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ASUS GTX670 - Monitor going to sleep after closing certain games

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 6, 2012 11:03:20 AM

I recently purchased an ASUS GTX670, specifically this one:

Unfortunately, I'm having a very strange problem where the monitor will stop receiving input and go to sleep after I close certain games. If I restart my PC, it will start just fine, but nothing will be displayed on the monitor. I have to turn the PC and the monitor off, then start them both back up again in order to fix the problem.

I am currently only having this happen in one game, being Call of Duty 4. Games that it has NOT happened in are ArmA II and CS:GO. I presume this is not a CoD4 specific problem, but rather a problem with something that CoD4 has which the others don't, perhaps a problem with the older version of DirectX it uses.

I also presume this is entirely caused by the GPU as I never had any problems like this until I installed the new GPU, but here's the rest of my PC components in case it helps.

Monitor: Alienware AW2310
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3
CPU: Intel i5 750

I'm using the latest driver from ASUS's website: (2012.06.04).

So yeah, I don't really have any idea what I could try to fix this problem. Any advice would be much appreciated!
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September 6, 2012 11:56:45 AM

If it is only happening on COD 4, it is probably a specific problem, try upgrading your drivers for the latest BETA version:

GeForce 306.02 Driver

Do a clean instalation (use advanced install settings and selected Clean Install Check Box)

Never experienced that problem with my 680 because i don't play that game, but if it is only happening there, or you find what is causing it, or you avoid that game for the moment.
September 9, 2012 11:52:36 AM

I've installed just the latest stable driver from, haven't had any problems with CoD4 for the last 2 days. Hopefully it stays that way!