1920x1200 resolution vga & dvi

January 14, 2010 at 16:02:39
Specs: Windows XP, 1 GB
ok so i have a samsung t240hd and nvidia geforce fx 5200 for a video card, which has a both vga and dvi outputs.

so 1920x1200 works on the vga but not on the dvi connection for some reason...

the dvi will display 2 bars on the sides and horizontally scroll. Uhh, it seems like if those bars weren't there and the monitor actually made use of that empty space, it wouldn't need to scroll.

wondering why and if the video card is at fault?

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January 14, 2010 at 22:54:43
Older video cards seem to have trouble driving DVI monitors at resolutions above 1600x1200. Back in 2004, I was the first kid on the block to have a 24" 1920x1200 LCD on my desk. Unfortunately, the Radeon 9800 Pro I was using at the time just couldn't run the thing at its full resolution over DVI, so I had to use VGA. It wasn't till I upgraded to the Radeon X850XT I could run the monitor at its native resolution over DVI.

However, with thick, shielded cable, you can get a very sharp 1920x1200 picture out of the old VGA port.

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January 14, 2010 at 23:33:22
I take it that you've got the latest Forceware drivers installed?
Don't use Windows' own display settings system, go through the
NVidia Control Panel - some cards give you additional options to
play around with like timings etc. Worth a go anyway.

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