Connecting the Dell SP2309W monitor and the Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 through a DVI cable
Love the new monitor, but I'm having problems with connecting it to my desktop through the DVI port on my Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 AGP card.

I installed the latest video drivers from Nvidia - version 175.19, released July 9, 2008. I'm running XP Home.

When I connected the DVI from the monitor to the video card, and set the resolution to the native resolution - 2048x1152, I got a desktop that was too large for the monitor to see. That is, I had to scroll around the desktop to move the viewable area (to see the top of the screen, I had to move the desktop down, to see the right side, I had to scroll the desktop left).

I tried to change various settings on Nvidia control panel to fix it, but I couldn't get it to work. The monitor is now connected through the VGA cable and is running at 2048x1152, but I would prefer to be able to run it through the DVI cable.

Anyone else have luck getting their SP2309W running using a similar card? If I knew the monitor's exact specs, I could maybe tell Nvidia's driver how to show this resolution, but I would need such stats as "Horizontal sync width", etc.

Thanks for your time in reading this post!
Love the new monitor, but I'm having problems with connecting it to my desktop through the DVI port on my Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 AGP card.



I installed the latest video drivers from Nvidia - version 175.19, released July 9, 2008. I'm running XP Home.



When I connected the DVI from the monitor to the video card, and set the resolution to the native resolution - 2048x1152, I got a desktop that was too large for the monitor to see. That is, I had to scroll around the desktop to move the viewable area (to see the top of the screen, I had to move the desktop down, to see the right side, I had to scroll the desktop left).



I tried to change various settings on Nvidia control panel to fix it, but I couldn't get it to work. The monitor is now connected through the VGA cable and is running at 2048x1152, but I would prefer to be able to run it through the DVI cable.



Anyone else have luck getting their SP2309W running using a similar card? If I knew the monitor's exact specs, I could maybe tell Nvidia's driver how to show this resolution, but I would need such stats as "Horizontal sync width", etc.



Thanks for your time in reading this post!

#1
Posted 12/30/2008 04:49 AM   
I actually ended up figuring this out myself. It has to do with DVI formats. My video card only has DVI-Single-Link, which supports a maximum of 1920 x 1200. I would need a video card with DVI-Dual-Link support, which would support up to 2560 x 1600 resolution.

Source: [url="http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html"]http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html[/url]
I actually ended up figuring this out myself. It has to do with DVI formats. My video card only has DVI-Single-Link, which supports a maximum of 1920 x 1200. I would need a video card with DVI-Dual-Link support, which would support up to 2560 x 1600 resolution.



Source: http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html

#2
Posted 01/05/2009 05:50 PM   
[quote name='gene2u' post='486521' date='Jan 5 2009, 06:50 PM']I actually ended up figuring this out myself. It has to do with DVI formats. My video card only has DVI-Single-Link, which supports a maximum of 1920 x 1200. I would need a video card with DVI-Dual-Link support, which would support up to 2560 x 1600 resolution.

Source: [url="http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html"]http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html[/url][/quote]


TRY THIS: NVIDIA FORCEWARE 94.24

SCREEN RESOLUTIONS &REFRESH RATES>ADVANCED

TIMING STANDARD>CVT-RB

FLAT PANEL SCALING>MONITOR SCALING

HORIZONTAL PIXELS>FRONT PORCH:48 BACK PORCH:80 SYNC WIDTH:32 SYNC POLARITY:+ FRONT END=BACK END ACTIVE=2048

VERTICAL LINES>FRONT PORCH:3 BACK PORCH:25 SYNC WITH:5 SYNC POLARITY:- REFRESH RATE:59.909HZ FRONT END=BACK END ACTIVE=1152

SCAN RATE SHOULD READ:66.36KHZ HORIZONTAL,PIXEL CLOCK=146.52MHZ

IF U CAN MAKE DISPLAY GO AHY HIGHER,SAY,59.910HZ,PLEASE POST.
IT IS SINGLE LINK DVI AND IT WORS AT 2048.
[quote name='gene2u' post='486521' date='Jan 5 2009, 06:50 PM']I actually ended up figuring this out myself. It has to do with DVI formats. My video card only has DVI-Single-Link, which supports a maximum of 1920 x 1200. I would need a video card with DVI-Dual-Link support, which would support up to 2560 x 1600 resolution.



Source: http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html





TRY THIS: NVIDIA FORCEWARE 94.24



SCREEN RESOLUTIONS &REFRESH RATES>ADVANCED



TIMING STANDARD>CVT-RB



FLAT PANEL SCALING>MONITOR SCALING



HORIZONTAL PIXELS>FRONT PORCH:48 BACK PORCH:80 SYNC WIDTH:32 SYNC POLARITY:+ FRONT END=BACK END ACTIVE=2048



VERTICAL LINES>FRONT PORCH:3 BACK PORCH:25 SYNC WITH:5 SYNC POLARITY:- REFRESH RATE:59.909HZ FRONT END=BACK END ACTIVE=1152



SCAN RATE SHOULD READ:66.36KHZ HORIZONTAL,PIXEL CLOCK=146.52MHZ



IF U CAN MAKE DISPLAY GO AHY HIGHER,SAY,59.910HZ,PLEASE POST.

IT IS SINGLE LINK DVI AND IT WORS AT 2048.

#3
Posted 03/20/2009 01:48 PM   
yessssssssssssssssssssss!
IT WORKS AT 59.909HZ,BUT NVIDIA CONTROL APPLET HAS A BUG,IT DOES NOT REPRESENT THE ACTUAL FREQUENCY.THE MONITOR DOES!
IN THE END I FOUND:

[url="http://www.vesa.org/Public/CVT/CVTd6r1.xls"]http://www.vesa.org/Public/CVT/CVTd6r1.xls[/url]

THIS IS PURE GOLD!


ALL THAT DVI STATE IS NO MORE THAN 162MHZ PIXEL CLOCK.WITH LOW REFRESH SOME CAN GET HIGH RESOLUTION,PROVIDED THAT PIXEL CLOCK<162MHZ.I THINK THAT TESTS ABOUT
TMDI TRANSMITTERS ARE INCONCLUSIVE.
yessssssssssssssssssssss!

IT WORKS AT 59.909HZ,BUT NVIDIA CONTROL APPLET HAS A BUG,IT DOES NOT REPRESENT THE ACTUAL FREQUENCY.THE MONITOR DOES!

IN THE END I FOUND:



http://www.vesa.org/Public/CVT/CVTd6r1.xls



THIS IS PURE GOLD!





ALL THAT DVI STATE IS NO MORE THAN 162MHZ PIXEL CLOCK.WITH LOW REFRESH SOME CAN GET HIGH RESOLUTION,PROVIDED THAT PIXEL CLOCK<162MHZ.I THINK THAT TESTS ABOUT

TMDI TRANSMITTERS ARE INCONCLUSIVE.

#4
Posted 03/20/2009 02:39 PM   
with both horizontal and vertical sync polarity POSITIVE it works on 59.909hz....
i mean NVIDIA control panel works.the display works either way.
with both horizontal and vertical sync polarity POSITIVE it works on 59.909hz....

i mean NVIDIA control panel works.the display works either way.

#5
Posted 03/23/2009 11:24 AM   
[quote name='qwas' post='521739' date='Mar 23 2009, 07:24 AM']with both horizontal and vertical sync polarity POSITIVE it works on 59.909hz....
i mean NVIDIA control panel works.the display works either way.[/quote]

good info. I can not install old or new forceware drivers on my xp pro sys with a GE5200 Ultra on it. It says that there was not a compatible driver found.

I i try to manually do it and point to the nvid dir with the expanded drivers, the 5200 is not listed. Can you help me?

Also, my DVI cable is single, not dual digital. I have an Acer 23" monitor. Does it support the rest of the pins?
[quote name='qwas' post='521739' date='Mar 23 2009, 07:24 AM']with both horizontal and vertical sync polarity POSITIVE it works on 59.909hz....

i mean NVIDIA control panel works.the display works either way.



good info. I can not install old or new forceware drivers on my xp pro sys with a GE5200 Ultra on it. It says that there was not a compatible driver found.



I i try to manually do it and point to the nvid dir with the expanded drivers, the 5200 is not listed. Can you help me?



Also, my DVI cable is single, not dual digital. I have an Acer 23" monitor. Does it support the rest of the pins?

#6
Posted 04/01/2009 11:45 AM   
[quote name='qwas' post='521739' date='Mar 23 2009, 07:24 AM']with both horizontal and vertical sync polarity POSITIVE it works on 59.909hz....
i mean NVIDIA control panel works.the display works either way.[/quote]

good info. I can not install old or new forceware drivers on my xp pro sys with a GE5200 Ultra on it. It says that there was not a compatible driver found.

I i try to manually do it and point to the nvid dir with the expanded drivers, the 5200 is not listed. Can you help me?

Also, my DVI cable is single, not dual digital. I have an Acer 23" monitor. Does it support the rest of the pins?
[quote name='qwas' post='521739' date='Mar 23 2009, 07:24 AM']with both horizontal and vertical sync polarity POSITIVE it works on 59.909hz....

i mean NVIDIA control panel works.the display works either way.



good info. I can not install old or new forceware drivers on my xp pro sys with a GE5200 Ultra on it. It says that there was not a compatible driver found.



I i try to manually do it and point to the nvid dir with the expanded drivers, the 5200 is not listed. Can you help me?



Also, my DVI cable is single, not dual digital. I have an Acer 23" monitor. Does it support the rest of the pins?

#7
Posted 04/01/2009 11:45 AM   
today,1 october 2009,i can run 2048*1152@60hz on geforce 6600,thru DVI (single)
the tricks are:
on xp:modfy modes.ini and the others-replace 2048*1536 with 2048*1152.those are nvidia installation files.
on "WINDOWS7":ONLY WITH VISTA DRIVERS.NO W7 DRIVER ACCEPTS A MODES.INI AS ABOVE.
BUT:AT STARTUP ,RANDOM ERROR IN NVLDDMKM.SYS(devil's name)-this is specific to vista driver.
comment1:nvidia are destroyed people. >.<
comment2:"windows7" has that name so it cannot be searched with google.try search "terrorist1"-no mention of osbama. :ph34r:
today,1 october 2009,i can run 2048*1152@60hz on geforce 6600,thru DVI (single)

the tricks are:

on xp:modfy modes.ini and the others-replace 2048*1536 with 2048*1152.those are nvidia installation files.

on "WINDOWS7":ONLY WITH VISTA DRIVERS.NO W7 DRIVER ACCEPTS A MODES.INI AS ABOVE.

BUT:AT STARTUP ,RANDOM ERROR IN NVLDDMKM.SYS(devil's name)-this is specific to vista driver.

comment1:nvidia are destroyed people. >.<

comment2:"windows7" has that name so it cannot be searched with google.try search "terrorist1"-no mention of osbama. :ph34r:

#8
Posted 10/01/2009 07:42 PM   
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