Quick question on GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 What resolutions does it support?
Hi,
I have a quick question about the video resolutions
that are supported by the GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. It's the
motherboard embedded video on a eMachines PC.

Can I use the GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 at 1080p60?

The PC is not for gaming, just general purpose web
and stuff. It's faster than a Netbook I have been using, (and
using right now).
This is the hardware I have and would like it to work
together;

eMachines EL1352G-01W
NVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Analog VGA HDB-15 connector

Belkin KVM 4 port switch
Analog VGA HDB-15 & USB

ViewSonic LCD VX2433wm
1920 x 1080 at 50hz -> 76hz
Analog VGA HDB-15 connector, in use by Belkin KVM
DVI-D un-used
HDMI in use

Note that my real old PC, (slower than my Netbook), and
my Netbook both work with the ViewSonic monitor at native
resolution through the Belkin KVM.
Hi,

I have a quick question about the video resolutions

that are supported by the GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. It's the

motherboard embedded video on a eMachines PC.



Can I use the GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 at 1080p60?



The PC is not for gaming, just general purpose web

and stuff. It's faster than a Netbook I have been using, (and

using right now).

This is the hardware I have and would like it to work

together;



eMachines EL1352G-01W

NVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Analog VGA HDB-15 connector



Belkin KVM 4 port switch

Analog VGA HDB-15 & USB



ViewSonic LCD VX2433wm

1920 x 1080 at 50hz -> 76hz

Analog VGA HDB-15 connector, in use by Belkin KVM

DVI-D un-used

HDMI in use



Note that my real old PC, (slower than my Netbook), and

my Netbook both work with the ViewSonic monitor at native

resolution through the Belkin KVM.

Galadriel, Lady of the Galadrim

Lothlorien, Middle Earth

#1
Posted 05/15/2011 04:57 AM   
No.
No.

#2
Posted 05/15/2011 06:47 AM   
It will support the resolution, but you will probably not like the performance.
It will support the resolution, but you will probably not like the performance.

#3
Posted 05/15/2011 05:14 PM   
Also, it does not support Video playback at HD resolution.
Also, it does not support Video playback at HD resolution.

Core i5 4670K @ 4.3GHz with 4GHz uncore
Corsair H100 water cooler
8GB Patriot Viper DDR3 @ 2400MHz
Gigabyte Z87X-OC mobo
SLI eVGA GTX670 FTW (1227MHz boost 6800MHz VRAM)
Soundblaster Z with 5.1 speakers
112GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
240GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
Corsair Carbide 500R case (white)
Akasa PowerXtreme 1200W PSU
HP ZR2740W 2560 x 1440 27" IPS panel
Windows 7 Pro 64bit

#4
Posted 05/15/2011 06:16 PM   
Thank you for your answers.

As I said, I am using this for web browsing, misc.
things like OpenOffice and reading E-Mail.

Playback of HD video was not a goal. (I have a streaming
media player that can do HD from local sources.)

The performace at 1680x1050 is very usable for these
simple uses. (I use zero animation in the GUIs, simple
window decorations, and generally leave Flash off
because it just annoying to me.) It's just not as clear
as it should be since it's not 1 to 1 pixel mapping.

Under Linux, the NVidia supplied driver does not work
to set to resolution to 1920 x 1080 correctly. I get
the full height but the width continues beyond the
right side, about 200 pixels. All the configuration
file changes don't seem to help.

I guess I will contact NVidia support.


I've got other computers for other uses. This one is
quiet, low power, smaller and cheap.
Thank you for your answers.



As I said, I am using this for web browsing, misc.

things like OpenOffice and reading E-Mail.



Playback of HD video was not a goal. (I have a streaming

media player that can do HD from local sources.)



The performace at 1680x1050 is very usable for these

simple uses. (I use zero animation in the GUIs, simple

window decorations, and generally leave Flash off

because it just annoying to me.) It's just not as clear

as it should be since it's not 1 to 1 pixel mapping.



Under Linux, the NVidia supplied driver does not work

to set to resolution to 1920 x 1080 correctly. I get

the full height but the width continues beyond the

right side, about 200 pixels. All the configuration

file changes don't seem to help.



I guess I will contact NVidia support.





I've got other computers for other uses. This one is

quiet, low power, smaller and cheap.

Galadriel, Lady of the Galadrim

Lothlorien, Middle Earth

#5
Posted 05/16/2011 12:39 AM   
I've figured it out. The NVidia driver and or the configuration
program wanted to use 148.5Mhz for the dot clock. A change to
148.7Mhz and copying the other video parameters from my Netbook's
"xorg.conf" fixed my problem.
I've figured it out. The NVidia driver and or the configuration

program wanted to use 148.5Mhz for the dot clock. A change to

148.7Mhz and copying the other video parameters from my Netbook's

"xorg.conf" fixed my problem.

Galadriel, Lady of the Galadrim

Lothlorien, Middle Earth

#6
Posted 05/22/2011 08:13 AM   
Here is my "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file for reference;

[code]Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from data in "/etc/conf.d/gpm"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: xconfig, VertRefresh source: xconfig
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "CRT-0"
HorizSync 24.0 - 82.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
ModeLine "1080p" 148.700 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 6150SE nForce 430"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "1080p +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection[/code]
Here is my "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file for reference;



Section "ServerLayout"

Identifier "Layout0"

Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0

InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Option "Xinerama" "0"

EndSection



Section "Files"

EndSection



Section "InputDevice"

# generated from data in "/etc/conf.d/gpm"

Identifier "Mouse0"

Driver "mouse"

Option "Protocol"

Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

EndSection



Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default

Identifier "Keyboard0"

Driver "kbd"

EndSection



Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync source: xconfig, VertRefresh source: xconfig

Identifier "Monitor0"

VendorName "Unknown"

ModelName "CRT-0"

HorizSync 24.0 - 82.0

VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0

ModeLine "1080p" 148.700 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync

Option "DPMS"

EndSection



Section "Device"

Identifier "Device0"

Driver "nvidia"

VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"

BoardName "GeForce 6150SE nForce 430"

EndSection



Section "Screen"

Identifier "Screen0"

Device "Device0"

Monitor "Monitor0"

DefaultDepth 24

Option "TwinView" "0"

Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"

Option "metamodes" "1080p +0+0"

SubSection "Display"

Depth 24

EndSubSection

EndSection

Galadriel, Lady of the Galadrim

Lothlorien, Middle Earth

#7
Posted 05/22/2011 08:21 AM   
Well done. This kind of stuff can be very tricky. How did you figure it out? By comparing with working Windows settings?
Well done. This kind of stuff can be very tricky. How did you figure it out? By comparing with working Windows settings?

Core i5 4670K @ 4.3GHz with 4GHz uncore
Corsair H100 water cooler
8GB Patriot Viper DDR3 @ 2400MHz
Gigabyte Z87X-OC mobo
SLI eVGA GTX670 FTW (1227MHz boost 6800MHz VRAM)
Soundblaster Z with 5.1 speakers
112GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
240GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
Corsair Carbide 500R case (white)
Akasa PowerXtreme 1200W PSU
HP ZR2740W 2560 x 1440 27" IPS panel
Windows 7 Pro 64bit

#8
Posted 05/22/2011 08:31 AM   
[quote name='Discordia' date='22 May 2011 - 01:31 AM' timestamp='1306053078' post='1240762']
Well done. This kind of stuff can be very tricky. How did you figure it out? By comparing with working Windows settings?
[/quote]

No, even though I have a Windows 7 load on the PC, (came with PC),
my preference will be to use Gentoo Linux.

Basically I just kept trying things. For example, I checked to see
if NVidia had a new version of the driver. They did. My original
download was version 270.41.06 and now they have 270.41.19 on the
download site. I learned long ago to keep older NVidia drivers
archived locally.

Another thing is that I rebuilt the kernel, making sure it was
clean of any prior attempts to get the Linux "nouveau" driver to
work.

Then I kept at "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" changes til I got something
that worked. I did have my Netbook, (Intel video), that worked
at 1080p @ 60hz. So starting with it's video modes helped. But
the Intel driver ignored the 148.5Mhz dot clock in the "xorg.conf"
and used 148.7Mhz according to the monitor's information screen.
That seemed to be the final change that made it work.
[quote name='Discordia' date='22 May 2011 - 01:31 AM' timestamp='1306053078' post='1240762']

Well done. This kind of stuff can be very tricky. How did you figure it out? By comparing with working Windows settings?





No, even though I have a Windows 7 load on the PC, (came with PC),

my preference will be to use Gentoo Linux.



Basically I just kept trying things. For example, I checked to see

if NVidia had a new version of the driver. They did. My original

download was version 270.41.06 and now they have 270.41.19 on the

download site. I learned long ago to keep older NVidia drivers

archived locally.



Another thing is that I rebuilt the kernel, making sure it was

clean of any prior attempts to get the Linux "nouveau" driver to

work.



Then I kept at "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" changes til I got something

that worked. I did have my Netbook, (Intel video), that worked

at 1080p @ 60hz. So starting with it's video modes helped. But

the Intel driver ignored the 148.5Mhz dot clock in the "xorg.conf"

and used 148.7Mhz according to the monitor's information screen.

That seemed to be the final change that made it work.

Galadriel, Lady of the Galadrim

Lothlorien, Middle Earth

#9
Posted 05/22/2011 09:07 AM   
Nice work. Not sure I would have had the patience!!
Nice work. Not sure I would have had the patience!!

Core i5 4670K @ 4.3GHz with 4GHz uncore
Corsair H100 water cooler
8GB Patriot Viper DDR3 @ 2400MHz
Gigabyte Z87X-OC mobo
SLI eVGA GTX670 FTW (1227MHz boost 6800MHz VRAM)
Soundblaster Z with 5.1 speakers
112GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
240GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
Corsair Carbide 500R case (white)
Akasa PowerXtreme 1200W PSU
HP ZR2740W 2560 x 1440 27" IPS panel
Windows 7 Pro 64bit

#10
Posted 05/22/2011 10:34 AM   
Now that I have had the time to use my new, (cheap, quiet,
and low power), PC for several weeks, a review may be in order.
I find that the built in video is more than fast enough for
my purposes. There is no delay to display items, (like the
text I am typing right now).

Even picking up and moving a window, (be it a shell terminal
window, Firefox or OpenOffice), works in real time. Perhaps
not as fast as it could be, but VERY USABLE!


So, I will give the GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 both thumbs up.

(With the caveat that I don't use this PC for gaming, animation,
video playback or video editting.)


Based on power settings, my PC runs perhaps 31 watts when idle.
At full CPU speed, (a 45 watt 2.8Ghz Sempron 145), the PC runs
up to 50 watts. Some of the performance video cards are double
that, (100 watts). No need for me to be a power hog.
Now that I have had the time to use my new, (cheap, quiet,

and low power), PC for several weeks, a review may be in order.

I find that the built in video is more than fast enough for

my purposes. There is no delay to display items, (like the

text I am typing right now).



Even picking up and moving a window, (be it a shell terminal

window, Firefox or OpenOffice), works in real time. Perhaps

not as fast as it could be, but VERY USABLE!





So, I will give the GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 both thumbs up.



(With the caveat that I don't use this PC for gaming, animation,

video playback or video editting.)





Based on power settings, my PC runs perhaps 31 watts when idle.

At full CPU speed, (a 45 watt 2.8Ghz Sempron 145), the PC runs

up to 50 watts. Some of the performance video cards are double

that, (100 watts). No need for me to be a power hog.

Galadriel, Lady of the Galadrim

Lothlorien, Middle Earth

#11
Posted 06/30/2011 04:20 AM   
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