Dell 2407wfp

debsi

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Using a G5 1.8 with nVidia Geforce fx 5200. I cannot use the dvi connection. My computer says, "out of range signal, chg to 1920 x 1200 60hz. The optimal resolution is not an available option. Can anyone tell me how to obtain the display option? OR suggest an alternate "optimal" resolution so I don't have the slight distortion. Don't know if the issue is with the graphics card or the dvi connection or what.
 

yippy

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1920x1200 is the maximum resolution of the display, there shouldn't be a problem.

However, I find that the detect displays button often fixes odd monitor issues.
 

suneohair

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debsi said:
Using a G5 1.8 with nVidia Geforce fx 5200. I cannot use the dvi connection. My computer says, "out of range signal, chg to 1920 x 1200 60hz. The optimal resolution is not an available option. Can anyone tell me how to obtain the display option? OR suggest an alternate "optimal" resolution so I don't have the slight distortion. Don't know if the issue is with the graphics card or the dvi connection or what.
I think 1680x1050 or a 20" display is the max for that card.

I dont really know what you could do to get rid of the distortion. I believe you get that when you are not running it at its native resolution.
 

gammamonk

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suneohair said:
I think 1680x1050 or a 20" display is the max for that card.

I dont really know what you could do to get rid of the distortion. I believe you get that when you are not running it at its native resolution.
a 5200 should be able to drive 1920x1200. I have the 2407 monitor, and I was able to drive it over VGA at full res from my 32MB TNT2 Ultra, which is a VERY old Nvidia card.
 

debsi

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Problem is, when hooked to dvi, the monitor goes into power save almost immediately so I cannot view anything. Hooked vga to dvi, nothing happens when I click on the "detect displays" button. 1920 x 1200 resolution is only available at 76 and 85 hz.
 

gammamonk

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Oh, one other thing that I ran into that might help--

I took my OSX desktop over to my friend's house to play some Unreal Tournament, and I set my screen from 1920x1200x32@60 to 1024x768x32@120. Not thinking about it, I left it that way and brought it home. I had some serious trouble getting into OSX after that, but I found that using the "Safe Mode" boot option reset the video to fail-safe settings, and then I could adjust it safely.

To try that, hit F8 while booting, and type without quotes, "-x" at the boot prompt thing.
 

debsi

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gammamonk said:
a 5200 should be able to drive 1920x1200. I have the 2407 monitor, and I was able to drive it over VGA at full res from my 32MB TNT2 Ultra, which is a VERY old Nvidia card.
Did you have to do anything for your computer to see the native resolution?