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Windows 7: Monitor cries: "OUT OF FREQUENCY RANGE" at login

18 May 2010   #1
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Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Monitor cries: "OUT OF FREQUENCY RANGE" at login

Good day all,

I just had the oppurtunity to move on to Windows 7, after installing everything was good(As far as I can see).

Now, my system has a GeForce 210 Graphics Card, so naturally I would want to install the NVIDIA drivers. Here is when sith happens:

After the mandatory restart, Win7 loads(good so far), then my Monitor (a Likom 556S... something 15" CRT monitor) would whine at me about "Frequency out of range". I could hear the startup sound, but see nothing except the "Frequency out of range" message.

The manual for my Monitor says that the maximum resolution for the Monitor is 1024 x 768 @ 70 Hz.

I tried changing to different modes(Via Safe Mode) to no avail, I even plugged my PC to a different monitor(It worked fine) and set the resolution to a very low 640x480 @ 60 Hz, but when I plugged it back it still is "Out of Range".

Anyone can assist me with troubleshooting this?

Cheers!~


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18 May 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try this.

1. Boot in safe mode.
2. Un-install the nvidia display driver.
3. Set the display settings to some supported value.
4. Restart, install nvidia display driver and set the appropriate settings which your monitor supports.
5. Restart.

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18 May 2010   #3
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Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Try this.


1. Boot in safe mode.
2. Un-install the nvidia display driver.
3. Set the display settings to some supported value.
4. Restart, install nvidia display driver and set the appropriate settings which your monitor supports.
5. Restart.
Still the same message "Out of Frequency range"...
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18 May 2010   #4
Ch@n

 

What is the resolution you have set? Does the resolution supported by your 15" monitor??
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18 May 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

OK, try the same thing again but this time boot into VGA mode.
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18 May 2010   #6
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Windows 7 32bit
 
 

@ dre@ms:
Through safemode, I have tried setting the resolutions to the lowest settings 640 x 480 60Hz 16bit Color Depth and even went as far as using 16 colors but after rebooting, monitor is still out of range .

Something that I noticed though, there seems to be no driver installed for my Monitor, it showed as an unknown device in Device Manager and even if I update drivers for it, W7 doesnt even try to use the Generic PNP Monitor Driver...

I have also read somewhere in the internet that W7 "forces" 85Hz refresh rate, my monitor cant handle that (as stated in first post, my max resolution is 1024x768 @ 72Hz)...
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18 May 2010   #7
Ch@n

 

Ok. Right click on Desktop. Choose Screen resolution. Advanced settings. This should open your drivers property window. There should be a Monitor tab. Choose the right Screen refresh rate. Attached is the snip.


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18 May 2010   #8
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Windows 7 32bit
 
 

As I've said, W7 seems to not properly recognize my Monitor, which I think may be part of the cause of this problem.
The only choice for me there is Use Hardware Default Setting.

Ive tried installing the NVIDIA drivers from Windows Update and also by downloading from NVIDIA's site but are met with the same results (Out of Frequency Range).


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18 May 2010   #9
Ch@n

 

The issue is with your VGA drivers. You can see in my snip, the property window is of Intel. The same way, your should be of Nvidia. But it isnt. I would suggest uninstalling all nvidia drivers and install afresh. Do download the latest. Also while installing, install it has an admin.
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18 May 2010   #10
Ch@n

 

Try this link to d/l the driver..

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