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sunnydays

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Just bought a PC but having this problem. Whenever I start playing games, the screen blackouts and the mon will display "invalid scan freq." Anyone has any idea what does it mean? Sometimes when I switch from screen to screen, the display will also blackout for one sec. My PC spec is:

CPU: P4 2.6C
MOBO: ASUS P4P800
RAM: 2 x Kingston 512MB
HDD: Maxtor 120GB SATA / Quantum Fireball 20GB
CDRW: Imation 52X24X52X
VGA: Leadtek A280LE TD
PS: 400W
OS: WinXPP
 

coolsquirtle

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check your refresh rates, they might be too high for your monitor

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sunnydays

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res: 1024x768, high 32-bits color,
refresh rate: 75hz
mon: hp 19" crt

I have tried using diff settings and combos but still no luck. what else coulb be?
 

ltj311

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Just make sure that monitor supports that refresh rate. If so, then I'm not sure. Update all the drivers and/or set all settings to default.

-Side question-

Why can't the ppl who program these errors like "invalid scan freq." just tell you also what's causing the problem? (i.e. refresh rate incompatibility) Which would then allow you to quickly remedy the problem.

Or is this just too ambitious in theory?

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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ltj311 on 07/13/03 10:50 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

pIII_Man

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this could be psu yes...when the system goes under high stress the psu doesn't have enough to power the gpu...this is a possibility...but notmally the pc freezes in those situations.

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