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"Out Off Range" Error with Compaq MV520

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mike130, May 30, 2004.

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  1. Mike130

    Mike130 Thread Starter

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    System Specs:
    Monitor: Compaq MV520 (dunno what that "Plug and Play" thing it says when I go to display settings is all about)
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    Ram: 512 MB
    Processor: Pentium IV with 2.66 GHZ

    Before, I started games (Emperor, Empire Earth, Age of Mythology) in 800X600 and a message came up saying:

    Out Off Range
    (Red Box) (Green Box) (Blue Box)
    H : 31-54KHz
    V : 50-99Hz
    PC DISPLAY SETTINGS CORRECT?​

    This is when I played some games configured to 1024X768 in 800X600 resolution.

    Now, I set the refresh rate to 85, and my brother, because he wanted to play Emperor, set the resolution to 1024X768. With both of these things set like this, the monitor displayed the Out Off Range error, without having to start one of those games!

    He shut it off, and when we tried to start the computer, the error came just after the Windows XP loading screen. Is there a way to edit the refresh rate or the resolution "outside" of the computer?

    I need to either fix this or buy a new monitor, and I hope I don't have to buy a new one.

    All help is appreciated.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Start in safe mode. Keep tapping F8 as the computer boots to get to safe mode.
    Set the resolution in safe mode, then reboot.
     
  3. Mike130

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    Thanks a lot man, I finally got it working.
     
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