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Graphics card issues in games

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When I run certain games (vampire: masquerade bloodlines and the bards tale)
my screen goes entering powersave mode after anything from 20 secs to 2 mins and the only way to get it to get a display again is to reboot the pc. On a reboot everything works fine.

I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to solve this. My graphics card doesn't appear to be overheating.. 41oC.. I've tried setting the refresh to 60fps.. I was wondering if the card was trying to use to much power but don't know if it would have this effect..

I'm running a pci express 6600gt (sparkle) my motherboard is asus a8n-e and i'm using a 420w enermax psu wth 2 12v rails at 18 (I think its 18 anyway).
My monitor is a bit [bleep] - tatung c7es. I also have direct X 9c..
I should also mention that the graphics card doesn't appear to have an extra molex connector or anything like that..

Has anyone come across anything like this before that could offer me some help?
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I am assuming you have Windows XP for the following instuctions:

Start>Control Panel>Switch to Classic View (hyperlink on the righthand side)>Power Options

Choose the Presentation power scheme. If it is not available, make sure "Turn off monitor" is set to Never.

I'm not quite sure if this will help, but its worth a shot.

It also could be an issue with your monitor.
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