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is it my monitor fault or the nvidia driver?

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January 24, 2008 12:00:42 PM

i bought Nvidia 8800GTS 512MB 2 days ago. before that im using ATI 1650xt. before i change to the 8800GTS.. i borrowed my friend graphic card nvidia 7300LE 512MB. when i was using ATI 1650xt, i can change my resolution to 800x600,1024x768,1152x864,1280x768,1280x1024......etc.. and max is 1440x900. after switching to nvidia, i can only use 4 resolution which is 800x600,1024x768,1152x864 and 1440x900. is this the driver problem or is it my monitor default setting? im using samsung wide Syncmaster 931BW and max res is 1440x900. i used to play game at 1280x768 now im being force to play at max ress :( . Please help me to fix this
January 24, 2008 12:16:06 PM

why? the reason we waster the money to have fasteset video card is to play game with max resolution and have all eye candy enable. and Lcd panel has best review with native resolution on.
you should be able to adjust the resolution under display setting.
January 24, 2008 2:15:27 PM

bob8701 said:
why? the reason we waster the money to have fasteset video card is to play game with max resolution and have all eye candy enable. and Lcd panel has best review with native resolution on.
you should be able to adjust the resolution under display setting.


of course i want to play at max res IF dont get any graphic lag.... some game i can run at smooth at max ress but games like crysis... :o  max ress wont do me any good coz the graphic lag is annoying... is there a way to add in 1280x768 res?
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January 24, 2008 8:29:46 PM

under nvidia control panel ->display->manage custom resolution:create what you need.
January 24, 2008 8:32:35 PM

The GTS 512MB shouldn't lag at all at that resolution. Unless, you mean that you're stilling using the 7300LE. If that's the case, then yeah, just follow bob's instructions.
January 25, 2008 1:58:13 AM

rgeist554 said:
The GTS 512MB shouldn't lag at all at that resolution. Unless, you mean that you're stilling using the 7300LE. If that's the case, then yeah, just follow bob's instructions.



even tho im using gts512mb im still using C2D 6300 1.86 (super slow).. no budget to change it yet.. so that causing the lag i think...

bob8701 said:
under nvidia control panel ->display->manage custom resolution:create what you need.



thanks for the info bob.. i didnt thought i can do that...
January 25, 2008 11:10:55 AM

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even tho im using gts512mb im still using C2D 6300 1.86 (super slow).. no budget to change it yet.. so that causing the lag i think...
Well, with a processor like that the lower the resolution, the bigger the bottle-neck.

Here is an example of what I mean:

At 1280x768:
Let's say your CPU can process 45 rendered frames per second.
Your GPU can render 75 FPS.
That's 30 FPS that aren't displayed because your CPU can't keep up.

At 1440x900:
Your CPU can still process 45 FPS.
Your GPU may only get 65 FPS here since it's a higher res.
You only lose 20 FPS now.

Basically there is a cap on how many frames can be displayed from the CPU. As long as your GPU can render more frames than can be displayed, just keep upping the resolution, it shouldn't slow you down.
January 25, 2008 12:00:27 PM

Did you get that computer off the shelf or did you build it yourself? It seems like a decent over clock would help you out.
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