No Screensaver Or Sleep Mode On Dual Monitors

Aug 13, 2015

I have upgraded my pc to Windows 10 an ran all update drivers. But my dual monitors well not go into sleep mode or screensaver. I have a AMD A10-7850k with a ASUS A88x Pro mobo. tried restarting an no luck.

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