Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:35 PM
Well, I have been having issues left and right with my bleeping computer. Finally, it was time to reinstall my OS. (The problem I am having was happening before the reinstall as well)
So, with a brand spanking new installation of XP Pro, SP3, I'm having this problem:
My computer monitor will unexpectedly shut off when ever I'm trying to run a "graphic intensive application." By graphic intensive, I mean something as simple as google maps, or this particular tutoring program I use. Nothing like video games or anything of that sort. Anyway, sometimes the monitors will come back on, and sometimes they wont. It a total crap shoot as to weather I'll have to reboot my computer to get them back or not.
I am running dual monitors, and both of them shut off at the same time. So I doubt it is a monitor problem.
I am running a ATI Radeon 9600 with all the latest drivers as my video card.
My Motherboard is an nvidia-nforce2.
Using dxdiag from the "run" window, I've tested my directx 7,8,and 9, and it said everything was working fine. I also tested directdraw with no errors.
Any ideas as to why my monitors are shutting off? Thanks in advance!
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal