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monitor crashing during vista PC scoring process

rls1321

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Hi, I am running Windows Vista Home Premium 32. I have an Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT - not the best out there by any stretch, but it's not total crap. When I look at Vista's performance rating for my machine, it states a "1" for both graphics and gaming graphics.
When I click "update my score", my monitor shuts down into auto-save mode while the process is running. I can only do a hard shut down at that point. Then it restarts normally.
I know my score should be higher; it's not the score I care about but obviously something somewhere is corrupt yes? I have uninstalled/reinstalled the driver several times as well as the monitor itself, just in case. It also seems to go into this wacky 8-bit color scheme whenever auto-sleep activates, so I have had to turn that off. I have completely reinstalled Vista. Any ideas? Thank you!
 

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archie123

I Tunes hates Me
Vista Guru
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does it shut down immediately? or when a particular test starts? it seems to me your gpu is crapping out , how is it ingame?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 @ 4Gig / Titan Fenir
    Motherboard
    XFX 780i
    Memory
    4GB OCZ PC2-8500C5 DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX260/216 SLI
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    western digital raptor 10000rpm sata
    PSU
    OCZ Modstream 700w
    Cooling
    Titan Fenir
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gamer
    Keyboard
    Razer Reclusa
    Internet Speed
    8mb