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GeForce3 Ti500 and LCD problem

By oasisman
Dec 7, 2004
  1. I am trying to hook-up a Viewsonic VP201s LCD monitor to a computer with a Nvidia Geforce3 Ti500 video card and I can not get the DVI connection to work. The analog connection works but no luck with the DVI connection. I have installed all the latest drivers and am running Windows 2000 Pro.

    If anyone has any ideas on how to get the DVI connection to work it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Are you hooking up the LCD to the card by itself ? The TI500 even though it has two outputs (VGA & DVI) it only has one Ramdac so it will be the same image on the both outputs. If while you hook up your LCD to the DVI port, you are using a CRT on the VGA port, it might be trying to set the same refresh rate for both monitors (LCDs rarely go above 60hz).
     
  3. oasisman

    oasisman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    trying to hook up the LCD to the DVI only, no CRT involved. I can see the boot screen but once it switches to the start-up screen the monitor goes blank and no signal is detected.
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Boot into safe mode, set the refresh rate back to 60hz, then reboot.
     
  5. oasisman

    oasisman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    already have done that :-(
     
  6. fine/ultrafine

    fine/ultrafine TS Rookie

    did you forget to.

    set your lcd monitor to dvi. should be a function on your osd on the monitor.
     
  7. fine/ultrafine

    fine/ultrafine TS Rookie

    main menu control. input select. digital.
    1600x1200 native resolution mm thats nice on a 20 inch.
     
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