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64 MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX Graphics card with TV -Out

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bill P, Apr 28, 2005.

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  1. Bill P

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    I have a Dell 8200 with that card . Will it operate a digital flat panel monitor?
     
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  3. Bill P

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    Thank you for your reply.
     
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    No problem.
     
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    Bill, before you make the switch uninstall the drivers. Then after you have the new monitor hooked up reinstall them.

    This will keep you from getting a non native resolution on your flat screen. That can suck. Read the manual on the flat screen and see what the natives are. Set your screen to one of those.

    If you go to, or now have a set resolution that isn't supported you will have issues.
     
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    That sounds tricky.
     
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    Nah, not at all. Read what the new monitor is capable of doing resolution wise and set the machine to one of the native resolutions for the monitor. You don't even have to uninstall any drivers. That is just me.

    Shut down after you set the resolution and then hook up the new monitor. Start the machine and you should be fine. ;)
     
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    Thank you my friend.
     
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    Not a problem, that is why I hang here other than to cause hate and discontent. :p
     
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    Set your refresh rate at 60 hz to start with though. Then check the box that says hide modes this monitor can't display. That will keep you from having a refresh the monitor can't handle.

    It sounds rough but it is fairly simple. :D
     
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    Right now I have a 17 in. CRT and when I check the screen Res it is 1024 by 768. So if I understand properly, before I plug up the flat panel ,which has a prime mode of 1280 x 1024,I should raise the res. to 1280 x 1024. Is that correct?
     
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    Yeah, and make sure you have the refresh set to 60 hz and the hide modes checked. That way you don't get a refresh that is too high and a whistling sound from your monitor.

    After you get the monitor set up and working you can tweak it. It is always better to start with a low refresh rate though. If you set it too high you will be kind of screwed. After you get the monitor hooked up you can always change the refresh rate, just make sure you have the hide modes checked.

    You will be fine, don't worry about it.
     
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    Where do I find the refresh rate and hide mode? I have XP Home Edition.
     
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    Right click on your desktop, choose properties, choose settings, choose advanced, click on the monitor tab and the refresh settings are there.
     
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    Thank you, I have it now.
     
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