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geForce 6600GT went to 1080i land and never came back

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  1. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    I snagged a geForce 6600GT AGP video card with YPbPr out for some 1080i Mythy goodness. Anyway, I installed the card, had a console and low res X running on component without any issues whatsoever. Very melon!

    Threw a 1080i modeline at it, and the card never came back.

    The screen went completely garbled and stayed that way. No amount of reboots or interface changes (VGA, S-Vid, composite, DVI) will bring it back. Very shit.

    Can a modeline nuke a card? The box still boots with the card present, but the display is f00bared. Any way to bring it around?
     
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    have you tried putting the card in another machine?
     
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    Unfortunately it's the only one I have with an AGP 8x slot. Well, I *could* stuff it in the server, but that's a tiny bit of a task.
     
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    maybe try making a small partition on one disk and start from scratch just to try it out? does it go through POST looking normal? or is the text still all fux0red?
     
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    The text is screwed even at post.
     
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    oh damn. card might be done :( any possibility of return?
     
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    wtf is AGP? lol

    yeah, sounds like the card shat itself.
     
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    Sadly so I think :(

    I picked up a DVI to HDMI adapter, and wow it makes a HUGE difference versus VGA. 720p is sharp and bright. I am working on some 1080i modelines, but I am not sure if I will like the interlaced higher resolution over the progressive lower.
     
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    why not 1080p? why is there such a huge difference between i and p? i mean i know what i/p stands for and everything but if you are going 1080 why not go the full distance?
     
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    My TV is a 1080i unit. If I could go full 1080p, I would.
     
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    so mythtv is the limitation? not the hardware?
     
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    No, my actual television is the limitation. Myth will do any resolution I throw at it. My screen won't push it though.
     
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    oh lol. i saw "my tv" and thought myth lol.
     
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