View Full Version : 6600gt pci-e, tft, resolution problem

09-19-05, 04:14 PM
hello community,

i have a "strange" problem with my new 6600gt pci-express. when i start windows without using the ****** driver, he uses the vesa driver and the resolution is 1280x1024 ( thats the native resolution of my 19 tft ). when i intstall the ****** driver, he just offers me to use 800x600 or 1024x768. when i try to add 1280x1024, 32bit, 60hz he says : cant add mode.
the tft is connected via dvi.
i tried the driver version 78.01 and 77.18.
i think there must be a possilbilty to solve this prob, but i normaly don't use windows, so i don't know "how to go on". running under linux it's no problem to get the 1280x1024 resolution. hope for help


09-20-05, 02:14 AM
Very odd...

This usually happens when you try to set a refresh rate too high for a given resolution but this is hardly the situation since 60Hz is a standard refresh rate for TFTs and the minimum for every display!

You can try to force a custom mode and see what happens.

>Right Click on the desktop
>Select Nvidia Display (select the name of the monitor which appears as sub menu)

Here you are in the advanced properties panel:

>Go to "Screen resolutions & refresh rates"
>You can now try to set the desired resolution and refresh rates.
>You can even unlock unsupported modes or adding custom resolutions through the "add" option

09-20-05, 03:29 AM
hi msxyz,

thank you for you answer. thats my problem. when i go to this settings and trie to add a custom mode like: 1280 x 1024, 32 bit color, dont matter which refresh, 60-75, he says : no, cant add custom mode. i'm searching for a switch or something to FORCE him to use the mode. funny thing, in this panel, when i go to digital flat panel settings, he says: your flat panel has a max resolution of 1280x1024. the question is: why he don't let me use this :rolleyes:


09-20-05, 05:12 AM
I'm sorry, atm I can't think about a specific solution for your problem :(

09-20-05, 06:02 AM
Do you have a driver installed for your monitor? If not, then do it. If so, then uninstall them and use the generic Plug and Play monitor driver that Microsoft provides.