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Gizmologist

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    Nvidia GEforce MX400 graphics card
    « on: August 07, 2010, 11:05:58 PM »
    Anyone know how to activate the composite video output on this card? We are running Open Office with a series of title slides and need to output composite to the in house video system.

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    Re: Nvidia GEforce MX400 graphics card
    « Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 04:19:30 AM »
    There are many Mx400 models, could you give more details, as the specific model..

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      Re: Nvidia GEforce MX400 graphics card
      « Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 09:04:09 AM »
      GEForce 2 MX400 is all the nomenclature there is.

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      Re: Nvidia GEforce MX400 graphics card
      « Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 10:36:00 AM »
      Does the card, in fact, have a composite video output port?  I have a GeForce2 MX400 that only has one connector, which is for a VGA monitor.

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        Re: Nvidia GEforce MX400 graphics card
        « Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 12:46:29 PM »
        Yes it does . It also has an S-video output. The card was working for a while but evidently after the last Windows update there was a glitch.

        This is in a SFF Compaq EVO system. NVidia drivers are installed and up to date. Also downloaded an updated version of Desktop manager. Still no info on the help page about exactly HOW to turn on the composite out.

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        Re: Nvidia GEforce MX400 graphics card
        « Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 01:27:21 PM »
        Well, I have not used composite video output with a video card, so I can't suggest a solution. Someone else may have an answer. 

        In the mean time, you may want to browse Google search findings @
        http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/gf4/geforce4-tv-out.htmlhttp://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+enable+composite+video+out+AND+mx400&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a 

        One finding which may be helpful: http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/gf4/geforce4-tv-out.html

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          Re: Nvidia GEforce MX400 graphics card
          « Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 05:16:47 AM »
          ahhh, the memories. I used a GF2 MX many moons ago....good times, good times.....oh right, ahem. I don't know what version drivers you are using, but there used to be a screen in display properties which had a picture of 2 monitors; one in the foreground was the main output, and another in the background should be secondary. There should be a radio button somewhere there which says either 'clone display' or 'extend display'. Try those and see how you go. Beware it has been a long time since i played with one of these cards, or tv-out for that matter, so the current driver set-up may be very different.
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          Re: Nvidia GEforce MX400 graphics card
          « Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 08:46:53 AM »
          ... a screen in display properties which had a picture of 2 monitors; one in the foreground was the main output, and another in the background should be secondary. There should be a radio button somewhere there which says either 'clone display' or 'extend display'.
          In that case, it's the same as enabling a regular second monitor, which I'm quite familiar with. I thought perhaps using composite video output worked differently, but maybe it's the same.