Falcosoft wrote on 2019-12-27, 08:51:
Okay then. Just to clarify, where did you find this/how did you create this "NV_CustModes" registry key?
I have already linked the answer for your question in my first post:
WinXP Customizing Resolutions (nVidia)
My apologies. I believe I have overlooked that post you made.
However, now that I'm thinking about it, I don't think that would show any noticeable difference. Since 1440p already "works," making a custom 1440p resolution or 1080p resolution would do nothing to solve the underlying... complaint I'm holding.
In other news, I got hold of my final hope in this matter, a Startech DVI to Displayport adapter, in hopes maybe getting a means to make the NCP see my monitor as not a "CRT" and "unlock" the other features in the NCP. Alas, 'twas not to be. Using another HDMI monitor as my main display, while the monitor was detected as an HDTV, my main Dell monitor in question would not play ball with the adapter under XP, or perhaps the other way around. (in BIOS and during the XP boot-up screen, picture would be displayed with the adapter, but upon hitting the XP GUI, nothing was shown from the adapter).
With all other alternatives exhausted, and seemingly no way to trick or manually tell the NCP that my monitor is, for example, a "digital DVI monitor", if I want my cake and eat it to (high resolution and proper monitor detection, and perhaps on the off-chance certain games offering better resolutions than 1024x768 (stupid NFS Underground 1 & 2)), I'm seemingly going to have to buy a separate monitor just for XP for this machine.
Since the cheaper modern options for monitors with DVI ports are 1080p monitors, I'm looking at this V7 monitor used as the best candidate for this job. Can you Falco or someone else verify whether 1080p over DVI works, with the monitor being properly detected as a PC monitor in the NCP, with all relevant features accessible in the NCP? Want to make sure before purchasing it that it'll work as expected. 😁
I know this seems overkill for such a stupid problem, but the point of this PC is to be and overkill XP machine, and if anything isn't working up to my standards, then I'm willing to do what I "need" to do to get it where I want it to be. This is one of those things.