An hour or so from power up my PC displays the message "Not Optimum Mode" Recommended Mode 1280x1024 60Hz. I can't do anything with my PC at this time and simply have to power down then wait a while before rebooting. My PC is running Windows XP with an AMD XP2600 CPU, MSI KT4V motherboard with MSI FX5200 T128 Graphics Card. I suspected a temperature problem but my CPU monitoring software reports that the CPU temperature never exceeds 60 Degrees C which is within spec. I don't suspect the CPU because Media Player continues to function during this time although I can only control it via the keyboard shortcuts. I have just tried a replacement Graphics Card to see if this is the culprit, any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Hi Graham, my screen resolution is set correctly at 1280x1024 but when I get the message I can't do anything with the PC as the monitor displays nothing else at all. Hi Fruit Bat, I'll try re-installing drivers at least that's a no cost option. Hi Buteman, all screen settings are set correctly. Thanks Guys for your help, will keep you posted.
The monitor/video card ts telling you it doesn't like your settings. Go into 'Control Panel'>Display> settings then reduce the 'Screen Resolution' Click box 'advanced>monitor' and tick the box 'hide modes this monitor cannot display' Then use modes shown.
Hi Guys, so far with a different graphics card my PC is behaving normally, however it's a bit early to judge as my PC has only been powered up for just over an hour. I'll keep you posted. Many thanks to all who have responded, much appreciated.
Hi Guys and thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. I have been away for a while hence the gap in correspondence. Anyway, to cut a long story short it transpires that my Samsung TFT monitor was at fault. Luckily it's still under warranty so I am just waiting for my replacement to arrive.
I have now received my replacement monitor direct from Samsung and am pleased to report that all is resolved. Once again I'd just like to thank all who took the time to reply, an invaluable source of impartial information. I even browse the Helproom now whether or not I have a problem. There is always something new to learn. Just a word of caution for anyone who may have a Samsung Syncmaster 913N monitor - my monitor continued to report that it was healthy even though it turned out to be the culprit.