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Solved: 1900 x 1200 on Nvidia GeForce 8600?

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  1. jamtarts

    jamtarts Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if this was possible?

    I have a Nvidia Geforce 8600 gt card in my PC, I noticed my tv in the bedroom, Akura APL 2666 FD, was a Full HD with a 1900 x 1200 resolution and as it had a VGA port I bought a cable to try my PC out on it thinking it'd be better than the 19 inch 1280 x 1024 I use at the moment.

    the best I could get it working at was about 1600 x 1200 ish (I can't remember now as I put the TV back in the room for the moment).

    I found any rate above 60 hz didn't work and the closest resolution to the 1900 x 1200 was about 1945 x 1200 which also didn't work.

    I'm using Windows 7 and it seems to pick up the TV up as a generic monitor, is there any way I can get a better driver for the TV so I can use the 1900 x 1200 at 60hz or do I need to just stick with the 1600 resolution?

    thanks for your help :D,

    Richard,
     
  2. Compiler

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    LCDs typical don't work above 60hz.

    You need to check the manual or support site for your TV to confirm the resolutions it'll support
     
  3. jamtarts

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    thanks, the tv does a maximum 1900 x 1200 at 60hz, but the card seems to miss this resolution out having it at 75hz but going on to 1945 x 1200 at 60hz, it seems to have other similar resolutions I just wondered if there were other generic monitor drivers that may let card display 1900 x 1200,

    I'll just need to leave it at 1600 x 1200 until I can afford a new graphics card,

    thanks for your help though,
     
  4. jamtarts

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    as it looks like I'll not get the 1900 x 1200 at 60hz can anyone recommend a fairly cheap graphics card that will handle that resolution on a HD TV and also handle games such as Oblivion and Colin McRae Dirt etc?

    thanks,
     
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    8600 is already a fairly cheap and old video card... replaced by 9500GT and some version of the GF 2x0.

    The 8600GT supports wide screen of 1920x1200. 1900x1200 is non-standard. So you need to set the card at 60hz, and 1920x1200... no higher or lower.
     
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    I have a similar TV. 1600x1200 is usually about as far as they will go on a VGA, any higher yo uneed a real monitor.
    You can achieve 1920x1080, bu using an HDMI port. If you get a VGA-HDMI (or DVI-HDMI) cable, depending on your current card output, you will get th e1920x1080 as far as I know. Other than that, I dont think its possible to get better :)
     
  7. jamtarts

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    that's brilliant, thanks, I'll have a look at that. I may just need to stick with the 1600 x 1200 just now and aim for a new card as my card has DVI but I think I'd lose the sound,

    thanks for your help though guys :D
     
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