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Random Blackouts on Monitor

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December 26, 2011 2:38:37 AM

I'm having the strangest problem. I just built a new computer. Everything is working fine on a 1280x720 resolution, but when I go to a 1280x768 resolution every ten seconds or so the screen goes black for 1-2 seconds giving a message of "invalid format", then recovers the display. This repeats endlessly. I've updated nVidia drivers, and even tried beta drivers, that doesn't seem to be the problem. Only the 1280x768 resolution seems to be messed up. Any ideas? The monitor is just a 32'' LCD TV, it's detected as a generic non-pnp monitor. Thanks for help.
a c 175 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
December 26, 2011 3:29:37 AM

I guess the Monitor is having problem with that resolution. Just stay on 720p and enjoy...
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December 26, 2011 3:32:19 AM

When I use 1280x720 its slightly more blurry, and it cuts off a good 1/2 an inch on the left side. Any solution to that then? Quite a bit more blurry now that I compare the two.
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December 26, 2011 3:45:18 AM

Try a different cable, or different input.
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December 26, 2011 3:51:38 AM

The 1280x768 resolution worked perfectly less than an hour ago on my previous machine. I've tried both inputs on the GTX 560 card. I might have located the problem. It looks like nvidia control panel is forcing a 85Hz onto the monitor when I need 60Hz... 1280x720 is the only resolution that doesn't flash in and out, and it's the only one that nVidia correctly runs at 60Hz; however I cannot seem to get it to stick with the 1280x768.
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December 26, 2011 1:04:37 PM

Sounds like you need to see if you can find a monitor driver for your TV. Which isn't an easy thing to do anymore.
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December 26, 2011 2:30:14 PM

I really think its the card not the television. I can set up a 1280x720 resolution and everything is fine. Then I enter a game and turn on 1280x768 and the flashing starts again.
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December 26, 2011 3:33:10 PM

Alright, I'm giving up on this one. I'll start saving for a monitor that's actually meant to be a monitor and not a television.
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a b C Monitor
December 27, 2011 2:44:49 AM

OK good luck on buying a monitor
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