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Monitor turns off while video gaming?

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  • Video
  • Monitors
  • Video Games
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November 5, 2011 11:41:37 AM

While I'm playing a video game (for a while), my monitor would turn black. The LED light on the monitor would blink, like when you plug on your computer before turning on the CPU. The CPU still works. The speaker, would make some stuck noises. I had to reset my CPU to get it working again.

I think this happened when I applied an update on my graphics card/directx. However, that was years ago. I tried contacting the shop that built my system (it was self-built), and they say I can't update my drivers. That's ridiculous. I rolled back and it made no difference. Then I tried a different store. They ran tests and suggest I change my PSU. I did but my problem persists. Formatting my system had no success.

I really hope somebody is able to help me in this. Thanks.

This is my system specs:
  1. General
  2. Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
  3. Central Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
  4. User Name Adam
  5. Graphics
  6. Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
  7. Video Memory 512.00 MB
  8. Screen Resolution 1440 x 900
  9. Storage
  10. Total Memory 4.00 GB
  11. Free Memory 2.45 GB
  12. Total Hard disk 298.09 GB
  13. Free Hard disk 213.70 GB
  14. I/O
  15. Mouse USB Input Device
  16. Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard
  17. Computer System
  18. Computer Name ADAM-PC
  19. User Name Adam
  20. Organization N/A
  21. Operating System
  22. OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
  23. OS Version 6.1.7601
  24. Service Pack 1.0
  25. Product ID 00426-292-0000007-85452
  26. System Up Time 5/11/2011 4:29:45 PM
  27. Internet Explorer Version 9.0.8112.16421
  28. Microsoft DirectX Version 4.09.00.0904
  29. OpenGL Version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
  30. Registry
  31. Maximum Size 2048 MB
  32. Current Size 67 MB
  33. Status OK
  34. Central Processor
  35. CPU Name Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
  36. Code Name N/A
  37. Manufactory GenuineIntel
  38. Current Clock Speed 2667 Mhz
  39. Max Clock Speed 2667 Mhz
  40. Voltage 1V
  41. External Clock 333 Mhz
  42. Serial Number BFEBFBFF0001067A
  43. CPU ID Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
  44. Socket Designation Socket 775
  45. Internal Cache 64 KB
  46. External Cache 3072 KB
  47. Motherboard
  48. Model EP45-DS3
  49. Manufactory Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  50. Serial Number
  51. BIOS Name Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
  52. BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
  53. SMBIOS Version F8
  54. BIOS Date 18/8/2008
  55. BIOS Features
  56. PCI is supported Yes
  57. Plug and Play is supported Yes
  58. APM is supported Yes
  59. BIOS is Upgradable (Flash) Yes
  60. BIOS shadowing is allowed Yes
  61. Boot from CD is supported Yes
  62. Selectable Boot is supported Yes
  63. EDD (Enhanced Disk Drive) Specification is supported Yes
  64. Int 13h - 5.25 / 360 KB Floppy Services are supported Yes
  65. Int 13h - 5.25 /1.2MB Floppy Services are supported Yes
  66. Int 13h - 3.5 / 720 KB Floppy Services are supported Yes
  67. Int 13h - 3.5 / 2.88 MB Floppy Services are supported Yes
  68. Int 5h, Print Screen Service is supported Yes
  69. Int 9h, 8042 Keyboard services are supported Yes
  70. Int 14h, Serial Services are supported Yes
  71. Int 17h, printer services are supported Yes
  72. Int 10h, CGA/Mono Video Services are supported Yes
  73. ACPI supported Yes
  74. USB Legacy is supported Yes
  75. LS-120 boot is supported Yes
  76. ATAPI ZIP Drive boot is supported Yes
  77. Memory Resource
  78. Total Memory 4.00 GB
  79. Used Memory 1.54 GB
  80. Free Memory 2.46 GB
  81. Memory Usage 38%
  82. Physical Memory
  83. Memory Bank Bank0/1
  84. Description Physical Memory 0
  85. Device Locator A0
  86. Capacity 2.00 GB
  87. Speed 667 Mhz
  88. Manufactory
  89. Data Width 64 bit
  90. Memory Type Unknown
  91. Form Factor DIMM
  92. Physical Memory
  93. Memory Bank Bank4/5
  94. Description Physical Memory 2
  95. Device Locator A2
  96. Capacity 2.00 GB
  97. Speed 667 Mhz
  98. Manufactory
  99. Data Width 64 bit
  100. Memory Type Unknown
  101. Form Factor DIMM
  102. Disk Drives
  103. Name ST3320620AS ATA Device
  104. Media Type Fixed hard disk media
  105. Capability 298.09 GB
  106. Interface Type IDE
  107. Partitions 2
  108. Total Cylinders 38913
  109. Total Heads 255
  110. Total Sectors 625137345
  111. Total Tracks 9922815
  112. Tracks Per Cylinder 255
  113. Bytes Per Sector 512
  114. Sectors Per Track 63
  115. S.M.A.R.T Support Yes
  116. Current Temperature 0C (32F)
  117. CD-ROM Drive
  118. Name DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
  119. Drive F:
  120. Transfer Rate -1
  121. Status OK
  122. CD-ROM Drive
  123. Name TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F ATA Device
  124. Drive E:
  125. Transfer Rate -1
  126. Status OK
  127. IDE Controller
  128. Name ATA Channel 0
  129. Manufactory (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
  130. Status OK
  131. IDE Controller
  132. Name ATA Channel 1
  133. Manufactory (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
  134. Status OK
  135. IDE Controller
  136. Name Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
  137. Manufactory Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
  138. Status OK
  139. IDE Controller
  140. Name ATA Channel 2
  141. Manufactory (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
  142. Status OK
  143. IDE Controller
  144. Name ATA Channel 3
  145. Manufactory (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
  146. Status OK
  147. IDE Controller
  148. Name ATA Channel 4
  149. Manufactory (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
  150. Status OK
  151. IDE Controller
  152. Name ATA Channel 5
  153. Manufactory (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
  154. Status OK
  155. IDE Controller
  156. Name ATA Channel 0
  157. Manufactory (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
  158. Status OK
  159. IDE Controller
  160. Name Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
  161. Manufactory (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
  162. Status OK
  163. IDE Controller
  164. Name ATA Channel 1
  165. Manufactory (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
  166. Status OK
  167. Video Adapter
  168. Name NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
  169. Video Processor GeForce 9600 GT
  170. Manufactory NVIDIA
  171. Video Architecture VGA
  172. DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
  173. Memory Size 512.00 MB
  174. Memory Type Unknown
  175. Video Mode 1440 x 900 x 4294967296 colors
  176. Current Refresh Rate 59 Hz
  177. Driver Version 8.17.12.8026
  178. Driver Date 3/8/2011
  179. Monitor
  180. Name SyncMaster 943BW/ 943BWX /943BWT,SyncMaster Magic CX943BW (Digital)
  181. Screen Height 900
  182. Screen Width 1440
  183. Status OK
  184. Local Area Connection
  185. Product Name Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
  186. Service Name RTL8167
  187. Manufactory Realtek
  188. MAC Address 00:1F:D0:A4:D0:A9
  189. Local Area Connection 2
  190. Product Name Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
  191. Service Name RTL8167
  192. Manufactory Realtek
  193. MAC Address 00:1F:D0:A4:D0:A7
  194. Wireless Network Connection
  195. Product Name 802.11 USB Wireless LAN Card
  196. Service Name netr28ux
  197. Manufactory Ralink Technology, Corp.
  198. MAC Address 00:1F:1F:7A:2A:93
  199. Sound Device
  200. Name High Definition Audio Device
  201. Manufactory Microsoft
  202. Status OK
  203. Mouse
  204. Name USB Input Device
  205. Manufactory (Standard system devices)
  206. Buttons 0
  207. Status OK
  208. Keyboard
  209. Name Standard PS/2 Keyboard
  210. Description Enhanced (101- or 102-key)
  211. Function Keys 12
  212. Status OK
  213. USB Controller
  214. Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A37
  215. Manufactory Intel
  216. Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
  217. Status OK
  218. USB Controller
  219. Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A38
  220. Manufactory Intel
  221. Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
  222. Status OK
  223. USB Controller
  224. Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A39
  225. Manufactory Intel
  226. Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
  227. Status OK
  228. USB Controller
  229. Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3A
  230. Manufactory Intel
  231. Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
  232. Status OK
  233. USB Controller
  234. Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3C
  235. Manufactory Intel
  236. Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
  237. Status OK
  238. USB Controller
  239. Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A34
  240. Manufactory Intel
  241. Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
  242. Status OK
  243. USB Controller
  244. Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A35
  245. Manufactory Intel
  246. Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
  247. Status OK
  248. USB Controller
  249. Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A36
  250. Manufactory Intel
  251. Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
  252. Status OK


And another question. I have 4 GB of RAM. But my free memory is only 2.45 GB. Will this affect my computer/gaming? I use 64 bit OS.

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November 5, 2011 11:50:59 AM

possible your vid card is going out
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November 5, 2011 3:35:19 PM

Check the temperatures on your video card. Also, use memtest86+ to check if your RAM has got any problems or faults.
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November 7, 2011 8:39:10 AM

i suspect you Power supply
are using proper branded psu, which is atleast 400w

and also try checking your voltage from the plug cause it might be unstable or too low....
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