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Message 1898251 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 11:40:59 UTC

Hey,

My computer's been randomly dropping into monitor only sleep mode these 1-2 weeks.

I've isolated the problem to Boinc's seti@home gpu usage. I'm suspended GPU usage for 2 days now and The above hasn't happened.

Running a gtx 1070 w/ driver version 388.0 , windows 10 64 1709, build 16299.19.

Anybody else getting similar issues?
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Message 1898254 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 11:48:58 UTC - in response to Message 1898251.  

Are you running the BOINC screen saver? I've had problems on some of my rigs with the monitors behaving erratically. I've opted out of the screen savers and it seems to help. But these were legacy rigs running XP or Win 7.
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Message 1898851 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 9:46:42 UTC - in response to Message 1898254.  
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Nope. I've not used any screen savers, boinc or otherwise, for years, so it's unlikely the problem.

I'm wondering if it's a BOINC problem, or a seti@home problem though.

Maybe I should find another project that uses the gpu as well to test it.
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Message 1898995 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 1:16:20 UTC - in response to Message 1898251.  

My screen goes into the mode where it shows the technical info on the computer only. Such as temperature, fans running, etc. It had been doing it for 8 hours.
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Message 1899065 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 9:16:00 UTC

I have a similar problem. When I try to wake the screen, it flashes briefly on and then off again in 2-3 second intervals. This has been going on for about a month now. Now I have set the screen to never sleep and use a blank screensaver.
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Message 1899070 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 9:54:36 UTC

Are you running Win10? As they are depreciating the screen saver, since they haven't been necessary since LCD monitors became the norm, that could be the cause.
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Message 1899078 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 12:49:56 UTC - in response to Message 1899070.  

No, I'm running Win7 x64.
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Message 1899150 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 19:03:23 UTC - in response to Message 1899078.  

No, I'm running Win7 x64.

No recent video driver changes?
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Message 1899169 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 20:51:04 UTC - in response to Message 1899150.  
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No, I'm running Win7 x64.

No recent video driver changes?

My first attempt at fixing the issue was updating to the latest Nvidia driver. There was some mention of similar monitor problems on the Nvidia forums. According to Nvidia, those should be fixed. Didn't work for me, though.
I have not tested if the problem has anything to do with BOINC/Seti, though.

Edit : The symptoms are there whether BOINC/Seti is running or not. This would indicate that BOINC/Seti is not the culprit.
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Message 1899179 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 21:58:44 UTC

My sugestion:

DL the latest NVidia driver for your card, directly from NVidia site.
Install the driver with clean instalation
Restart your host
Test

Can´t hurt.... LOL
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Message 1899401 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 21:13:26 UTC - in response to Message 1899179.  

My sugestion:

DL the latest NVidia driver for your card, directly from NVidia site.
Install the driver with clean instalation
Restart your host
Test

Can´t hurt.... LOL

Oh yes, it can ! Installed the latest NVidia driver with clean install, and the screen was almost impossible to wake. It took several hot reboots to get it back to normal.
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Message 1899406 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 21:49:31 UTC - in response to Message 1899401.  

Installed the latest NVidia driver with clean install, and the screen was almost impossible to wake. It took several hot reboots to get it back to normal.

Do you have another monitor lying about?
It's looking like a hardware issue- video card or monitor are most likely. The monitor is a lot easier to rule out.

It could be an issue with my systems, but I don't use the system Power settings to turn them off. If i'm there i'm using them, when i'm done I turn the monitor itself off.
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Message 1899540 - Posted: 6 Nov 2017, 15:18:49 UTC - in response to Message 1899406.  

For my problem, it seems the solution was incredibly simple. For some reason, the monitor was set to Generic PnP with an incredibly old driver. Reloading the LG-spesific drivers seems to have solved the problem....at least for now. Time will show if it holds up.
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