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I'm running powerstrip on my HTPC with a 9700 pro at resolution 1360 x 768. Running theatertek. Periodically my computer just plain crashes for no apparent reason. I'm worried I'm thrashing my video card or worse my PJ.


here are my timings:

Horizontal

refresh rate 56

front porch 80

sync width 136

back porch 208


vertical

refresh rate 72

front porch 0

sync width 2

back porch 10


Can anyone offer different timings that work for them? Everytime I get the blue screen of death I think its my last time watching a DVD in all its glory.
 

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I've changed mine slightly since using these original settings I've gotten from people here and from the TT forum:


In PowerStrip:

----Pixel Clock: 116.052 MHz

----Horiz:

--------Scan Rate 63.625 KHz

--------Active 1360

--------Front Porch 104

--------Sync Width 144

--------Back Porch 216

--------Total 1824

----Vert:

--------Refresh Rate 60.024 Hz

--------Active 768

--------Front Porch 129

--------Sync 3

--------Back Porch 160

--------Total 1060


On the PLV-60:

----Fine Sync 35

----Total Dots 1824

----Horiz 364

----Vert 167

----Total Lines 1060

----Clamp 0

----Disp Area H 1360

----Disp Area V 768


Have you tried a 60 Hz rather than a 72 Hz vertical refresh?


Crashing is probably not due to you Powerstrip settings. Are you running other processes on your HTPC?
 

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No not running any other apps and the crashers are very annoying. Its definitely due to my ATI card and powerstrip though. If I change my refresh rate do I need to calculate the other settings as well?? Or anyone else with a PLV70 and powerstrip post their settings?
 

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I run a Radeon 7500 on a PLV-70. Ran Powerstrip long enough to select the 1360x768x60Hz mode. It seems to enable this as a selection in the resolution list in the Radeon driver. I then uninstalled Powerstrip and continue using the 1360x768x60hz mode. I have been told this output resolution is already suported in the ATI driver but that it is hidden until it recognizes the monitor it was written for is installed....or Powerstrip enables it. Anyway, it runs without powerstrip just fine once enabled. I am currently using the Catlyst 3.2 driver but it worked the same in the pre Catlyst driver too.


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So you just made a custom monitor at the 1360x768 at 60Hz and select it using the settings option under windows? Did you choose 60hz for both horizontal and vertical when making the custom monitor?
 
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