About ten years ago I had a HTPC setup driving a VPL-W400Q projector, which needs a 1080i HDTV resolution. It was working fine years ago, but I have not had such a set up in a long time. Recently I decided I want to set this system up again, but I don't remember much of anything about getting the custom resolution working. And, most of the web sites I used to use as a guide are no longer on line.
Anyway, does anyone have any pointers, recommendation or links to info I can use to get a 1080i (or derived) resolution out of a geforce MX440 graphics card? Preferably running a Linux distro, but I don't mind installing WinXP, 98SE or whatever. Right now I'm running XP with Forceware 93.81 driver, but this driver doesn't seem to take the custom resolution I've set up using PowerStrip.
Hope someone can point me in the right direction here...
Also is you have an old version of the video driver that may help too. Not sure when but I remember people complaining about a driver update that "broke" the older Nvidia cards and custom resolutions wouldn't work. _________________ Tech support for nothing
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Link Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:36 pm Post subject: Re: Need help with custom resolution on legacy hardware
Right now I'm running XP with Forceware 93.81 driver, but this driver doesn't seem to take the custom resolution I've set up using PowerStrip.
It's been a while but if I recall right; I had to setup a custom monitor file *.INF through PowerStrip. Load that into the OS. This defines the max resolution and scan rates. Without it the video card would only accept standard timings.
Then I setup desktop shortcuts to load specific resolutions and timings.
Its all on the PowerStrip site. _________________ My Volt Blog
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