Not Optimum Mode 1280x1024 60Hz


J

jaft

Hi

I have the following problem, after a recent windows update.
I boot the pc and without problem:
- the monitor turn on
- it displays the bios,
- it displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen
- and finally my desktop.
In other words: I can work.
But, if I restart the pc, when it boot again:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays the bios infos
- the monitor displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen but after that it
displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode 1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
If I try to restart the pc again, when it boot:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode
1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
I have updated both the driver of monitor and the driver of graphic
card, but no resolution.

Any ideas?

Windows XP Home Edition SP1
Nvidia Geforce 6600 LE
Samsung SyncMaster 710N
 
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Lil' Dave

jaft said:
Hi

I have the following problem, after a recent windows update.
I boot the pc and without problem:
- the monitor turn on
- it displays the bios,
- it displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen
- and finally my desktop.
In other words: I can work.
But, if I restart the pc, when it boot again:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays the bios infos
- the monitor displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen but after that it
displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode 1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
If I try to restart the pc again, when it boot:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode
1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
I have updated both the driver of monitor and the driver of graphic
card, but no resolution.

Any ideas?

Windows XP Home Edition SP1
Nvidia Geforce 6600 LE
Samsung SyncMaster 710N

Based on the very last message, and lack of bios results screen, I would say
the message is coming from the monitor itself. Not related to XP.
Dave
 
J

Jim Macklin

set the screen resolution to 1280c1024, which is the setting
your LCD works best at. The warning is advisory only. You
can just press enter and it should boot right up.


| Hi
|
| I have the following problem, after a recent windows
update.
| I boot the pc and without problem:
| - the monitor turn on
| - it displays the bios,
| - it displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen
| - and finally my desktop.
| In other words: I can work.
| But, if I restart the pc, when it boot again:
| - the monitor turn on,
| - the monitor displays the bios infos
| - the monitor displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen but after
that it
| displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode 1280x1024
60Hz"
| In other words: I don't see anything
| If I try to restart the pc again, when it boot:
| - the monitor turn on,
| - the monitor displays displays only the message "Not
Optimum Mode
| 1280x1024 60Hz"
| In other words: I don't see anything
| I have updated both the driver of monitor and the driver
of graphic
| card, but no resolution.
|
| Any ideas?
|
| Windows XP Home Edition SP1
| Nvidia Geforce 6600 LE
| Samsung SyncMaster 710N
|
 
P

Paul

jaft said:
Hi

I have the following problem, after a recent windows update.
I boot the pc and without problem:
- the monitor turn on
- it displays the bios,
- it displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen
- and finally my desktop.
In other words: I can work.
But, if I restart the pc, when it boot again:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays the bios infos
- the monitor displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen but after that it
displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode 1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
If I try to restart the pc again, when it boot:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode
1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
I have updated both the driver of monitor and the driver of graphic
card, but no resolution.

Any ideas?

Windows XP Home Edition SP1
Nvidia Geforce 6600 LE
Samsung SyncMaster 710N

There is a "monitor driver" on this page. It might help, if DDC (serial
interface to monitor) was not working properly. The ZIP file is tiny,
and is only 30KB.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDown.do?model_nm=710N&mType=DR&vType=L

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/DR/200403/20040302085631718_SM710N.zip

When you unzip the file, the .INF file has some stuff that might make a difference.
You can run the setup.exe file (double click). Or use the INF to do the install.
This is some of the stuff in the .INF file (you can open the .INF file with Notepad).
This is adding information to the Windows registry.

[SM177N.AddReg]
HKR,"MODES\1280,1024",Mode1,,"30-81,56-85,+,+"
HKR,,ICMProfile,0,"SM177N.icm"

Perhaps Windows will remember the limits better, with the driver in place. I cannot
guarantee it will fix your problem, but installing that might make some
difference. When I installed the driver for my monitor, the name of the monitor
now appears in my Display control panel.

HTH,
Paul
 
J

jaft

jaft said:
I have the following problem, after a recent windows update.
I boot the pc and without problem:
- the monitor turn on
- it displays the bios,
- it displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen
- and finally my desktop.
In other words: I can work.
But, if I restart the pc, when it boot again:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays the bios infos
- the monitor displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen but after that it
displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode 1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
If I try to restart the pc again, when it boot:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode
1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
I have updated both the driver of monitor and the driver of graphic
card, but no resolution.
Any ideas?
Windows XP Home Edition SP1
Nvidia Geforce 6600 LE
Samsung SyncMaster 710N

There is a "monitor driver" on this page. It might help, if DDC (serial
interface to monitor) was not working properly. The ZIP file is tiny,
and is only 30KB.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDown.do?model_nm=71...

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/DR/200403/20040302085631718...

When you unzip the file, the .INF file has some stuff that might make a difference.
You can run the setup.exe file (double click). Or use the INF to do the install.
This is some of the stuff in the .INF file (you can open the .INF file with Notepad).
This is adding information to the Windows registry.

[SM177N.AddReg]
HKR,"MODES\1280,1024",Mode1,,"30-81,56-85,+,+"
HKR,,ICMProfile,0,"SM177N.icm"

Perhaps Windows will remember the limits better, with the driver in place. I cannot
guarantee it will fix your problem, but installing that might make some
difference. When I installed the driver for my monitor, the name of the monitor
now appears in my Display control panel.

HTH,
Paul

I have tried all the suggestions but no solution. Any other ideas?
 
J

JS

When you reboot do you do a cold (power off) or Warm (reset button) boot?

JS

jaft said:
jaft said:
I have the following problem, after a recent windows update.
I boot the pc and without problem:
- the monitor turn on
- it displays the bios,
- it displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen
- and finally my desktop.
In other words: I can work.
But, if I restart the pc, when it boot again:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays the bios infos
- the monitor displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen but after that it
displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode 1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
If I try to restart the pc again, when it boot:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode
1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
I have updated both the driver of monitor and the driver of graphic
card, but no resolution.
Any ideas?
Windows XP Home Edition SP1
Nvidia Geforce 6600 LE
Samsung SyncMaster 710N

There is a "monitor driver" on this page. It might help, if DDC (serial
interface to monitor) was not working properly. The ZIP file is tiny,
and is only 30KB.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDown.do?model_nm=71...


http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/DR/200403/20040302085631718...

When you unzip the file, the .INF file has some stuff that might make a
difference.
You can run the setup.exe file (double click). Or use the INF to do the
install.
This is some of the stuff in the .INF file (you can open the .INF file
with Notepad).
This is adding information to the Windows registry.

[SM177N.AddReg]
HKR,"MODES\1280,1024",Mode1,,"30-81,56-85,+,+"
HKR,,ICMProfile,0,"SM177N.icm"

Perhaps Windows will remember the limits better, with the driver in
place. I cannot
guarantee it will fix your problem, but installing that might make some
difference. When I installed the driver for my monitor, the name of the
monitor
now appears in my Display control panel.

HTH,
Paul

I have tried all the suggestions but no solution. Any other ideas?
 
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J

jaft

When you reboot do you do a cold (power off) or Warm (reset button) boot?

JS


jaft wrote:
Hi
I have the following problem, after a recent windows update.
I boot the pc and without problem:
- the monitor turn on
- it displays the bios,
- it displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen
- and finally my desktop.
In other words: I can work.
But, if I restart the pc, when it boot again:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays the bios infos
- the monitor displays the WindowsXP Boot Screen but after that it
displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode 1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
If I try to restart the pc again, when it boot:
- the monitor turn on,
- the monitor displays displays only the message "Not Optimum Mode
1280x1024 60Hz"
In other words: I don't see anything
I have updated both the driver of monitor and the driver of graphic
card, but no resolution.
Any ideas?
Windows XP Home Edition SP1
Nvidia Geforce 6600 LE
Samsung SyncMaster 710N
There is a "monitor driver" on this page. It might help, if DDC (serial
interface to monitor) was not working properly. The ZIP file is tiny,
and is only 30KB.
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDown.do?model_nm=71...
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/DR/200403/20040302085631718...
When you unzip the file, the .INF file has some stuff that might make a
difference.
You can run the setup.exe file (double click). Or use the INF to do the
install.
This is some of the stuff in the .INF file (you can open the .INF file
with Notepad).
This is adding information to the Windows registry.
[SM177N.AddReg]
HKR,"MODES\1280,1024",Mode1,,"30-81,56-85,+,+"
HKR,,ICMProfile,0,"SM177N.icm"
Perhaps Windows will remember the limits better, with the driver in
place. I cannot
guarantee it will fix your problem, but installing that might make some
difference. When I installed the driver for my monitor, the name of the
monitor
now appears in my Display control panel.
HTH,
Paul
I have tried all the suggestions but no solution. Any other ideas?

When I wait more than 1 hour the monitor works and I see my Windows
Desktop. It isn't important the way by wich I restart the pc.
I have tried in different mode: "start\restart\closing Windows\the pc
restarts" or "start\shut down\closing Windows\the pc restarts" (cold)
or "warm (reset button)"
This time, I wait less than 1 hour and the monitor displays the
message "Not Optimum Mode"
 
P

Paul

jaft said:
When I wait more than 1 hour the monitor works and I see my Windows
Desktop. It isn't important the way by wich I restart the pc.
I have tried in different mode: "start\restart\closing Windows\the pc
restarts" or "start\shut down\closing Windows\the pc restarts" (cold)
or "warm (reset button)"
This time, I wait less than 1 hour and the monitor displays the
message "Not Optimum Mode"

Can you test the monitor on another computer ? Maybe that will
help you determine whether the monitor has a problem of some sort.

Paul
 
J

jaft

Can you test the monitor on another computer ? Maybe that will
help you determine whether the monitor has a problem of some sort.

Paul

I have tested it with Ubuntu and it works
 
P

Paul

Paul said:
I wish there was an easy way to tell what video mode Windows was using.

What I mean by that, is finding out what mode the hardware has been put
in. Obviously, the Display control panel, or the Nvidia interface,
will claim to be using 1280x1024 @ 60Hz, but that doesn't mean the
hardware is actually set up that way.

One example I ran into, was using some kind of aspect ratio option
in the Nvidia panel. In that case, even though the resolution was
1280x1024, my monitor OSD showed "out of range" when I tried it.
And at that time, I did not know of a way of ascertaining, exactly
what the video card output was doing. The OSD on my display will
tell you "out of range", but it doesn't tell you what frequencies
are actually present.

Paul
 
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T

Thomas Wendell

Paul said:
What I mean by that, is finding out what mode the hardware has been
put in. Obviously, the Display control panel, or the Nvidia interface,
will claim to be using 1280x1024 @ 60Hz, but that doesn't mean the
hardware is actually set up that way.

One example I ran into, was using some kind of aspect ratio option
in the Nvidia panel. In that case, even though the resolution was
1280x1024, my monitor OSD showed "out of range" when I tried it.
And at that time, I did not know of a way of ascertaining, exactly
what the video card output was doing. The OSD on my display will
tell you "out of range", but it doesn't tell you what frequencies
are actually present.

Paul

I had that with problem with the next to last nVidia driver (the last is
163.71_forceware_winxp_32bit_international_whql.exe)
I had as preferred resolution 1440*900/[email protected] , but the problem driver
output 1280*1024 , which my 19" ViewSonic VA1912 showed letterboxed and too
long (I had on nVidia control panel gfx card to handle scaling). Luckily the
monitor could tell me what it was getting....


--
Tumppi
=================================
A lot learned from these newsgroups
Helsinki, FINLAND
(translations from/to FI not always accurate
=================================
 
A

Ace

Your Samsung monitor is what is producing the message.
At the bottom edge of your display there should be a row of buttons, one
of which will initiate 'auto adjustment' on the monitor settings, this
should bring your display back at least temporarily.
You should also check that the screen resolution setting you have in
Windows matches the native resolution of your Samsung display, it will
contintue to blank the screen if you do not set it to native resolution.
 
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V

VanguardLH

Francis said:
I want ...

Ace (and others) wrote something back in Oct 2007 ...

Oh, you thought any of the original participants in this 33-MONTH OLD
thread were still monitoring it? Uh huh. Another Egghead boob using
their pretend forums that leech onto Usenet by using a gateway that
spews out improperly quoted posts.
 

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