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Q: Graphic Card Resolution > Monitor Resolution

Native Resolution for my monitor is 1366 x 768. It's a 32 inch computer monitor. The reason for buying bigger screen for the computer is so that I can have more desktop display area so that I don't have to scroll horizontally to have a clear helicopter view of my subject.

Only then I was made to understand that I am actually restricted by the monitor resolution and hence though my graphic card can support higher resolution, it won't work. So my problem right now is setting the graphic card with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 is giving me blurry images and text. The desktop display area is wide enough to satisfy my need but the blurring object is not acceptable.

My general question would be:
If the graphic card higher resolution doesn't help because it does not match the monitor, is there any smart software that can give me more desktop area with clarity given that resolution constraint? What other alternatives do I have without getting rid of my new monitor?

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A: Graphic Card Resolution > Monitor Resolution

What graphics card do you have? Sounds like it is not powerful enough to fill the resolution you are looking for.


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I am thinking of buying new 19inch or 20inch viewsonic monitor which have 1440 x 900 and 1680 x 1050 resolution respectively.

In my system MSI Geforce MX440 graphics card is installed which supports resolutions till 2048 x 1536 but none of the above mentioned resolutions are mentioned inside supported resolutions of graphics card. In that case my monitor will able to show those resolutions..? because in one of the recent post, I read that graphics card doesnt show those resolutions and one from the cat and dog must change. So, please guide.

Graphics card specs: http://reviews.cnet.com/MSI_MX440_T...X_440_64_MB/4507-8902_7-30538022.html?tag=nav

19inch monitor: http://ap.viewsonic.com/in/products/productspecs.php?id=289

20inch monitor: http://ap.viewsonic.com/in/products/productspecs.php?id=292

Suppotive thread: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/563204-19-wide-screen.html

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My system specifications are:

20" monitor (1680*1050 resolution)
Core i3 930
Biostar H55 Motherboard
DDR3 3 GB 1333Mhz ram
Cooler Master GX 550W (42 amps +12v)

I want to play every game at max on my (1680*1050 resolution monitor). Please suggest me the best graphic card out of these:

HD 4870 1GB
HD 4890
HD 5770
GTX 260 core 216
HD 5830

Please suggest me the best graphic card for that resolution.

A:choosing a graphic card for (1680*1050 resolution monitor)

Core i3 930? you man i7-930?

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I would like to change the graphic resolution of my HP2010i monitor as I am loosing part of the screeen at the top, bottom and left and right of screen. the current optimum resolution is 1600 x 900 - 60hz, my laptop is set for 1366x768. Thanks

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I was having trouble with a new program and the tech told me I had to upgrade my video card driver.
After that my screen became HUGE and I could hardly use my computer.
So I kept changing the resolution and used up all the options.
Now the screen is at least readable but my pictures are too wide and stretched out.
As a retoucher I haven't been able to do any work for the past three days.
I tried doing a system restore but that didn't work.
Also, I am now getting this error message: requires an open GL-2.0 compatible video card to run.
I'm really upset because even Photoshop is giving me an error message about the video card and I really need that program for work.
Thank You

A:Having trouble with screen resolution and graphic card

what is the 'new program' you were having trouble with?

...if you tried upgrading you video driver and it seems to be giving you fits--just 'roll it back' to the previous version

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Ok - First off Im using a 32" Dynex TV as a monitor, hooked in through a VGA port on the TV. When I start my computer the screen jumps around and it says 'detecting signal', settles on 640x480 during boot When windows 7 starts to open it jumps again for a moment and goes to 1366x768 (the right setting for it) I was playing Metro 2033 and its too slow in 1366 so I reduced it to 1024x768 which apparently the TV cant do, it just went black, so it reset to 1366. I was trying various resolutions, some were too wide too skinny etc and accidentally clicked on 1024 again, screen went black and this time didnt revert. I restarted my computer and now after the 640 phase in boot it doesnt go to 1366 like it should but at the opening to windows 7 where you put in your password it switches to 1024, after it jumps to adjust a few times it goes black like in the game.. it tells me detecting signal (normal) then no signal detected (which is what it tells me if I have it on say component 1 with my xbox 360 turned off, or video 1 with my dvd player off, or even VGA with the computer off for that matter)

What Ive tried:
I tried turning the monitor off and on to see if I could adjust the settings back while it was adjusting before going black, but it just stays black...

I started up in safe mode, which was 800x600 and it was ugly but worked, I tried resetting the resolution but it only gave the base options (640, 800, 1024, 1280) and that was only for safe mode, it didnt hold when I ... Read more

A:monitor resolution issue - can I change my resolution from outside windows??

does the Nvidia card have any software which could manage screen resolutions? If so you can try that in safe mode....

Also, tap F8 on startup, but instead of safe mode chose "enable VGA mode" which should cause windows to boot normally, but in 800x600 (or something of the like, that just about all monitors and TV's support)

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Sup. So, i was playing CS:GO and everything was going ok till my screen started to get ****ed up. Random colors and a bunch of lines appeared, then it was followed by a BSOD. I just waited for my computer to restart but i noticed that the res was at 800x600 and the colors were weird. I tried oppening the NVDIA control panel but it said "Nvidia display settings are not available". I tried updating drivers, reinstalling them (not even sure i did the right thing) but nothing worked.

i have a GeForce GTX 460

any help is appreciated

A:BSOD while playing CS:GO, resolution change and graphic card error.

Ok i tried reinstalling the drivers again but now i cant even get to the login screen without the bsod appearing. Should i just format it?

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Hey, I just bought a widescreen LCD from Acer (AL1751W) but I am not able to get XP to set the correct resolution (1280x768) for me. I updated the drivers, but I still cant get it to work.

Also, when I try connecting the device by DVI, it gives me an error "out of range" and I cannot change the settings for it. Can anyone help me solve these two problems?

A:Widescreen Resolution 1280x768 Unavailable; SISM651 Graphic Card

i've recently baught the same thing, but i haven't experienced any problems duaring installation, except that i just can't set up any driver - there are no any!

concerning your problem
a far as i know, available resolutions depend on the graphics card, i.e. whether your card support such a resolution or not

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When the game starts, I have no problem untill the actual game, when you can move free etc., starts and my graphic card crashes and resets, even if I play on the lowest resolution with all the graphic qualtiy's on very low. Other games that are less graphical can only be played on very low settings or the same problem ocures.
What could be the problem?

My desktop is the one below:
HP Pavilion HPE h8-1309eb
Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks in advance.

A:Graphic card crashes and resets when playing Watch Dogs-low resolution

At a guess I'd say your PC isn't up to gaming at all. Fill in your system specs as linked in my signature.

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Hi all,

So I'm creating a program for a friend but we are having trouble trying to display things in a 1280 x 1024 resolution.

Is there any way to create a custom resolution on my laptop or monitor of 1280 x 1024? Our monitors don't have this resolution listed in the display settings, or is this a driver issue?


A:How to change the monitor resolution to a custom resolution

The resolution availability can be affected due to the graphics card installed. I will have a think about any other factors which may affect the resolution.

Screen Resolution - Display Settings

The tutorial's information box explains which factors that affect your screen resolution availability.

Hope this helps,


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I have a Nvidia GTX 580 GPU

I have just bought a Dell UltraSharp U2713HM - running a resolution at 2560*1440.I know it's not a gaming screen, but I still manage to run games pretty well.

But I'm thinking. If I get a better GPU will that make the games run even better at 2560*1440 ?


A:Graphics card and monitor resolution ?

Yes. In general a larger, more powerful graphics card will run games better at higher resolution. It can get much more complicated than that, but in general, this is the deal.

For best advice about what to expect in higher performance from any particular card over your 580 (which is no slouch by the way) you could ask here, or better, over in the Gaming forum where all the graphics-heads hang out. They start talking about Frame Rates and Cuda Cores and I just glaze over!

For instance, when you compare your 580 to my 660 you can see that in some categories your card is better:

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to upgade my Radeon 1900XT. I've recently upgraded my whole computer with a faster mobo and CPU. Here are my specs.

720W PSU
Athlon Phenom 9850 Quad Core (2.5Ghz per CPU)
64bit Windows Vista Premium
1680 Widescreen Asus Monitor

With those specs in mind which card would go best with it. I use my computer mainly for gaming, as well as my work with MS office etc. Games I'll most likely be playing this year include

Starcraft 2
Diablo 3
Dragon Age
Dawn of War 2
Fear 2

I always play my games at either the highest or 2nd highest settings. I don't want to end up getting a card that is overkill for this resolution.

Thanks for any help.

A:The fastest card for a 1680 resolution monitor ?

um what is your chipset? is it ATI or Nvidia? if its ati a HD3870 will run all of those quite well and if its Nvidia a..... 9800GT? i know you can get a HD3870 for about $130

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I want to buy my son a Samsung 206bw nonitor for Xmas.
His computer has a ATI Radeon 9600 Pro video card with a max res of 1024 x 768.
The monitor has a max res of 1680 x 1050.
Will I need to upgrade his video card to get the max benefit of his new monitor or is there a driver update that will work or??
Thanks in advance

A:Monitor/video card resolution question

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Okay, let me start off giving my computer specs:

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ processor
512mb DDR RAM
Internal GeForce 4 MX graphics card
Windows XP

I got this new computer and everything has worked just peachy. However, I wanted to play Deus Ex: Invisible War on my PC and the game requires Pixel Shaders. The MX does not have said pixel shaders. So, I dug out my other card, a 128mb GeForce 4 Ti4400. I put the card in to my computer, and everything works fine. I download the latest drivers, and play some Deus Ex. However, the problem begins when I tried to play other games. My desktop worked just fine, being in a 1024 x 768 setting with 32 bit colors. However, when I loaded up a number of different games I would get that lovely 'Out of Frequency Range' 'Set Your Resolution Lower or See Monitor Guide' screen that pops up when you're resolution is too high. This continued to happen despite making every change I could think of in my color and resolutions and such. Nothing would work, so I pulled out the Ti4400 and hooked back in my MX. I would turn on the computer, everything would seem to work fine, it loaded until it got to the desktop in which I got the same 'Out of Freq' screen again. Couldn't even load my desktop on the MX now. So I put back in the Ti4400, fiddle around some more, and still no change. So thats why I am writing this. Please get back to me!

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I've just assembled a new computer, but I am still using an old 15" lcd monitor. The processor is an i5-750 and the video card is a 4870 1gb card. What resolution wouldn't be too much for the video card to handle.

I will be using this setup for gaming. I am thinking 1680x1050, but that is just guessing. I am currently using 1024x768 for all my games. Thanks in advance.

A:Recommended monitor resolution for 4870 1gb card + i5-750


the card can handle games nicely up to like 1920x1200, but it also depends what games you wanna play (thinking about the fps rates).

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Hi, I came home tonight and started up the old Windows XP AMD 64 system, and the monitor resolution was set to the lowest. The computer won't let me change it saying it can't read the graphics card.

I updated the graphics card, but that didn't help. I wen't into Systems/Drivers Device and saw a yellow flag under the "Asus" other devices (which is my mother board I believe?)

anyway, I could use some help here please.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, x86 Family 15 Model 35 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 35291 MB, Free - 2896 MB; E: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 8049 MB; L: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 844051 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A8N-SLI Premium
Antivirus: AVG update module, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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How do I turn down the resolution of my graphics ???

Installed a new vid card, and my eyes are getting sore!!!

I have Win98...
Cheers all,
Ol' Man Emu

A:Graphic Resolution

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Please view the images attached
(the screen is magnified to the left part of the actual one)

this happened sometime ago after i :

-reformated my PC
-installed a new graphic card (512 ddr agp)
-ran a complete registry scan a fixes (registry mechanic)
-upgraded to XP sp3

it is not an LCD monitor
i cannot do a system restore cos i dont have a restore point created.

The games below are Age of Mythology + Ragnarok Online. They are some low requirement game. My usual screen resolution is 1024 x 768 and 32 bit... i didnt have any problem playing the games before and did not tamper with the game setups. It just HAPPENED!!

A:Screen resolution and graphic during games help!

Did you install the driver for the new video card?

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WHICH IS THE MAX RESOLUTION ON i5 version of Elite 800 G2 Mini, on two DisplayPort OUT ?It support 4K out resolution ? Or UHD out resolution ? Thanks a lot

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Ok, so after starting up one of my games (if you must know its Team Fortress 2) and joining a server my game and whole computer crashed after I loaded. My computers graphic output was pretty much fried at this point, and I was getting a wavy static-y pattern in horizontal lines every time I restarted my comptuer. This was NOT a problem with my monitor (trust me I know). These lines were only medium-bad at the WINDOWS loading screen and the screen that showed my computer specs but when I got to login the username and password window wasn't even visible (but it was there) . So, I opened my computer up, dusted it out (which I haven't done for a long time) and then re-connected the monitor input to my video card's second output (it has 2 outputs).

After restarting my computer then I noticed that my distortion was the same in the WINDOWS and specs screen but at the login it was SIGNIFICANTLY reduced. This allowed me to login, and actually access my desktop. There were still static lines going horizontally across my screen (but not so bad that I couldn't navigate my desktop) and I noticed my resolution was 1024x768. I changed it to maximum resolution 1280x1024 (which it is normally on) and then ALL of the static was gone. The static actually gets WORSE as I make the resolution smaller. My monitor is capable of supporting ALL resolution levels. This led me to believe that it was a problem with my graphics card so i re-installed the drivers and found no change. M... Read more

A:Resolution and Graphic Startup Problem!

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Hi all ! My elitbook has one problem. The grahic resolution has been bigger than selected. Example, When i select with 1920x1080, the Chrome must be set to 75-80% to view nomal. It the same with skype or visual studio. Please help me ! 

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I use Thinkpad X280 with the extermanl DQHD monitor (is LG 49WL59C-W).This combination works fine until I did windows update to build 19564.1000.After I updated, I troubled with my monitor cannot resolve 5120x1440 but 3840x2160 as maximum resolution. I sure that current latest graphic driver version is, so now I rollbacked to manually and it works fine. I want to know what is the cause this problem.

A:The graphic driver cannot display as 5120x1440 resolution

Tengo una laptop Thinkpad x260 se pusone que posee dos baterías pero dice que "la batería 1 no se puede usar" y no se a que se deba también la batería 2 se descarga muy rápido es una i5 sexta gen me gustaría que me orienten al menos para saber a qué se debe el no poder usar la batería 1 

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2012R2 box won't join the domain, tried reseting computer object, tried deleting it/recreating it...  
Any ideas on where to fix the currupted policy table?  







SystemTime="2020-04-30T22:00:24.021435100Z" />





UserID="S-1-5-20" />

<Data Name="RuleName">{b76ed7a8-be84-4713-9504-6fb495209d03}</Data>

<Data Name="ErrorCode">1018</Data>


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I just updated mt gtx nVidia graphic card drivers to 93.71. Thes are the best for grand prix legends. prior to that i had 77.14 original dell nvida drivers and could access 1680x 1020 onh my samsung 22" monitor. Now that i have updated I can only go as high as 1600x900 resolution. Im my display properties I can also only go to 1600x900 . Befor the driver upgrag\de I used 1680x1050 on all my race games.

I reinstalled my monitor digital driver after the graphics card driver update.

A:Can not access highest resolution after updating graphic drivers

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Please view the images attached(the screen is magnified to the left part of the actual one)this happened sometime ago after i :-reformated my PC-installed a new graphic card (512 ddr agp)-ran a complete registry scan a fixes (registry mechanic)-upgraded to XP sp3i tried switching between resolutions but it doenst work...it is not an LCD monitori cannot do a system restore cos i dont have a restore point created.The games below are Age of Mythology + Ragnarok Online. They are some low requirement game. My usual screen resolution is 1024 x 768 and 32 bit... i didnt have any problem playing the games before and did not tamper with the game setups. It just HAPPENED!!

A:Screen resolution and graphic during games help! screenshots attached

Hi .<>When might "sometime ago" be?Is your video fine at all other times?What graphics card?Have you tried uninstalling the drivers for the graphics card...rebooting and then reinstalling same anew?Have you checked the status of devices in Device Manager?Have you checked Event Viewer for possible clues?How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Are these games installed on the hard drive or run from CD/DVD?Louis

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Hi. I'm new here and this is my first post. I looked around a little and found one other thread with a similar question, but the question wasn't really answered. I can't find anything on the net that doesn't confuse me so bad it makes my head hurt, so I thought I'd try asking here. Thanks in advance for any answers I get.

I will try and be as thorough as possible, although the resulting question will be simple. I'll start out with why I am asking the question to begin with.

So I am trying to play a game I used to play nearly ten years ago. It's a free online game called Continuum/Subspace and there are user created "zones" or variations of the game within the game (if that makes sense). I play in a zone called Trench Wars. It's a top down game, meaning you are looking down at your ship as if from above and the screen scrolls as you move to reveal more of the area (map) you are playing in. You are in a spaceship of your choice with varying weapons for each ship. The game requires aiming at your enemies before firing at them and anticipating their moves.

Well I noticed that playing at a higher resolution allows you to see more of your immediate area and expands your view of the map. It works just like your desktop in essence. The higher the resolution, the smaller the icons, but the more space you have. In the game, the higher the resolution, the smaller the ships are, but you can see more space around you. Obviously, this would give an advantage to anyone playing ... Read more

A:Forcing Screen Resolution Higher Than Native Resolution

Simple answer is: you can not go over the native resolution of LCD panel because its physical thing for each pixel lcd panel has a cell you can not have more pixels than there is physical pixels in that panel.

smaller than native resolutions achieved by grouping more than one cell to form pixel thats why non native resolution on lcd sometimes gets blurry or edgy

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I have a Sceptre 32-Inch LCD TV (X322BV) and I use an ASUS GeForce 440 video card. I am connected to the TV using a top of the line HDMI cable that has ethernet built in. I was using this cable to connect my computer to the TV and it displayed fine at 1360x768. This was great for my games and all other programs I was using. I attempted to install a new game called Metro 2033 and when I launched the game, it must have detected that my system is really good and set to display the resolution in 1080p. Now my TV does not support this display and now won't show anything except in safe mode, where the resolution is set to 1024x768. I am just not sure of how to get the computer to now NOT display in 1080p when I boot up windows normally. I have tried using the F8 menu to reset the resolution and everything. I am a competent computer tech who has much knowledge. However, I am just not sure how to change a resolution when you can't even see the screen and you can't see the screen because you can't change the resolution. It's a catch-22. I will never understand engineers or programmers in the least. PLEASE HELP! I have even hooked it up to a 1080p TV and turned the resolution down but when I hook it back up to the 720p TV the settings are still set at 1080p for some reason. It's like whatever display it's connected to, that's what settings it's going to use automatically. I am just out of options except for a re-format. PLEASE HELP!

A:Resolution stuck at 1080p; Resolution changed by game

Before I re-install the OS I would try this:
Boot up in Safe Mode and log in with an Admin account.
Uninstall the Device and Driver for the Video Card (see link below).
Re-boot in Normal mode, and Windows should detect and re-install the device.
Go from there to update the driver as needed.
Uninstall Device and Device Driver - Vista Forums

If that one game is the problem, I'd uninstall it or search for answers how to configure it to not cause the problem.

I also suggest learning System Backup Imaging, so going forward you can easily recover from problems without re-installing the OS and all programs.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Imaging with free Macrium

Hope this helps,

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i have a samsung monitor that have 2 slots, specifically for DVI & VGA
and i also have a GPU embeded: inno3d GT430 that also have 2 slots for VGA and DVI

i got this new DVI cable from a friend so i tried to upgrade my display from VGA to DVI

the problem is i cant see any differences between the two

things ive checked so far:
nvidia settings ressolution tab: converted it to 1920 x 1080, 1080p
windows resolution settings: 1920 x 1080 (Recommended)

so again, there are no differences between the two when i hooked them up, can anybody tell me any steps to make my display HD?

core i3
OS installed: win7 32bit

A:HD Resolution & Analog Resolution: they display the same output

Is it running at 1920 x 1080 ?

Why do you think you would see a difference ? VGA is analog and DVI is digital, that`s it, as far as I know.

Personally, I think Samsung monitors are terrible.


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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.

My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.

My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.

My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.

My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

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Bought a new LCD monitor for my old XP computer. After installing it, I find that this monitor is recommended to operate with 1600 x 900 resolution. When I attempted to change my resolution by going to the Control Panel, I find that the highest my adjustment will go is 1024 x 768. The monitor manufacturer (AOC) tells me I need to "update my video card drivers". That's pretty much Greek to me and I don't speak Greek. Can someone assist me with this situation......Thanks

A:Monitor resolution

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I had been using 1280x1024 screen resolution and now i switched to 1280x968 for a game im running and i need help setting stuff like zoom level, size, and position for my monitor to make it the exact amounts it should be if thats possible so that pictures aren't stretched a little taller than wider and so forth. I know how to change all those settings but i dont know what they should be at to fit the screen perfect for that resolution. I have an HP pavilion mx70 17" display multimedia monitor and i couldn't seem to find any tutorials on the amounts to set size and position and all that at if your using 1280x968. Im sure most people just do it farely close by the way it looks but i'd like to get it perfect for that screen size if thats possible. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Monitor Resolution

Its the combination of graphics card and monitor that creates the screen view.

You will just have to either resize using your graphics card, some will allow you to save settings for particular games ( I don't know any games that suggest a resolution of 1280x968, mostly they go 640x480; 800x600; 1024x768; 1280x1024; 1600x1200)

A program such as powerstrip will give you greater control options, however unless you are a Virgo, let a little imperfection in!

Manually change the settings using your monitor on screen display controls and save the setting.

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I am using the same Monitor I was when using my old XP laptop. It always went to the right resolution each time with it. I have tried to find new drivers for it but have been unsuccessful. here is my problem. When I plug in and start up in the morning it always comes up on the monitor long and narrow with a black band at top and bottom like the first pic(startup screen). If I turn monitor off and close laptop screen it will often come up like startup screen 2, the second pic. It looks right but is all over onthe left side of the monitor with the right quarter of the monitor black. I want it full width and height right off the bat. Sometimes I have to turn off monitor and open and close laptop a couple of times before it will be right. Any advice?


A:Monitor resolution

For the video card this may or may not work,

ATI Radeon

if it doesn't see what Dell has for your laptop (use your service tag number to look it up).

For the monitor is it being detected properly or is it showing as "generic PNP monitor"? If it is showing as "generic PNP monitor" check Windows Update and see if it offers a driver for the monitor. The one from Viewsonic,

Viewsonic ? Q22wb 20" LCD Monitor

may or may not work seeing as they have discontinued that model.

Also is the resolution of those screen shots what the monitor is running at, or did you resize them?

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Just got a new 22" Monitor.
Apparently it is capable of 1920 x 1080 resolution.

If I select that resolution in the Control panel, all the Folder icons and everything else becomes quite small.

If I go down to 1600 x 900, everything looks just fine.

Any way of using the higher resolution, and not have everything look so small ?


A:Monitor Resolution ?

Bob, right click any where on a blank area of the desktop, hover the mouse on VIEW and change the setting for what size you want the icons to be.

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Hi I'm new to this forum and could use some help with a problem.

I did updates and changed monitor resolution... now I can't see my desktop???

running windows XP home on a dell GX270
I have an old gateway monitor and was changing the resolution,
then restarted the computer after the updates were done.
when it re-stared I saw the start up screen and heard the music windows opens with but I can't see my desktop (I know its there) I just can't see it?

I have tried to go into safe mode but after I select safe mode all I get is a black&white screen with what looks like lines of different commands, things like this....


and nothing happens so I restarted the computer...go back into <F8> and try another option but nothing wants to work.

I have also connected a newer monitor to the hard drive but it still does the same thing when I turn it on.

please dose anyone know what I can do to solve this problem?


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Does your computer have integrated video? If it does, try connecting your monitor to it.

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I reformatted my Dell laptop and lost my ability to change my monitor resolution. When I go to control panel and display the only option available is medium. Clicking on advance is no help either. Any suggestion? Right now the screen I have fills less than a 6" area and I have a 12" monitor. Help!!!!!

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You need to go to the Dell website and dowload and install the proper and latest video driver driver for this laptop

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Ok guys I have my monitor res set at 1024x768 the problem is I want it set at 1152x864 I think it's called if I have that wrong sorry i'm sure you guys know what one I'm talking about. My friend has the same video card as mine and he is able to use 1152 res on his computer. I really would like to use that resolution even if my monitor only would support it at 60hz. My video card is Intel 82845G Controller something. I will be getting a much higher better computer in a few months or so then I will be more sadisifyed but with the computer I have now I don't know if there's just a certain driver that includes that res with it cause my friend's card lets him use it so I should beable too.

A:plz help with monitor resolution pdq!

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My second monitor normal resolution is 1680x1050. But it's not adjusted and is cutting edges, like I cant see my tastbar on that monitor. FYI it's a vga cable, with a dvi-d convertor. My main monitor is working normally.
Please help.

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Hi - I'm having problems changing my monitor resolution so I'm hoping someone might have a fix.

I recently had to reload windows 95 due to a registry file being corrupted. Anyway, I ended-up reloading all of my hardware including an AOC Spectrum 5Vlr monitor and a STB Velocity 128 video card.

I'm running well, but when I try to change my screen resolution to anything but 600X480(?) my screen gets all jumbled. Prior to having to reload win 95, I got all kinds of different screen resolution options that worked fine. Any advice on how to correct this issue?

Thanks in advance!

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You may be able to fix this with a simple video card driver. Go to the manufactuers website and download the correct one. Also, try using a different monitor. If it works at different resoloutions, then your monitor is the problem

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Just finished re-installing XP Professional after reformatting due to virus. I have a dell lapton D620 and external monitor. When I went to change the resolution in Display Properties - Monitor there is only the default monitor. When I try and change the resolution I get D-Sub cannot display this mode.

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You'll have to pick a resolution that the monitor will support.

You will have more options if all your drivers are installed. Start with the chipset and then install all the other hardware on your machine. Look in Device Manager.

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How do you fix the display on a flat screen monitor when Internet Explorer will not cover the width of the screen? The monitor is set at the highest resolution. This narrow view happened on my husband's monitor and we have no idea how to resolve the issue. He is using Vista Home Premium and is using an analog flat screen monitor. He said he hit some key one day and it happened and he has no idea what he did. Changing the resolution does not solve the issue.

Thank you for any suggestions you may have.

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After installing a new sound card in my system (a 5 year old NEC running Win98SE) I reboot only to find my monitors resolution is stuck on 16 colors and screen area 640x480. When I go to Properties-settings, I no longer even have the 32 bit colors option and the screen size only goes up to 1024x768. Even then if I try to adjust the settings (and then restart so they take effect) I still have the low resolution--no change. Any thoughts on what I need to do?? This won't cut it like it is now!!

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My monitor is pretty old, and that's probably the reason for this, but I just want to check.

My video crd is an ATI AIW 9200 or something....acouple years old is all.

The most I can put my resup to is 1024X768. If I go higher the actual picture on my monitor is bigger than the screen, and I have to "scroll" up,down,left or right to see all of the screen, but I cannot see the whole thing all at once. Is the reason for this my weak-a$$ monitor?


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Your monitor has a limit of 1024x768 resolution

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i can only get like 800 by 600 and 1024 by 768, before i reformatted a whil eback i had a lot more,m and i cant find any drivers to give me more resolution options

im running on a dell dimension 2400 with a flat panel monitor if that helps anyone

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For xp try these http://support.dell.com/filelib/Dev...W1++&OSL=EN&SvcTag=&SysID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400

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