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Troubles With Monitor When Starting Games


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spartan011

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i have a nVidia GeFroce 6100 graphic card and my monitor is samsung`s syncmaster 500b ...

problem:

when i start certain games - like sparta ancient war , for exapmple , my monitor goes to stand by mode... i can hear the game running in the background over the speakers but i cant make the monitor to work...

i`ve tried changing the resolution .... nope.... tried with changing refresh rates.... nope

anyone with an idea or two on how to make this a thing of the past???

PLEASE !!!
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Wlkingman

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Is this your first time trying to run these games on this computer?
How old is this computer?
How much memory does your GFX card have?
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well it is the first time i try to run SPARTA but it also happens when i try to run Civ3 which used to run on my computer before :whistling:
the computer is fairly new, couple of months not older ... i mean it runs thigs like command and conquer 3 with no problems...
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Try re-installing the drivers.

Do you have more than one GFX card? Sometimes the motherboard comes with one.
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yes , ive tried reinstaling the drivers and no i dont have more than one card .....

i obviously have no idea what it is about but would it run if it was a problem caused by the GFX card ? i can hear the intro , and the game running in the background ... i just cant make the monitor work....

Edited by spartan011, 16 May 2007 - 12:22 PM.

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This is my last idea, if it doesn't work you'll have to wait for someone else to pick up this post:

This used to happen to me a while back. I can't remember what the problem was but I remember that hitting alt+tab to minimize it then bringing it back up helped.

If this doesn't help then I'm sorry. Someone else should stumble into this post.
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nope doesnt work :whistling:
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Have you tried searching the game creators' websites? They often times have very elaborate tech-support and FAQ's there.
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