How to mak your GF FX to support 1440x900 in Vista my solution
Dunno if anyone's posted this, but I recently put Vista on my brother's computer, which has an FX 5200, and the outdated drivers that Vista comes with don't support 1440x900, and the newer Forceware drivers won't install with an FX card.

My solution:

1) I downloaded two driver packages, 96.85, and 97.46.
2) Open the nv_disp.inf file of the 96.85 drivers in Notepad.
3) Scroll down a ways until you see a group of resolutions, or search for "%REG_MULTI_SZ%" and that should bring you to the correct line.
4) There's two lines there, "HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_MULTI_SZ%", and "HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%".
5) Delete both of those lines, and replace them with this:
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HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_MULTI_SZ%,  "{*}S 720x480=1;1920x1200x32 1920x1440 2048x1536=1F;640x480 800x600 848x480 960x600 1024x768x8,16=1FFF;1600x1200x32 1920x1200x8,16=3F;1280x768x32 1280x800x32 1280x960x32 1280x1024x32 1360x768x32=3FF;1600x1200x8,16=7F;1152x864x32 1280x768x8,16 1280x800x8,16 1280x960x8,16 1280x1024x8,16 1360x768x8,16=7FF;720x576=8032;1024x768x32 1152x864x8,16=FFF;{191,193}S 720x480x64=1;1920x1200x64 1920x1440x64 2048x1536x64=1F;640x480x64 800x600x64 848x480x64 960x600x64=1FFF;1600x1200x64=3F;"
HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "1280x768x64 1280x800x64 1280x960x64 1280x1024x64 1360x768x64=3FF;1152x864x64=7FF;720x576x64=8032;1024x768x64=FFF;"
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(that's the resolution settings out of the 100.65 drivers, fyi)
6) Save the file, and now copy it into the 97.46 driver directory, overwriting the existing nv_disp.inf file.
7) Now, install the 97.46 drivers. It'll prolly give you a warning that the drivers aren't signed, since you edited the .inf file I suppose.

Reboot, and now you should have 1440x900 available!

Just thought I'd post this for anyone having the same problem. Now I'm curious if I can copy this .inf file into the latest 100.65 drivers, and have them install.... since the 97.46 drivers won't install without editing their .inf.
Dunno if anyone's posted this, but I recently put Vista on my brother's computer, which has an FX 5200, and the outdated drivers that Vista comes with don't support 1440x900, and the newer Forceware drivers won't install with an FX card.



My solution:



1) I downloaded two driver packages, 96.85, and 97.46.

2) Open the nv_disp.inf file of the 96.85 drivers in Notepad.

3) Scroll down a ways until you see a group of resolutions, or search for "%REG_MULTI_SZ%" and that should bring you to the correct line.

4) There's two lines there, "HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_MULTI_SZ%", and "HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%".

5) Delete both of those lines, and replace them with this:



HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_MULTI_SZ%,  "{*}S 720x480=1;1920x1200x32 1920x1440 2048x1536=1F;640x480 800x600 848x480 960x600 1024x768x8,16=1FFF;1600x1200x32 1920x1200x8,16=3F;1280x768x32 1280x800x32 1280x960x32 1280x1024x32 1360x768x32=3FF;1600x1200x8,16=7F;1152x864x32 1280x768x8,16 1280x800x8,16 1280x960x8,16 1280x1024x8,16 1360x768x8,16=7FF;720x576=8032;1024x768x32 1152x864x8,16=FFF;{191,193}S 720x480x64=1;1920x1200x64 1920x1440x64 2048x1536x64=1F;640x480x64 800x600x64 848x480x64 960x600x64=1FFF;1600x1200x64=3F;"

HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "1280x768x64 1280x800x64 1280x960x64 1280x1024x64 1360x768x64=3FF;1152x864x64=7FF;720x576x64=8032;1024x768x64=FFF;"


(that's the resolution settings out of the 100.65 drivers, fyi)

6) Save the file, and now copy it into the 97.46 driver directory, overwriting the existing nv_disp.inf file.

7) Now, install the 97.46 drivers. It'll prolly give you a warning that the drivers aren't signed, since you edited the .inf file I suppose.



Reboot, and now you should have 1440x900 available!



Just thought I'd post this for anyone having the same problem. Now I'm curious if I can copy this .inf file into the latest 100.65 drivers, and have them install.... since the 97.46 drivers won't install without editing their .inf.

#1
Posted 04/03/2007 02:01 AM   
you also need to update modes.txt
you also need to update modes.txt

#2
Posted 04/04/2007 05:10 AM   
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