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HDMI out of range error

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 16, 2009 3:28:21 PM

Hey all :) 
I just plugged in my HDMI Cable in my monitor which is LG W2452V and wanted to test some games,i tried COD4 and it ran fine then when i clicked on Crysis it gave me this error : "HDMI Out of range"
and i had to manually close the game,so does any one know why this happens ?

I have the latest drivers installed + i am using WINDOWS 7 RC1 64


BTW,FARCRY 2 , PES 2009, STALKER CS all run fine

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May 16, 2009 3:47:46 PM

A very strange thing happened,i ran Crysis in DX9 mode and the game ran fine !
But it give the HDMI error when i try to launch it in DX10 mode.
(This happens for both crysis and crysis warhead)
May 16, 2009 3:50:23 PM

Sounds like you need to tweak some settings. Try reinstalling Crysis. And specs.?
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May 16, 2009 7:00:35 PM

I reinstalled it but its lots of times
HD 4870X2 @ Stock
4GB DDR2 800 RAM
WIN 7 RC1 64
May 16, 2009 7:05:09 PM

Is vsync or something on? Something to lock the refresh/framerate?

And is the dual card setting enabled/disabled?
May 16, 2009 7:42:39 PM

Vsync is off,this didnt happen when i plugged my monitor with DVI,it happened when i plugged HDMI.
Its strange because as i said all of my other games run fine but Crysis & warhead doesnt run only in DX10 mode
May 16, 2009 10:58:13 PM

Maybe some wacky specific driver or engine error? No idea.
May 16, 2009 11:40:46 PM

Sound like an issue between the cable and the monitor with too much information.

Maybe you need a higher bandwidth (1.3a) cable.
May 17, 2009 8:14:06 AM

its 1.3 version (not 1.3a) so i have to change it ?
May 17, 2009 8:36:11 AM

Doesn't matter much, windows 7 supports up to 48-bit color over HDMI version 1.3c but your problem is with the graphics card and the way it "reads" your LCD through the HDMI cable. Your monitor specs are:

Sync Range
Horizontal Frequency 30 KHz ~ 83KHz
Vertical Frequency 56 Hz ~ 75 Hz

that means you should try V-sync ON from your graphics card driver and see if that changes anything.
May 17, 2009 8:51:22 AM

i just plugged in the DVI port and i used the HDMI cable with TV now :)  but will do if i plugged it back again :D 
THnaks for the reply :) 
May 17, 2009 5:47:22 PM

Try forcing the resolution and refresh rates from the drivers, maybe the game is trying to run at an unsupported res or refresh rate (try with something conservative, like 1680x1050 60 hz)
May 17, 2009 6:40:39 PM

ok thanks :) 
November 10, 2009 1:15:45 AM

The manual for my Westinghouse HD 26" LCD says that to fix an "Out of Range" error set the monitor to it's native resolution, in my case that's 1920x1200 @ 60Hz.
I also noticed that in my ATI Catalyst Control panel there is a "Force" button that allows you to set the properties manually.
In that same menu there is a setting for "HDTV" mode with a resolution of 1920x1080 @ 60Hz.
It does seem that running the monitor at the native 1920x1200 is beyond the capability ("Out of Range") of HDMI's 1920x1080. ????
December 24, 2010 10:53:13 AM

i actually have the same problem with the very similar monitor. i have a 24" instead, and it was working fine until my friend mentioned that im running on 1600x1200 instead of 1920x1080 (HDMI the whole time). so i changed it, and it did not fit the screen, and i got black bars all around. and now it just says out of range...
so im using VGA instead, but the resolution is still set at 1920x1080...haha how that works i have no idea...
i will be calling Westinghouse tomorrow and maybe the customer support will help.
April 6, 2011 1:30:34 PM

Hi, i'm new but i have exactly the same problem with the ''out of range'' error msg.
I've 2x radeon 4850 crossfire with a lcd lg flatron 23' running on win 7.
The problem is the lcd or the video card? My system reboot all the time with this error and i can;t
finish a game without auto-reboot. From 1920x1080 now i run with 1680x1050 and until some days before... everything
good but now my system reboot with 1680x1050 resolution... and i'm going crazy.
Because i'm thinking to change the video card... this will be the solution?