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#1 mrdisaster24

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 12:41 AM

Hey.
I have a Dell Inspiron 531 Desktop. It's an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+. I wanted to change the graphics card it had, the previous one was the standard on-board Intel card. I bought myself a Nvidia GeForce 9400GT. The power supply for my PC is 300W. Now after installing the card, sometimes my monitor goes into standby mode all of a sudden but the PC stays on and then I have to restart the computer. After I restart my computer I have about 10 minutes until the monitor goes back into standby mode. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the power supply or is it that my PC is just heating up. It used to happen before I installed the card as well when I would stream movies or play games.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:14 AM

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You mention you have an on-board video card.

Your computer might now be running Dual monitor mode, meaning although your monitor is hooked up to the add-on Nvidia Geforce 9400GT video card, your on-board Intel video processor may still be processing video. Since it has less memory and slower video frame rates, it can cause bottle-necking and system crashes to occur.

Check your BIOS setup utility to see if there is an option to disable the on-board video processor or check your motherboard manual for more details.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:27 PM

thanks, I'll take a look.




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