Monitor keeps shutting off
Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:13 AM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:45 AM
Well, note it is not uncommon to need at least a small window air conditioner for the computer room. If the ambient (room) temperature exceeds 80°F, you may need to consider getting one. It will add to your electric bill, but not near as much as central AC for the whole house.
That said, monitors are usually pretty tolerant of heat such that I am surprised it is the monitor shutting down, and not the computer. Are you sure it is the monitor shutting down, and not the computer? If the computer shuts down, the monitor will sense the signal is lost, and go to sleep. Are you monitoring your temperatures?
If the monitor uses a exterior power block, make sure it is clean of heat trapping dust, and you might position it so air can circulate underneath it too.
If me, I would borrow another monitor and try that. It the 2nd monitor does it, you know it is your computer, or its graphics solution. In the meantime, unplug your computer from the wall and open the side panel of the case. If the interior is covered in a layer of heat trapping dust, it needs to be cleaned out, and kept clean - especially in warmer months. Be sure to touch bare metal of the case interior to discharge any static from your body BEFORE reaching in.
Once clean, you may need to blast a desk fan inside the case.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:59 AM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:22 AM
How do you know?
It's definitely the monitor and not the computer.
If it really is the monitor, I would get a new monitor before an AC.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:17 AM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:23 AM
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:22 PM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:45 PM
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