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Guest xilinx

Dear all,

many compliments for this great and very useful forum.

This is my first post.

I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 with a Nvidia Geforge GO FX5200 64 Mb. The max resolution supported by the laptop monitor is 1920x1200x32. I would like to use it with an external monitor I bought recently, a Samsung Sync Master 2333HD. The max resolution supported by the external monitor is 1920x1080x32.

I tried the last version of nforce driver (190.40) but I got some problems:

1 - after installing the drivers the max resolution available on the laptop monitor is 1600x1200, while with the original drivers (Dell R105465) it was 1920x1200.

2 - the max resolution available on external monitors is 1600x1200.

I tried also with original drivers, both with original inf and modded inf, and issue 1 is solved, but in any case I am not capable to obtain 1920x1080x32 on the external monitor.

Is there a way to force the resolution of 1920x1080x32 on external monitors? What is the best driver to use?

Thanks for the help.


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its kinda overkilled with your gpu

full hd is useless with the card, you cant play any game on that or run HD video

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I don't think so. The card provides a resolution of 2048x1536x32 on external monitor and I verified it on an old CRT.

I am a developer, I am not interested in games or movies: I want only a lot of space on the desktop...

What I don't understand is the fact that on a CRT the card is able to manage a resolution of 2048x1536, while

when I try a lower resolution on the lcd display it is not available.

I have in the modded inf all the original resolutions available on external monitors (up to 2048x1536). I added

the resolution of 1920x1080, but when I install the drivers this resolution simply disappear from the list of supported

resolution: I have 1600x1200 1920x1440 2048x1536, but not 1920x1080.


its kinda overkilled with your gpu

full hd is useless with the card, you cant play any game on that or run HD video

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You have to go to Nvidia Control Panel /change resolution/more resolutions and look at not supported resolutions; there are also working resolutions that are not Windows defaults including video and wide ones. Tick those you need to add. This is a feature/oddity of the newest drivers.

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Thanks very much for the suggestion: I saw this features in the old drivers but it had several bugs and I did not consider it.

During last week I tried a lot of drivers since I need to find the correct one for my "old" card.

The latest drivers, after installation, don't present the control panel: it is completely absent, both in control panel and

in the card properties window.

The first driver that:

-has a modded inf for DELL and GO FX 5200,

-has control panel,

-install without problems

is 176.53.

I still have some issues:

- when I switch on external monitor (Samsung Sync Master 2333HD) the laptop monitor becomes and remains completely white,

- I am capable to set the desired resolution on external monitor but the image is smaller than the monitor size,

lets say that the screen width is almost half the available space on the monitor.

I tried to change the parameter in order to define a custom resolution but I had no results.

Than I had an idea: I did reboot in my linux box and switched to external monitor.

All went fine and I got the Xorg log with the details of the current resolution.

Considering that this resolution works correctly on the external monitor I would like to

use the same parameters reported by Xorg in the Windows driver configuration.

Is there someone that can explain me how the parameters in Xorg must be interpreted and

used in the Windows driver configuration? Is it possible to solve the problem of the white screen on the laptop?

Thanks for the help.

EDID vendor "SAM", prod id 1156

Output: LVDS, Detected Monitor Type: 0

Query for AtomBIOS Get Panel EDID: failed

Added native panel mode: 1280x800

EDID vendor "SAM", prod id 1156

Using EDID range info for horizontal sync

Using EDID range info for vertical refresh

Printing DDC gathered Modelines:

Modeline "1920x1080"x0.0 138.50 1920 1968 2000 2080 1080 1083 1088 1111 +hsync -vsync (66.6 kHz)

Modeline "800x600"x0.0 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)

Modeline "800x600"x0.0 36.00 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz)

Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync (37.5 kHz)

Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 664 704 832 480 489 492 520 -hsync -vsync (37.9 kHz)

Modeline "640x480"x0.0 30.24 640 704 768 864 480 483 486 525 -hsync -vsync (35.0 kHz)

Modeline "640x480"x0.0 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)

Modeline "720x400"x0.0 28.32 720 738 846 900 400 412 414 449 -hsync +vsync (31.5 kHz)

Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (80.0 kHz)

Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 78.75 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz)

Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 75.00 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (56.5 kHz)

Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz)

Modeline "832x624"x0.0 57.28 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -hsync -vsync (49.7 kHz)

Modeline "800x600"x0.0 49.50 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync (46.9 kHz)

Modeline "800x600"x0.0 50.00 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync (48.1 kHz)

Modeline "1152x864"x0.0 108.00 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync (67.5 kHz)

Modeline "1152x864"x0.0 108.00 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync (67.5 kHz)

Modeline "1280x800"x0.0 83.50 1280 1352 1480 1680 800 803 809 831 -hsync +vsync (49.7 kHz)

Modeline "1280x960"x0.0 108.00 1280 1376 1488 1800 960 961 964 1000 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz)

Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 108.00 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (64.0 kHz)

Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 106.50 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz)

Modeline "1600x1200"x0.0 162.00 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync (75.0 kHz)

Modeline "1680x1050"x0.0 146.25 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync (65.3 kHz)

Output: VGA-0, Detected Monitor Type: 1

EDID data from the display on output: VGA-0 ----------------------

Manufacturer: SAM Model: 484 Serial#: 1129132595

Year: 2008 Week: 26

EDID Version: 1.3

Analog Display Input, Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.300 V

Sync: Separate Composite SyncOnGreen

Max Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 52 vert.: 32

Gamma: 2.20

DPMS capabilities: Off; RGB/Color Display

First detailed timing is preferred mode

redX: 0.640 redY: 0.330 greenX: 0.300 greenY: 0.600

blueX: 0.150 blueY: 0.060 whiteX: 0.312 whiteY: 0.329

Supported VESA Video Modes:
















Manufacturer's mask: 0

Supported Future Video Modes:

#0: hsize: 1152 vsize 864 refresh: 75 vid: 20337

#1: hsize: 1280 vsize 800 refresh: 60 vid: 129

#2: hsize: 1280 vsize 960 refresh: 60 vid: 16513

#3: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 60 vid: 32897

#4: hsize: 1440 vsize 900 refresh: 60 vid: 149

#5: hsize: 1600 vsize 1200 refresh: 60 vid: 16553

#6: hsize: 1680 vsize 1050 refresh: 60 vid: 179

Supported additional Video Mode:

clock: 138.5 MHz Image Size: 518 x 32 mm

h_active: 1920 h_sync: 1968 h_sync_end 2000 h_blank_end 2080 h_border: 0

v_active: 1080 v_sync: 1083 v_sync_end 1088 v_blanking: 1111 v_border: 0

Ranges: V min: 56 V max: 75 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 81 kHz, PixClock max 170 MHz

Monitor name: SyncMaster

Serial No: H1AK500000

EDID (in hex):









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Excuse me. Sorry to hijack this topic, but I would like to ask the originator that if you were able to really run the driver 190.40 on Go FX 5200 card. To what I know, the latest driver that support those 5xxx series card are 98.xx on vista/7 and 17x.xx on xp/2k. If you really able to run 190.xx drivers, can you enlighten me a bit on how to do it as I got a notebook with FX Go 700, and I am wondering if drivers above 17x.xx would work on them. Thanks.

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Yes it runs, but:

- I haven't the control panel, both in the contextual menu and clicking on advanced button in properties menu;

- the highest resolution available on the laptop tft is 1600x1200x32, while it should be 1920x1080x32.

The second issue could be related to the modded inf, but I haven't checked.


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Without working Control Panel you are in trouble with those hidden resolutions. Best to stick to a little older drivers.

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Indeed I am using 176.53.



I am in a very similar situation. I am trying to get a GeForce4 440 Go card to work with a 1920x1080 monitor. 176.53 seems to be the most promising driver. It correctly sets the resolution to 1920x1080. But after logging in, windows would crash with a blue screen complaining about nv4_disp.dll. I disabled everything related to nvidia in msconfig and windows won't crash. But if the support for video is not impressive. If I set a flash to be full screen, windows would crash with a blue screen. I am curious to know if you have a better solution to your problem.

As you pointed out, the video card works flawlessly under linux...

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