Hi, I just thought I would keep everyone in the loop with the response I got from nVidia below and see if anyone had any ideas on how to get either the old drivers to be recognized by MCE 2005 as being valid video drivers (I assume MCE is checking the version I had 41 and that's why it's saying the video drivers are "incompatible") or access the Advanced Timing page somehow?
I have tried PowerStrip, but they have also said it's got to be allowed in the driver first.
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I have a Sony SDM-P232W 23" LCD Screen connected to a GeForce4 MX 440 with AG...
Response (MG) 01/05/2005 01:10 AM
It is a 41.xx driver (a driver which was never released). Any driver version after 41.09 should experience the same problem. Any dual DVI Geforce based graphics card will feature one DVI port driven by an external DVI transmitter. A QuadroFX 1000 and higher will also feature external TMDS transmitter by Silicon Image.
Customer 01/04/2005 12:16 PM
Thank you! That actually answers a lot of the other questions. I have two questions:
1. Do you know at what version the drivers were fixed?
2. Which series of graphics cards feature the external TMDS transmitter chip.
BTW, I noted in one of the Answers that support for the internal chip would be supported at some point. Are there beta drivers available and can I be placed on a mailing list?
I appreciate the responsiveness of your support. I have owned cards based on technology from many companies before (including those as far back as from Tseng labs [no relation]), and my experience with nVidia-based products have been extremely positive up to this point.
Response (MG) 01/04/2005 11:09 AM
Thank you for your email. On some older drivers, we did not correctly meet the specifications for DVI compliance. The older drivers would allow the DVI output to run out of speciification which is why you may have been able to "overclock" the TMDS transmitter on your Geforce4 MX card to operate at higher DVI resolutions. Only graphic cards which feature a Silicone Image external TMDS transmitter chip on the card can officially support the 1920x1200 resolution digitally.
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Customer 12/30/2004 09:55 PM
I have a Sony SDM-P232W 23" LCD Screen connected to a GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X via DVI-D. Before I installed the 66.93 drivers, which is now required by Windows Media Center Edition 2005, I was able to set the resolution to 1920 x 1200 (the native resolution of the LCD). However, now, my GeForce4 card will not recognize the monitor with this resolution! Instead, it says that my LCD only goes up to 1600 X 1200. When I add the custom mode of 1920 X 1200, the card will simply create a desktop of 1920 X 1200, but still output a signal of 1600 X 1200. In this mode, the video card pans the screen. I have enclosed a setting of the "detected" screen resolution, which is obviously wrong. I have the latest nForce drivers, as well as the latest updates to my motherboard (Abit NF7-S rev. 1.1). Please help. I have tried all suggestions and reinstalled (uninstalled, rebooted, then installed, in all sorts of ways) all the drivers, including my Sony LCD drivers. When I go back to my old drivers (41.09), I can set my resolution to 1920 X 1200. Please help. I have not been able to find anything online or in the user guide that addresses this issue.
Question Reference #041230-000050
Escalation Level: 4 hours
Product: Graphics cards
Date Created: 12/30/2004 09:55 PM
Last Updated: 01/05/2005 01:10 AM