Setting up displays on your CLX computer Setting up displays on your CLX computer

Setting up displays on your CLX computer

Evan Evan

Setting up your displays can be a daunting task if you’re not familiar with them already, luckily this article should be able to go through every possible situation that you could run into, and if not, our team of experts will be right by your side to make sure that everything is working perfectly for you! This article is going to be separated into three sections, which are listed below.

Getting the computer to display on your monitor or TV.

When hooking up your new CLX Gaming computer to a display, there are a couple things that you need to keep in mind, if you purchased a system with a dedicated graphics card, you are going to need to plug that display directly into the card, instead of the motherboard. Please refer to the picture below. If you do not have a dedicated video card, then please use the top ports to plug your display in.




Our systems will primarily use HDMI and Display Port video cables, if you are using a monitor that doesn’t have either of these connections, you will need to purchase an adapter separately. If you aren’t sure what to look for, please let us know and we would be more than happy to help!


Once you have your display plugged in, you should then turn on the computer, as if you turn the computer on, before you have your monitor plugged in, there is a good chance it will not display properly, and only bring up a black screen. Please also keep in mind that certain older HD TVs will have issues displaying properly if a computer is plugged in, so you might need to switch to a dedicated monitor, if that is possible.


If when you turn the computer on, and you’re getting a blank screen, you should double check that you are plugging the display into the correct port on the back of the computer, and then also make sure that you’re plugged into the correct area, as if you have a dedicated video card, and you’re not plugged into it, there is a high chance that you will not get any display at all.


If you are then still not getting any display on your monitor, you can try to drain the power from the computer, and then try turning it back on. To do that, please turn the computer off normally by holding the power button the case for about 5-10 seconds. Once the computer has powered off, go ahead and fully unplug the power cable on the back of the computer. Once it is unplugged, please hold down the power button on the front of the computer for about 20 seconds. Then plug the power cord back in and see if there is any change in behavior.


If there is not, please contact our support team, and they will be able to help you get your system up and running again.


Setting up multiple displays

Setting up multiple displays can be daunting, especially if you haven’t done it before, but rest assured it is very simple to do so!


First, you need to make sure that you can plug your second monitor into the back of the computer. There are a few CLX systems that only support a single monitor; however, most will be able to support multiple. If you have a dedicated video card, you will be able to plug in at least 3 monitors, but if you do not, you are going to be limited to one or two displays.


Once you have the second monitor plugged in and turned on, it should automatically bring up a secondary desktop, however you might not be able to bring your mouse over to it. This is because of the way that your computer sets up secondary monitors. To correct this, you are going to need to right click on the Windows Desktop and click on the “Display settings”.


Once you are in the Display Settings menu, at the very top is going to be the “Rearrange your displays” section. The panel below is going to have a couple boxes with numbers inside of them, along with an “Identify” and “Detect” button. Those boxes correspond with your monitors, and if you hit the “Identify” button, you will be able to see numbers on your displays.



If you wish to change where your monitors are located, you can left click on any of the displays in the window and move them to wherever you would like. As soon as you have the windows lining up the way you would like, you can click the “Apply” button that appears in the bottom left corner, and that will be saved. You should now be able to freely move between your multiple monitors.


Setting up high refresh rate monitors

Changing the refresh rate of your monitor is quite simple. First, you need to make sure that you are using a HDMI or DisplayPort cable that supports high refresh rate. DisplayPort cables are the best, as many older HDMI cables do not support high refresh rates. You also need to make sure that your monitor also supports high refresh rates, as most do not, you can check this by looking through the manual of the monitor, or through the listing that you purchased the monitor through, this will be displayed as a number, followed by hz, i.e., 60hz, 120hz, etc.


To check or change the refresh rate of your monitor, all you need to do is right click on your desktop and click on the “Display Settings” option.



Once you click on that, it will open the primary display settings. Make sure that you click on the monitor that you want to check the refresh rate of, by clicking the desired monitor in the “Rearrange your displays” section. Once you have the correct monitor selected, you will need to scroll down to the bottom most section of the screen. From here, click on the button that says, “Advanced Display Settings”, that falls under the “Multiple Displays” section.



Once you click on that, The Advanced display settings window will pop up. Look at the bottom of that new window, and there will be a selection that allows you to select the refresh rate that your screen can run at. If you know that your monitor can support the high refresh rate, but you don’t see the option to change it, please double check that the cable that you have can run the desired refresh rate; and change the cable if necessary.



When you have the correct rate selected, it will automatically update, and press the “Keep changes” button to confirm that you have the ideal refresh rate.


If at any point you are unsure of what to do next, or are running into any kind of issues at all, please contact our support team, and we will be right there to help you with anything you could need!

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