no screen when playing game

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by q12368c, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    Hi

    My Sony monitor (15" CRT) LED 'Power Saving' turn on when I play some game..I can hear the game sound,but only no display.
    I am running under WinXP. What's happen on my PC?
    It doesn't happen before using Windows 98.
    Should I need to updated the VGA card driver?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    so you're playing a game and the monitor goes into standby? does it wake back up?

    check that the cable is plugged into your video card completely and screwed in.
     
  3. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    Your refresh rate may be too high for your LCD.

    Are you running a refresh fix?

    Or perhaps the refresh rate it too low??? (is that possible?) and u need to run a refresh fix???
     
  4. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    This is most definatly a refresh rate problem, if the game has the option to 'Play in Safemode' choose this option and set the display settings the same as you are currently using within windows.