Quadro fx 1500 will not do 2560x1600

July 22, 2010 at 07:18:24
Specs: Windows XP 64, xeon / 4 gb
Hi everybody,

I have become the proud owner of a HP ZR30w Monitor. My graphics card (Quadro FX1500) however refuses to drive the thing at the native resolution of 2560x1600. It only works at half-res of 1280x800.

Here is a brief list of what I have done so far:

- Installed every available quadro driver package
- Exchanged identical quadro cards (work/home)
- Put cards into different computer
- Swapped dual-link DVI cables
- Installed a fresh copy of Winxp 64 on a spare drive and ran the system from it
- Had the monitor panel exchanged by HP (drastic, I know ...)

This card is supposed to drive two (2) of these displays.

I don't know what else to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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July 22, 2010 at 08:00:05
If the main chipset drivers have not been installed, that may affect the max resolution you can choose.

XP doesn't have the drivers built in for most things that first came out after XP was first released, circa 2001, and it doesn't have some of the drivers built in for things made before that.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

By default, Windows shows you only the resolutions both the video drivers and the monitor drivers support.
Installing the specific monitor drivers makes them available to Windows, but doesn't necessarily set Windows to use those drivers.
Go to Control Panel - Display Properties - Settings and make sure it says FX1500 on your model of monitor - if the monitor is set to Plug and Play Monitor or something other than your specific monitor model or model series, you need to click on the Advanced button on the Settings window and change the monitor drivers Windows is using to the right ones.
Click on the Advanced button.
Monitor tab.
Properties button.
Driver tab.
Update Driver button.
No, not at this time, Next
Install from a list....., Next
Don't search..., Next
If your monitor model is on the list, choose it
If you monitor model is NOT on the list, click on the small box beside Show compatible hardware to remove the checkmark
Scroll down the list at left to the manufacturer's name - Quadro ?
click on the name, choose your model on the list on the right side
Etc., etc.
Close all windows you opened properly by clicking on OK or whatever at the bottom of the window until you get back to the desktop screen, and the monitor drivers will have been installed properly.

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