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I have a Gateway FPD2185W monitor with native resolution 1680x1050, Vista x64, geforce 8800 gt, and cannot find a driver for the 8800 GT (not GTX or whatever) that supports this resolution.  Has nVidia really not provided a driver?  If not, is there a way to create one?
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by:bmsjeff
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by:jamietoner
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Here's the driver for 64-bit Vista
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_169.02.html
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by:gbesq1
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169.02 does not support 1680x1050.  I checked all modes and it is not there.  This is a standard wide-screen resolution and Gateway has sold lots of FPD2186W monitors.  Again: does nVidia really not support this resolution and if so is there a way to write a custom resolution?   Note: nVidia has not implemented the Custom Resolution function in the Vista version of the Control Panel.
 ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // 0191 - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
  // 0193 - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
  // 0194 - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
  // 019D - NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
  // 019E - NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
  // 0400 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
  // 0402 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
  // 0403 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600GS
  // 0404 - NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
  // 0420 - NVIDIA GeForce 8400 SE
  // 0421 - NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
  // 0422 - NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
  // 0423 - NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS
  // 0424 - NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
  // 0611 - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
  ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
 
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    1600 x 1200  16          60    72 75 85 100
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    1920 x 1440  16          60    72 75 85
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------
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    1600 x  600  32          60    72 75 85 100
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    2560 x  768  32          60    72 75 85 100
    2560 x 1024  32          60    72 75 85 100
    3200 x 1200  32          60    72 75 85 100
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    3840 x 1440  32          60       75
    4096 x 1536  32          60
 
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     800 x 1200   8          60    72 75 85 100
    1024 x 1536   8          60    72 75 85 100
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    1280 x 1536   8          60    72 75 85 100
    1280 x 2048   8          60    72 75 85 100
    1600 x 2400   8          60    72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2160   8   30i
    1920 x 2400   8          60    72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2880   8          60    72 75 85
    2048 x 3072   8          60    72 75
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
     640 x  960  16          60    72 75 85 100
     800 x 1200  16          60    72 75 85 100
    1024 x 1536  16          60    72 75 85 100
    1152 x 1728  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
    1280 x 1536  16          60    72 75 85 100
    1280 x 2048  16          60    72 75 85 100
    1600 x 2400  16          60    72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2160  16   30i
    1920 x 2400  16          60    72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2880  16          60    72 75 85
    2048 x 3072  16          60    72 75
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     640 x  960  32          60    72 75 85 100
     800 x 1200  32          60    72 75 85 100
    1024 x 1536  32          60    72 75 85 100
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    1280 x 1536  32          60    72 75 85 100
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    1600 x 2400  32          60    72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2160  32   30i
    1920 x 2400  32          60    72 75 85
    1920 x 2880  32          60       75
    2048 x 3072  32          60
 
  ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // 040A - NVIDIA Quadro FX 370
  // 040E - NVIDIA Quadro FX 570
  // 040F - NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700
  // 042F - NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
  ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
 
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    1920 x 1200   8          60 70 72 75 85 100
    1920 x 1440   8          60 70 72 75 85
    2048 x 1536   8          60 70 72 75 85
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     640 x  480  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     720 x  480  16          60
     720 x  576  16       50 60
     800 x  600  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     848 x  480  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     960 x  600  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1024 x  768  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1152 x  864  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
    1280 x  720  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
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    1280 x  800  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
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    1280 x 1024  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1360 x  768  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1600 x 1200  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120
    1920 x 1080  16   30i    60 70 72 75 85 100
    1920 x 1200  16          60 70 72 75 85 100
    1920 x 1440  16          60 70 72 75 85
    2048 x 1536  16          60 70 72 75 85
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
     640 x  480  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     720 x  480  32          60
     720 x  576  32       50 60
     800 x  600  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     848 x  480  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
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    1600 x 1200  32          60 70 72 75 85 100
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    1920 x 1200  32          60 70 72 75 85
    1920 x 1440  32          60 70 72 75 85
    2048 x 1536  32          60 70 72 75 85
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
     640 x  480  64          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     720 x  480  64          60
     720 x  576  64       50 60
     800 x  600  64          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
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     960 x  600  64          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1024 x  768  64          60    72 75 85 100
    1152 x  864  64          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
    1280 x  768  64          60    72 75 85 100
    1280 x 1024  64          60    72 75 85 100
    1600 x 1200  64          60    72 75 85 100
    1920 x 1080  64   30i
    1920 x 1200  64             70
    1920 x 1440  64          60 70 72 75 85
    2048 x 1536  64          60 70 72 75 85
 
  ; Horizontal Spanning Modes
 
    1280 x  480   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1600 x  600   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1696 x  480   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1920 x  600   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
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    2720 x  768   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
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    3840 x 1080   8   30i    60 70 72 75 85 100
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    3840 x 1440   8          60 70 72 75 85
    4096 x 1536   8          60 70 72 75 85
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    1280 x  480  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1600 x  600  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1696 x  480  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1920 x  600  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    2048 x  768  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    2304 x  864  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
    2560 x  720  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
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    2560 x  960  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
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    2720 x  768  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    3200 x 1200  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120
    3840 x 1080  16   30i    60 70 72 75 85 100
    3840 x 1200  16          60 70 72 75 85 100
    3840 x 1440  16          60 70 72 75 85
    4096 x 1536  16          60 70 72 75 85
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    1280 x  480  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1600 x  600  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1696 x  480  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1920 x  600  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    2048 x  768  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
    2304 x  864  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
    2560 x  720  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
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    2560 x  960  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
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    2720 x  768  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
    3200 x 1200  32          60 70 72 75 85 100
    3840 x 1080  32   30i    60 70 72 75 85
    3840 x 1200  32          60 70 72 75 85
    3840 x 1440  32          60 70 72 75 85
    4096 x 1536  32          60 70 72 75 85
 
  ; Vertical Spanning Modes
 
     640 x  960   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     800 x 1200   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     848 x  960   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
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    1280 x 2048   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1360 x 1536   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1600 x 2400   8          60 70 72 75 85 100 120
    1920 x 2160   8   30i    60 70 72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2400   8          60 70 72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2880   8          60 70 72 75 85
    2048 x 3072   8          60 70 72 75 85
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
     640 x  960  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     800 x 1200  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     848 x  960  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     960 x 1200  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1024 x 1536  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1152 x 1728  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
    1280 x 1440  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1280 x 1536  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1280 x 1600  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1280 x 1920  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1280 x 2048  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1360 x 1536  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
    1600 x 2400  16          60 70 72 75 85 100 120
    1920 x 2160  16   30i    60 70 72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2400  16          60 70 72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2880  16          60 70 72 75 85
    2048 x 3072  16          60 70 72 75 85
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
     640 x  960  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     800 x 1200  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     848 x  960  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
     960 x 1200  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
    1024 x 1536  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
    1152 x 1728  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
    1280 x 1440  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
    1280 x 1536  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
    1280 x 1600  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
    1280 x 1920  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
    1280 x 2048  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
    1360 x 1536  32          60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
    1600 x 2400  32          60 70 72 75 85 100
    1920 x 2160  32   30i    60 70 72 75 85
    1920 x 2400  32          60 70 72 75 85
    1920 x 2880  32          60 70 72 75 85
    2048 x 3072  32          60 70 72 75 85

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by:gbesq1
ID: 20321392
another thought: can I edit the monitor.inf file?  I see that the monitor.inf file has entries for Gateway FPD1800.  can I add the necessary entries for the FPD2185W?  If so, what are the correct entries?  A concern: there is no definition currently in the monitor.inf file for 1680 x 1050 resolution.  Is this because nVidia does not support this resolution for the 8800 GT in Vista 64?  Is this an insuperable problem?  Because this is getting more complicated, I have raised the point value.
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You can use powerstrip to create an new monitor.inf for 1680x1050.
http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/ps.shtm
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what about support from nVidia driver - does that matter?
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Nov. 11 2007 post from Powerstrip administrator says Powerstrip does not support custom resolutions on geforce 8 cards.  see  http://forums.entechtaiwan.net/viewtopic.php?t=5940&highlight=geforce+8800
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Open up the nvidia control panel and change it to advanced, under Display go to manage custom resolution and create a custom resolution of 1680x1050 for that monitor.
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Nevermind, this feature isn't part of the vista driver yet.
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problem solved.  nVidia came out with a new Beta driver for Vista x64 (169.12) and I found on another forum a solution for adding 1680 x 1050.  See    http://forums.guru3d.com//showthread.php?t=241833 comment by Maxx77 10/26/07 12:52.   Not sure whether suggested fix or new beta driver did the trick, but monitor now works fine.  
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