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Quadro NVS 140 refresh rate for external monitor

I absolutely have to change the refresh rate on my external monitor. I dropped the laptop this morning and shattered the LCD, so I hooked up an old Eview 17F3. I can't change the refresh rate and it is flickering badly. Emachines Tech Support stated that the refresh rate is controlled by the video card and that no drivers are required for their monitor (as they have none to begin with :smileysurprised: ). So how can I tweak the refresh rate? I have the latest Dell drivers for my Latitude 830.

 

Thanks.

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On the settings tab of Display Properties, click the button "Advanced". In the monitor tab, there is a combo box which allows you to change your refresh rate.

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1. You must use only Dell approved video drivers for the Latitude D830. It is unnecessary and may be damaging to install a driver for an external monitor.

2. Please advise what operating system is installed. This is necessary to enable more specific help to be given.

3. Basically you need to use NVIDIA Control Panel to make the external monitor your primary display and then allow adjustment of refresh rate.

John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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1. While it is unnecessary to install a driver for an external monitor, it is not damaging.

2. He probably has either XP or Vista, by which the instructions are almost the same.

Vista: Right-click on desktop -> Personalize (on context menu) --> Display Settings (Link) --> Advanced Settings (button)--> Monitor (tab)

XP: Right-click on desktop --> Display Properties (on context menu) --> Settings (tab) --> Advanced (button) --> Monitor (tab)

3. If you start your laptop with the LCD display closed it should automatically use the external monitor as the primary, but since he seems to want to change the refresh rate due to flickering he probably has that downpat.

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@Ledward wrote:

1. While it is unnecessary to install a driver for an external monitor, it is not damaging.


See this thread for an example of an application for an external monitor that damaged a Dell laptop when it was installed on it.

 

John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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I can't keep the lcd from turning on. Perhaps you mean actually closing it (I don't know how I set the settings for that), but I just hit function F8 to switch monitors. But the LCD stays on when I get into windows. And I can't see the Cmos/bios on the External monitor because of the resolution size the laptop is giving it, but I do see everything during the boot process.

 

My monitor settings cannot be changed in xp. I have default and a plug and play monitor (obviously the external) in the, list. I disabled the default (LCD), but it still tries to display, which takes up resources and power.

 

Edit: In the nvidia control panel I selected "Setup Multiple Displays" and disabled the LCD there. To top things off, it properly identified the external monitor this time. If only I could use it when I want to go into my bios, but alas the monitor rejects the resolution in that menu.  At least I can pick my boot device by hitting f12. 

Message Edited by madhouserevival on 09-22-2008 02:43 AM
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Unfortunately I can't think of a way to make your external monitor handle the BIOS Setup screen properly.

Glad to hear that NVIDIA Control Panel was useful.

John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
2 Bronze

Hey, guys. Discovered if I keep hitting F12 and then FN F8 the list of loading options includes the bios! Anyway, I've installed Linux (trying bother Ubuntu and Linux Mint). Having a devil of a time getting Linux Mint to recognize the monitor, even though it's based on Ubuntu in the first place. Ubuntu identified it right away. Just love getting into trouble. LOL

 

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