Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA Legacy Graphics Cards

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-03-05, 01:22 PM   #1
martyp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10
Default Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

Hi all,

Really hoping someone may know what to do to sort this one...

Basically, after installing the laters detonators from the Nvidia site (version 66.93) I found a problem with 800 X 600 resolution after trying to play a game.
I tested DirectX and tests ran in that resolution were bad also.

If I set my resolution in Windows to 800 X 600 the screen goes all messy with jagged horizontal lines. I don't recall having this issue with earlier drivers and I tested without the latest drivers (basic Windows display drivers) and it worked on 800 X 600 fine (so both monitor and card are capable of this...)

I can only assume it is a bug in the latest drivers...

I was hoping there may be a setting I could try to fix this instead of having to roll back to older drivers...

My machine spec is as follows:

AMD K7VT2 motherboard (VIA chipset) with Athlon 2.2GHz
512MB SDRAM
PNY Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440 SE
Acer AL1511 Monitor (15" LCD 55-75Hz)
Windows XP SP1
DirectX 9.0c

Any ideas anyone on this one???

Many thanks in advance for any replies...
martyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-05, 01:48 PM   #2
saturnotaku
Apple user. Deal with it.
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The 'burbs, IL USA
Posts: 12,502
Default Re: Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

Can you post a screenshot of the problem you're experiencing?
saturnotaku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-05, 02:02 PM   #3
martyp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10
Default Re: Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

Sorry, I can't I'm afraid...I did try a minute ago though...(thought the same thing)

If I do a screen grab it looks exactly the same as when at 1024X768, it doesn't show any difference at all.

The display is all shakey and jagged and distorted.
You can still make out most things. The colours are all still fine, it's just all distorted and shakey...

Hang on...I have another idea...take a photo with my mobile!!!

Please see below, the before and after shots:





The first is how is is normally (sorry about the background, my gf put that on to be festive...). The other two are very close up as at the same distance the first was taken you don't see any difference in the picture.

Thanks
martyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 08:24 AM   #4
martyp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10
Default Re: Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

If it's of any significance...
TV output works fine on either 800 X 600 or 1024 X 768 so I successfully played the game on my TV.

I'm suspecting an incompatability with my monitor?

The NVidia drivers picked my monitor up as P & P and identified it correctly with the correct capabilities...

I'm wondering about going to the monitor manufacturer for advice or possibly installing the monitor driver from the manufacturer although it is dated 2003...

Any other suggestions on this one anyone???
martyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-05, 11:36 AM   #5
kRogue
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19
Default Re: Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

Hi,

I got the same issues with driver version 66.94... well actuallly I was jsut trying to play my old DiabloII after I upgraded the drivers and the video before playing is all wacked and it is all whacked during if the playing resolution is at 800x600... can play at 640x480 though... so I reverted back to the older 61.76 drivers..at first I though the game got corrupted so I reinstalled it. waste of time...

for the recrod my sytem is:

AMD Athlon XP 3000+
nForce2 Motehrboard
512MB RAM
GeForce 5900XP
SBLive!
Windows 98SE {NOT Windows XP!!!}
DirectX v9.0C
kRogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 06:31 AM   #6
martyp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10
Default Re: Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

Hi kRogue,
Thanks for the response! Glad to know it's not me with failing eyesight or a botched PC (built it myself and my job is IT support!)
Have you tried just setting the windows resolution to 800 X 600?
I can't go below that unfortunately as my LCD display doesn't allow it...
martyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-05, 05:54 PM   #7
kRogue
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19
Default Re: Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

on my system (which is jsut Win98SE) changing the desktop resoultions is ok, but DrivectDraw/DricetX stuff is trashed (like DIablo2, older games like DeusEx)
I've reverted back to 56.something.... only HalfLife2 gives me lip about it....
kRogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-05, 09:04 AM   #8
martyp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10
Default Re: Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

The graphics card manufacturer has suggested older drivers. I'll give those a go...
I upgraded to the latest ones about two months ago but hadn't tried 800 X 600 since then...
See how a downgrade in drivers does...
I don't recall any problems with the previous NVidia drivers...
I tried reinstalling DirectX and installing 9.0c but I can only assume it's the drivers as my monitor just cannot do that resolution with the NVidia drivers installed...
I'm also awaiting feedback from the monitor mfr (Acer)
martyp is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 01-06-05, 06:25 PM   #9
martyp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10
Default Re: Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

OK, went back to drivers 61.76 & 61.77 and still the same...
yet still with no NVidia drivers installed 800 X 600 works...

Not sure about going back to 5x.xx drivers...??

My BIOS is the latest version so to are the VIA 4 in 1 drivers (as suggested by the graphics card mfr)
martyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-05, 05:14 PM   #10
martyp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10
Default Re: Please help - new drivers don't do 800X600

Hi all,

I have a result!!!
Version 56.72 works great in 800 X 600...
Thing is...not sure how good it is with DirectX 9.0c...
Should I still persist with newer drivers or just stick with 56.72?

I'm now thinking about my BIOS version of my card, it's 4.17.20.13. Can I flash this with an update?
martyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NVIDIA Drivers Receive Windows 8 Certification News Archived News Items 0 06-01-12 05:30 AM
Creative drivers ? SparrowHawk General Hardware 39 11-18-02 08:03 AM
Radeon 9700 not all that? sancheuz Other Desktop Graphics Cards 200 10-12-02 09:31 PM
Nvidia Stereo Drivers Soudontsay NVIDIA Windows Graphics Drivers 2 08-26-02 10:48 AM
nVidia drivers + Red Hat Linux 7.3 Error404 NVIDIA Linux 17 08-16-02 11:34 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.