Widescreen Monitor Problem

  IainGlasgow09 21:37 12 Jan 2009

I have purchased a Hyundai Vw15B 15" plug and play TFT monitor. The installation guide indicates optimum resolution at 1280x720 at 75 Hz

If I set the display property resolution to 1280x720 (or 1024x576) the screen goes black and displays "Out of Range".

I am running Windows 2000 Pro with SP4 on a Pentium 4 and my graphics card is a SIS 650_651_M650_M652_740 (integrated into an AS Rock GE Pro Motherboard). I have updated the driver for this to SiS VGA Utilities V3.73. (2006 version, I had the 2003 version running before). Also the SIS utility tray crashes if I try to access driver mode settings from it (despite having reinstalled it several times).

The Monitor driver is just the Generic Plug and Play driver with windows (dated 1999) so I am assuming this is too old and only 60Hz is available.

What do I need to do to get it to work at widescreen resolution without stretching the display? I have set the monitor to native display ratio but this gives black bands either side and a display area only 12" wide.

As I recall widescreen resolutions worked fine on my old 17" CRT 4:3 ratio monitor (with black bands above and below).

I have tried searching for driver files online but there are none specifically for the Vw15B that I can find.

I've also tried installing a couple of Hyundai monitor drivers and although they allow 75Hz setting and work at 4:3 ratio, still do not rectify the screen error.

  MAT ALAN 21:40 12 Jan 2009

This happens when your screen resolution is set to something higher than what your monitor can display. For example, if your monitor supports resolutions of up to 1024x768 and your video card allows you to crank it up to 1600x1200, doing so will give you an error. Another reason you might get the error is if the refresh rate you selected a certain resolution is higher than what your monitor supports. The monitor can't "sync" with the video card, so it just gives you that "Out of Range" error.

  woodchip 21:44 12 Jan 2009

Try the Settings by doing it first in Dafe mode then reboot

  MAT ALAN 21:45 12 Jan 2009

AH!!! didn't see that bit it may well be the fact that you have integrated graphics.

set them at the lowest and work your way up ,see what happens...

  IainGlasgow09 21:48 12 Jan 2009

I've tried in safe mode but the only screen resolution options available in it are 800x600 and 600x480.

Also the installation guide for the monitor states optimum resolution of 1280x720 (which is the highest I am able to set it) but that still causes the problem.

  MAT ALAN 21:50 12 Jan 2009

That's assuming you have a graphics card or chip set that will support that, i fear you do not...

  woodchip 21:58 12 Jan 2009

Uninstall old monitor in Device Manager in Safe Mode the Restart and setup your monitor

  ambra4 23:05 12 Jan 2009


Is not a true widescreen monitor just a normal 15” flat panel monitor

You need to set the display card to a Screen Resolution of 1280x720 with a screen refresh rate of

60 Hertz

It does not state that it is a WIDESCREEN on any of the sites that I have looked at just 15" WIDE

  MAT ALAN 23:20 12 Jan 2009

click here=

advertised as wide screen here..

  IainGlasgow09 00:01 13 Jan 2009

I have discovered I am able to set the resolution to 800x480. However this produces a small box in the middle of the screen at native display ratio (the same width as for 4:3 ratio resolutions but smaller height) and is still stretched wide at full screen mode on the monitor.

It is at 1024x576 and 1280x720 that the out of range error occurs

  ambra4 15:26 13 Jan 2009

"It is at 1024x576 and 1280x720 that the out of range error occurs"

Are what Screen Refresh Rate?

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