Ok so after a horrendous couple of week blowing my cash on tennis betting ive decided to do something productive and build a new grindstation, as quite frankly my previous setup was lousy......(Bankroll now shockingly low)
The monitor i went for was a HP ZR30w which at max res. (2560x1600) should allow 20 tables at full size. However as you can see im getting no where near this with my Craptop (1280x800!). What really hacked me off was the ebay seller suggested id have no problems running it despite the fact none of the ports match and i needed a HDMI-->DVI convertor to get this res which allows.....2 at max size!
So what im wondering is other than replacing my laptop with a newish desktop, is there any way around this?? Here some info:
My Laptop is an HP HDX18 which has a VGA port, HDMI port and maybe 4 USB slots, Graphics card is an NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
Monitor has DVI, display port and component port.
Cheers for any help...(FML)
Try changing the laptop resolution higher and it will change the monitor aswell. It will look terrible on the laptop but good on the monitor. If its already Maxed out then try updating the graphix driver. If there's no update then its time to update the laptop or get a desktop if your only playing at home. Gl
The vast majority of HDMI ports (GT 130m included) can't display more then 1920x1080. You need dual link dvi output to display 2560x1600.
Yeah try what Raab said first. It might work and if you're only using the plug and play monitor then there's no problems. Alternatively I think you can change the graphics card in your laptop to get around renewing everything. Better graphics = more resolutions on offer so I'd give that a quick look before settling on buying a new set up. Hope this helps.
Thanks for replies. -
@djdoodoo,Raab: The laptop is at max. res already (1920x1080). I have updated display drivers and know that the graphics card i use (NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M) does supports up to 2560x1600
@taafey: so would you say the cable i intend on buying wont do the trick as the port can only produce 1080p? (i guess even that res would be a dramatic improvement!
I hoping this could be part of the problem:
Connector i used to get bad res image was HDMI to DVI-S:
Im hoping the problem might be fixed if i purchase this: (dual link instead of single link, giving max res)
Failing this could a VGA to dual DVI cable produce the max res. Thanks again