Frequency Out Of Range Error

Everytime i try to start up a game on my computer, like fiesta or sims 3, my monitor goes blank and it says "frequency out of range". Every once in a while it'll say "no signal". I've been searching online on how to fix this, and i've gotten answers such as change the resolution, which i have and it did nothing. It also said to lower the frequency on the display to 59 or 60hz instead of 75hz, but when i went to change this, it was already at 60hz and there were no other options. I read also that it could mean my video card is overheating or something of the like. How do i fix that?

My monitor is a gateway, model number hd2201. I don't know if that helps at all. I'm really terrible with computer things, so please explain how to fix it as if you were writing a "computers for dummies" book. Oh, another thing as that sometimes it'll let me play for a while before the error comes up, but only at first. After the first "frequency out of range" message, it comes up immediately when i restart the computer.

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