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Q: Display resolution

The laptop was sold as having a Full-HD (1920x1080) touchscreen display. (From HP online store)Even after updating windows and the display drivers, I'm unable to set the resolution to anything above 1366x768. Have I been sent the wrong machine?How do I return so it can be exchanged for the correct machine?

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Preferred Solution: Display resolution

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Question that I could not find an answer for on Google before I buy. I currently have a Dell 6420 using Win 7 SP1 with a 1366 X 768 display that I have the text set at 125% so I can read it. What display is going to look better on an X1 Carbon if I use that setting, the 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS LED Display or the 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS LED Display using Win 7 Pro?

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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 just purchased a Dell XPS 410/9200 computer and separately bought a Samsung 941BW 19" widescreen LCD display whose native resolution is 1440 x 900. The computer came with the NVidia GeForce 7300 graphics card and the Windows XP Home Edition operating system. When we tried to follow HitSquad's advice to PaulInAustin on 12/14/2006 there was no "Add" button in the window for screen resolutions and refresh rates.

Samsung technical help tells us to call Dell, and Dell tech support seems clueless about this problem. With all the widescreen displays being sold, surely they've addressed this issue!

A:Setting Display Resolution For New Widescreen Display

Hi fishinswede, welcome to BC.There should be a driver disc for the monitor itself that came in the box. Did you install it and is windows identifying the correct monitor model?And just so we're on the same page, you did also first uninstall the old drivers then re-install the upgraded drivers (forceware 93.71) for the video card itself from the Nvidia link here?You may also wish to try a somewhat older version here. It's the one I still use because it's the most stable I have found for my system.The only reason I can see that the add button wouldn't be there is that the monitor is not being identified correctly, either because of the driver or the monitor itselfIf you have done the above and have another monitor laying around, preferably a crt, temporarily hook it up and see if the "add" button is now an option. If it is, add the new resolution settings then hook up your new monitor. It's a long shot but worth a try. You also want to start in a lower resolution then the one you're trying to add. Bump it down to an ugly 800x600, then see if the add button is an option. You should altimatetly end up with a menu resembling thisLet us know what you come up with.

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Just purchased M-900 Desktop with Windows 10 and a display port to hdmi adapter.  I have a 6' high-speed hdmi cable attached to a 4k monitor.  The maximum resolution available in the display settings is 1920 x 1080.  I do not have a video card.  Video is built into the motherboard.  I was told this computer supports 4k resolution.  What do I need to do to get 4k resolution?

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I recently bought a new computer from Dell. It's a Dell Optiplex 780. Here in the office, we run three 19" displays per computer, so I had them install an Nvidia Quadro NVS 420 graphics card. The specs on the card from Nvidia's website say that it supports up to four displays at "2560x1600 through DisplayPort, 1920x1200 through Single Link DVI-D". I actually called Nvidia and asked them specifically if the card supports 1024x1280 @60Hz resolution, and they say it does.

In setting up the computer, I connected a Dell P190Sb monitor. The specifications on the monitor say the native resolution is 1280 x 1024 @60 Hz. The problem is that I cannot select that resolution in the resolution dialog box. I get choices of 1280x720, 1024x768, and 800x600.

So, if the monitor supports it, the graphics card supports it, why can't I select the appropriate resolution for the monitor?

I have downloaded and updated the video drivers from Nvidia's website. In trouble shooting with Dell's tech support, we updated the Bios and monitor drivers, and still no resolution to the problem. Dell is ready to have us ship the systems back to them (we bought two).

I found a number of articles online complaining about the way Windows Vista and Windows 7 use the EDID data that is supposed to be supplied by the monitor. In reading this thread:

Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates

I went so far as to download the Phoenix and Moninfo software listed, but nothing shows up when I try to ... Read more

A:Display resolution not available but should be

Give this a go. I posted it up and it worked twice in the last two weeks for others.

Just in case Click the picture below and it gets bigger.

Right click an open area of the desktop then go down the list to Nvidia Control Panel. Left click it. This takes you to Nvidia Change Resolution page. See pic below.
1)Select monitor- your new one should be outlined all ready. If more than one connected select the monitor you wish to set.

2) Select PC resolution. As you see mine is 1440x900 at 75MHz.
Almost all monitors use setting at 60MHz so yours should be 60 MAYBE 75MHz.
If your resolution is in this list you are done. Close page.
Only go to Step 3 if yours isn't listed at Step 2.
Custom Resolutions as the ones I have shown are totally unstable with MY monitor. So don't go further unless necessary.
3) If your Resolution isn't listed click "Customize"
4) Select a PC res that may work. You can always change or try others.
5) Click OKAY to accept and try.

I hope that helps and gets you fixed.

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I am working on an HP 552W with a Pent 4 XP home system. It has 1Mb ram and 2.0 ghz proc. Every time I set the resolution to 1024 x 768, it doesn't keep the setting... Is My video card the problem? What do I need to check? Thanks

A:Display resolution changes

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I have been considering a mini-itx build for multimedia use. On the occasions I have hooked my computer up to my TV, I've noticed that even 800x600 is a little high a resolution to ask of a TV. I was wonding if there was a way to get XP Pro or 2000 Pro to display at 320x240 or something more reasonable. I am sure that this is possible, right?

A:Getting XP Pro to display at very low resolution


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My Desktop has installed a now somewhat dated Nvidia Geforce 7300G video card. I am contemplating getting a new monitor for which the normal resolution is 1920 X 1080. Can antone inform me whether this card will support this resolution and that there is no incompatibility?
Unfortunately I have had no success in endeavours to contact Nvidia with this query.

A:Display resolution

Specify the card maker.

Otherwise, generally the 7300 supports 2560x1600.

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right my monitor is YURAKU 19" widescreen.

my resolution is 1440 x 900 but if i change my desktop resolution it just makes my actual desktop smaller so there is black bars all round the image. it dosent stretch it to full screen, this also happens when i use a resolution other than 1440 x 900 when i play counter-strike source.

normally id just go to the monitor osd or whatever it is and increase the V and H size, but there isnt anything that lets me do it! also even when i lower my resolution it still says 1440 x 900 on the osd ( also H 55.9KHZ and V 59.9KHZ if that helps) but i cant change it !!

so annoying!!! please help!

A:Display Resolution

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Hi I cannot get 1680 by 1050 like I did before It says i might not have permission when I try to do that
I am running my hdtv as my main and I switch them sometimes but when I try to make my moniter 1680 by 1050 it wont let me do it

A:Display resolution not the same as before

Originally Posted by lambofgod1234

Hi I cannot get 1680 by 1050 like I did before It says i might not have permission when I try to do that
I am running my hdtv as my main and I switch them sometimes but when I try to make my moniter 1680 by 1050 it wont let me do it

You have to be signed in as administrator.

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My display resolution and depth are set to the lowest setting, and I clicked on the button to fix it, but nothing happened.
My hardware info is:

WDC WD800JD-75MSA3 (Disk drives)
Floppy disk drive (Floppy disk drives)

My computer is a DELL Optiplex GX620 with a DELL 1707FP monitor.
I have Windows XP Professional.

This problem happened after I updated my software, hardware, security updates at the microsoft updates site. When I restarted the computer, my display became messed up like Swimmer's. I tried to update the drivers and rollback the drivers, but nothing changed. Please help me fix this problem.

A:Display Resolution Low

I would uninstall the current video driver (using Device Manager) and then install the appropriate, correct driver from http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PLX_GX620&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid


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I picked up a used dell inspirion 1100 laptop (2003 model) that has XP Home installed. The display shows only one option for screen resolution, 8-bit. I have tried updating and then uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for the Intel GI, but with no change. I have it set up on a wireless network. The GI is a chipset on the motherbord. Am I correct in thinking that I cannot replace this? Can I go and buy a USB video card and plug it in to correct this, disabling the other onboard one? I called a local computer repair shop and they said they should be able to resolve it for about $45 and that it sounds to them like a software issue, not hardware....... any thoughts ?

A:only get 8 bit resolution for display.....help !

Click on the link below and enter the service tag number (usually located on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop)


It will tell you exactly which drivers you need for your laptop. It sounds like you need to re-install your video card drivers.


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I have a Dell 8400 with XP Pro. The monitor is a Dell 1905 FP Ultra Sharp Flat panel.connected DVI. What should the resolution be set for the display?

A:Display Resolution

1280x1024 with a maximum refresh rate of 75HZ.

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I picked up a used dell inspirion 1100 laptop (2003 model) that has XP Home installed. The display shows only one option for screen resolution, 8-bit. I have tried updating and then uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for the Intel GI, but with no change. I have it set up on a wireless network. The GI is a chipset on the motherbord. Am I correct in thinking that I cannot replace this? Can I go and buy a USB video card and plug it in to correct this, disabling the other onboard one? I called a local computer repair shop and they said they should be able to resolve it for about $45 and that it sounds to them like a software issue, not hardware....... any thoughts ?

A:only get 8 bit resolution for display on laptop

No, you can't connect a video adapter via USB. If you've installed the correct drivers without error, I'd suspect a hardware problem. Perhaps that's why it was sold. Did you talk to the people you bought it from?

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I had a BAD_POOL_HEADER B.S.D., the system rebooted but the display resolution had dropped to 1024 x 768.

It is normally a lot higher than this, but no matter what I try I cannot increase the resolution beyond 1024 x 768 - it says that this is maximum

The screen is a Chimei 22" 2048 x 1436 possible resolution (this is what I normally have it set on) with a NVidia GeForce 8400 GS graphics card (I downloaded and installed latest driver just in case, but it made no difference)

Please can you help ?



A:Display Resolution Problems

Did you try to uninstall the driver for the graphic and reinstall it again? Also try to download and install the monitor driver just in case.

If it still not working, you can try to do the system restore, to restore the computer back to the previous several days where all were working fine

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I have a Dell XPS M1530 with Vista Home Premium. I bumped the display resolution down from 1440 x 900 to 1280 x 800 because being able to read the screen is somewhat important to me. Every time I boot up, though, I get a message in the notification area that my "display image quality can be improved." Is there a way to turn this off? Thanks.

A:Solved: Display Resolution

I don't know about turning it off (there's probably a setting somewhere) but you should be able to increase the size of the display items (icons, text, etc.) fairly easily at the native resolution.

On the upper left area of the Appearrance and Personalization panel there is an Adjust font size (DPI). Go into that and set it to 120 or even to a custom DPI if you want and see if that does the trick or not at the higher dpi.

Also check the color depth in display settings, sometimes that isn't as high as it can go and might be responsible for the message instead of the resolution.

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The last few days, after having computer on for 5 hours or so, the screen goes blank and shuts down.
When I restart it the screen resolution is way lower than it should be at 1920x1200 for a 24" screen.
The display is almost like it is in safe mode but after booting up it doesn't say safe mode.
I go into change resolution and it shows 800x? a very low resolution and that box is grey and won't allow me to change it to 1920x1200.

Is this a sign of the card going bad or is there a quick fix for this problem?

If I turn it off for an hour or two it will boot up with the correct resolution. No it is not set for hibernating.
Any and all help appreciated.

A:Resolution display problem

Have you checked temperatures ?
Maybe it is overheating for a faulty fan or dust ???
HWMonitor has a free version that might help.
HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

They also have a portable/standalone version if you don't want to install it.

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I installed a windows update, restarted then when i came back. All the icons where tiny, the writing tinny and internet explorers pages where squidged into the left of the screen barely readable?!?!

Any way to restore the resolution or wotever it is back to the way it was?

A:Display Resolution has gone TINY!

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Hey guys,

I just updated my windows (windows 7 home premium 64 bit) and now the resolution of my screen went down from 1600*900 to 1152*864. I cant set the resolution higher again, because my windows says that this is the highest possible resolution. All my video drivers are up to date.

I hope that you can help me, the low resolution is very annoying.

A:Display Resolution Problem

Welcome to SF astiiscool

What LCD/CRT you have? also let us know about your system specs. Try uninstalling the Display Driver and re-installing it and if you can find the driver for your LCD/CRT from the official website of the manufacturer so it can help to solve the issue at some point though Win 7 supports all kinds of display resolutions that a LCD/Monitor's has

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One day everything was fine, the next the option to change the resolution was greyed out and stuck at 656 x 496. The name of the monitor comes up as strange symbols. I reinstalled drivers, searched google, can't seem to find a fix for this problem. As you can imagine, it's impossibly awkward to use.

I've attached pictures of what I mean.

Windows 7 home premium 36bit
Asus z87 pro motherboard
Intel i3 Processor
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB ram)

Let me know if you need more info.


A:Display resolution stuck at 656 x 496

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Have you always used a 32 Bit OS ? ...
You should really Install a 64 Bit OS to make use of your Ram ...
Which Graphics Card are you using ?
Also what type of Monitor do you have ? ...

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So I just hooked up a new dell optiplex 780 in our conference room to a projector and the projector is not displaying anything.

The problem is that windows is setting it's resolution to 1920x1080 but the highest resolution it can handle is 1600x1200 so it's not displaying anything at all.

The computer is using onboard intel graphics and also has a dvi add on card for use with the on board graphics and the driver is up to date.

I have the projector connected to the dvi add on card using these dvi over ethernet adapters by iogear: IOGEAR - GVE200 - DVI-D CAT5e/6 MiniExtender, which is why I think windows is detecting it as a 1920x1080 display.

I also have a monitor hooked up to the vga port.

Here's what I found out:

After realizing I did not have any video displaying through the projector I hooked up the monitor and was able to clone and/or extend but only the monitor was working. So I changed the resolution on the projector down from 1920x1080 to 1600x1200 and it starts working fine.

As soon as I unhook the monitor, though I think windows switches back to single display mode and switches its resolution back to 1920x1080. If I leave the monitor connected and change the setting to display through the projector only, it does the same thing setting the resolution too high for it to display anything.

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A:another display resolution problem

I rebooted and hit F8 to get to the advanced boot options menu.

I selected "enable low resolution video" and it booted into windows setting the resolution for the projector to 640x480.

I was then able to change the resolution and everything is good now.

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i was wondering how do I configure firefox to better display on a 17 inch laptop screen. As of right now since the screen on my laptop is so much bigger than what im use to useing, is there any way I can make firefox display better on my larger screen.When it comes to how small text and images are by default, instead of having to constantly zoom in and out on every webpage that I open. Or how can i make it better suit my new screen display my current screen resolution is 1920x1080. This is kind of hard for me to explain so if you need more detail please ask sorry for the terrible explanation.

A:how to fix firefox display resolution

with your mouse right click on a empty spot on your desktop & click on screen resolution then click on Make text & other items smaller or larger.
smaller 100% is the default options for Medium 125% & Larger 150% and on the left you can set a custom text size.
Make the text on your screen larger or smaller
Also read this.
Getting the best display on your monitor

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Hi im having troubles with switching my display settings. Its a standard VGA graphics adapter. I just recently upgraded my computer from windows xp to windows 7 and now it wont change, Please help.

A:640 x 480 is the only resolution available in display properties

You need to update your video adapter driver, and we can't help with that until we know a lot more about your hardware.
What's the make and model of your computer?
32 bit or 64 bit?

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I have a pc connected to a regular monitor and to a plasma tv, I would like to have the same setup on win7 as I have on winxp meanning that when I set my desktop resolution to 1920x1080 (highest res. for the TV) my monitor (the display is cloned) displays it's own max resolution (1680x1050) only you can move the mouse and 'move the screen' a bit when you touch the edges as there is more desktop space then the monitor can see in one picture.

To my dismay win7 won't allow me to set 1920x1080 but will go as much as my monitor can go (if I turn of the monitor then it will) so is there any way to make it work like on xp, I hate it when features like this get removed and the os is 10 years more advanced, at least give us an option

A:Dual display on win 7 resolution

Currently I believe the latest ATI display drivers allow for this, or will in the update next month.

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I am brand new to Windows 10, and have a fresh install. My display looks like the resolution is set too high. I right click on the desktop, select display settings, click on advanced display settings, and there I see that the resolution is 1366 X 768 and it is greyed out so I cannot change it here. It is a 17" monitor and this resolution seems too high. Is there any way to change it?

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Hi everyone.
I would be very grateful for helping reply.
Few days ago I was playing a comp game when my display resolution appeared distorted. In order to find a solution I went through all necessary steps that are given by bloger in internet: Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Display Settings. My display is set at 1280 x 800 pixels that is maximum here but it still looks distorted. I mean control panel, internet explorer, icons, even fonts look bigger then they were. Please help me!! ㅠㅠ

A:Display resolution distorted

Desktop>right click personalize>display. Make appropriate changes


In IE bottom right just above the clock, change the % maginigication that is shown.

If you do not see it. Go to top of IE. In bar that show File, view, tools etc (menu bar). Right click and check status bar

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I do not have the option to select my display's native resolution of 2560 x 1600. The highest and recommended resolution according to my OS is 1280 x 800. I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit. The display adapter is currently a 256MB ATI Radeon X800 GTO2 (same as X850 XT PE) with one DVI and one HD15 VGA connector. I am running the display on the DVI connector with a dual-link cable. I also have a 1600 x 1200 display on the VGA connector.

ATI does not officially support Windows 7 - they say to "try" the Vista driver, which crashes at the beginning of the installer, so I am using the driver provided by Windows 7 which is recognized as X800.

The total resolution is 3760 x 1600. At 32-bit color, it should require less than 23 MB video memory (3760 x 1600 x 32 / 8bits/byte / 1024bytes/kb / 1024 kb/mb). Even with double buffering etc, 256MB should be enough outside of gaming, so I don't think that is the problem.

Perhaps my video card will not support the dual-link output. Anyone have any ideas?

A:native resolution not available for my display

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my screen resolution and depth are set very low and stuck that way. everything (graphic wise) is very messed up. some websites i go to says theres a problem with the macromedia 8.0 i think and it exits out of the internet. Also when i turn on my computer a little balloon pops up in the taskbar and says my resolution and depth are sset very low, click here to fix. I do and it ask me to fix automatically? i say yes and the screen goes black like its changing but when it comes back up its the same. Help please.

A:Display Resolution And Depth Set Very Low

Try updating your video drivers. Also, just in case, try this free online scan: http://safety.live.com

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Is it possible to override maximum resolution in windows display settings via the registry or some other way? My problem is that I'm running a PC via remote control, so there is no monitor plugged in. The maximum windows will allow me to set it at is 1280x1024 but I need to run it at 1600x1200. I tried installing a driver for a high res monitor, but xp refuses to install the driver and just uses the standard plug and play driver.

A:possible to override max display resolution in XP?

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I use a windows 10 P51 laptop.The issue that i am facing when i open a particular software tool related to SAP, the display size is very small.I face issue only with this particular tool. Please find the screesnhot here. Other application like outlook, chrome, windows are displayed correctly.resolution--3840*2160size of text, apps-- 250%Any guidance here?

A:display resolution issue in P51

This is a common problem for all kinds of high-resolution computers.  Some software is not equipped to deal with high-resolution devices and does not gather the scaling info from windows. You need to contact the software vendor for an update

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Hello! Just today I started using a brand new monitor for my HP laptop. It's pretty old, I'd had it for quite a while now. It's a SyncMaster 2043 SNX, and I have managed to get it to fill the screen with a bad 1280x720 resolution. My Native monitor resolution is 1600x900 on my laptop; is there any way to make it fill the external monitor with it's Native resolution?


A:New Monitor - Not the right display resolution!

What options do you have in your screen resolution:

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I am using a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model 64 display adapter on my system running Win 98SE. Resolution is set for 1024 by 768.

Recently I have been having a problem with the system bootin to a 640 by 480 resolution. If I reboot the system comes up with a 1024 by 768 resolution.

This problem, which requires second boot-up each time I cold start my system is a real puzzle. Can anyone suggest a cause and a fix?

A:Display Resolution Problem

Are you running any Video configuration software? Sometimes Aplications can cause this problem.
Another thing could be a problem with the windows registry or even the hard drive.

Try setting Display adapter to "Standard PCI Graphics Adapter VGA", then reboot a couple times to clear up the registry, then reload the latest video drivers and see if that resolved the problem.

Good Luck!


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Hi I have set my new PC resolution to 1920x1080 - none of the other PC resolutions will properly fit the picture to my Display (albeit, the native resolution is stated as 1680x1050). But, this causes the picture to spill over the edges of the screen on my LG M2294D 22" wide screen tv/monitor connected via a HDMI lead between PC HDMI1 port to Display HDMI1 port.  The Display ordinarily runs on 16:9 format and *changing the format on the Display to 'Just Scan' mode will automatically correct the picture so that it properly fits the screen. However, when the PC is shutdown, the Display automatically reverts to 16:9 format so, each time the PC is booted-up there is this conflict which I have to manually correct*. Is this conflict something that I'm going to have to adjust every time I boot up my PC and just have to live with it or, is there a  solution that will overcome this irritating issue? (I have tried various resolutions on both PC and Display and tried different connections between HDMI ports without success. Previous PCs I have owned and used with this Display but using a DVI-R lead have not had any such issues. Unfortunately, this PC only has HDMI ports). Thanks and Regards...

A:PC and Display resolution conflict

@martin1208j? Have you tried adjusting the Aspect Ratio on the monitor display? The User Guide suggests the method to check / adjust the various related settings - Page 27 More information is available on Page 43. It is all a bit primitive -- the adjustments do not appear to support true customisation. The monitor does appear to provide / support 16:9, 14:3, and 14:9, plus a couple of zoom factors.(Page 44)  When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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That's something that has been bothering me for a long time and finally I've decide to look for some comments on that from fellow Windows users...

Here's the thing: I'm using two displays with my laptop - it's own built-in display and the external monitor. The native resolution of both devices is 1920x1080 pixels, so my belief is that they should display exactly the same contents. But that's not true - see the attached pictures: they present the same webpage displayed on the external monitor (1) and the built-in display (2). As you see the built-in display "cuts off" a considerable amount of page and the visible space is smaller than on an external screen.

But why? The resolution is exactly the same, so I believe what both screens display should also match. Can anyone tell me why it's not true?

A:Display space different with the same resolution set

OK for those having similar riddle - here's the solution, simplest of all...

The thing was that for laptop the setting in Control Panel => Display (Change size of all items) was different than for the external display. For laptop the slider was in the middle and for external display it was set at the minimum (Smaller). After making them in the same position the screens are the same.

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Hi,The display resolution of my machine is HD+ (1600x900). is there a way to change it to FHD (1920x1080)?. The graphic card is Intel. Thanks,

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All the applications are opening in the full screen mode but only the games were opening in the smaller resolution. Even the high end games are not opening in full screen mode. I am unable to changes the display settings in Graphic properties also. Please suggest how can i make the games open in full screen?

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Can the XPS 13 QHD (4K) Internal Display be set to display at resolutions of 1920x1080, 1600x900 and 1366x768?  (To be clear, I'm asking about the built in 4K display, *not* an external monitor attached to the XPS 13).


A:XPS 13 QHD Display - Can resolution be adjusted?

You can do lower resolutions, but it best to choose resolutions that use the same 16:9 aspect ratio as the optimal 3200x1800. Other users should post their opinions on the clarity of lower resolutions and Windows scaling.

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Hi all. So I turned on my laptop (Dell inspiron e1505, Vista Home ed, W/ NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics driver) and the screen was divided into 4 quadrants, with the same thing on each. After 2 restarts, its back to full screen, yet the resolution won't go above 1024 x 768.

System info on the graphics card reads "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

Also, there is a reported problem with Microsoft ISATAP Adapter 2, which reads "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

Not sure what the second thing is. Any ideas on what the problem is or how to fix it? The laptop is a couple months shy of being 4 years old. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Display/ Resolution Problem

I tried re-installing the graphics card driver, but no dice.

Also, oddly, my computer has refused to hibernate today.

Seem like two unrelated problems however they both appeared on the same day.

If anyone has any ideas, I'd be much obliged.


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Okay, first off, I know this is a very odd question.

I have a small display I want to use with an old junky PC. The software I am going to run on it would get by with 320x240 display res, or 320x200, or if possible, 275x 232. The thing is, of course, those aren't common resoloutions for use in MS windows. I want to run either Windows 98 SE, or Windows 95b.

Is there any way to tweak anything to force Windows to use any of the above mentioned display resolutions? Or are there drivers out there that I just haven't stumbled upon?

Thanks alot,


A:Tweaking Display Resolution

download powerstrip (free) it allows you to set non-windows native resolutions

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Hi Friends,
For past one year,I am using hp pavilion notebook dv6700 with following configuration
Intel Core2Duo 2.1 Gh
4MB RAM,250GB Hard disk
Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS 256 MB graphics card(latest updated driver as on 21.02.09)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit with SP1 integrated

About three weeks back I uninstalled Microsoft office 2007 and after that I noticed that although the resolution of my laptop display is adjusted to maximum at 1280X800 but the icons appear a little blur at their edges and the messages boxes that open do not show all the matter and commands that are there (screenshot attached).
I have scanned my window?s registry and also I have checked all the files with scannow option but nothing was found wrong anywhere and also all the drivers are working properly. But I cannot change the resolution by any means and my problem remains the same.
Can anyone help me out please?
Thanx in advance.

A:display resolution problem

Originally Posted by novice1

Hi Friends,
For past one year,I am using hp pavilion notebook dv6700 with following configuration
Intel Core2Duo 2.1 Gh
4MB RAM,250GB Hard disk
Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS 256 MB graphics card(latest updated driver as on 21.02.09)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit with SP1 integrated

About three weeks back I uninstalled Microsoft office 2007 and after that I noticed that although the resolution of my laptop display is adjusted to maximum at 1280X800 but the icons appear a little blur at their edges and the messages boxes that open do not show all the matter and commands that are there (screenshot attached).
I have scanned my window?s registry and also I have checked all the files with scannow option but nothing was found wrong anywhere and also all the drivers are working properly. But I cannot change the resolution by any means and my problem remains the same.
Can anyone help me out please?
Thanx in advance.

your resolution is correct, your DPI settings are not.
right click your desktop anywhere, click on personalization, on the left of that window should be an option saying adjust font size (DPI), in that new window, your font size, if im correct should be set at 120 DPI, set it to 96 DPI and restart, this should fix the issue

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I had not made any hardware or software changes before this happened, and I was able to run the resolutuon at 1280 X 800 and have the entire screen filled. I tried uninstalling the graphics drivers and the Catalyst Control Center - made no difference. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Display resolution problem

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC (6.1.7100)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT, driver version 185.81 (the latest version on nvidia.com at the moment)
Monitor: LG Flatron F920P (CRT)

After Windows installation has completed the display resolution was set to 1600x1200, 85 Hz, 32 bpp. In this mode text is too small and blurry so I decided to lower the resolution to 1280x960 as I alwas did in Windows Vista. This also allows me to set refresh rate to 100 Hz. But the display resolution didn't chage - I confirmed this through the menu in monitor. Instead I got a smaller image with black space around it and it didn't make text any larger or sharper. 100 Hz is not available either. That is the size of desktop became 1280x960 but this image is rendered in 1600x1200 mode in the center of the screen.

How can I set real display resolution to 1280x960 and not just the size of desktop?

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I've the same problem Do you guys have any idea ?

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I built my first PC in November 2014. Everything worked flawlessly. About 2 months ago I remembered I had bought a HDMI-DVI cable for my monitor so I unplugged the VGA cable and plugged in the HDMI cable and it caused red lines all around the screen (still could see the desktop but just looked awful). I figured the cable was bad so I then plugged the VGA cable back in and instantly noticed the quality of the picture wasn't crisp anymore. Like the HD was taken out completely. Before I touched any of the cables It looked amazing, even with just the VGA cable. So I ordered a new good quality DVI cable. Nothing changed. I did some research and tried different driver updates, installs and removals, tweaked settings in Nvidia Control Panel, and still nothing( I have tried this in all the different settings of resolutions offered).

So I decided to upgrade my Monitor thinking it may have been an issue with the monitor. I bought the Dell UltraSharp U2412M after some research. While it is a noticeably nicer monitor the problem still remains. Games look horrible, the lines are jagged and the screen almost tares when I move around. It doesn't have the HD pop like it should/did. I can not find any answers or even problems that are like mine. Any ideas or help would be amazing.

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A:display resolution cannot change

If you don’t have a CD with your video driver on it you will have to download it from the manufacturer’s site.

You normally install it through device manager – right click My Computer>Properties>Device manager and double left click on display adapters and then your card.

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I'm on a laptop, and I tried to set the display resolution to the max available on the nVidia Display Options, but not nothing displays but a black screen. I'm in Safe Mode with Networking, and it works fine; I'm fairly certain the display res is the problem.

Is there a way to reset the display res in normal mode, without having access to normal mode?

A:Reset display resolution

be specific when actually this problem occur
have u installed anythng
was every thing working fine before
first try running a system restore from safe mode and see if it works
thanks bye

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