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csu266

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Hi,
Built a computer almost a month ago and it works great except for this one little minor problem. Windows will load up and right when you have to see the welcome screen, you will see a black screen and then the monitor will basically shut off..its one of those shut offs where the green light on the monitor is flashing slowly kinda when the comp shuts off the monitor. So i enter my password even tho i cannot see what I am doing, watch the hdd light until it calmes down, and then follow the keys to shut it down..windows key, up arrow, enter, enter and voila..shut down. Somtimes even after restarting it will pop up again and sometimes it will show me everything and go into windows fine and i can do whatever. This is very random and only happens most of the time if the comp has been off all night and i turn it on the next day.

I turn my comp off during the night because its like a jet engine otherwise. I have 5 fans and a hsf from AMD. Well even with all this my cpu temp idles around 48 and max is around 56. These arent great but I have been told that they are fine, maybe in a couple of weeks i will get a thermaltake, the with the adjustable fan speed.

Anyways, please let me know why my monitor shuts off at the welcome screen sometimes..appreciate the help.
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OneCool

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give your system specs?


cpu
motherboard
memory
video card...
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csu266

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System specs are:
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Socket A
Asus A7V8X-X mobo
430W power supply
2X 512MB PC2700 333MHZ NON-ECC DDR DIMM
80Gig WD hdd
ATI Radeon 9600 pro 256MB

Hope this helps..
Thanks
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I have the exact same problem I actually changed through three motherboards each time it fixed my problem but it happened again with a completely different motherboard this time and i would really like to fix it without buying another... Please if anyone knows the answer to this help us lol. My specs are:

P4 3.4
500 Watt power
Geforce 6800
2 gig ram
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Well first thing to check is do you have the latest drivers for both your cards installed.
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