Input signal out of range

Posted on 2008-11-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
After updating my Nvidia Quadro NVS 440 (4 head) to driver version 178.13 via Windows update, I get "Input signal out of range error" on my HP 2035 monitor. This is when trying 1600x1200 in 60hz - exactly the resolution the monitor suggests as standard. Same if I use the "change to the native resolution"-button in NVIDIA control panel - it changes to 1600x1200 and the error shows up, and then goes all black...

Anyone, any idea?

Question by:hampus_b
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    Expert Comment

    One thing i learned awhile ago is NEVER use windows updates to update a driver. Uninstall the current driver then delete the Nvidia folder from the C: drive, then try the latest driver from Nvidia(178.76).
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    Author Comment

    Nope, same problem. Well - probably a strange problem with my monitor(s) and my video card.
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    Expert Comment

    Try setting dx refresh rate manually:
    start - run - dxdiag - more help - DirectDraw refresh rate - override - override value - type in 60 and press ok. Not sure, that it'll help, but it's worth a try.
    If it doesn't, than the best solution would probably be rolling back your driver to the previous one, that worked fine.
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    Accepted Solution

    You may also try using 180.43 driver. it is in beta version now, but, however, it may work just fine.

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