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Re: Second monitor - 'power save' mode.
Firstly, you can try to switch the second with the first monitor. Secondly, use only the second monitor as a main monitor and check that if there is still a problem or not. It might be because of BIOS. You can check and update BIOS with your computer manufacturer.
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It can be a lot of things, First what's is your system specs (CPU,Graphic card,HDD), Second What's is your power supply (how many watts). If your graphic card is too powerfull for your power supply the graphic card will burn.
For checking your system specs you can download cpuid-z or go to this website to know if your computer can run the game
Do you mean the monitor's power light starts green and then turns orange when you turn it on? Most monitors will go to a power saving mode when they do not get a signal from the computer.
The Dell GX260 has a green power light when on. When the computer is off, the light is off. If it is green and blinking, then the computer is in a power saving mode.
Diagnosis: start with the obvious: is the monitor cable plugged into both the computer and the monitor (if not permanently connected to the monitor)? Are you connected to the active port? (You can add a video graphics card in most desktops. The motherboard video port usually needs to be disabled to use the card ports. If you plug in the monitor cable to the disabled port, it won't work.) Is the monitor set to the correct input? (This applies if the monitor has several ports. In that case, there will be a Source or Input button on the monitor.) Is the computer on? The GX260 has the power button on the front. (Other computers have the power button on the top.) There is also the power supply switch on the back which needs to be on.
Next try a different data cable between the monitor and the computer (if you can). Try a different monitor. If a second monitor works, than the monitor has a damaged main board. If the second monitor doesn't work, then the video graphics adapter has probably failed. Replace the add-on card, if in use, then boot in the safe mode to remove the old graphics driver. Then install the correct driver for the graphics adapter.
Note: the computer and the monitor should both be off when you connect the cables. Then turn on the monitor first and set it to the correct source before turning on the computer.)
If your monitor is stuck in power save mode then first of all check all the power cables connected to monitor and your CPU. After checking the connectors start the monitor if it does not come back from power save mode then lets move towards to second step.
2 . First unplug all the power cables to avoid power shock. After unplugging the power cables open the cabinet and look for the video card on *********** board.
Take the video card out and clean it with a normal eraser.Rub it on the golden pins and clean it. Place it again at its place. Close the cabinet and then start your monitor and your problem will be fixed.
Hi there. I had the same problem months ago when I try to play high end games like Sims 3 my monitor goes into power saving mode. I tried to check every possible causes of the problem. It could be that your computer is overheating try to clean your computer and check if your fans still works. Second it could me your power supply malfunctioning, maybe it does not meet the required power to make your game work. Last cause is your video card malfunctioning, what I did is to just buy a new video card and it works.
If you do not have spare power supply or video card you can go to a computer repair shop for them to check the possible problem that causes it to go into power saving mode. It can also save you money before you can buy a new one.
Hope this helps, Have a good day!
hello...the way is try to open the Bios Settings then disable the on board video then set primary AGP/PCIE slot Video Card to run then try again to install the video card driver but 1st you need uninstall the old driver..thanks and Good Luck..have a nice day..^_^
I bet you plugged into the VGA output on your motherboard instead of your video card. I accidentally did this once myself. Look on back of the machine and see if there is more than one possible place to plug the monitor into.
If that's not it let us know and well try to find another fix.