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7600GS AGP running a Dell 30" Display

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August 24, 2006 1:33:56 AM

Hi all,

i recently purchased an Inno3d 7600GS AGP - is was advertised as having dual-link DVI output. so i thought great it will be able to drive my Dell 30" at native 2560x1600.


so i installed the card (before that i removed all the previous drivers) updated to the latest drivers from nvidia. all i saw on the screen was flickering and artifacts!! this was within windows and also in POST. I believe the DVI bus is corrupt in some way. when loaded into windows i couldnt even select the correct resolution through nvidia control panal.

the VGA out works fine...but i cannot run my 30"er through VGA.

does anyone know of a fix to this or is this a faulty card that needs to be replaced? is anyone running 2560x1600 with an AGP card? can you recommend one to me that is ok with games as well. i was thinking of getting the HIS X1600 Pro AGP which says its got Dual Link DVI and can support the res...can anyone confirm this is true?

i put back my old card (Leadtek 6800GT) and hooked up the 30"er to the DVI-I output...it works fine...but my max res is 1280x800 - good for movies and games...but desktop is terribly large.


thanks in advance.

-surry.
August 24, 2006 1:37:23 AM

um your 6800gt destroys that 7600gs...and wow a 30" why would you even bother with a 7600gs? anyways back onto the topic, just rma the card.
August 24, 2006 1:49:30 AM

i just needed something what would drive the 30"er. i wish the 6800GT would do it.

yeah i'm RMA-ing it. just have to jump through hoops to get it replaced.

any suggestions on a replacement AGP card that can run the 30"er at Native rez? x1600 pro AGP?
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August 24, 2006 2:22:21 AM

what driver are you using? almost all video cards should support the big res
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2006 2:24:53 AM

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any suggestions on a replacement AGP card that can run the 30"er at Native rez? x1600 pro AGP?


Where are you located?

The GF7600GT may be coming to a store near you. Otherwise the best you could get is a GF7800GS (kinds pricey) or if you can find one the X1600XT AGP which are very rare.

I'd say check the status of the GF7600GT in your area.

Usually I'd say stay away from the GF7800GS for price (although the recertified are $200) but your needs are specific and if you want some serious gaming then the X1600Pro is a little weak, although the X1600XT at least makes it interesting versus your former GS.
August 24, 2006 2:47:46 AM

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I'd say stay away from the GF7800GS


August 24, 2006 2:48:18 AM

i tried 91.33 from the inno3d website.

and 91.31 from nvidia.

both did not show 2560x1600 with the 7600GS.

i am in sydney australia. i've been trying to get he 7600GT but cannot find it anywhere.

i need the card to be AGP as my mobo is AGP only.
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2006 3:04:48 AM

LOL!

Hey man, if you had the MoBo you have now would you still buy it?

It does the job, but I know you of all people would prefer a gainward or a nice GF7900GT/X1800XT to play with. :twisted:

BTW my Neomagic beats your Neomagic. :tongue:

August 24, 2006 3:07:06 AM

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BTW my Neomagic beats your Neomagic. :tongue:

I had to sell that pathetic thing to somebody :roll:

Never again will I buy a lappy without a decent 3d chip in it.
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2006 3:11:37 AM

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Never again will I buy a lappy without a decent 3d chip in it.


I know what you mean. I just can't do it, WORD I can do on a ton of the old laptops I still own. Now I want something to play Crysis and UT2K7 on. Doesn't have to be max, but must be playable, like FartCry and Oblivion on the current one.
August 24, 2006 3:30:52 AM

You spend $2000 on a monitor but can't afford a decent videocard? :?
August 24, 2006 3:36:51 AM

i can afford a quad SLi solution, but i am waiting for the dx10 chips to come out before i drop 5 or 6k on a new system. in the mean time i am looking for an AGP solution for my current rig.

the 7800 AGP line do not support Dual Link DVI this is why have gone with the 7600 line of AGP cards. there isnt very much selection here in AUS when it comes to the 7600 series...i was looking for a GT but no one had it...

btw the screen was 2800 aussue inc 5 year onsite warranty. :D  .
August 24, 2006 3:44:14 AM

No one has touched yet that your system is a bit underpowered for any real current and future 3d gaming at that native resolution. Now if you're just surfing the net and not doing more than that you'll be fine, atleast until Vista comes out if that is an upgrade path you may take. Read no further if Vista or 3d gaming means anything to you on that monitor, just take the good advice the others have given you.

I realize it sucks to fork out money for a big upgrade, but reality is you bought a monitor with a sickly (meaning really great, but power demanding) resolution. My advice here applies to anyone who buys HD LCDs for gaming and forgets they need to beef their system to get any kind of playable frame rates.

I would suggest a mainboard with PCI express slots and whatever additional components you'll need depending on what path you choose (Intel, AMD). You could get by with a card like a 7900GT but don't expect to be playing highest settings. Truly you need a beastly card like a 7950GTX to get playable frame rates at 2560x1600.

My rig pushes a 37" Westinghouse LCD 1920x1080. At stock speeds I run decent (meaning 50+) FPS on most 3d games with ALL eye candy. I imagine going up to your resolution I wouldn't be happy with anything less than (2) 7900GTX's Sli or a single 7950GTX would do the trick for less money. ATI has their new 1950XTX which is priced a little over $400 and probably would work well, if and when you can get your hands on one.

Now I realize you can turn down options and yada yada. But who wants to spend a 1k+ on their monitor to only get a super high res and only moderate/medium eye candy with stuttering FPS? Doesn't make sense to me, unless all you do is staring at 2d apps all day.
August 24, 2006 3:52:31 AM

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btw the screen was 2800 aussue inc 5 year onsite warranty. :D  .


Holy sh!t; your monitor costs more than my last 2 computers combined ($1500+$1100).
August 24, 2006 3:54:26 AM

I just wanted to say that almost 6-8 responses came in while I was writing my novel.

I understand that you want to wait for DX10. Why not get a Conroe based system now? Buy a video card from EVGA with a step-up program. If the DX10 cards don't come in 90 days sell it on ebay or somthing when they do. I sell stuff all the time to fund my latest gadget hungry appetitie. This upgrade path seems the most sensible to me and gets you a SWEET system to play on untill our shiney DX10 cards come in.

You could do it here in the States for about $1200 and be riding in style instead of driving a honda civic with porche rims and tires.
August 24, 2006 4:06:06 AM

all i am after is a an agp card that can support the native res of the 30" screen. i mostly work in photoshop and 3ds max. i play games as well...but they look great at 1/2 native of the 30" and they run nice on the 6800.

i am not too fussed with not being able to get 50+ frames in games. i just want a temp AGP solution to get my desktop to 2560x1600...and to be able to play some older games at 1/2 native. (1280x800)

when dx 10 and vista are both out...i will retire this machine back to its 22" diamond pro screen...and run it at 1600x1200 - and use it as a render slave for max.

when i retrire this machine - i will buy a complely new sys...as i have had this for a looong time. and use the new sys to play new games and the highest possible rez.

right now i'm not fussed about native res in games when 1/2 native looks good.

this screen was baught for vista and crysis...imagine how awsome crysis will look (at any res) on this screen and a new dx10 video card.
August 24, 2006 4:13:42 AM

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all i am after is a an agp card that can support the native res of the 30" screen. i mostly work in photoshop and 3ds max. i play games as well...but they look great at 1/2 native of the 30" and they run nice on the 6800.

i am not too fussed with not being able to get 50+ frames in games. i just want a temp AGP solution to get my desktop to 2560x1600...and to be able to play some older games at 1/2 native. (1280x800)

when dx 10 and vista are both out...i will retire this machine back to its 22" diamond pro screen...and run it at 1600x1200 - and use it as a render slave for max.

when i retrire this machine - i will buy a complely new sys...as i have had this for a looong time. and use the new sys to play new games and the highest possible rez.

right now i'm not fussed about native res in games when 1/2 native looks good.

this screen was baught for vista and crysis...imagine how awsome crysis will look (at any res) on this screen and a new dx10 video card.
Actually, 1280x800 is 1/4 your native resolution.
August 24, 2006 4:20:39 AM

It's definitely a faulty card, by our laws the retailer has to swap it over for you or give you a full refund. If they don't have any stock, demand a refund and head here: http://staticice.com.au - StaticIce is your friend, mate. Do a search for which ever video card has the features you need and you're away :)  I can't believe everybody in the country doesn't know about this site. Prices range from $180 to $260 (plus freight) for the AGP 7600GS for example.
August 24, 2006 4:21:44 AM

1280*2= 2560
800*2= 1600

i'm pretty sure that makes 1280x800 - 1/2 native of 2560x1600

pls correct me if i'm wrong.
August 24, 2006 4:32:24 AM

1280x800= 1024000 pixels
2560x1600= 4096000 pixels
August 24, 2006 4:36:36 AM

ok i see..that makes sense.

1280 desktop is pretty crappy. so anyone who can recommend a temp AGP card that has been proven to do 2560x1600 - i will be very grateful.

so far someone i have contacted has confirmed that the X1600 pro has been tested and works at 2560x1600.

anyone here can confirm this?
August 24, 2006 5:16:36 AM

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1280*2= 2560
800*2= 1600

i'm pretty sure that makes 1280x800 - 1/2 native of 2560x1600

pls correct me if i'm wrong.


You forgot 2x2 = 4. Sorry, couldn't resist.
August 24, 2006 5:41:04 AM

You forgot 2x2 = 4. Sorry, couldn't resist.[/quote]


hehe....
August 25, 2006 7:30:56 PM

Quote:
1280*2= 2560
800*2= 1600

i'm pretty sure that makes 1280x800 - 1/2 native of 2560x1600

pls correct me if i'm wrong.


You forgot 2x2 = 4. Sorry, couldn't resist.


hahaha.. nooo 2*2 = 2 :-p :twisted: :twisted:

look 2*0 + 2*0 = 2 :-p .. "correct me if i'm wrong"
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