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My monitor goes in to Power Save Mode after Windows startup when plugged in to the DVI port. It works in safe mode, and also when I plug the computer in to the TV with HDMI the port.

I updated the drivers, and the monitor works on an other computer. I also reset CMOS.

So my guess is a bad motherboard... Does anyone have an idea?

Here's the specs:

  • Asus p8z68-v pro gen3
  • Intel i7 2600k
  • 120 GB OCZ Agility 3
  • 16 GB RAM Blue Corsair DDR3
  • H80 Corsair liquid cooling
  • xfx PRO750W 80Plus bronze power supply
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Have you tried going into the Control Panel and changing the power settings?

Also, you may want to try checking your video card to see whether it's loose/damaged.

Here's where I got my ideas from.

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thanks, imma check but the graphic card is on the motherboard. – Marc Aug 4 '12 at 18:37
finaly, the power settings are fine. – Marc Aug 4 '12 at 18:42
I think I figured it out. Something must be starting up along with Windows when it isn't booting into Safe Mode. Try checking out the items listed in Start > Run > msconfig and disable half of the startup items. If the problem persists, disable the other half instead. Otherwise, re-enable half of the programs you disabled before. until the problem re-appears. Keep dividing the number of startup programs in half, and eventually you'll find out which one is causing the problem. If msconfig doesn't reveal it, try Autoruns instead. – steven.schifter Aug 5 '12 at 2:18
Thanks, there was something called monitor status in msconfig and when i tried to disable it and reboot there was another monitor status that was checked. So I restored the computer to a couple of weeks ago and now it works. Thank you – Marc Aug 11 '12 at 16:11

Just want to share my experience which is very similar to what is described but slightly different config. My set up:

  • Asus p8z68-v lx
  • Intel i7 2600k
  • SSD
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 650W PSU
  • ATI GPU card
  • Dell 27-inch

After some fiddling, the issue disappeared when I replaced the graphics card. Hope this helps.

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