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06-02-03, 07:40 AM
i recently bought a dell D800 laptop with 15.4 WXGA 1280x800 DellSharp Wide Aspect Ratio FTF display, nVidia GeForce 4 4200 Go g card

but i cannot get the 1280x800 dispaly, only 1024x768

the question: what do i need to do in order to get 1280x800?

06-02-03, 09:36 AM
I'm pretty sure dvi output tops out at 1280*720 on gefoece 4 cards...

06-02-03, 10:05 AM
i have installed the latest 1.0-4363 and it still does not work
only vesa generic g card found (the real thing is "nvidia geforce 4 4200 Go (dell mobile)")

and the display only allow 800x600

06-02-03, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by walkndude
I'm pretty sure dvi output tops out at 1280*720 on gefoece 4 cards...

thats definately wrong ... i am running at 1280x1024 right now, and my work computer runs it at 1600x1200 ... both DVI

- mike

06-03-03, 01:39 PM
You should be able to use a utility like powerstrip to force the driver to use 'non-standard' resolutions. http://www.entechtaiwan.com/ps.htm

However, it sounds like the video driver isn't installed correctly - if you're using the standard nvidia drivers, you need to fake-out windows and tell it its really a GF4 Ti4200 or something similar - the mobile chipsets aren't supported in the .inf file.

As far as DVI resolutions, DVI 1.0 official supports 1600x1200, and much higher if you're willing to screw with video timings. However, I not sure the laptops actually use DVI to connect the to the LCD - on mine, it seems like there's way more than 4 diff pairs on the connector.

06-03-03, 01:52 PM
Guys I think he's running Linux as he referenced the 4363 drivers. In which case, he should have read this sticky (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10030) at the top of this forum indicating that we have a separate forum for NVIDIA/Linux discussion.

06-04-03, 02:38 AM
thanks, i hardly think of using another system other than linux and this is the first time am in the group.