NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 does not display native resolution
Posted on 2008-10-11
I've been struggling getting my second monitor to display correctly.
This is my setup:
Windows XP SP3
NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200
2x HP w2207 Widescreen monitor, number 1 connected analog, number 2 connected DVI
Number 1 is displaying correctly.
Number 2's display is very blurry and the desktop seems to be larger than the display.
I set the NVIDIA driver (Forceware version 175.19) to the native resolution of 1680x1050 for both displays. It reports 1680x1050 as being the native resolution for the monitor, and this is correct. For scaling I set "Use my display's built-in scaling", but changing this setting doesn't seem to make any difference.
When I look at the on-screen-display of monitor number 2 it says it's receiving a resolution of 1600x1000,
so it seems that the graphics card is still transmitting 1600x1000.
I've had this problem solved once, after fiddling around for hours, and was very happy with the quality it then displayed. The on-screen-display at that time told me the received resolution was correct (1680x1050).
After a reboot the blurry effect was back, and i haven't been able to reproduce the solution.
Can anybody shed some light?