Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

159 posts

Master Geek

Topic # 58029 4-Mar-2010 22:55
Send private message


I have been running dual boot with XP SP2 and Win 7 RC1 for a while now. Now that RC1 has expired, I have purchased Win7 Home Premium.

The issue that I have is that when I install it, I want to wipe XP AND RC1 from my system, however XP is the only one that my graphics card works properly on. The problem being I can use the TV out port on my card in XP, but not 7. I have downloaded the latest drivers from Nvidia, and still no luck. It doesn't even have the option in the settings of Win 7. Any ideas?

The card is a Nvidia GeForce 7600GS.


Create new topic
194 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 9

  Reply # 305285 8-Mar-2010 00:08
Send private message

I'm assuming you've checked the nVidia Control Panel?

You should be able to enable it in the multiple displays section - however you can try to use the force television detection option.

Hopefully the screenshot makes some sense...

159 posts

Master Geek

  Reply # 305477 8-Mar-2010 17:35
Send private message

I have installed a full copy of Win 7 Home Premium now. I have got up the screen that you have posted. Do I actually have to have my TV physically connected for it to show up? I thought that with RCA cables they only transmitted signal one way, and it couldn't detect devices?


194 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 9

  Reply # 305512 8-Mar-2010 19:53
Send private message

No, most geforce cards can tell if there's something connected on the RCA port (from memory, it's been a wee while since I plugged my pc into a tv). You can force detection (you can see the option in the screenshot) and that will enable output to the tv all the time.

159 posts

Master Geek

  Reply # 305536 8-Mar-2010 22:05
Send private message

Thanks, I got it connected to the TV, but I couldn't select the correct resolution. All I got was "snow" on the TV screen in interesting colours.

It is a cheap CRT TV, several years old. We are running on New Zealand PAL. Any ideas?

194 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 9

  Reply # 305706 9-Mar-2010 15:55
Send private message

Very weird - what resolution are you outputting at? I'd keep it at no more then 800x600 while you're getting everything sorted - also, check what version of PAL you're outputting at (it shouldn't but may make a difference).

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27

Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15

Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37

Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59

Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42

New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18

All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54

How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52

NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46

Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47

Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06

UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.