Question about Dell Dimension XPS PC Desktop
It is a hannspree monitor, i just replaced the power supply and upgraded the video card. still shuts off frequently, hard to watch movies. and i cant install windows updates
Switch to "High Performance" profile on the Power Management options in the Control Panel.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Honestly, my first suggestion would have been to upgrade your memory. If you go into control panel and check your power settings (I'm assuming you're on windows XP) Do you have all of you options set to "Never"? You may also want to check your BIOS settings to see how your sleep/hibernate is set up. Aside from that, you'd have to run some hardware diagnostics to give a better idea of what to look for. Hope this helps!
Posted on May 09, 2008
#1 Sounds like a video card resolution setting problem. This can happen when the settings are too high for the monitor. What size is your monitor?
#2 Sounds like hibernation. You can adjust the power settings if you right click your desktop and select "properties" . The select screen saver and then power settings.
#3 Sounds like the bios settings have been modified to boot from other places than the hard drive. Make sure nothing is in the computer when you boot like CDs, Floppy disks. When the computer first turns on hit "F2" to enter the bios. Then look for boot order in one of the drop down menus at the top. It will tell you how change the boot order usually on the right hand side ont he screen.
I hope some of this helps you.
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
This means that you have an external video card (which is not outside the computer). This video card will be plugged into the motherboard. That message is saying that the port on the back of the computer that your monitor is plugged into is the wrong one. You need to look for another port on the back of the computer.
Here is a picture of a VGA port that you should use if you have a VGA cable to connect the monitor (Blue Ends).
Here is a picture of a DVI port that you should use if you have a DVI cable to connect the monitor (White Ends).
So depending on the cable and connections that are available on your computer and your monitor depends on what you have to use. I hope that wasn't too confusing. Let me know if you need more info.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
try to reseat the memory modules and restart the computer and computer boots to normal mode/then go to power options in control panel and disable the sleep mode option for the hard disk
Posted on May 14, 2009
You hit that one right on the dot. ATI website showed the specs for that graphics card you installed as needing a 300 Watt power supply. Good news though... I researched newegg.com and I believe I found your 300W power supply. There are 4 different Optiplex gx280 designs with 4 completely different power supplies. Since you bought the low-profile video card, I believe you have the slim computer case and this power supply should work for you...
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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Sleep mode on a Windows 7 PC saves power without you having to turn your computer off and without losing any work.
This option cuts the power to your monitor, powers down the hard drive and pauses all functions until you awaken the computer from hibernation.
Whether you have a laptop, desktop or workstation, putting your computer into sleep mode will lower your electric bill and save money!
Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop. In the lower right corner of the Start menu, next to the "Shut Down" button, is a button labeled with a small, right-pointing arrow. Mouse over the arrow.
The Shut Down menu appears.
Point at "Sleep" and click on this option.
Your Windows 7 computer goes into sleep mode.
Wake your computer from sleep mode by jiggling the mouse.
There may be a delay of a few seconds before your hardware powers on.
All of your open programs are still open and your work is intact, just as you left it before the computer entered sleep mode.
Configure your Windows 7 PC to go into sleep mode automatically when it is not used for a certain amount of time.
Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click "System and Security."
Click "Power Options."
A menu opens.
Click on "Choose when the computer sleeps" and select the number of minutes of inactivity. You can also set a separate time interval to put your monitor into sleep mode.
If you set both to 10 minutes, then your PC and monitor will automatically go into sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity
Your Computer in sleep mode
First, save all of your work. Information in computer memory is not saved while your computer is on standby.
From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Power Management.
Click Standby Beside When I Push the Power Button.
Push the Power button.
Automatically Putting Your Computer on Standby
Save all work before leaving your computer.
From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.
Double-click Power Management.
Set the times that you want your system to go on standby, to shut off the monitor and to shut off the hard disks.
Click OK. Your computer will go on standby according to the schedule you have entered.
Putting Your Computer in Hibernation
From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.
Double-click Power Settings.
Click on the Advanced tab.
At the When I Push the Power Button On My Computer screen, click Hibernate.
Click the Power button.
Hope this helps.
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