Video Card DVI Comaptibility with new HP w2207 Monitor?
Can anyone explain why this senario works: I connected the DVI output from a older Nvidia GeForce4 MX 32 Video Card in a PowerMac G4 (OS X ver 10.4.11) to the DVI input to a new HP w2207 monitor. I turned booted the computer and had no issues.
From the specs on the card, I'm only suppose to be able to get max 1280 X 1024 digital resolution. Yet, when I check the settings for the display on the computer and monitor they both show the operating resolution is at the recommended 1680 X 1050 which seems plausible based on the quality of the display out.
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Re: Video Card DVI Comaptibility with new HP w2207...
The reason is most likely an updated driver. When the card was first put out it came with a certain driver but since that time it has most likely been updated which now allows the card to run at the higher resolution. I have fixed problems where an older card wont run a specific resolution and updating the driver has sometimes fixed that. If all works well for your needs, you got lucky that a driver had been updated which is cheaper than replacing your card.
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An out of the box HP xw4600 has a NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 video card which uses a DVI cable. You have to make sure your monitor supports DVI. A WHITE connector is for DVI while a BLUE connector is for VGA. Some monitors have both while many older models only support VGA.
nVidia GeForce 7300 GT (256mb) Video Card
You can get one for dirt cheap on Newegg.com
Or your local PC store/Repair shop.
The Problem you are having is your Video Card Driver isn't the correct one, or it's got issues...
You should get a better video card.....yours might be onboard or really low-end rated.
Pre-Manufactured PCs generally ****..... I build WAY better PCs for less.
HPs ****, but not as bad as a Dell (Dell does make the best pre mf 'd Servers which is ironic!)
but the worst pre mf'd PC I've ever fixed was a GATEWAY........
I had a similar problem whereas my monitor went to sleep mode after a few minutes. I'm running an HP LP 2065 in dual mode with another HP flat screen. However, I did resolve the issue after resetting the output settings.
How to do that:
right mouse click on the desktop
select graphic options
Maybe some changings/modification will help you too.
This card does not allow you to Multi-Display with the VGA port and the S-video port. If you put a DVI to VGA port adaptor (not supplied) on the DVI port, you can Mulit-Display two VGA monitors and (presumably) a VGA (from the DVI port) and S-video monitor.
This is not explained anywhere and the card does not come with a DVI to VGA port adaptor, so I wa only able to work this out after I bought the DVI to VGA port adaptor.