nvidia 7600gs ? resolutions

  fullerbonks 13:23 09 Jan 2008

I have an Nvidia 7600gs agp 256mb card which works well with my Samsung 19" 913N monitor @1280x1054. I intend to buy a 22" widescreen which is 1680x1050, but the card does not list this resolution. Do you think the card will adjust to the new resolution, or does it mean a new card. I,m hoping that an expert will tell me it will work. Fingers are crossed!!!!

  Stuartli 13:33 09 Jan 2008

Right click on an empty area of the Desktop>Properties>Settings tab>Advanced button>Adapter tab>click on List All Modes button.

A comprehensive list will now appear of all the colour/resolution/refresh rates which your graphics card will support - in fact highlighting a favoured combination and OK (ing) it will make the setting permanent.

You would also need to select that there will be no need to Reboot.

  Stuartli 13:34 09 Jan 2008

Just check, without making any changes for your present setup, that the card will/or will not support your proposed new monitor.

  keef66 13:35 09 Jan 2008

My 6600 card didn't list the widescreen resolutions till I hooked it up to my new samsung 205bw and loaded the drivers for it. Now I can select 1680x1050 and it looks lovely

  fullerbonks 13:43 09 Jan 2008

I have done this already, but it only lists the resolutions available for the existing monitor. I have been thro to the card manfr; and have a list which does not include 1680x1050. the nearest in the lst is 1600x1200

  fullerbonks 13:59 09 Jan 2008

Thanks keef66. If it does it on the 6600, I think I'll just buy the WS monitor and hopefully it will do the same on my 7600

  fullerbonks 14:05 09 Jan 2008

I,m thinking of buying the acer 22". anyone used one? the 19" or 20" they are basically all the same. It would help if anyone could give a glowing report or otherwise before I order it.

  Stuartli 15:19 09 Jan 2008

>>but it only lists the resolutions available for the existing monitor. >>

My humble ATi Radeon 9550 (used with a 21in Belinea CRT monitor) has a top resolution capability of 2048x1536.

1680x1050 combinations are about two-thirds of the way down the listing...:-)

  keef66 16:15 09 Jan 2008

If you read the release notes for the latest Nvidia drivers you'll see that there are some resolutions which will only be offered if the hardware (ie the monitor) supports them. 1680x1050 is mentioned at that point. It's also listed in the full listing of supported resolutions for your card among others.

You'll be fine.

  fullerbonks 17:03 09 Jan 2008

Thnx M8 I appreciate all the trouble you've gone to, and finally have put my mind to rest. I,ve now ordered a new acer 22" crystalbrite.
Happy new year and again Thanx.

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