Please Recommend a Video Card That Works With a SyncMaster 245BW Widescreen Monitor


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Scott in SoCal

I recently bought a Samsung SyncMaster 245BW widescreen LCD monitor.
Its native resolution is 1920x1200, but with my GeForce FX 5500 video
card I am unable to configure this resolution if I use a DVI cable - I
am forced to use an analog VGA cable to get the maximum resolution. I
did some research, and it appears this is a known issue affecting
multiple nVidia models with no fix (at least under Windows XP):

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=55679&view=findpost&p=301702

Since my video card is a couple years old, I'm leaning towards
replacing it. The question is, with what? Hence my question to you:

If you have a SyncMaster 245BW, and are currently running it at
1920x1200 resolution in Windows XP using a DVI cable (NOT a VGA
cable), would you please tell me which video card you have and which
driver version you are using?

Thanks very much!
 
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| I recently bought a Samsung SyncMaster 245BW widescreen LCD monitor.
| Its native resolution is 1920x1200, but with my GeForce FX 5500 video
| card I am unable to configure this resolution if I use a DVI cable - I
| am forced to use an analog VGA cable to get the maximum resolution. I
| did some research, and it appears this is a known issue affecting
| multiple nVidia models with no fix (at least under Windows XP):
|
| http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=55679&view=findpost&p=301702
|
| Since my video card is a couple years old, I'm leaning towards
| replacing it. The question is, with what? Hence my question to you:
|
| If you have a SyncMaster 245BW, and are currently running it at
| 1920x1200 resolution in Windows XP using a DVI cable (NOT a VGA
| cable), would you please tell me which video card you have and which
| driver version you are using?

Why not call nVidia and ask them if you should replace a badly designed
nVidia card with a well designed ATI card and dump the bad nVidia on EBAY
to dilute their market. Maybe they will recommend a better nVidia card
to avoid the bad publicity. Be sure to ask about trade-in credits to keep
the old card off the market.
 
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S

Scott in SoCal

Why not call nVidia and ask them if you should replace a badly designed
nVidia card with a well designed ATI card and dump the bad nVidia on EBAY
to dilute their market. Maybe they will recommend a better nVidia card
to avoid the bad publicity. Be sure to ask about trade-in credits to keep
the old card off the market.

I don't have time to hassle with all that. However, I will be dumping
my old card on eBay.

I ended up buying an ATI Radeon 2600 HD card. Right out of the box it
works great at 1920x1200 over DVI - no tweeking of settings, no
hunting for newer drivers, it just WORKS like it's supposed to.
 

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