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trouble with nVidia VIVO (video-in/video-out)

Q: trouble with nVidia VIVO (video-in/video-out)

Hi,

I'm having trouble with the VIVO on my video card. (video-in/video-out) The video card is an Albatron FX 5900 TURBO. (256 MB DDR) On the back of the card there are three ports: one VGA, one DVI, and one VIVO. The VIVO port looks similar to an s-video connection, but instead is for a VIVO adapter. (an s-video cable will not fit because there isn't a little hole for the safety pin that's on an s-video cable) The adapter that plugs into the VIVO port has four connections on it: s-video in, s-video out, composite in and composite out.

I've sat down with this one on a few occasions, and I've never been able to get a signal out to my TV. I've tried using both s-video and composite. I'm running version 8.1.8.5 (the latest release -- 10/10/2005) of Albatron's nVidia driver.

I normally use dual displays, (2 CRT flat screens) but you can only have 2 displays in use at one time. When I try to get the TV display working I switch the displays in use to my primary display (CRT monitor) on VGA and secondary display (TV) on VIVO s-video out.

One issue, which I don't think should matter, is that the VIVO adapter I'm using didn't come with this card. I bought this card from a friend and he lost the original adapter, but gave me the VIVO adapter that came with his notebook. The adapter he gave me looks identical to the picture in the manual for this card. Would it make sense that these VIVO adapters are product specific and need the original adapter to work? It doesn't say anything like that in the manual.

I've made sure the settings are correct in windows and in the nVidia settings, and I can't get a signal to the TV. I know the cable and inputs are good on my TV because I'll get a picture if I hook it up to my notebook's s-video out. I do know that from the manual there is no software required for video-out functionality. (but you need to install a separate driver for video input)

I contacted Albatron a few months ago and never received a response.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks,
Mike

P4 - 3.0 Ghz
1 GB DDR
Albatron FX 5900 TURBO
ASUS P4C800 Deluxe

Mitsubishi Diamondpoint SB70 (primary display on VGA)
Compaq P710 (secondary display on DVI using DVI - to - VGA adapter)
JVC 27" flat screen (secondary display on VIVO)

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did you uninstall the 32 mb card drivers?
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My computer came with on board video of NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150LE. I then installed a Nvidia 8500GT, im using windows 7 and it detected the card and installed in simple as that, problem now is that the 8500GT is only recognized when windows boots up, in other words while in DOS and starting up, the 8500GT give no signal and the display is blank until windows is loaded, i tried disabling the video card from device manager but no luck.

Computer is a Emachines T6540
OS Windows 7
 

A:Nvidia 8500GT and On Board Video

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i own a geforce 6600 pci-e card, i've never tried forceware before as i use the default factory driver cd for my card, but recently a new game has demanded me to update my drivers for my card and i don't know weather i should choose between installing the latest forceware or video drivers from nvidia, i'm having a tough time deciding which one to install as i don't know the difference between them, so here are my questions:
-should i choose FORCEWARE or just the normal driver update from nvidia? which one is actually better?
-i heard forceware could severely damage the card if it's inproperly used, pelase explain more.
-what are the other minor or major difference between the two?


many thanks for the help.
 

A:Nvidia forceware or video driver?

coolaid said:

i own a geforce 6600 pci-e card, i've never tried forceware before as i use the default factory driver cd for my card, but recently a new game has demanded me to update my drivers for my card and i don't know weather i should choose between installing the latest forceware or video drivers from nvidia, i'm having a tough time deciding which one to install as i don't know the difference between them, so here are my questions:
-should i choose FORCEWARE or just the normal driver update from nvidia? which one is actually better?
-i heard forceware could severely damage the card if it's inproperly used, pelase explain more.
-what are the other minor or major difference between the two?


many thanks for the help.Click to expand...

Hi coolaid
Nvidia forceware are the official drivers for Nvidia there are the signed which are normally 100% safe and the beta witch are out on test as such.
The latest driver from Nvidia 93-71 a few cards have a problem with so I would recommend
you download NVIDIA Forceware 91-47 and try that one.But what you will need to do is to clean your drivers before installing your new one's if you dont you may get a problem.Download driver cleaner pro it is free and made for Nvidia drivers.Read all about how to use it BUT AWAYS CLEAN IN SAFE MODE.
Just type into google what you want.
Regards
Rex
 

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Since I installed a new nvidia video card (3D Blaster 4 Titanium 4200) in replacement of an older ATI , I have problems with this [email protected]!?&@ blue screen ( IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) after 15 minutes of normal use.
Everthing works great in safe mode, but I want my new video card
Is there a possibilty to remove some drivers to avoid a hard disk format ?-)
I'm using windows 2000 with a Dual 710 MHz Pentium III and a memory of 256 MB.

Thanks

Guy.
 

A:[SOLVED] nvidia & ATI video card

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Hello,

I have an i7 with windows 7 (32Bit) installed and GeForce 9800 GT.
I used to connect my pc to the TV via s-video and it usually worked until 2 weeks ago, it just stopped.
So I thought the problem must be with the cable, so I replaced but it's not working.

I even updated nvidia's driver, didn't work. (version 8.17.12.5896)

I have attached a screenshot of the nvidia control panel. I have tried all possible settings and even though it is detecting the "TV", it's still not working.

Any advise please?
 

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I'm still learning.....

When I log on computer, screen shows "The ATI control panel
failed to initialize because no ATI driver is installed, or ATI driver is not working properly. The ATI control panel will now exit".

I know that has been discussed here, but this is my question: Isn't ATI a video card? I have Nvidea GeForce FX5500 in my system (XP, 1 G Ram)) yet this error message always appears. When I pull up display adaptors in device mgr, my Nvidea shows, nothing for ATI does.

So, do I need both? I just updated drivers on my video card and direct x due to a game freezing. That didn't help. Then I remembered this error message and wondered if it had something to do with it.

Thanks alot for any help.
Modmomm
 

A:Do I need Ati drivers if I have Nvidia video card?

You don't need ATI drivers-they are for AMD/ATI graphics cards- uninstall them.
Use Driver Sweeper here:
http://downloads.guru3d.com/Guru3D---Driver-Sweeper-(Setup)-download-1655.html
in preference to "Add and Remove Programs" in the control panel. I would uninstall both the ATI and nVidia drivers and re-install the applicable nVidia driver to ensure you get an uncorrupted install.
The DirectX update should be fine.

You should only have the graphics driver from your graphics card vendor ( the manufacturer) i.e. Gigabyte, MSI, XFX, EVGA etc. If the card is an OEM product then download from here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

FX5xxx branded cards (not OEM) may not run with the nVidia Forceware drivers so make sure you use the manufacturers recommended download if available.
 

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im usually used to these sort of things like second nature, but i have NO CLUE at all in the world of graphics/video cards chips or whatever. ive spent the last 3 hours doing nothing at all trying to understand this...

My computer has an NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model64 pro video board. i have no clue at all what this is, but i know its what i have. The problem is that i want to play the Sims 2 (and other games later on), but the graphics are all slow and choppy. going through troubleshooting, it says i need a new 'driver', or, the latest driver provided by the video card chipset.

i have no idea what to get, how to get them, in what order and would really like it if someone could tell me what i should do (in simple terms), or just explain it all to me.

thanks to anyone who helps.

A:Video Card, Drivers, Nvidia? Help?

Here are the driver links at the Nvidia Home Page.Nvidia drivers Win98Nvidia drivers XP/W2kNvidia drivers XP Media Center

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I have an Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 420. it is giving me sever problems when it comes do to running cinematic features in half to the majority of my computer games and i have been unable to figure out how to fix this problem. Can anyone help out here?:angry2:

A:Nvidia Video Card Problems

Try looking here. You can download new drivers from nvidia also.

http://www.nvidia.com/page/support_faqs.html

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Can you overclock these cards?

<b>The MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G:</b>
1140 MHz (OC Mode) 1114 MHz (Gaming Mode) 1051 MHz (Silent Mode)

<b>The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Card: </b>
Core clock of 1050 MHz Boost clock of 1178 MHz

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Hello everyone. I updated my drivers with 191.07. All went well and integrated perfectly except for one anomoly :- I like fairly big icons and text, and I always use a res. of 960 x 600 which is perfect for me. After installing these new drivers, I can't get 960 x 600 any longer. I can get down to 1024 x 768 which (for me) is too small. Below that is 800 x 600 which is a wee bit too large.

Does anyone know why I can't get 960? I've been all over Nvidia's website, but they craftily don't give "conact us" details. I wiped it out and did it again but the result was the same. I have a Forsa (Nvidia) GeForce 6600 card which has 256 megs of RAM. I have 1 GB of RAM and a P4 2.4 GHz CPU.

Many thanks

Larry (More Problems)
 

A:Solved: Nvidia video drivers 191.07

In the nVidia Control Panel, navigate to the Change Resolution tab under the Display Section. Here, click on the Add Resolutions button and, on the page that pops up, click Create Custom Resolution.

Set your required resolution, scan rate and color depth.

The little arrow at the bottom left will allow you to set scan timings if you require custom settings for those too. Just leave it on auto and click the Test button to test your custom resolution. If you are happy with it, you can save it as a regular resolution selection.

Try it and see if that helps.

Let us know.

NPP
 

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I have a Asus P5B motherboard with the nVidia 650i chipset.

Anyone know if the mobo/chipset is compatible with ATI Video cards?
 

A:nVidia Chipset and ATI Video Card

1. please post in the correct forum - audio/video
2. video cards generally are not dependant on mobo chipsets. (there are a few exceptions.) If you have a slot, you should be able to use it with the right drivers. If you have integrated video you will need to turn it off in BIOS.
 

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Although this guide is mainly based on video cards, it was impossible not to cover a bit of the other topics associated with upgrading a video card.

Nvidia GeForce and ATi Radeon Buyers Guide

What do you need a graphics card for? Word processing, internet browsing, gaming?

Many computers have built in (integrated) video cards. This means that when you plug your monitor into the VGA (video graphics array) slot, you're plugging it directly onto a port that is part of the motherboard. This slot is good enough to take you down the internet highway and view sites. Or to do some work on excel, word, or maybe just for sending emails. These are very simple tasks for a graphics "card".

What if you hunger to play the latest games on your PC? Well odds are, your onboard video wont do the job. This is most likely what brought you here.

You've heard that you need a video card and you probably looked through the thousands of listings offering you one, but what does everything mean? If anything, you're probably more confused now than when you started looking into buying a video card.

There are 2 main manufacturers you want to look for when buying a video card, ATi and Nvidia.

Important Information for choosing a Video card
 

A:Nvidia & ATi Video Cards Explained

So you are publishing a short guide on video cards while on your first post? Great! We need more brave souls on this forum.
We do already have a large number of excellent posts on Video Cards. We will shall see what we shall see.
But this one you posted appears to have been posted on another site. I am not sure, but I think that is a no no on Tech Spot. You might want to ask Julio and the other powers that be.
 

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Hi there guys can someone suggest good video converters that support Nvidia Nvenc?

A:Video convertor that uses Nvidia Nvenc.

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