NVidia 7600GT-What are the true DVI-I outputs?


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Flatland_Surfer

Hello:

I am now pulling what hair I have left from my head in frustration.

I have an HP m8067c with an NVidia 7600GT video card. Looking at the digital
video outputs I have 2 DVI-I dual link female connectors.

Here's the problem:

1) Most if not all available documentation states that one DVI-I output is a
dual link; but, the other is to be a single link !
*apparently, if this is true, one connector which appears to be a dual link
on the outside is wired or designed inside the PC as a single link unit.

2) Perhaps, both are indeed DVI-I dual links ? (Strange that NVidia would
not use a single link connector or some sort of designation to confirm this
.. . . even if the rogue dual link connector does allow for some
flexability).

3) HP's support agents tried their best to confirm this card's layout (with
limited resources/knowledge about this card and my recently released PC) to
no avail.NVidia had no info. that I could find, etc. I tried the www with no
success and now I am trying this news group, hopefully.

I want to use the single link for my monitor and the dual link (better
resolution) for my big screen - that is unless both connections are indeed
dual link.

My card's I/O Ports are (looking at them head on from left to right) DVI-I
dual link connector, a second DVI-I dual link connector, and a S-Video
connector.

Can anyone tell me for certain what the connections are expected to be,
accordingly (For example what is the actual connector output next to the
S-Video and what is the actual connector output farthest from the S-Video /
as cards are sometimes inverted with the connectors reversed)?

My PC is not set up yet. I am doing cable runs and other related matters.

Alternatively, is there a way to tell the related DVI-I output info with the
NVidia software later ?

I know I can just hook up everything as is, but having the system optimized
will be a big help as I am also feeding HD video from the PC to the big
screen. Besides, what's the point of having one dual DVI-I if it's not used
correctly. I know this answer will be handy for others as well.

TIA - Flatland_surfer
 
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J

jukka

I want to use the single link for my monitor and the dual link (better
resolution) for my big screen - that is unless both connections are indeed
dual link.

My card's I/O Ports are (looking at them head on from left to right) DVI-I
dual link connector, a second DVI-I dual link connector, and a S-Video
connector.

My PC is not set up yet. I am doing cable runs and other related matters.

Alternatively, is there a way to tell the related DVI-I output info with the
NVidia software later ?

Why not just connect the display and see what happens? If you can't
get signal when you set the resolution to 2560x1600, if you even can,
then wait few seconds and try the other connector..
 
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Flatland_Surfer

Thanks for your reply Jukka.

I was hoping I might save a bundle on some high end cables that were heavily
discounted, but knowing the format before hand would allow me to configure
the set-up accordingly without the hassle of returns and replacement. Your
solution may be the end result, however. ;-)

It would of course be nice if the manufacturers were more detailed in this,
though. Oh well. I'm happy to have what I have all the same.
 

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