then hit high performance.
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May 1, 2014 4:44:51 PM

for Windows 7 x64/x86 bit
goto start >> Control Panel >> Power Options >>
select "Balanced (recommended)" option and click "change plan settings"
after clicking it change both the options (turn off display and put computer to sleep) to Never (by clicking on drop down menu). I hope this help.
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May 1, 2014 4:46:12 PM

schau314 said:
I would check for latest stable drivers and reinstall. Then I would also go into control panel ,hardware and sound, power options, and then hit high performance.


Thanks for the reply, but like I said, I have already set the power option in both the nvidia control panel and the just the power options in the control panel. I have also downloaded the gpu'so latest driver. I have also changed the PCI slot it was in and reinstalled the driver. Still doesn't work.
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May 1, 2014 4:48:50 PM

schau314 said:
for Windows 7 x64/x86 bit
goto start >> Control Panel >> Power Options >>
select "Balanced (recommended)" option and click "change plan settings"
after clicking it change both the options (turn off display and put computer to sleep) to Never (by clicking on drop down menu). I hope this help.


Done it. After changing my power options within the nvidia control panel it seemed to let me increase the graphics a bit more before I would get the power saving mode screen. Do you know of any bios settings that might disable a restriction on the amount of power being used.
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May 1, 2014 4:58:41 PM

schau314 said:
try this thread.
http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=2089063
Also replug the connectors to the graphics card.


Doesn't seem to be the same as my problem, also I've already unplugged my cables going into the gpu. I've also unplugged everything out of the psu and replugged them.
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May 1, 2014 5:10:17 PM

Is it windows 8
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May 2, 2014 9:47:51 AM

schau314 said:
Is it windows 8


It is windows 8.1.
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May 2, 2014 1:30:27 PM

Try going to boot into legacy mode instead of uefi under bios
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May 2, 2014 1:35:27 PM

schau314 said:
Try going to boot into legacy mode instead of uefi under bios


Ok I will try this when I can, I have been able to play using my old nvidia gti 550 card. I can even put it on ultra high, it' lags but it doesn't reboot my pc.
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