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CRT monitor blacks out when playing new games

February 17, 2013 1:13:14 PM

Hi, I just bought a new computer with the following specs: i5 3570k, HD 7870 gigabyte OC version, ds3h gb mb, 650 W coolermaster GX psu, win 7 ult 64 bits.

Well, thing is I have a CRT display, hp pavilion mx50 to be exact, and every time I try to play very new games, such as far cry 3, or planetside 2, or portal 2, the screen turns black and a monitor message says : Please check pc setting. This message is not the tipical "no input" message, because when I pull the vga cable out of the pc, it says something like no input.

I really don't know what to do, besides buying a new monitor, because I feel this thing is going to give me cancer someday, but anyways, I wanted to make sure that it's not a gfx-related issue.

BTW, I use a DVI-to-VGA adapter.

So any ideas?

Maybe the screen resolution is too low, idk...