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I am attempting to use a Viewsonic VX2235wm 22 inch LCD monitor with my Alienware m11x Rx2 laptop. (4g DDR3, Core i3 520um, Windows 7 64-bit) as an extension ofn my desktop. Naturally I would like to use the Viewsonic monitor at it's highest resolution of 1680x1050, to compensate for the m11x's 11 inch screen while I'm docked and at home. I establish the 'Extended monitor setup' through a DVI-HDMI adapter connecting the laptop to the monitor, and can display the extended desktop at resolutions below 800x400. When I attempt to display higher resolutions, the monitor displays a blue box, saying Out of Range, then listing: H.Frequency: 65 KHZ and V.Frequency: 60 HZ. Please help, and thank you!

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  • maxnielsonag Jan 04, 2011

    Right, so I'm the fellow who posted this so recently. I should've mentioned that the monitor runs perfectly fine using the same DVI cable with my desktop computer, for which it is the sole display.



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Your monitor probably runs at 60-65khz only(if not adjust the monitor to its highest khz), so make sure the res your trying to accomplish has a matching output.

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  • David P Jan 04, 2011

    It sounds to me that your monitor works fine with both computers but the monitor has trouble reaching a higher res on laptop? Are you duplicating the laptop monitor or are you extending your desktop to the Viewsonic?


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Does it do the same if you hook it up to the desk top PC?
Common problem in this VX series are due to bad DC filter caps which can cause a lot of starnge symptom, see pictures here:
The power supply may not be stable enough to handle higher resolution mode.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
Failed TV and Monitors:

Learn about bad caps:

Capacitors kit: he can make you a set of caps for you.
Or just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.

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