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Old 07-30-2007, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At my work I just recently put in a new computer for one of the secretaries. It was a custom build machine that the last computer tech (who just up and quit) and purchased to be put at her desk. It is running an MSI mobo with integrated video, which is all she really needs. Well, when i conntected the computer to her old monitor everything went fine, that is until the computer got it's first restart. Everytime the computer restarts or the monitor gets turned off in power saving mode the monitor loses all settings. Brightness, screen adjustment, everything. Also when restarting or powering up the monitor will click loudly 4 or 5 times and each time it will be resetting all the settings on it.. So you can turn it on, start uping the brightness and it will click and cut the brightness back down to nothing. Does this sound like a monitor problem or should I just drop an old Geforce Mx400 video card into the computer? The company has already ordered her a new LCD monitor to replace this old CRT, so one way or another it will get fixed. What is your money on, monitor or video?
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you get into VGA mode by pressing F5 when the computer is loading up? if so try changing the revloution to 1024 x 768 and try puttting the fresh rate to 60 my is the windows Display settings
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try a different monitor so that you can be certain its not the PC, id suggest installing the latest drivers for the on board VGA as it usually sucks
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try VGA mode!!
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try VGA mode!!
i think hes tried that because when a CRT monitor resets it will run at 800x600
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yea so he shopuld start it in VGA MODE and change it to 1024 x 768. i really do think this will work.
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how do you do that just out of interest?
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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wel when you try and get into start mode there is other modes aswel above it but you can also select it by hitting F5 instead of F8
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cool that mite be a useful trick
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i always use it for moniter probs fix them most the time.
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