> > The most common way to use 15/25hz on relatively modern vga's is using soft15hz
> > (there are some custom ati drivers that also work, but that's new to me and I never
> > had any ati card). Most nvidia cards wont accept these low resolutions without your
> > monitor giving proper edid information about supported resolutions (I don't know of
> > any 15/25hz monitor that has edid).
> Thanks. I assumed EDID was too new to work with low resolutions/scanrates.
> I found some more info. Pretty cool.
> It's too bad that an EDID dongle will not work with Windows 7, probably because of
> Also from what I've seen so far, Soft15Khz generally works with modern ATI cards but
> not nvidia cards, EDID dongle or not. The nvidia cards can't do interlaced mode and
> you get a double image like in the OPs photo.
As an end user, I see as ridiculous the state of nvidia drivers in vista/seven, but I don't know about the technicalities. In Xp 32/64 I used to have usable component Tv-out functions for Sd Tvs (yes, I still use an Sd tv), possibility to use low resolutions... I think that's it actually, but it's enough for me.
> > I'm
> > currently broke and our economy (Brasil) isn't helping (strong dollar + 60% of
> > interest (imports) for everything but books isn't a good combination).
> I know, it's ridiculous. The only PC parts and stuff I have here that was bought in
> Brazil is my monitor and my PC case. All the rest comes from Denmark or the US,
> brought by friends visiting or sent by container where you have to wait six months or
> more. Everything here costs three times as much..and is out of stock.
I had to buy new parts this month, since my mother board, processor, ram, psu, etc, all dyed after a power outage (damn cheap psu), it was also the nail in the coffin for my vga... I have to tell you, it hurts... and I still need a graphic card (I'm using the onboard ivy bridge graphics, that is surprisingly usable).
I wouldn't criticize this kind of interest, if the objective was something noble as to protect national production... but we don't have national production of any kind of computer parts and our eletronics "production" mostly consists of picking something and relabeling it. We pay absurd amounts of interest in everything (including food), just to sustain a maharajah lifestyle for our corrupt politicians...