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By ungazetz ·
1. I recently replaced my monitor with a Flat Panel job. Shortly thereafter, my screen goes blank (white) when i let the computer run overnite or during extended time away from the machine. When I reboot, the screen is still blank and i 'ctrl-alt-delete' until it goes back on. Any suggestions? Is it the video card?
2. My computer sounds like a motorboat when i turn it on. The noise subsides and returns to normal after a few minutes. What could this be?

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by cglrcng In reply to Two Issues

Tell us a little about your computer configuration like the, OS, Mobo, CPU, add-in cards, etc.. Did you change the display settings for the monitor & install the proper drivers? What brand of monitor?

I would remove the case and look into the box upon start-up to see if there is an obstruction hitting a fan or something else making those "motorboat sounds". With the case open, look @ all the fans & see if all are spinning up OK, carefully touch the HD on a side rail after grounding yourselfon an unpainted part of the rear or side of the case first...see if your drive is making those sounds. Any real grinding noise isn't good though.

Anyway, give us a lil more to go on, k?

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by cglrcng In reply to Two Issues

When you Ctrl+Alt+Delete; List what programs you are shutting down (write down each as you do), to recover your display...shut them down 1 @ a time slowly (leaving Explorer & Systray running @ least) until you get a display on your monitor. Then list the programs here please.

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by TheChas In reply to Two Issues

Both issues could be related.

Start by making sure that your video card is fully seated in it's socket.
An AGP card does not need to be up very far to cause a problem.

Next, check the display related power managment settings in both BIOS settings and control panel.
You either need to change the display off mode (check with the display mfg) or disable shutting off the display.

Another potential cause for motorboat sound is PC health monitoring.
In the PC health section of BIOS settings will be a list of what is monitored, and if the sound is active while you are there, the errant item should be highlighted.
Possible items:

CPU temperature

CPU voltage

CPU fan speed

Case fan speed

Chas

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