Monitor problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Silvio, May 1, 2007.

  1. Silvio

    Silvio Argentinean Dogo

    When i launch some games (only a few) the monitor goes totally black (actually, goes off) and the butttons lights in front start to blink.
    The game still runs, i can hear the sounds, etc.
    Why does this happens?
    Is my monitor too old?
    Can i fix it?
    btw, video card is a Gforce 7600
    Thanks for your help
  2. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

    California, USA
    It could be that the game you are playing is set at a higher resolution than what your monitor supports.
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
    As aprox says, this usually happens when your monitor gets a signal outside the range it can handle.

    For example if I set my CRT to 1600x1200 ad 85hz it goes off since it supports only 72hz at that resolution.

    Likewise if I set my LCD to anything over 60hz for 1600x1200 (its native resolution) It tells me it can't display the picture.