I recently decided to upgrade a few components to an older PC but have run into an issue. My monitor goes into Power Save Mode after a couple minutes into the "Installing Windows files..." download. The PC still seems to be running though.
I don't know if its my Win7, CPU, PSU or just my GPU. Any help would be most appreciated. Please read my specs as it stands. Any help would be appreciated.
- Biostar A770E3 Ver. 6.3
- AMD Phenom II - Black Edition
- G.Skill DDR3-1333 4GB
- HIS HD 2600XT 512MB GDDR3 PCIe 1.0
- Hitachi 500GB SATA
- Roswell RP550-2
- Windows 7 Home Prem 64-bit OEM
- Monitor Connection: DVI-to-DVI
Check your system's Power Options. To get there type power plan in the Start Menu at the bottom search bar.
In the Control Panel section use the Choose a power plan option. If your power plan is Energy Saver change that to Balanced.
The High Performance option would leave the monitor on at all times.
Just tried that. I have an adapter that moved the DVI output to VGA and then DIV input into my DVI connection behind my Sony monitor. All that did was make the picture off center and fuzzier. Same outcome with the power save mode.
Since the OS isnt involved yet and I don't think a idle/low power draw state is taxing the PSU I'm thinking either the video card or the motherboard is the culprit.
Can you get your hands on a spare video card to test?