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Eric Melech

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I can't play 95% of the games that I try because my monitor goes blank and says [topic title]. What the heck does that mean? I can still hear the games; which is how I know that the monitor is the problem child. Is it trying to tell me that my resolution is too high/low? It seems that my monitor (Compaq FP 5315; flat panel) can't recognize anything other than 800x600 and 1024x768. I also have a GeForce 6800 OC that the monitor connects to. I think it's the problem as I attempted to connect an "old-fashioned" monitor that can recognize below 360x480 all the way to 1600x1024 and it still says [topic title]. Maybe it isn't the resolution but the refresh rates, which I know nothing about (vert: 72hz, horz: 57.9khz; whatever that means). I looked at the config with one of the games and it doesn't recognize the sound card, the mouse, the monitor, the display device (I think this is gfx card).
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It means what you thought, your resolution is set too high for your monitor

The max resolution for that monitor is 1024 x 768 resolution, in fact LCD's have a prefered resolution -- different resolutions will be less clear or result in the message you stated. You will have to run your games at that resolution.

If you previous ran your games on a different monitor, their configuration setting will be fixed unless you change it (through game controls of config file).
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Eric Melech

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Well, how do I change the resolution of my games if I can't see any of the menus? Dang it, I wish I had never got that Compaq...
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