Sync Out of Range Error

August 30, 2009 at 16:41:22
Specs: Windows XP
Hello...I just recently got the famous Out of range error. I dont know how to fix it. I read many posts on this but I cant figure out what to do. I never had this problem before . and i ONLY get it when i run any 3D game. In the 3D games I get garbaled graphics then it goes to Sync out of range. everthing is updated and the same settings I had before.
Any suggestions would be greatly appresiated!!

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#1
August 30, 2009 at 17:27:35
What sync do you mean?
Are you talking about monitor sync?

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#2
August 30, 2009 at 17:39:24
Ya it floats around on my monitor after about 5 mins in a 3d game. Thats the only time i get it. is in a 3d game.

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#3
August 30, 2009 at 17:43:16
So I would guess, you have to look for updated driver for your graphics card.

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#4
August 30, 2009 at 17:53:44
everythings updated. I actually have the disks to my monitor and my graphics card. I never had this problem before. And, it only happens when im in MMO's or any 3D game. My games res is set to a lower res then my monitor and everythings set the same way i had it before all this happened.

Im running a Ati radeon X1300 which came installed in my acer aspire t135 and the monitor is an LCD LG Flatron Black, which also came with a disk. There are no updates for my drivers. all are updated.

i just recently formatted so everything is fresh. The graphics are fine til i run a game. Then i get that choppy look and it flashes to sync. out of range on my monitor on a black screen. forcing me to hard boot. i tried safe mode and the VGA mode on Windows xp home edition. I cant figure out the problem. aaaaah its driving me crazy.


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#5
August 30, 2009 at 18:04:03
I think the game uses DirectX for the game.
Run the DXDIAG and run all the tests.

If not in your Startmenu, use Start / Run and type in dxdiag, then click ok.

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#6
August 30, 2009 at 18:07:49
Check and post your temperatures. They might be available in the bios. If not, you can download a motherboard monitor program, like 'Speedfan'.

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#7
August 30, 2009 at 18:16:03
ok i ran that, and all of its tests and all were sucessful. I reastarted my pc and ran the game. 5mins in it goes to black screen again. and its not just one game i tested more then 1 game. when i load the game, i can see the graphics have very very tiny white checkers that flash when im trying to play in the game. so thats how i know its not fixed. everything in the computer is up to date.

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#8
August 30, 2009 at 18:31:11
temp1 42C
temp2 46C
temp3 11C
Local 33C
Remote 44C
HD0 41C
Core 41C

this was the temps that speedfan game me.


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#9
August 30, 2009 at 19:01:13
is it possible that maybe video card is bad or going bad or something. i mean the pc runs perfect, except that it cant run ANY 3d game. i really dont understand how 1 day its running these games fine then the next it can't. i been trying to figure out whats wrong with this for like 4days now and you guys are the only ones that actually responded to me :P so i do thank-you for your input. i just wanna fix it.....without having to go out and buy a new one :)

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#10
August 30, 2009 at 19:25:48
So if this happens always after 5 minutes, it might have to do with overheating.
Try to configure the game for use less details for the graphics output and see what happens.

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#11
August 30, 2009 at 19:43:12
its the same. Graphics are at the lowest setting.

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#12
August 30, 2009 at 19:51:39
Are you overclocking something (PC or graphics card)?

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#13
August 30, 2009 at 19:51:41
If it's a desktop, I would suggest trying another monitor and graphics card.

The temperatures seem to be fine.


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#14
August 30, 2009 at 20:02:13
i actually did try another monitor and got the same thing. one was older and one was newer. as for the graphics card it was in the system when i bought it new. and this computers not even a year since i got it so i cant see the graphics card being bad anyway. and no, not over clocking anything. actually everythings set to default except for when windows automatically set my resolution to the perffered settings. so the res setting is at 1024 768 at 60 refresh rate and this worked fine before. and now suddenly, i get this. actually it was at 1440 900 and 75refresh rate but i tried that and it was the same. choppy in game. looks like broken scenery. and yes im using a desktop.

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#15
August 30, 2009 at 20:04:17
i wouldnt know how to over clock anyway :P I know enough about computers to get myself around and to format and update. but this has me baffled :P

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#16
August 30, 2009 at 21:12:41
Try reseating the graphics card.

It's almost sure to be a problem with one of the below:
The graphics adapter
The graphics driver
The monitor
The power supply (a long shot)


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#17
August 30, 2009 at 21:46:27
ok what i did was pulled all the plugs out. removed the cover. took the graphics right off the motherboard. cleaned it a bit was pretty dusty. loaded the game and the graphics in it weren't like before. i shut down the game, rebooted. now im gonna load it again and let it sit for a min. and see if it fixed it. (getting hopful) i'll let you know if it fixed it :)

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#18
August 30, 2009 at 21:58:21
well it looks like you solved my problem thank-you very much. Looks like all it needed was reset :P thanks to both of you for your replies :)

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