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My monitor go to "standby" and i can't get it on again for a few minutes if i change resolution (starting an old game) or restarting my monitor. In the "standby mode" the light is yellow, but blinking.

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this is because the game is changing the resolution and frequency of the video card to make it compatible with the software the game uses to run. The easiest way around this is to attach a different monitor long enough to change the settings within the game after it loads up. Find a configuration that works when u switch to the other monitor and you will be good to go. Dont worry, ive had this problem before too and there is nothing wrong with your monitor. an easy way is to go to the display options in windows and view the current resolution and frequency and try to match those with the game, but i can be sure from the nature of this question that you have your resolution set too high for the card to automatically render the video, your gonna have to cut way back to your lowest resolution and it should at least start up long enough to make adjustments and these adjustments will be permanent until you personally revert the setting. Good Luck And Please Rate This Post!!!!!

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Monitor work well on starting, but entering into any games, its turn black and the power light is on. Computer has nothing problems with other monitors.

The games try to start a display mode (resolution) with which the monitor is not compatible. Some monitors are very tolerant and try to display whatever they are hit with, even if the picture is poor, at least you have an option to change the resolution to a different one. Some however are very picky and just go into standby if they are fed with signal that's not optimum.

You have to find out which display modes your monitor does support and then try and configure the games to use one of those supported resolutions. If you can borrow a more tolerant monitor you could attach it temporarily, open each game and adjust the configuration to satisfy your whimsical monitor, and then reconnect it.

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FIXED : Before you start your legacy game, software where the "Recommanded Mode 1280 x 1024 60Hz" keeps showing, change your display FROM VIDEO CARD DISPLAY control application to 1024x768 or your choice.

My Syncmaster 2233 had same problem of "Not optimum mode" box coming on whenever I started any old game like Age of Empires etc. It got fixed by selecting FROM DISPLAY CARD DRIVER CONTROL UTILITY's (mine from Catalyst Control Center) >Set desktop area to > 1024 x 768 in my case BEFORE STARTING old application/game. Switch back to your normal resolution after you are done with this application.

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