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Resolution display problem

Q: Resolution display problem

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.

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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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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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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?

A:Problem with CRT display resolution

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

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I am running Windoes 7RC, Build 7100. My monitor is an HP w2007. All of a suddent today, the display on my screen refuses to fill the entire screen unless I put the resolution on the recommended resolution of 1680 X 1050. At that resolution, I have to set the DPI over 160% for the text to be big enough to read.

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

Except in Firefox everything is really, really large - while in Internet Explorer, all the Office applications, and everything else the fonts and type is small. Does this give any insight?

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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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I have a nvidia 6100 and a acer v173 monitor I have problems on were it goes into 640x480 resolution and the slider has no other options.I reinstall drivers checked cables and none of it has worked.I get this often when playing games but I randomly fix it and I don't know how.. I tried to do a system restore but there were no restore points to go back to.any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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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.

The problem is it won't let me change the resolution before switching to display through the projector only. After you change the setting to display through the project... Read more

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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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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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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Hello everyone

Can you help?

I am running Windows XP Pro and am having trouble with the way colours display at times and am wondering if anyone has any ideas.

If I have my display settings on Highest (32 bit) some of my icons on taskbars/toolbars get a pink shadow behind them for some reason (see attachment - Bar). If I revert to the only other choice which is Medium (16 bit) the pink shadows disappear but the desktop wallpaper and all other images appear 'bitsy/blurred/blotchy or not as sharp' (sorry, I don't know how better to describe it). I have attached also some other files to perhaps assist any of you in trying to work out why this happens.

Obviously I would like all the images and icons to be as sharp and clear as possible without the pink background, but don't have any idea about what I can do to fix the problem.

It gets a bit frustrating when you find an image for wallpaper that you would really like, but when displayed it doesn't show up as crisp as it could (when on 16 bit).

Am I missing something here?

Any help or advice would be ever so appreciated, and I look forward to hearing from anyone with some ideas.

Bye for now, and thanks in anticipation.
Adelaide, South Australia

A:Colour resolution / display problem

Looking at your pic it seems to me that not all the icons have this shadow. I would simply guess that the shadow is part of the graphic itself, but is in a color which 16-bit cannot display. I, personally, would stick with 32-bit for the best resolution, and learn to live with the "bonus" of having a few pink (fuschia) shadows.

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Windows Systemax XP pro SP3: I had to reinstall it, (CD for Windows, and on-line updates for SP3) and now I cannot get it to set 1680 x 1050 resolution for my Acer V223W monitor.
I have no video card, just the motherboard chipset.

It worked fine before the re-installation. I've been through all the settings, (including advanced - list all modes) but there is simply no 1680 x 1050 selection available, and I can find no way to input the setting I need.

Maybe a clue: Belarc Advisor says it can't discover the Display.

I went to ACER, and downloaded a new driver, but it came in a format (ICM) that Windows cant handle, so I can't use it.

I've tried Windows Update, but it crashes the website, (don't know why) and so I'm about at the end of the string.

I sure would be happy for an answer.

A:Solved: display resolution problem

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I have Lenovo G50-70 with a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 as default and recommended by Windows. Now with this reslution, everything is so small. text, buttons, pictures, etc and it's very hard to work on it.I tried to change the resolution many times but then the display looses its sharpness and clarity, all graphics get dull and loos their sharpness too. Besides this, windows keeps popping up a message to change the display to 1920 x 1080.It was the same when I bought this laptop with Windows 8 and it is the same with Windows 10. No update could fix this problem.The only solution I could do is to "Set a custom scaling level" which does make text normal for comfort viewing but the graphics are not clear. Besides many programs still remain small.I would really appreciate the help to fixing my problem. The display adaptors?

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I recently purchased a Thinkpad P51s. While experimenting with screen resolution I initially set up 1920 X 1080. I found this to be perfect. However, I next experimented with the display maximum resolution of 3840 X 2160. I found this resolution unsatisfactory and attempted to change back to the lower resolution. When I did this, the display area became only a small area in the center of an otherwise black screen. How can I repair this problem and return to the full screen of 1920 X 1080?

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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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hey guys, been wrestling w/ this for a week & a half now, & can't figure it out for the life of me...

have a gateway FPD2185W 21" WS monitor and an EVGA 7300GS. have been using 'em w/ vista x64 for 4 months w/ no problems (RGB; the dvi port on the crappy Gateway blew last winter).
was using my box normally, hadn't updated any drivers or installed any new apps in a while, when the screen just flickered and kicked me into an 800x600 resolution. when i tried to change it back to the monitor's native resolution (1680x1050), i found that it wasn't available anymore... the best resolution i could get was 1600x1200. when i 'check all modes', nothing above 1600x1200 is listed.
I've tried restoring to an old save point, i've tried uninstalling and re-installing 3 diff versions of the forceware drivers (incl. the most recent), i've swapped in my old x600 card & installed the latest catalyst drivers. NOTHING WORKS!!! When i plug the monitor into my old computer tho, f*ckin' bob's yer uncle... no problems whatsoever.
Please someone tell me you have a solution! My eyes really hurt from looking at this fuzzy, non-native resolution!!!

A:big display problem; can't get native resolution anymore!

It would seem the graphics card and monitor aren't getting along for some reason.

Check the Monitor Driversand at the monitor in the Device Manager. Try the monitor on your integrated graphics output. This should tell you if it is a software issue (If it works fine).

Also look at the BIOS PCI-e settings and see if there is anything there that could cause the problem.

While you're at it, check your monitor panel settings (menu within monitor itself)

Good look.

Originally Posted by jetenginejesus

hey guys, been wrestling w/ this for a week & a half now, & can't figure it out for the life of me...

have a gateway FPD2185W 21" WS monitor and an EVGA 7300GS. have been using 'em w/ vista x64 for 4 months w/ no problems (RGB; the dvi port on the crappy Gateway blew last winter).
was using my box normally, hadn't updated any drivers or installed any new apps in a while, when the screen just flickered and kicked me into an 800x600 resolution. when i tried to change it back to the monitor's native resolution (1680x1050), i found that it wasn't available anymore... the best resolution i could get was 1600x1200. when i 'check all modes', nothing above 1600x1200 is listed.
I've tried restoring to an old save point, i've tried uninstalling and re-installing 3 diff versions of the forceware drivers (incl. the most recent), i've swapped in my old x600 card & installed the latest catalyst drivers. NOTHING WORK... Read more

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Hello there,

Thanks for your time in reading my post.

I've replaced a cracked screen on a laptop with a like for like replacement from a seller on eBay.

I fitted the screen, powered on the laptop and it's instead displaying what it should be 4 times above and below each display. It's almost as though the screen doesn't support the resolution or refresh rate.

Now I don't understand why this is when it's a like for like replacement and the real strange thing is the first time I tested it when it showed the HP BIOS Start up screen it WASN'T displaying properly... but when Windows loaded it did display properly.

The problem I've now got is Windows won't load and I can only boot in to safe mode (this was already a problem before, Windows sometimes wouldn't boot). In Safe mode the screen doesn't display properly.

Please help!!

A:Display/Resolution problem after screen replacement

Typical cause for Safe Mode to function and not (normal) Windows is a video driver issue.

The screen not displaying the BIOS or Safe Mode correctly sounds like a hardware fault. I don't know that you can adjust the display at that level. Just like with a desktop PC, if the BIOS or Safe Mode display is corrupted, there is a hardware fault and the resolution is usually hardware replacement...typically the video card.

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Hello I have a 30" Dell display for a couple of year that woks fine with my Mac pro early 2009 (Radeon HD 5770 graphic card): 2560 X 1440 resolution
I bought a Macbook Pro Retina (early 2015) which can handle 4K display but when i use it with my Dell Dysplay (DVI port then DVI to mini display cable adapter then to the mini display port of my MacBook, I can't have this resolution (max= 1080...).
Do you have any solution?

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i recently updated my graphic card driver to the newes version. But now I am not able to select the right display resolution(which is 1920x1200). The max resolution I can select is now only 1600x1200. But this Driver should definitely support this resolution.
Even if I select the option to show me all mods it won?t show me more options.

I tried a lot of other Drivers now and even my old Driver(which worked fine) but non of them seems to work.

- Graphic Card: ATI RADEON HD 4800
- Driver: AMD-Catalyst-15.11Beta (also tried 15.7.1 and 13.4)
- Display: HP Z24i
- Windows 10 64bit Pro

A:ATI Radeon HD 4800: display resolution problem

Maybe changing the graphics driver changed the monitor as well. To make sure it supports all resolutions, you have to replace the monitor with Generic PnP monitor. Click on the search icon and type device. Click to open the Device Manager, then expand monitors, right-click on the monitor and select Update driver. Select last option a couple of times and you should see a list with models. Uncheck the box Show compatible models to see all models. Then from standard monitors select Generic PnP monitor and install it.

Another thing to try is to change the resolution from Catalyst Control Center, monitor section. Or right-click on the desktop, select Display settings., then click Advanced display settings, then Display adapter properties. Finally click on List all modes, select the desired resolution and try to apply it.

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Hi,I need help with a program I need to use in class called Cell Designer (v4.4).  Everything works just fine except the resolution of the window. It's unusable without a magnifying class. I've tried to change the resolution of my screen but it doesn't seems to help. What can I do about it ? I don't have this problem with any other program I use.

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Hi all,

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit with a Core I3-2100, using the integrated graphics solution with a connection to my HDTV.

I tried to set it to 1920x1080, which took some finagling, but eventually worked. naturally, all the text was too small, so i changed the setting to make the text 125% larger.

but now even though the display driver says it's at 1920x1080, instead of keeping everything on the screen and increasing the text size, it looks like the screen is zoomed in at 125%, so the outer edges of my desktop are essentially outside of the screen (i.e. not visible).

so i tried to change the setting back to 100% for text size, but now it won't change back. so the outer edge of my screen is now not visible.

anyone run into this problem before? any solutions? i've updated the intel drivers, used vga and hdmi outputs, reinstalled the drivers. is this a windows problem or an intel problem?


A:Intel core i3-2100 display resolution problem

i had this problem but ive changed the resolution manually throgh the nvidia control panel.... youve connected it with HDMI???

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I have a T60 2623D7U that has a screen resolution of 1400x1050. The problem I am having is that when I start the laptop it starts up with a really low resolution, probably 640x480, and the colour of the screen sometimes has a pink or blue shade. Sometimes it flickers with white horizontal lines. When Windows XP is loaded, I cannot change the screen resolution and even though it shows that it is 1024x768, it is probably still showing at 640x480.  Every once in a while it will actually start up with the correct screen resolution and everything works perfectly, but this only happens very rarely. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

A:T60 display problem - boot in low resolution pink/blue shade

does this problem occur on external screen?

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I have a user who did something to the resolution on an old Windows NT workstation while doing something with wallpaper. He doesn't know exactly what he did, but he said he was trying to make the picture bigger on his desktop (but I don't think he used stretch). I think he did something in the display properties.

The workstation is an old Compaq Deskpro. I can get into the unit using VGA mode, but when I load the drivers for the video card (ATI 3D Rage Pro) and do reboot the monitor still turns off at logon. It's almost like it's trying to do some kind of widescreen setting and freaking out. I hooked the unit up to a regular LCD and it said input not supported.

It's definately a settings problem on the drive as I swat it out and put it in an identical workstation and the problem remained.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem in VGA mode so that I can once again get into the regular display mode.

Thank you in advance.

A:Monitor shuts off at logon, resolution/display setting problem

did you check the frequency?
it might be something to do with the frequency.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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