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Monitor goes to sleep during games

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Last response: in Displays
January 10, 2013 2:53:11 PM

Hi Guys,

Hopefully someone can help me with this...

Windows 7 Home Edition
Intel Core I5-3570 Processor
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP
Sapphire 2GB, HD7850, GDDR5 OC
Corsair 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK Builder Series CX500V2 - 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

When I am playing games my monitor will go to sleep and will not wake up again and I have to restart the computer.

I have the latest AMD Catalyst Driver 12.10 and have switched off the various sleep modes in windows but it still occurs.

I read that this was a known issue with this card that was fixed in a driver update in AMD Catalyst 10.6, but I have the latest drivers and it still occurs

Is this a gpu issue, will I need to RMA?

The monitor is Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23 inch and the connection is DVI.


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January 10, 2013 2:58:24 PM

Maybe you should stop boring it? :lol: 

Anyways, what if you tried the 12.11 beta drivers?
January 10, 2013 3:31:40 PM

lol I have been told watching me play skyrim can have that effect :) 

I'll try that when I get home, I don't think it will make much of a difference though. I am using an SSD as my primary drive, do they tend to have sleep mode in their bios, maybe a setting that needs switched off?

Any other ideas?