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My normal browsing of the internet works fine. But I play world of warcraft. Here for the past few days I have issues with my monitor just going to sleep for no reason. I have to shut down my comp and start it back up. but when i try to play my game again, it goes to sleep again. I was told it was my video card over heating. any suggestions?

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Hi,

Have a look at your power options through control panel.

Set the computers display, hard drive to never turn off. also disable sleep mode.

If you have all these settings already set to this then whoever told you that the graphics card is overheating could be right.

The only other thing i could suggest is to update you display drivers through the manufacturers website.





Good luck.

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