Geforce FX 5200
Ok I know the card is old but until now its met my needs atleast.

I went out yesterday and bought a Gateway 21" HD Flat Widescreen monitor.
The actual model is the FPD2185W.

I connected it to the 5200 via the DVI cable.
The highest I am able to set the resolution is 1280 x 1024.
The monitor says it can go up to 1680 x 1050.

When I used my 8 year old NEC CRT monitor I was able to go much higher.
I e-mail Gateway and I'm just not really understanding there reponses.

[b]Here was the latest : [/b]

[i]Please be informed that old monitor you are
using has a high frequency rate that can support by your video card.
The video card you are using can support upto a maximum resolution of
2048 x 1536 at 85 Hz. The FPD2185W can support 1680 x 1050 (native and
maximum) at 75 Hz. That is why your system is limited to use the
maximum resolution of the monitor[/i]

So ok I was thinking I am probably going to be buying a 6600 or 6800 here soon anyways so maybe I will then be able to take full advantage of this monitors resolutions but then I can't understand why the current Geforce 5200 was fully capable of giving me the higher res but only on an older monitor!

Your guys help is appreciated, I figured this would be my best source for some helpful information.

Thank you

Ryan.
Ok I know the card is old but until now its met my needs atleast.



I went out yesterday and bought a Gateway 21" HD Flat Widescreen monitor.

The actual model is the FPD2185W.



I connected it to the 5200 via the DVI cable.

The highest I am able to set the resolution is 1280 x 1024.

The monitor says it can go up to 1680 x 1050.



When I used my 8 year old NEC CRT monitor I was able to go much higher.

I e-mail Gateway and I'm just not really understanding there reponses.



Here was the latest :



Please be informed that old monitor you are

using has a high frequency rate that can support by your video card.

The video card you are using can support upto a maximum resolution of

2048 x 1536 at 85 Hz. The FPD2185W can support 1680 x 1050 (native and

maximum) at 75 Hz. That is why your system is limited to use the

maximum resolution of the monitor




So ok I was thinking I am probably going to be buying a 6600 or 6800 here soon anyways so maybe I will then be able to take full advantage of this monitors resolutions but then I can't understand why the current Geforce 5200 was fully capable of giving me the higher res but only on an older monitor!



Your guys help is appreciated, I figured this would be my best source for some helpful information.



Thank you



Ryan.

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Posted 01/21/2006 04:21 AM   
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