I do turn my monitor off every time, it saves 5W/hour and lets it cool.
Ummm, stupid question: your PC has a hard disk, right? As in, if you turn it off the data you're working with and stuff will still be there in the morning... Are you programming the PC to wake up at night and record TV shows, or something of that sort?
Does this monitor behave properly on another computer?
Does another monitor behave properly on this computer?
"Does this monitor behave properly on another computer?"
"Does another monitor behave properly on this computer?"
It's not a problem with the monitor... doesn't matter which I use.
Yeah, obviously it has a HDD.
But what I mean is, if you have some programs up (whatever it may be) and running, and you don't want to close them down and shut the PC off, and you don't want to leave the PC on while you are sleeping just to be able to continue later when you wake up, then it's very convenient to simply put it in Standby Mode so it almost shuts everything off but keeps everything as it is and when you wake the PC up again, you don't have to load Windows and wait for everything to start up... instead, you get what you had - instantly.
Some PCs won't 'wake up', this is a well known problem - if there is a solution I have yet to find it. I don't konw if the PC itself isn't wakimng or if it just isn't sending the right kind of signal to the monitor. I used to have one that wouldn't wake up and the only solution was a cold boot after an unplugging!. Needless to say after once or twice doing this I stopped trying.