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Help with tv out!

By TheRise
Mar 8, 2003
  1. Hi i found an old video card with tv out(diamond viper v550) and i connected it to my tv via s video. The problem occurs not when it boots, i see bios information displayed on the tv, but when it loads windows xp - there is nothing but a blue screen.(it works fine on my monitor)
    the refresh rate has been lowered to 60 hz, and i tried using "tvtool" - and it said it was unable to detect a tv chip on my card (maybe because of its age).

    My pc is a 600 mhz p3 with 256mb ram.

    btw i have 2 vid cards in there the aforementioned 16mb tnt viper, and a tnt2 32mb (which i disabled).

    Any help will be appreciated.

    p.s. is it a must to keep the resolution at 640 * 480?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Did you install the nvidia drivers for that tnt viper and set the drivers to use TV-Out? MS drivers will not work.
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