I have been experiencing a very weird problem for the last couple of months.
While I am using my computer, the screen turns BLACK out of the blues. I tried to figure out this problem. I realized that my monitor just TURNS OFF as if I shut down my computer WHILE the computer is actually still working. And the monitor’s power indicator “green colored” keeps blinking (= power saving mode) instead of glowing green (= normal operation).
I tried the Power Options from the Control Panel and I set the “Turn off monitor”, “Turn off hard disks” and System standby to NEVER. But it didn’t solve the problem.
I used to have a CRT 17 inch LG Flatron ez T710BH. I recently bought an LCD Samsung SyncMaster 172t. And I still have the same problem, so it is obviously not related to the monitor.
My graphics card is ATI Radeon 9500 PRO.
One more thing which might be causing this hardware conflict … When I double click my surround mixer … It says “SB Audigy 2 [B000]” and sometimes “SB Audigy 2 ”. Notice the “B” & the “6” …. What could be possibly causing this?
I have a Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 (6.1) and it works fine both ways.
Finally here is my full rig:
- GA-8KNXP motherboard 875P
- Intel Pentium 4 2.8C GHz with 800MHz FSB supporting HT
- Kingston Value RAM KVR400X64C3AK2/512 Dual Channel Memory
- Aopen case H500A with Q-TEC PSU 550WP
- Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120 GB 7200 RPM ATA/133 2MB buffer
- Seagate U series ST340810A 40GB 5400 RPM Ultra ATA/100 2MB Buffer (my old hard drive)
- ATI Radeon 9500 PRO 128 MB AGP 8X/4X BUS
- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2
- Liteon 48x24x48x CD-RW & 16X DVD-ROM Combo
- Asus 52x CD-ROM (my old CD-ROM)
- D-Link PCI 56k Modem
- Thomson SpeedTouch 330 DSL Modem (USB)
- Creative Inspire 6.1 6600 Speakers
- Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop (Keyboard & Mouse)
- Samsung SyncMaster 172t.
Any help would be greatly appreciated concerning the monitor and the sound card problem.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ihab on 06/09/04 09:43 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
When the monitor turns off, can you hit the power button and it goes back on? I would try updating all your drivers. If that doesn't help, try removing the Audigy 2 card. Try running the onboard sound, and see if that fixes the problem.
I have this machine going for like 6 months and this problem started like a couple of months ago. I have to add that this problem is not consistent ... it happens from time to time .... sometimes 2 or 3 times per day .... and other times once every couple of weeks.
If i hit the power button of my screen it means that i shut down the monitor. The only way to get it back working is to hit the reset button from my computer case to restart the computer.
My drivers are up to date. I will try to remove the Audigy 2 card and enable the onboard sound as you said ... maybe it will help.
Thank you so much for your help.
I don't think this has anything to do with your soundcard. If turning the monitor off and on doesnt solve it, but resetting the computer does, its more likely your radeon, try updating those drivers and check ATI knowledge base
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That is very funky stuff going on so funky checks need to be done. First of all of cource update the drivers. Then clean your machine from spyware. Reinstall DX9. Then make sure the sound card and AGP card are not sharing IRQ ports. May need to reinstall windows but just for giggles move your sound card to a different PCI slot.
Also what PSU are you using? What is the AGP voltage in your BIOS set to?
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The cause of your problem is the Ati Drivers.
I've been experiencing this same issues, since I updated to 4.5 Cats. And even with the 4.6 Cats I still have it.
Only for OPENGL games though. I don't get it on the desktop.
there is a huge thread going on at Rage3d about this. alot of people experience it and others don't. I previous didn't experience it until recently. Have had my Radeon 9700pro for almost 2 years problem free.
Some users suggest turning off Fast write in Smartgart and the bios.
or turning AGP to 4x instead of 8X try it and see if it helps.