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Forcing Screen Resolution Higher Than Native Resolution

Q: Forcing Screen Resolution Higher Than Native Resolution

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 on a higher resolution, as they would be able to see their enemies and fire before the enemy even knew they were there.

My native resolution for a 32" LCD TV is 1360x768. This is fine except when playing continuum. So I tried changing my resolution to the max which is 1920x1080. Well the screen expanded and cut off parts of my screen, everything got blurry, and had a blue tint to it. I figured this is probably not good for my TVs functionality, as I have burnt out old monitors in the past by running too high of a resolution.

So I went to my NVIDIA Display Properties and started messing around. I realized that changing to a higher resolution (1920x1080) from here still caused me to lose part of the screen, but the blue tint wasn't there. It's still vaguely blurry, but not enough to really notice. So I went to the resizing tab and resized my screen to fit at the higher resolution. I ended up with resolution of 1842x1036 at 60HTz refresh.

I resized my icons and text and the screen is perfect now. But, it is much higher than the native resolution of my monitor. So my question is, will keeping it at this resolution cause my TV to "burn out" or have any otherwise adverse effects?

System Specs that might be important:
Display: Geforce GTX 550ti connected through HDMI to 32" LCD TV
TV: Panel Resolution - 1366x768 , Display Resolution Scan Rates - HDMI 1.3 Suggested Resolutions 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i

I don't know what the 1080p and i stuff is. I tried reading about it but it's so uninteresting and makes entirely no sense to me. I just want to know if I'm ruining my monitor by using Geforce to make my own custom resolution. Thanks

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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'm using a Samsung 226BW screen, which has a resolution of 1680x1050.
Can I force it to use a 1920x1200 resolution?
I'm asking this because Full HD movies look way better on a Samsung T220P, which has a 1920x1200 resolution, but is 22" on size, like the 226BW.

A:Solved: Forcing higher resolution

Hi there,

Regrettably, no. There is no way to force a screen resolution as this is determined by physical factors on both the monitor and the video card.

See the following links on how to change a resolution the normal way:



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I want more work space than my Lenovo ThinkPad E530 currently supplies me with its 1366x768 resolution.

I'm pretty sure there's a way to set it to a higher resolution, say 1920x1080, or something similar with a better aspect ratio, beyond the options Windows gives me.

I'm not interested in it for gaming etc, just Windows and normal programs.

Win7 64
Built-in Intel HD 4000
I've seen ways to do it with NV/AMD cards but nothing with a simple, built-in card.

Any ideas?

A:How do I set higher than native resolution on desktop?

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I want more work space than my Lenovo ThinkPad E530 currently supplies me with its 1366x768 resolution.

I'm pretty sure there's a way to set it to a higher resolution, say 1920x1080, or something similar with a better aspect ratio, beyond the options Windows gives me.

I'm not interested in it for gaming etc, just Windows and normal programs.

Win7 64
Built-in Intel HD 4000

I've seen ways to do it with NV/AMD cards but nothing with a simple, built-in card.

Any ideas?

A:How do I set higher than native resolution on desktop?

I don't see how that would be possible. It would be like trying to fit 2 gallons of water in a 1 gallon jug.

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I've been searching since a very long time, to see if such a solution existed under Windows;
My laptop native resolution is 1366x768, but I would be interested in putting it above that (Maybe 1920x1080. In VMware, with the "Stretched" option, 1920x1080 is still readable). So far, the only software that claimed doing this was "PowerStrip", but I did not understood how it really worked.

I also attempted the custom resolutions of Intel control panel (I have an Intel HD 3000, with a Core i3-2350m, it's a Lenovo Thinkpad E420), with the discharge of responsability, saying that you may break your monitor. I attempted it with the same refresh rate (60HZ), but the custom resolution doesn't show up in Desk.cpl.

I wonder if this can be done at all under Windows...
I ask this because I've done it succesfully under Linux - someone developped since a while a script called "Newrez", and the script "scale" the resolution virtually using xrandr, so you could basically type nearly any possible resolution, and it'll work, without causing damage to the monitor. I attempted it, and it was possible to type an insane resolution up to 8000 pixels before the X server crash. Plus, this resolution change does not affect performance/stability, and when checking resolution from a website, the resolution reported was correct.

Did anyone had any suceess with this on Windows, any software that could possibly do a virtual scale, just so I could use maybe ... Read more

A:Scale resolution to higher than the 1366x768 native

Forcing Screen Resolution Higher Than Native Resolution



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I'm having problems setting my screen resolution. Here's the problem:

My main monitor is an HP Compaq LA2205wg, which has a resolution of 1680x1050. I've used this one for about six years now, and it always ran on 1680x1050.
Two weeks ago, I added a second monitor. This one, an Acer v196wl, has a resolution of 1440x900.
When I added this second monitor, everything went quite well. The main monitor ran on 1680x1050, and I could 'park' google chrome tabs on the smaller monitor. It nicely extended my screen.

That went well for a few times. Up until I started my pc up again, turning the smaller screen on first, and then the main one. Then my view suddenly had an 800x600 resolution. I tried everything I could, but eventually, I was forced to do a small system
reboot to force it back to 1680x1050. That worked.
Since then I've been on a little holiday for three days, so today I started my pc up again. It, again, gave me an 800x600 resolution. I can't do a system reboot anymore, because it doesn't have any backup points before this happened.
I can set the resolution on 1600x1200, but that's not what I want. Besides, the smaller monitor won't work on that set resolution (and it does on 1680x1050).

So what can I do about this?
I have an HP Pro 3400 Series MT desktop computer, with a built-in graphics card.

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I have a Westinghouse 22' monitor LCM 22w3 and hooked it up to my computer. Everything was good..I had it set to 1400x1050 and the highest it could go was 1680x1050 The screen was good..then I put in 3 gigs of ram for my pc and turned on my computer and the screen resolutions were gone. Now I have 1280x1024 and 1600x1200. I tried to switch back the old rams which were a 512 stick and a 1 gig stick and switched my old monitor back and then switch them back, but still nothing. I also downloaded the new driver for my Intel 82865G graphics controller, and still nothing. I came across an Intel site with a download that may help, but the page for the download showed up blank (link) http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-028366.htm. Anybody know how I can get my screen resolution back?

I also read something about a DVI-D to VGA adapter to go with my monitor...will that work? My monitor does have an DVI-D input, but don't really know if that will fix my resolution problem.


A:No Native Screen Resolution

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My screen resolution is stuck at 640 by 480, and i'm not sure what to do. I have a windows xp. Do i have to get a graphics card, and if i do what kind?

A:Screen Resolution won't get any higher


Maybe all you need is to install/reinstall the graphics driver?

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I have just connected my laptop to a 1080p tv, when i did that it also changed the resolution of my laptop from 1600x900 to 1920x1080,
So it must be possible to get a higher resolution i am just wondering how,
if anyone has any ideas please let me know

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I've been using my TV as a dual monitor for well over a year now. Right now I'm using my second laptop to power it, but recently the resolution got screwed up. When using the native resolution (1920x1080; 47") instead of filling up the whole screen, it centers itself on the monitor, but aligns to the right. Right now I have about a 1" black bar to the right and a 6" black bar to the left (I estimate about 52 and 312 pixles). The alignment is also slightly low, but that much I can fix by manually adjusting the screen.

An auto adjust adjusts the screen all the way to the right, but that doesn't fix anything since I now am more off center. Also, if I adjust the resolution to any other setting (other 16:9 ratios), it fills up the whole screen (in essence fixing the alignment problem but leaves me with a lesser resolution).

Anyone have any ideas how I can maintain my native resolution and still have full access to the monitor?

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I have a flat-screen that supports 1400x900 as its native resolution, but this doesn't appear as a mode in the display properties of XP. What can I do?

A:Setting native screen resolution

First try new drivers. If that doesn't work use a lower resolution that has a 1.6:1 width to height ratio.

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SOMEHOW I have screwed up my screen resolution and I have tried following instructions to restore but its not working - whatever I manage to reset it to I get a message that its not set right but there are only 3 choices that it lets me choose none of which are the ones they say I need.  I am going by my screen size (15 inches) - I don't know how much of this is responsible but the clarity and sharpness of the screen seems "off" too.
PART OF THE PROBLEM is that I cannot access the bottom part of the screen to accept or cancel setting - there is something, a menu bar or something depending on the program which shows where the accept/cancel option is.
Seems this should be simple to fix but I've been trying to fix periodically for over a month so if you can help it would make my day and I would bless you forever (not that counts for anything though since I'm just a regular joe/schmuck) ! 


What's Your display/monitor and what is the recommended resolution in pixels.
What is currently in use. If You don't know, visit this page (my site) and it shows.
Some default resolutions


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Hello everyone,

When I turned on my laptop today I saw that the Windows 7 theme had changed to Classic. I tried a number of things to change it back to the Aero theme, and finally managed to by resetting the graphics card. When I restarted my laptop, the theme was changed back to Aero, but the resolution is off. I tried changing it by right-clicking on desktop and selecting "Screen resolution", but the only available ones are 800x600 and 1024x768 (I changed it to the latter because it's the better option of the two). I am not sure which the native resolution for my laptop is, but it's definitely not this one.
Another thing is that my graphics card somehow changed from Intel(R) HD Graphics to VGA (at least that's what I see when I open Device Management). I tried to update it in a number of different ways, but it always says that it is up to date. Only when I try to install the latest Intel Graphics drive, it says "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software".
Also, when I open Device Management and click "Detect changes to material", it says that "the driver was not installed successfully" (my software language is set to Greek, so I don't know if that's how it is in English).

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5742 Pew71, operating with Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

Thanks in advance (and sorry if this is not the place for this thread).

A:Can't select native screen resolution

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums .. Which Driver Version are you using for the Graphics ? ...

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Has anyone ever figured definitively whether or not the HP Elitebook 8470P display panel can be upgraded from 1366x768 to 1600x900?  I currently have an AMD Radeon HD 7570M [Display adapter] which should have 1GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory. I should also have integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 according to this: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03373336   Also, according to that same link info, I should be able to switch out the current HD (1366x768) display for a HD+ (1600x900) display. They both use 40 pin connectors in the same location. And this link ( http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03659338.pdf ) on page 3, shows that the 1600x900 display panel should work on the 8470P. Has anyone successfully switched the panel out for a higher resolution model? Will I need to upgrade my graphics card?Holler if you need more info, and thanks for reading this far.

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I just stuffed an EVGA 8800GTx into my computer and updated the driver but the highest setting im getting is 1024x768 its way to big for my eyes. i used to have a 7800GTX and it seemed i could up the resolution way mare than that, any ideas?

AMD dual core
4g ram
75g and 500g HD
A8N-SLI Premium mobo

A:Solved: Want a higher Screen Resolution

What monitor are you using? Have you loaded any monitor drivers that may be limiting the maximum resolution? Or maybe loading the Monitor's INF may help to show higher resolutions.

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I have a 22' monitor with a resolution of 1680x1050px...
When I am working on my pictures for example in Adobe Lightroom the UI is very big and it lets about half of the monitor space for the actual image... I know that people having bigger screens with higher resolutions have the UI MUCH smaller, and I also know that the screen resolution is physically limited so I don't want to set my resolution to for example 2560x1600px but I want to decrease the size of everything on the desktop... Like just scale it down like you can do with the icons with simply holding Control and rolling the mouse when but with the whole desktop, the mouse, the UI, the start, etc. etc.

Can anyone help me ?

Update: A good picture of what I am trying to achieve is when you set the DPI to 125 or 150% but I want to set it to like 50 or 75%

A:Simulate higher screen resolution

This should work, but the usual warnings about tweaking the registry, make a backup 1st (a system image is even better). Use at your own risk!

Registry - Backup and Restore

Vista less than 96 DPI by registry change | Message 8 of 25 | TechRepublic

A Guy

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It started with the Asus Live update Tool that made my screen stretched. I have removed the update tool already but can not get my original resolution to return. I manually downloaded the drivers from Asus's Support site since Windows can not find any stating "It's up to date." I do not know how to get the drivers installed. The resolution is at 1280x1024 which is the highest it will allow me to set it at. Most of my games will not run and if they do the game screen is 1/16 the size of the actual screen. Please help me resolve this issue.

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on an Asus G74S.

A:Asus Screen resolution won't go higher.

I figured it out! Thanks anyway xD

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Anyone know why I can't get a higher resolution, I need it for some programs I am running, it is very annoying.
I am not using a desktop.
Thanks in advance!

A:Can't get a screen resolution higher than 1024 x 768

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HP 520 Graphics Adapter, driver version Native resolution is 2560x1440, when set to anything else, the screen will not relight after opening laptop from screen turning off, be it display power down for PM, or standby or hybernate.  

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I have a windows 8.1 mini PC with no screen (1.3Ghz Atom processor, 2GB ram, 32GB HDD - basically a standard tablet without the screen). I use Teamviewer to control this mini PC remotely. Teamviewer is basically a screen capture software and I was having an issue where because there is no screen Teamviewer was having trouble rendering the windows. So in "screen resolution" I changed the display to "Display device on: Mobile PC Display". This solved the Teamviewer windows rendering problem, but somehow I changed the Mobile PC display resolution to 1280x720 and I would like to change that to 1920x1080. The problem is that the option to change the resolution is not available.

Anyone know how I can change that resolution, or change that display?

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Hello, I want to increase the screen resolution of my laptop from 1366x768 to something greater. There are no options to increase it from the Resolution Settings in Windows, neither can I find an option in the Radeon Settings. My question is that is there a way to do it? I don't care if it slows down my system a bit. I can do it on my desktop, so why not on my laptop? Please help me and if not possible, do also tell why. Thanks.

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit using a 19" widescreen monitor with a native resolution of 1440x900. If I try to use this resolution I get a decent quality image, but it goes off the sides of the screen. The Geforce drivers recommend using 1440x1050, which works but everything looks squashed and not quite right, so I would prefer to use the native resolution.

The problem occurs with the Geforce drivers Windows installed by default, and with the ones I downloaded from nVidia's website (version 260.99.) While trying to mess with the display settings I managed to get a blank screen so had to boot into safe mode (where presumable it uses some sort of basic VESA driver rather than the nVidia drivers), if I set the display to 1440x900 there the image fills the screen perfectly!

In the nVidia control panel it reports the native resolution as 1440x1050.

Any ideas on how to get 1440x900 working properly?

Many thanks.


A:Monitor's native resolution goes off the edge of the screen?

Try changing the DPI
DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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Hi, I had a weird problem with windows 7 logon screen - it displays in a resolution lower than my laptop's native 1920x1200 resolution, even though I have used both logonstudio vista and tweakslogon.exe to change the background file. The file is in 1920x1200, but windows 7 still displays it in a lower resolution. Any fixes? I have done the registry edit as well, still no luck. I have tried naming the file both "backgroundDefault.jpg" and "background1920?1200.jpg" but still no luck... any help?

A:Logon Screen Not In Native 1920x1200 Resolution

Quote: Originally Posted by surajone

Hi, I had a weird problem with windows 7 logon screen - it displays in a resolution lower than my laptop's native 1920x1200 resolution, even though I have used both logonstudio vista and tweakslogon.exe to change the background file. The file is in 1920x1200, but windows 7 still displays it in a lower resolution. Any fixes? I have done the registry edit as well, still no luck. I have tried naming the file both "backgroundDefault.jpg" and "background1920?1200.jpg" but still no luck... any help?

Is it the same problem? Check my post!
Display problem

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My GTX 460 recently died so had to stick my old GTX 280 back in. This doesnt have a vga connector only dual DVI. But now my native screen res (2048x1152)isnt showing up in options. Bit wierd as I had this card connected for years with a DVI-VGA adapter b4 with no problems. I did have to go n get a new adapter, which is a cheap one I found locally. Could it be this cheap adapter?. Monitor is showing as an analogue in nvidia control panel, cant remember is this was how it reported b4. Screen is a samsung syncmaster 2343, nvivia 320.18 whql driver. Thnx in advance guys!!

A:Native screen resolution not showing up with DVI-VGA adapter

Probably a dud adaptor mate but how about a DVI-VGA at the monitor end? I know you are going to have to get a cable but....

Try another adaptor first though.

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Hi !

I can`t change my screen resolution any highter than 1024x768 !

This happened after is backed up my computer.

Tryed updating my drivers but '' the device is up to date''

A:Can`t change my screen resolution higher than 1024x768 !

We're going to need much more information than that to be able to help you. Fill out your system specs and let us know what drivers you're running for your GPU. System Info - See Your System Specs

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present machine has 1366x768

i am looking at replacement screen with 1920x1080

will it work?  do i need to do anything special?

A:E6540 screen: is it possible to upgrade to higher resolution?

Sizing is only part of the issue - the rest is compatibility.  You can't just drop in a screen by size - notebooks are coded in BIOS to work with the screens they ship from the factory with.
You may want to look up the specifications of your system (support.dell.com; use the service tag) - or call Dell Spare Parts -- or  contact a third-party Dell reseller like parts-people.com.  You can upgrade but will need to find out what you have in the system now in order to decide on the parts you'll need.

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With a lot of help I've been able to fix the Control Panel>Display problem I had earlier. But now I have another problem. I started a new thread because it is a different problem, and because it may be a Viewsonic monitor or ATI screen driver problem rather than a Windows-XP problem.

When I have the screen resolution set to 1024*768 the desktop fits neatly into the monitor.
When I tried it at 1280*720 the desktop fits neatly into the monitor, but the graphics and text look as though they are stretched vertically - ie too tall for their width.
When I tried it at 1280*768 the proportions looked right, but the desktop seems to have been moved up and to the left. That is, there is about a 2cm black band to the right of the display, between the right edge of the monitor and the right edge of the display; and there is about a 1cm black band below the desktop.
When I tried it at 1280*800, just for completeness, the whole desktop seems to overlap the limits of the monitor. That is, the icons on the left are half hidden 'behind' the monitor, and the task bar at the bottom is barely in sight at the bottom edge of the monitor.

I don't remember having this problem in the past, but it's been quite a while.

Is there a fix to get the desktop to fit the monitor at 1280*768?

Regards, Alex

A:Solved: Higher screen resolution 'moves' display

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My Toshiba Portage Z30A-12N HD has a broken display. I want to replace the HD display with a new FHD one. Can you indicate me a FHD display (code, model) compatible with my Toshiba computer.

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I have a samsung syncmaster external screen connected to a Satellite Pro U400.

The screen resolution only goes up to 1280 etc however the samsung minimum is 1440 x 920 (ish I forget).
How do I get the samsung to display the whole enlarged screen to save my eyes from the realativively small internal screen?

A:Satellite Pro U400 - How do I get the native screen resolution for external monitor?


Did you try to update the display driver on your notebook? Check the Toshiba website for an update:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if you run the ?factory settings? or have you installed your own Windows version?
And what OS do you use? Did you install all Windows updates?

For external LCD monitors you should set the screen refresh rate to 60Hz.
And if you want to change the screen resolution you must select the second monitor in graphic options on Windows.


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I plan to transfer a JPEG to a CF card to take to Wal-Mart to have 5" x 7" prints made. This JPEG was scanned from a 35mm slide and saved as a TIFF. I saved it further as a JPEG in two sizes: 5332 x 3664 and 980 x 673.

If I were to have two 5 x 7's made, one from the larger JPEG and one from the smaller JPEG, would there be a discernible difference in quality between the prints? How about if I were to have two 4 x 6 prints made? Or two 8 x 10s? Wouldn't I be able to tell the difference more in a larger print? It seems to me, theoretically, that a print made from a 5332 x 3664 file would turn out sharper than one made from a 980 x 673 file. However, if I wouldn't be able to tell the difference, then of course I'd prefer working with the smaller files.

A:Does higher resolution (JPEG) result in higher quality prints?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A105-S2001 running Windows 7 Ultimate-32.
•CPU is Intel Celeron M processor 1.69 GHz
•GPU is the dreaded ATI Radeon Xpress 200m IGP.

-Every single driver I've found for this video card will either not install at all, or will install but won't support the PCs native resolution (1280x800).
Instead, in the screen resolution menu, the "recommended" resolution is 1920x1200

Also, in the Catalyst Control Center under Monitor Properties everything says "Not Supported"

-A few seconds (sometimes a few minutes) after I power on the laptop, the screen goes really really bright. Yes, even at the BIOS screen. Yes, even in SAFE MODE.

When I connect a VGA cable to my TV/monitor from the laptop the picture is perfect.

I've narrowed down the backlight issue to either the LCD backlight itself, the inverter, or the LCD ribbon cable. I have a new inverter on its way, but after crawling the web for several weeks I've come across a couple of pages where people with the same issue have replaced their inverter with no luck.

I'm thinking these two issues (Screen res/backlight) might be tied together if the LCD ribbon cable is the culprit.

Any advice/help is greatly appreciated

I'll be sure to post a solution once I find one


A:Native resolution not supported/Screen goes super bright -Toshiba A105

I ended up replacing the screen. Solved.

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which in your opinions is better? a higher resolution and lower textures and details or lower resolution, but higher textures and details. the highest resolution i am able to achieve is 1366x768. so nothing past there

A:Higher Resolution or higher texture/detail?

Well to be honest you're making a sacrifice in either scenario.

Is this particular to a game you're playing? If so, what game? If it's a general question I'd have to say higher resolution with lower details etc. because at the very least a higher resolution allows for greater overall detail.

Depending on the game, of course.

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My laptops regular screen (the LCD) just broke (undetectable etc..).. So I need to use an external monitor, which for now is a projector.

This works fine WITHOUT Nvidia drivers, since Windows autodetects the projector and set it as primary even in the bootup process.. (as in when u choose safe-mode or not...)

But when I install Nvidia drivers, all monitors are black when I try to boot up. It's straight out ridiculous, I can see windows loading and then BAM all black... The only workaround I've found is to either go into safe-mode or uninstall the drivers..

This 16 coulour thingy is killing me!

I can access safe-mode with the drivers installed, anyway to set it right? Using the Fn+F4 cmnd, won't work! (which in windows xp at least was the cmnd for toggling projectors..)

Is it possible to force windows 7 to use a higher resolution without installing the graphics drivers? Is creating an inf for my monitor/projector helping me in this situation? (Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates)

Any help is appretiated!

A:Forcing resolution

When it boots into the black screen, try pressing [windows+P] to swap the output to the projector.


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Hello guys and gals,

I have an HP DV5000 laptop sporting an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M card (using the VGA out port and the latest driver) and an AMD Turion 64 processor. My problem is: before upgrading to Windows 7 from XP, I could force a screen resolution on my Insignia 26" HDTV using ATI's Catalyst Control Center. However, when I attempt to utilize ATI's Catalyst Control Center program for Windows 7, it fails to install correctly. I have tried using a program called Powerstrip to try and force the screen resolution on the monitor, but I cannot properly force it to display anything but 1024x768 or 800x600 (which were already options) with the right and left sides of the screen blacked-out. Previously on Windows XP, I was able to force the display to 1280x768 and utilize the whole display, but I am unable to do so now. I appreciate any help in advance.

A:Having trouble forcing resolution


I'm not good with graphics issues, but try this link: Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates

Hope this helps,

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Running Build 7100

I have a nvida 7600GT using Driver version

My monitor is a Acer AL1916w (19" wide)
It's native resolution is 1440x900

I am unable to achieve this, it seems W7 can not recognize my monitor and defaults it to a generic PNP Monitor. The cable is a VGA cable with a DVI adapter to my Video card. The cable is unfortunately built in so I can not swap it with a true DVI cable.

I have been unsuccessful in finding any type of driver that is compatiable. The Driver directly from Acer is xp and there is not exe so I can not run in a compatibility mode, as well as trying to up date it via device manager and pointing it to where the files are is unsuccessful ..
Any one have any fixes or work arounds ?

Thanks guys, my first post here, look forward to ebing apart of the community!

A:Can't get a native resolution

Run this and save the output. It will tell me what capabilities your monitor is reporting through your DVI adapter to the video card, and then to the video drivers and finally to Windows and the Screen Resolution control panel. Hardly any monitors are recognized by name in Windows Vista or 7. That's pretty much legacy feature for monitors that are not PnP. http://www.entechtaiwan.com/files/moninfo.exe

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When I use non-native resolution I have black borders around the game.
What can I do to so that my game stretch to full screen.

I found this, but i dont have this option on my Nvidia CPL

Like this(but in games)


A:Non-native resolution

If the monitor is a CRT conected with VGA (DSub 15pin) like the Sony CPD-G420 listed in your Specs then it is an analogue signal and all the scaling is done by the monitor itself. When at the resolution you want, adjust the monitor settings for the Horizontal & Vertical. The monitor can be adjust screen hight & width differently for each resolution.

It's DVI conections that will have GPU type scaling in the control panel.

So just press the menu on the monitor, then down to size/centre. Now adjust the picture size/strech/centre. This isn't a global setting and the monitor should remember different picture size settings for different relolutions/refresh rates.

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I just recently bought a brand new computer which forced me to switch from Vista to 7. It wasn't a bad change, just a bit overwhelmed by how things are set up now.
The most annoying change is 7 will only give me two options when it comes to screen resolution. 1024x768 and 800x600. Both of these resolutions make me really just plain sick from how blurry it is, and I can't get any work done at all because the screen stretches everything. I'd really like to get back to my 1440x900.
I've tried downloading a driver of intel (Really missing NVIDIA right about now) but all that does is spam tab my firefox. So I'm at a loss of what to do. Any suggestions?

(I'm also not computer savvy at all, so I'll probably ask for explanations of what you say )

A:Native resolution

could you fill in a little more info on your System Details..

is it an intel graphics card..?

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I just got windows 7 over vista, and in vista, after playing around in the control panel for a while, I got it to show in 1920x1080 (my monitor's native res). As far as I know, I have all the latest drivers for my video card and my monitor. When I try to add a custom resolution, nothing happens when I click apply, or it goes into a resolution very different to 1920x1080. Can anyone help?

A:Cannot set native resolution

Make sure that you are using the correct driver ... Win 7 driver

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hi guys,
Since installing my new mbb(GA-73PVM-S2H) I have struggled to get the supplied nvidia display drivers to work and had to revert to windows 7 drivers. Today I managed to get the latest nvidia update to work but I can only get screen resolution up to 1600x 1200, whereas with my old mbb and ancient graphics card gave me 1900 x 1200 which is the monitors native resolution. Anyone got a clue what I am missing?


A:native resolution

Have you istalled the latest drivers for your monitor??

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This problem has been going on the quite so time now. This is my 2nd monitor within the year (or so) that this has been going on and it's happened to both monitors. About a year ago (maybe a little less, I can't remember exactly), I saw a Windows Update for my Nvidia GeForce 9600GT drivers. Now up until this point, on my old monitor (oh, and I was using XP at the time), my monitors ideal resolution was 1440x900. After the update, the highest I could achieve without the screen becoming fuzzy was 1280x768. So, about 6 months ago, I had to reformat my computer and when it was finished, the computer was back to 1600x900 but I foolishly installed that same update and was back to 1280x768 again. I just recently got a new monitor and today, I was finally getting tired of the low resolution and so I reformatted again but this time I have Windows 7. The driver disks that came with my motherboard don't work for 7, so I had to search out the drivers. I found the audio drivers fine but I've tried several different versions of the video drivers but none will give me the 1600x900 resolution. Can someone tell me what the heck is wrong? If you need any more information, just ask, but I've given a lot. Sorry this was so long. Oh, and on a side note, this same thing happened to my dad when he installed that same update.

A:I can't get my native resolution

Well, I have to ask which do you actually have. 1440x900 or 1600x900? You mention one, then the other, while still talking about the same monitor if I'm not mistaken. One is a 16:9 aspect ratio, the other a 16:10. If you use the wrong aspect ratio, it is going to look weird.

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First of all, Hey There.
Im New here at this forum, but i hope i get some help from you guys!

Im so mad at this that i cant even almost explain it. Here i go!

I Have bought a XCM Box Vga 1080p to play Nintendo Wii at my monitor, (Hp 2159V) . With Windows XP, i could set my default resolution that is 1920 X 1080 and stays perfect, but i love Windows 7 , so i prefer windows 7 , i have already a version of windows 7 installed in my hard drive, that i have tryed so many things that it worked!! BUT i dont know what i have done to make it work... i changed again, and Now it says the maximum resolution i have is 1600 X 1200 and dont gets over it. All my images gets big and fat! I know that it works fine because i have already before this working with 1920 X 1080 but now i cant put it in that resolution!

I have a Geforce 9800 GT updated with the lasted firmware!

I think the problem is , with windows seven it detects as a monitor non generic and the maximum resolution is 1600 X 1200 but i cant change it!

Sorry for my bad english, Im from Portugal! Please Help me

A:Cant set to my Native Resolution

Welcome to seven forums andresilva: You need to install your monitor driver so winodws will reconize it and it's native resolution. This is the 64 bit driver for seven if running 32 bit look up your monitor and select win 7 32 bit Select software and drivers HP 2159v 21.5 inch Diagonal LCD Monitor - HP Customer Care (United States - English) Good luck enjoy seven. Fabe

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Why is it CRT had resolution higher than LCD?

Also why it it 98% of monitors do not have resolution higher than 1920x1080 .Only some CRT have much higher resolution but you cannot find these monitors in the store it is not for the public.

Well these are not for the public the highest is 1920x1080.

And LCD has problems with higher resolution .

A:Why is it CRT had resolution higher than LCD

The higher resolution (above 1920x1080) in CRT consumes lot of power and releases huge amounts of heat and so not advisable for public use.

LCD dissipates less heat and consumes less power than CRT even at high resolution. It will take some time before even higher resolution LCD come to the market since LCD technology is developing very fast.

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Hello everyone who's interested or has something to say,

Here's the scenario - I own a laptop with NVIDIA GPU and a screen that has native resolution of 1680x945 (18.4'' screen). Using NVIDIA's control panel I was able to force the resolution to 2880x1620 which is pretty much the double of display's native resolution.

Now, the whole thing doesn't look too bad, it has the same ratio and isn't stretched - it's a lil blurry and all that tiny writing is a lil hard to see, I've been using it like that for some time, and I got used to it. I really am wiling to give up the quality for twice the working space.

Here's my question - is it safe to force my GPU to work twice as hard? It seems pretty stable, the temperatures are just fine for a laptop, but the warning from NVIDIA's control panel has been worrying me for a while now.

A:Forcing a Larger Resolution - is it safe?

From googling around it should be safe. Your gpu will work harder, but your temps are fine so no worries.

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I turned on my computer today and then when I got to the login screen, that's when I noticed that I was zoomed in to the upper left corner of my screen. I logged into my account, and when I did, I noticed that I wasn't exactly zoomed in perfectly to the upper left corner of my screen (shown later in image 2 and 3). I couldn't see the taskbar and some icons on my screen were cut off. My computer monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX. In the lower right corner of the monitor, I have an "AUTO" button that autoadjusts the screen for me. I thought that it was just a small problem with the autoadjusting so I pressed the "AUTO" button, but then it didn't fix itself. Then I opened up Windows Start and then tried changing my screen resolution around. I moved from 2048x1152 to 1920x1080. Still zoomed in. Then I moved from 1920x1080 to 1680x1050 and then I could finally see the taskbar. I can see everything now, but I'm used to 2048x1152 and I'd like to have my computer back to that.

While in 2048x1152 where the screen was messed up, I pressed print screen and pasted the image onto paint. It looks normal
But what it actually looked like on my screen was this
So in actuality I only saw this much of the first "normal" image
Could it be from a virus or something? How do I fix this? Thanks.

P.S. 1920x1080 is also messed up like 2048x1152

A:Higher screen resolution on computer zooms my computer in

Set the resolution back to where you want it, then click on an open area of the Desktop. Press and hold the Ctrl key then rotate the mouse wheel. One way makes things bigger, the other makes them smaller.

See if that fixes your problem.

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I have Samsung P2370 with native res [email protected] and Ati radeon 4830 graphic card with latest drivers specially for windows 7 32bit or 64bit, but win7 can't recognize right native resolution and set it wrong to 1600x900??

I can't set it manually to 1920x1080 because max. available resolution is 1600x900. After installing catalyst 9.3 and activate 1080p60Hz I manage to set it to 1920x1080, but recommended resolution is still 1600x900.. I reinstall win7, try different options on catalyst 9.3, then delete 32bit (format) and install win 7 64bit, but problem is still here.. Samsung monitor driver doesn't work on w7 64bit, but thats not problem because when I install 32bit for first time it also recognize it as 1600..even catalyst info show [email protected] as max. resolution?? I use dvi cable.

update: find similar threads, I try with vga to dvi cable, samsung p2370 have only dvi port.

A:win 7 x86/x64 can't recognize native resolution

I have been seeing reports that Catalyst 9.3 is flaky - try using Catalyst 9.1 instead....

Also, that is a brand new monitor (street date at Best Buy was my birthday, so I know) and it's driver should work jsut fine in Win7 x64 b/c the driver works in Vista...

Quote: Originally Posted by http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/support.do?group=computersperipherals&type=monitors&subtype=lcd&model_nm=P2370&language=&cate_type=a ll&mType=DR&dType=D&vType=&cttID=2176003&prd_ia_cd=05020100&disp_nm=P2370&model_cd=LS23EFHKFV/ZA&menu=download&menu2=detail

build date : 2009-02-23 Monitor driver

If you have trouble for setting up the Monitor under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/X64/Vista/Vista64, this program will help you to install Windows Monitor Driver. You can install the most suitable Windows driver for your monitor.

System Requirements : Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/X64/Vista/Vista64

With my pair of Acers, I just extracted the files to a directory, and then update the drivers manually, and it works every time.

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