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jarly
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Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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I have a Latitude E6530 with NVS 5200M. It connect to a Samsung SA850 27" monitor through the hdmi port (with a hdmi to dvi adapter). The monitor supports 2560x1440 but the 5200m card can only set the resolution to 1920x1080. In windows 8, all text on the 27" monitor looks a bit blurry. Is there anyway to set the resolution to 2560x1440 on the monitor?

Btw, NVS 5200M should have a mini display port. But i can find it on the laptop. Anyone knows where it is?

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Re: Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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Hi there,

I've done some investigation for you and it would appear that the system is working as designed. If you look at the following link: www.nvidia.com/.../nvs_techspecs.html - the maximum resolution through HDMI for the NVS 5200M is 1920x1080. You may be able to get a higher resolution through VGA, presuming that your monitor supports that, however this system will not display in your monitor's native resolution.

The NVS 5200M can use the DisplayPort standard, however on this system, there is no DisplayPort connection so you will not be able to connect any DisplayPort devices to the Latitude E6530.

I hope that answers your query but if there's anything else we can do, please don't hesitate to get back in touch.

John C
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jarly
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Re: Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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Thanks John. Is there anyway to upgrade the graphic card on my E6530? Or get a mini display port added? It is quite annoying that the text is blurry on the large screen.

the laptop is powerful. but the nvs 5200m graphic card is really a bad choice.

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jarly
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Re: Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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Thanks John. Is there anyway to upgrade the graphic card on my E6530? Or get a mini display port added? It is quite annoying that the text is blurry on the large screen. I have to set the text to 120% to get everything looks a little better.

the laptop is powerful. but the nvs 5200m graphic card is really a bad choice.

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Re: Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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Hi there,

There is no way to upgrade the graphics in the Latitude E6530 as the graphics chipset is embedded into the motherboard and there is no separate slot for an add-in graphics card.

Without a dedicated DisplayPort, there is no way that I can think of to get the native resolution of your monitor. Even if there was an add-on third-party peripheral that connected to another port or the ExpressCard slot, we could not guarantee that this would work with your system. If you connect your monitor via VGA, you should get a higher resolution according to the nVidia page, however this would appear to be as close as you can get with the NVS 5200M chipset.

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news on this occasion but I hope you've found the answers I've given helpful. If there's anything else we can do for you, please don't hesitate to get back in touch.

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darwicle
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Re: Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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So if I put the E6530 in a docking station (advanced E-Port II), will the display ports and/or DVIs in the dock support the higher resolutions that are mentioned in the NVIDIA tech specs?

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Re: Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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Hi there,

The docking station just acts as a passthrough for the video signal so you should be able to get the same resolutions on the docking station as you get off the dock. The Latitude E6530 should give you the same resolutions as listed in the nVidia tech specs.

If you need any assistance, please let us know and we'll be more than happy to help you but in the meantime, thank you very much for using Dell!

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MrAbbey
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Re: Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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I have an HP ZR2740W monitor which requires a 2560 x 1440 Native Resolution. When I connect this monitor to a Lenovo laptop running an NVidia NVS 4200M it works fine but when I connect it to a Dell E6520 through a PRO3X E-Port I get all kind of banding/display issues via DisplayPort. When I attempt to connect via DVI-D, it shows me that the DVI-D connector on the back of the E-Port is a single Link DVI-D not Dual Link.  It appears this has been fixed with the E6530 and its NEW E-Port II (with USB 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.2).

I am purchasing  a Dell E6530 with the Nvidia NVS 5200M and an Intel i7-3520M CPU.  I still have the HP ZR2740W monitor which has the same resolution as the Dell U711.  The NVS 5200M supports resolutions upto 2560 X 1440 through DisplayPort or Dual Link DVI-D connectors.  The laptop does not have these ports BUT the docking stations do. If this laptop is docked to a PRO3X or the new E-Port II dock, which have DisplayPorts then the NVS 5200M should be able to output the signal through the docking station.  Is this correct?

Do you know if the Motherboard on the Laptop/docking station restricts this output because of the docking pin configuration?.   I am using this same card in another laptop (Lenovo) and it drives the resolution without a problem. Just wanted to confirm this before I purchase the E6530.

Thanks for your quick response...

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darwicle
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Re: Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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Hello MrAbbey

I've spent some time on the phone with a dell sales rep to get that same question answered that you have.

The sales rep assured that the DisplayPort signal of the NVS 5200M will be passed through to the DisplayPort connector on the E-Port II dock so that you can use resolutions up to 2560*1600.

Unfortunately I have no information if older docking stations will also support that resolution or if 2560*1600 will be supported via the DVI connectors of any old or new dock.

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Loten2
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Re: Latitude E6530 graphics card problem

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I spoke with a Dell support guy now, and he says that because Dell uses the 16:10 ratio and not 16:9, the resolution will not be 2560*1440 but 2560*1600. It will also deliver 1920*1200, and 1680*1050 according to him.

That means I will give up trying to make the HP ZR2740w monitor work with my Latitude E6530 with NVIDIA NVS 5200M, and port replicator EURO Advanced E-Port II.

I need to find something else to use that nice big monitor for, and to make sure the next monitor I buy, can take the resolutions and ratios that Dell provides.

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