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Input signal out of range (dual monitor)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xHappyClown, Jan 14, 2019.

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  1. xHappyClown

    xHappyClown Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2019

    So, I have two monitors. I only ever use just one. The second one that I use is a old LCD TV that I only use when I receive the "signal out of range" black screen when I start a new game I install. I plug the HDMI cable into graphics card, in display settings change main display to the TV, change settings in game to my original displays resolution, exit game, change settings back to original display, unplug HDMI cable from graphics card that is leading to TV, restart game and play just fine.

    I did this a dozen times, and I had no issues. About a month ago I go through the same process, goto unplug the HDMI cable from the graphics card, and on my main display I now receive the "signal out of range" error. I have to keep the HDMI to my TV plugged in to my graphics card now or I receive the message. Everything works completely fine, I just want to use just one display again.

    The reason I want to go back to just one display, would be for games that have a side scroll feature to move the map or whatever always causes an issue when i try to scroll to the side of the map that my other display is on. Also in some games that do not keep the mouse in the game window sometimes I will lose my mouse on the other screen, and it just becomes frustrating.

    I downloaded the Sysinfo utility but it doesn't show my displays. I used Speccy and pasted the screenshots of them to Imgur


    I do use an adapter from my main display to the graphics card, but I have checked more than once and there are no buttons or switches on the adapter that I may have accidentally toggled.
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    What is the brand and model of the monitor and TV?

    The error typically indicates the desktop resolution is higher than the monitor supports or the monitor is failing and having trouble syncing.

    For best results, your desktop (and game) resolution should be set to the monitors native resolution (ie: 1600 x 900). If that is what you are already using, I don't see why you would need to keep changing it.
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