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Can't get 1920x1200 res via DVI

Guest Darren Hill

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Guest Darren Hill

I tried a couple of the 160 series drivers, and noticed that they don't produce proper 1920x1200 resolution on my external monitor (a single link DVI connection). Instead, they produce a stretched 1600x1200 virtual desktop.

When using VGA connection it works, but I don't like how blurry text looks when using that connection.

Can anyone point me to the last driver where this works properly?


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Are you using the modified INF? Have you even tried changing the resolution?

What graphics card?

And most importantly, what monitor?

I bet the monitor is not telling the computer over DVI that it supports 1920x1200 resolution. If that is the case you will need to force 1920x1200 which is difficult with some drivers, or get a new monitor.

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Guest Darren Hill

"Have you even tried changing the resolution?" I'm not quite so technically incompetent that I haven't tried that! :) I am also using the modded INF.

I know exactly what the problem is and why it's happening.

This is a problem I've seen reported at notebookforums and on NVidias own forums - I'm not alone in suffering from it.

The monitor is a Dell 2405, by the way, but it will occur on any monitor connected via single link DVI at a resolution of 1920x1200 (it doesn't happen with dual link connections).

When I use the 158.22 driver (I am now) and earlier, all works fine. When I use the Notebooks own inbuilt screen at 1920x1200, it's fine. It's only on external monitors connected via a single-link DVI connection at above 1600x1200 that there's a problem.

The problem is that NVidia broke their support for 1920x1200 output on a single link DVI connection with recent drivers: to get that output (which is beyond the standard 1600x1200 limit of DVI). I don't know which was the first driver where this support was broken, hence my question.

Also, have the latest drivers restored this support?

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