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

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

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

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

I started up in safe mode, which was 800x600 and it was ugly but worked, I tried resetting the resolution but it only gave the base options (640, 800, 1024, 1280) and that was only for safe mode, it didnt hold when I selected 800 or 1280 and restarted in regular, it went back to 1024 and went black...

I tried going through the TVs menu options, and theres no setting for resolution, the tv detects it on its own

I tried switching to component 1 with my 360 on hoping itd readjust for the 360 settings (which it did) and then have to readjust going back to VGA, but it stayed black

Basically I think I need to access some file and tell windows to boot in 1366 and not in 1024.. if it helps I still had vista installed (hence me being able to even do this) so I can do it either through command prompt or preferably through vista in notepad.

I have a nvidia geforce 9500 vid card if that helps

Thanks SO much if you can help!!!

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

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

Cheers,
StubbyHS

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

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

Screen Resolution - Display Settings

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

Hope this helps,

Harry

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Hi,

my subject may look strange, but I don't know how else to phrase it.
I have Inspiron with Dell ST2420L monitor
I wanted to change the resolution and selected resolution too high for my monitor and clicked accept.
Now I have a message on a screen :
Message
The current input timing is not supported by monitor display.
please change your input timing to [email protected] or any other supported..
But it will not let me back so I can't change it.
I tried to restart but it didn't help. Any suggestion,
edabxv

A:change resolution without monitor

Boot the system in Safe Mode (F8 before Windows loads or hold SHIFT through boot for 8 or 10).

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My girlfriend just bought a new Compaq CPU -
She kept the 17" monitor from a, at the time, "state of the art" Gateway probably bought in 1994 or 1995.

The resolution setting is 640 X 480 and the arrow or control to change it to 800 X600, etc. is "grayed" out and can't be changed.
I have had PC's since the Commodore 64 but have never seen this problem-
Your suggestions are appreciated.
Don Rhea
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A:Monitor resolution - can't change !

It is either corrupt or uninstalled video drivers or more likely since the computer is new, the computer can not auto detect the capabilities of the monitor and needs drivers for the monitor installed. Check both and you should find the cause.

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****Running windows 8 64bit****

When I hook up my samsung tv to the laptop, the default resolutions available to select for a second monitor don't seem to be optimal for my TV display, the edges of the desktop get cut off on my tv if i choose the closest resolution option 1280x720 to match my screen. this is annoying when i display and maximize a window on my tv because the title bar, scroll bar and taskbar become partially cut off or completely out of sight. IS there anyway to manually add a customized resolution in addition to the default ones available under display settings for my second monitor?

A:Need to manually change 2nd monitor resolution

You need to use the television's native resolution. Some modern '720p' televisions actually use 1366x768. 1080p televisions use 1920x1080 always though.

As for the screen not fitting? this is because of certain HDMI settings on the television. In the television's menus, look for something like "HDMI Mode" or something. Often it's a number between 1 and 2. Pick the one that doesn't overscan.

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I'm pretty sure the reason I can't change the resolution on my monitor is because it is listed as Generic PnP in Device Manager. Although in Control Panel-->Display the model number is listed.

It's a seven year old monitor. Model Sony SDM-HS73. Should I attempt to install a driver? Will that allow me to change resolution? If so how do I find the driver?

I want to see if going lower than 1280 x 1024 may allow me to see the text on the screen a little better. But if it's more trouble than it's worth...

A:Monitor is listed as generic, can't change resolution.

I just took a quick look at Sony for your monitor:

Sony eSupport - SDM-HS73 - News & Alerts

The drop down list under drivers doesn't show anything for Windows 7 or Vista.

I've at times used a generic video driver and did not notice anything inferior about it.

I guess you could experiment with an XP driver, maybe in compatible mode?

It's entirely possible Sony has quit driver development for this monitor and that you have no choice other than the generic driver you are now using.

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I am running Windows XP and using the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator to control my monitor. Every time I start/restart the computer, it goes back to 1280x1024. I can reset it to 1024x768 and it holds fin, until I restart it. After the inital startup, the desktop appears and it is actually in the correct 1024x768. However, the screen will flash once and then reset back to the 1280 resolution. When I go and check the Intel properties, it has defaulted back to the 1280 even though it was set at 1024 before shutdown.
 

A:Solved: Monitor keeps change resolution after a restart

Did an update on the Video Card drivers and now any change I make holds.
 

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I have a lg w2243s, not the PF model, and it does not have a driver for Win7, despite that it works fine on my old laptop, which also has Win7 installed, I can use the maximum resolution, no problem.

On my newer laptop, ASUS with both integrated (intel hd graphics 3000) and dedicated (nvidia 520m) it only allows me two resoltions 800x600 and 1024x768, despite the optimal one being 1920x1080.
I have the latest drivers installed for graphic cards.
Please help.Thanks.

A:Cannot change resolution to optimal on external monitor

Try downloading the monitor driver: LG W2443T-PF Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG U.A.E Don't mind the model.

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I currently have a 15" PC with a 3200x1800 resolution. Using Windows 8.1. I have the scaling to highest.

My 2nd external monitor is 1920 x 1200.

I am trying to extend my desktop to the 2nd monitor but is there a way to use different scaling for both the PC and monitor?

I have unchecked "use scaling for all my displays" but no matter what, I still can't change the scaling on the external display. It uses the scaling settings of my PC (scaling set to highest because of 3200x1800 resolution) and because of that, the monitor scaling shows everything large.

Thank you.

A:How to change scaling resolution on extended monitor?

Bump. Still looking for a solution. Thanks.

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

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

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

A:Graphic Card Resolution > Monitor Resolution

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

~Lordbob

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I have GATEWAY DX 4300 and use Dual monitor (Samsung Sync master P2350).
Both monitors was working fine for Highest resolution (1920x1080).

At present
-Monitor 1 (Non-PnP) maximum resolution is preset at 1600x 1200 and cannot be adjusted to highest resolution 1920x1080.
-Monitor 2(PnP) is working fine.

Any feedback to bring back monitor 1 to full resolution is appreciated.

Thanks

A:ATI Radeon HD 4650: Dual monitor Resolution change

Try switching monitors around. i.e. swap where they are plug in on the card.

Its possible one of the out puts is crapping oout.

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Ok, here we go! First off, new to the forum - looks like a great place to be.

Have a Dell Inspiron 531s, and it came with a Dell 17" rectangular monitor, connected by USB. After changing the OS from Vista to XP Pro, I've now upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, so I though ti would be great to add a new wide screen monitor. I looked at the Dell offerings, the the model I use at work is a 24", and the price is $270. Looking around at WalMart, and I noticed a Vizio 24" LCD TV was selling for $148. Looking at the box, it states it is PC compatible. Great - $270 vs. $148 - I'll bite!

The only means of connecting from my Inspiron to the Vizio is via a VGA cable (HDMI would have been nice). The idea of going to the wide screen was to allow either split screen or two windows side-by-side, but that's not working out. Seems as though I can't adjust the resolution. The Vizio is identifed as a generic PnP monitor with 1360 x 768 DPI and 60 Hertz refresh. I though perhaps my graphics driver just needed to be updated. The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, version 5.61.32.25.2.

The big question - can I change the resolution? Right now the icons and print are at about 125%. Please keep the tips simple, because I know enough to be dangerous! Thanks much! Rich

A:Added Vizio 24" LCD monitor - Can't change resolution - Need help!

Make sure the laptop is set to show ALL resolutions possible, the video card may just not display that resolution.

The VGA connection may be the problem.

What is the native resolution of the Vizio 24" TV

Is it 1080p or 720p?

All this information is on the box.

Post a manufacturer`s link to the Vizio TV.

I would never use an HDTV as a computer monitor ( they look terrrible ) you can get a 24" PC monitor much cheaper then $270, keep looking.

I only use my Sony Bravia for the occasional movie from the PC.

Other then that it`s strictly for Blu-Ray or HDTV

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Hello!

I have a new Dell Latitude E5540 with Intel HD graphics card and an Nvidia Geforce GT 720M graphics card. The Intel card seems to be handling the main graphics with the nvidia card looking after the physics.

I need to connect to a Dell 2007FP monitor to the laptop but it seems I have set an incorrect resolution in the Intel HD grtaphics card settings for this monitor.

It only allows me to change the settings for the monitor when it is pluigged in, but when it is plugged in it just flickers on and off so I cant get to the settings!!

Are the settings stored in the background somewhere where I could change them?

You help is very much appreciated.

A:monitor stuck on incorrect resolution cannot change settings

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mickthetree


I have a new Dell Latitude E5540 with Intel HD graphics card and an Nvidia Geforce GT 720M graphics card. The Intel card seems to be handling the main graphics with the nvidia card looking after the physics.


The Intel GPU will run under normal circumstances (everyday use such as browsing, Word/Excel files etc, watching videos) whereas the nVidia GPU will kick in and take over when needed, for example when gaming.

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


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


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

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


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


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

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I hope someone can help me with this issue - because it is driving me CRAZY! I have a Dell D620 laptop that I use for work. I work both in an office and from home and I use external monitors both places. At work, I use one via a docking station and at home, I just plug it in. I have done this for about 3 years with no problems. Last week, I was in a meeting, so had just my laptop and when I went back to my desk, I had to change the resolution to make it fit my widescreen monitor (something I had done many times). That night when I got home and plugged into my monitor at home, the screen resolution was huge. I sometimes have to mess with the resolution at home when I've been using just the laptop off the docking station at work, so no big deal. However, whenI tried to adjust the resolution, it was set at 1024 x 768 and I only had one other option it would let me pick, which was 800x600. When I open the laptop, I can pick many different options from there, but none of them make my resolution any smaller. Over the course of several days, I have obviously rebooted many times. My work monitor is still fine. My home monitor is a Westinghouse 22" LCD. Please help!!
 

A:Please help with Monitor Resolution Issue

ok, sounds odd that the resolution wont change, i think that dell has intetgrated intel graphics chipset, and so id like to ask, when the intel graphics accelorator drivers where last updated. it maybe worth updating them, as you can use that to change the resolution from the desktop as you would using the windows program, its just a seperate tab
 

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I have a Vizio TV (HDTV) that I would like to get working as a monitor off my laptop for a show, it is a 30" TV, My HP laptop has an S-Video out, and I can get a picture that is somewhat fuzzy.

The System area in XP tells me that the card is an ATI card, the properties on the desktop tell me the ATI card is a Mobility Radeon 9200. the maximum resolution it will let me set the 2nd (external) monitor is 1024x768, which frankly does not look good.

If anyone has an idea on how I might get this to work, I'd appreciate the help. I have tried HP support (laptop is an HO) and that was frustrating, and I have looked at the ATI drivers, and there is no Mobility Radeon 9200 listed on their website.

Thank you...
 

A:using a TV as a monitor, resolution issue

Does the TV have a VGA input on it by chance? The image quality of S-Video just isn't that sharp and won't give you very good image quality, it'll be OK for video and pictures but text will look bad.
 

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Hello,
I recently bought an Acer X223w computer monitor, and I found it to be a little too bright. I attempted to adjust the settings to make it easier on my eyes, but when I finished customizing the brightness settings, a box popped up saying 'auto config, please wait.'. This shifted my screen to the left, so 1/10 of my screen is missing. I tried moving my screen to the right with the H. Position setting, but it won't fill my screen up completely.

Help would be much appreciated.
 

A:New monitor resolution issue

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Alright, this is my first post, so forgive me if I leave out something important.

Yesterday I bought a nice new Insignia 720p LCD widescreen HDTV. I want to use it as a second monitor, so that I can have separate things on each screen. It's got VGA, component, s-video, composite, and HDMI inputs, so figuring something out on that end shouldn't be much of a hardware issue.

I've already gotten it to work as a second monitor, but the resolution leaves a lot to be desired.

My PC is somewhat short on output options. For video output it has one VGA and one S-video port. At the moment I'm using the lone VGA output from my CPU to connect to my standard monitor (1280x1024), and an S-video cable to connect to the TV, but the highest resolution the TV can get through that method is 1024x768. Also, using the s-video input the TV only wants to receive a standard format image, not widescreen. If I set up the resolution to be any higher than 1024x768 the picture still goes through, but it doesn't all display at once - when you scroll your mouse to the edge of the visible area, the screen just pans. It won't shrink the screen size down to a higher resolution, if that makes sense to you. It makes the image bigger, but leaves it as a low resolution.

I have a graphics card from ATI, though I'm not sure of the model exactly. I know it's not a graphics card problem, however, because before I connected the TV with the s-video cable (in other words, when... Read more

A:HELP! Issue with resolution of TV as a second monitor

Please? Somebody?
 

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I have a samsung sync master 2043 nw monitor on an amd r7 250 2gb ddr5 128 bit video card. I checked the monitor's specs and the horizontal and veritcal resolutions are 1680 and 1050. For some reasons I can't set the monitor resolution or ingame resolution higher than 1248x1024. I have all the drivers installed and up to date

Any solutions?
Thank you!

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I know this isn't a graphics card issue, since my laptop was bought this year, and supports resolutions of 1600x900...

Now, I have some games that won't play in 1280z1024. It's any older game, and it's pretty annoying, I've tried windowed mode and most these games don't work on windowed. So, anyone have a suggestion? My ATI drivers are latest, 5650 Radeon with 10.10.

A:Issue with Resolution with Monitor?

Hello there DS, what games are we talking about? old games? new games? could you elaborate more?

Forget it, i just re-read the post.. hmm, could be the game not being able to play on a higher resolution than 1280x1024, which game is it?

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My T420 laptop is capable of 1600 X 900 screen resolution. After changing the resolution temporarily to 1024 X 768,I tried to change it back a couple of hours later to 1600 X 900. However, now I do not even see 1600 X 900 as an option.The highest option is its' current setting of 1024 X 768. Can someone tell me how I can get the 1600 X 900 resolution to show upagain as an option so I can change the screen resolution back to its' factory setting? I do not know what could have happenedexcept for maybe a windows update took place before I attempted to change the screen resolution back. Any helpwould be greatly appreciated.  

A:T420 Screen Resolution Change Issue

hey Quinn,welcome to the forums. could you check the graphic card version on your unit and compare it to the version available on http://support.lenovo.com .is it the same or is the one on the support site ? If both of it is the same, uninstall the graphic driver from your unit and then download the driver from our support site.do not install it yet, set your unit to diagnostic mode via msconfig first and then only install.





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

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Didnt really know which area to post this in, so i thought this was the most suitable.

Just have a issue regarding dual monitors on a windows 7 machine. I will provide as much information as possible:

I recently purchased a cheap graphics card - nVidia Quadro FX 1500 (2 x DVI) to run a dual monitor setup. My original monitor (Acer x243hq), connected to DVI via a VGA-DVI adapter and a newly purchased Samsung BX2440 (connected direct DVI).

Individually the monitor are each capable of a 1920 x 1080 setting, but as soon i plug in both monitors, the Acer resolution blows up and i am unable to see desktop icons and task bar (when it is set to primary, maximised window will be significantly cut of when set to secondary and have a internet browser open).

When i right click and go into "screen resolution", both screens are showing 1920 x 1080, but it is clearly not the case.

Is there any solution for this? I did a search and cant find anything regarding this.
The only solution i have is that the video card is having trouble running both monitors? The specifications however suggests it is capable of this.....

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance!

A:Dual monitor resolution issue?!

Check the NVidia control panel for resolution settings there, set it to the native resolution for each monitor.

Also, get a straight DVI to DVI cable for your monitor, that might have something to with it.

Check your refresh rates for each monitor as well.

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Ever since I setup a KVM switch to have 2 computers sharing 1 monitor/keyboard/mouse, I have had monitor problems.

There is a subtle but noticeable wobble/ wavey-ness thing happening across the screen.

Also, my display has a stretched horizontally look. I have tried different screen resolutions but they all give this stretched look which I didn't have before.

Also, my monitor used to have 1920 x 1080 as an option for max resolution, but this is now capped at 1600 x 1200.

Please help as this is very annoying & looks awful. The specs of the KVM switch say "Max. Resolution: 1920 x 1440. Bandwidth: 200MHZ"
Video card ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 series
 

A:KVM Monitor wobble & resolution issue

If you can't set either PC to the monitors native resolution (1920x1080 ?) then the culprit could be the cables from each PC to the KVM or the cable from the KVM to the Monitor. Some cables don't connect all the pins and this can stop the PCs from getting the correct resolution info from the Monitor. What sort of connectors are on those cables ?
 

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I have an older HP Pavillion monitor (about 6-8 yrs old) that has had issues involving screen resolution, hertz setting, and screen shifting.

If I make the settings 640x480 (which the majority of DOS based games run at), the screen shifts horizontially to the right almost halfway. So the end result is (left to right) the right side of the screen is now "wrapped" around to 1/4 of the left side of the viewing area (picture dividing your screen into 4 vertical sections). The area of the screen that would occupy between 1/4 and 1/2 area are now black and the rest of the screen (between 1/2 and right justified) is the left side of the screen.

I hope this made sense as it has been kinda tough to describe.

I have played with various setting involving 640x480 and changing the compatible hertz settings. Sometimes it'll work. But it's only temp, then it starts doing it all over again.

I'm sure I'll get alot of "it's old" reasonings, but I'd like if someone could give me a more technical side to this and if it's correctable.
 

A:Monitor resolution issue & shifting

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My company has users with dual monitors using the VGA port and the Display Port on the Lenovo M73 Tiny  They would like to use the 1280 x 768 screen resolution on both screens.  However even with the latest display drivers, they can only get one monitor to have that option.  The other monitor does not have that as an option.  What is shown is 1280 x 720 and the next option is 1280 x 960  There is no 1280 x 768 option.  Both monitors can have up to 1920 x 1080 however we have older people using the the lower resolution option.  I can not find a fix for this anywhere.  I've installed the (Intel Driver and Support assistant installer)  That updated the driver but did not fix the problem.  The (Windows7vista_64_152258) Display did not even install because of an error saying it is not for this operating system.   We've hash out this problem with a make-shift workstation attempting to solve this issue with no luck.  If you know of a resolution that we have not tried, we will use it on our make-shift workstation.  Thanks 

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My company has users with dual monitors using the VGA port and the Display Port on the Lenovo M73 Tiny  They would like to use the 1280 x 768 screen resolution on both screens.  However even with the latest display drivers, they can only get one monitor to have that option.  The other monitor does not have that as an option.  What is shown is 1280 x 720 and the next option is 1280 x 960  There is no 1280 x 768 option.  Both monitors can have up to 1920 x 1080 however we have older people using the the lower resolution option.  I can not find a fix for this anywhere.  I've installed the (Intel Driver and Support assistant installer)  That updated the driver but did not fix the problem.  The (Windows7vista_64_152258) Display did not even install because of an error saying it is not for this operating system.   We've hash out this problem with a make-shift workstation attempting to solve this issue with no luck.  If you know of a resolution that we have not tried, we will use it on our make-shift workstation.  Thanks 

A:M73 Dual Monitor on low resolution issue.

Hello. I would suggest you to run the monitors in 1080p but use the Windows built-in scaling feature. Or if you really need to use you could use software to set a custom resolution.  





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I hope perhaps someone can help me sort this out.

I've got a Macbook Pro running Vista ultimate for gaming, and I've been using it plugged into my HDTV to play through COD4. So that the main screen doesn't distract me and needlessly play stuff, I set it to only run on the HDTV. Hence the problem that I'm about to outline.

Somehow, in the course of playing, the resolutions sent to the TV have become screwed up and it's sending a resolution that the TV can't read. Of course the integrated screen isn't on either. I can find no way to reset the defaults when the TV is unplugged such that when it's plugged in again, I can see either screen.

I've tried fiddling around with the Nvidia control panel a lot. I tried changing the settings with the laptop plugged into another external monitor. I've tried resetting the computer countless times. I've tried running it in games in a deliberate attempt to somehow replicate the original resolution change. I've googled masses of stuff.

If anyone can help, I'd be absolutely delighted.
 

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Hello.

I just bought new LCD. It is - ViewSonic va1912w - 19 inch - wide screen.
I used installation cd, followed all steps and installation was sucessfull. The monitor works properly only if it is set at 1440 x 900

At present i have no graphic card installed. But i have 512mb of ddr2 ram with 2.6 hgz intel processor.

After installing monitor... the highest resolution i can set is 1280x768. At present monitor is set at 1280x768 and result is horrible.

I tried reinstalling. but no change.
Then i went to direversguide.com and downloaded new drivers - installed it successfully and still maximum resolution shown is 1280x768. Now, if i dont set resolution to 1440x900 - results are really bad.

any hint on what should be done?

Thanks,
Romit
 

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Ok, first off, I'm new here so hi everyone. Seems like a great forum for technical help and discussion, and looks pretty

I've googled, and searched this forum for a fix to my problem but haven't found one so far, so hopfully you guys can help.

A few months ago I got a second hand monitor from a friend, to replace my CRT because I was getting headaches when working. It was cheap (?10) because it's fairly outdated and had a dead pixel, but it was worth it to get rid of the headaches. At the time I was running Vista x86 and I plugged the monitor in and its maximum selectable resolution was only 1024x768, rather than the 1280x1024 that it was meant to be. I couldn't find a fix for this, but managed to work around this by updating the drivers and selecting the "Generic 1280x1024 Flat Screen" in the list of drivers in Vista. This brought the correct resolutions to the list and the issue was solved.

I then had the same issue in Windows XP (x86) and used the same work around, which again fixed the issues. However last week I done an upgrade and purchased Vista x64 and am having the same issue once again. But this time, selecting the drivers in the list does not update the resolutions I can select and I am stuck with 1024x768, which isn't a good enough resolution for the 3D Modeling and Texture working I am trying to do. Deselecting the tick box "Hide modes this monitor cannot display" simply updates the refresh rate box, but not the resolution box oddl... Read more

A:Monitor Drivers? X64 Display Resolution Issue

There should be a "Digital Flat Pannel (1280x1024)" driver available. If not... I dunno.

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HI,

I've plugged my laptop into an HP LA2306x 24inc monitor. Max resolution for monitor is 1920x1080 60hz. I've changed the settings on the laptop to connect to projector and set up the resolution as 1920x1080. Images are perfect but I cant centralise the screen. I can just see the top of the toolbar and there is 1cm to spare at the top of the screen.

I have tried all the monitor settings and taken a look at the graphics card settings. Am very confused. Can anyone help?


Ive attached a picture showing the cursor/pointer at the top of the screen to indicate the gap.

Thanks a lot.

A:Screen won't centralise on monitor. Resolution issue? Help

What graphics card do you have? sometimes you have to "upscale it" with your software suite.

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Hey All

So I'm using my Sony Bravia 19.5" screen as my monitor, which works fine when I use a normal monitor cable, but when I switch to a HDMI cable to make the most of the supported HD, my resolution goes crazy.

The TV itself will not let me change the resolution, it can only be done through my PC.

The resolution is either really tall and skinny or really wide, pushing the screen across onto my other monitor and getting rid of my start bar and far left of the screen completely.

I really want to use dual screen and the HDMI cable, but my TV is driving me crazy! Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks!

Clare x

Forgot to add I am using a Nvidia GeForce 9600GT card
 

A:Resolution Issue when using Sony Bravia as Monitor

Humm - pretty much what I have (same card) but I'm running mine through a Toshiba 32" LCD.

The vid card on mine did some of the work, but to fix that 'bar-off-the-screen' issue in mine, the Toshiba has a button on its remote called PIC SIZE which allowed me to correct that problem. Now, not knowing which Bravia (or its remote) that you have, that should still be a in-box fix with the TV. I see by looking up a few on Google that there are buttons marked THEATER and WIDE/STANDARD/TO FIT functions on some Bravia remotes, and that is where I would be looking.

At the bottom of the remote is a model number - if you could post that, we might be able to figure this out.

A-N
 

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Hello, We got a brand new ThinkPad P52s with a USB-C Dock (40A9).We want to use it with 2 extra monitors to extend the desktop but one can't perform at its full resolution. That's what we have :1 - > Laptop monitor, 1920 x 1080, OK2 - > DisplayPort to DisplayPort, 2560 x 1440, OK3 - > DisplayPort to DVI (no DP input for this one), 1920 x 1080, can only perform at 1024 x 768 That monitor was doing good under previous settings and we performed a factory reset.Is there any chance that the bandwith is limited or smething ? We are planning to replace the troublesome monitor with something 4k later that would be even more troublesome. Using Windows 10. Thanks for reading.

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I have a Yoga 370 with up to date vidoe driver, up to date USB 3.0 Pro Dock firmware, and up to date dock drivers running Win 10. I'm trying to run 2 Lenovo Thinkvision P24h-10 and I am unable to run both at 2560x1440. Monitor 2 will only run at 1920x1080.  Anyone know a possible fix?

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My hardware/software:
-Acer X223W Monitor
-Radeon 4860
-Windows 7 64

Here's the problem:

I was using my computer when my mother accidentally hit the room switch which turns my entire rig off. Annoyed, I turn my computer back on and now my screen resolution is all messed up. On top of that I can't open Chrome due to misplaced files.

I reinstalled all my drivers but instead of detecting the name of my monitor, it just shows Generic PnP Monitor instead.
I pick the best screen res(1600 x 1200) but that is clearly wrong(but the best i can do).

I've done a system restore and reinstalled all my drivers. I looked for the Acer X223W drivers but all I got was a security catalog, setup information, and an ICC profile that doesn't do anything when I run it. I searched for driver updates on device manager but it says the Generic PnP monitor driver is up to date.

My fear is that this is truly a hardware problem from the light switch, and nothing but a new monitor will fix. Anyone care to dig into this one?

Cheers

A:Generic PnP Monitor issue, Screen resolution is off

According to Microsoft you won't need any additional drivers:

Windows 7 Compatibility for Acer X223W 22" TFT LCD: Acer. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Try uninstalling the monitor and then reboot. Acer was no help, seeing that they apparently didn't bother after they got past the 32-bit Vista driver.

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I have an HP laptop with a 1920x1080 screen. It has always been that way, of course.

About 3 weeks ago while playing a game of league (as I have been for the past 4 years sadly) the game kept crashing and telling me my drivers were out of date. Since this was the first time I had played in a month or so and I've never updated my drivers I figured ok I'll do it. When it crashed it also changed my resolution to 1280x1024 for some reason, but I figured my drivers must've been messed up after 4 years.

I went online on AMD and found the most recent update for my laptop (I dl this: Desktop ) and after I did the game ran fine and my resolution went back to 1080. I did notice that the new drivers downloaded a new app to replace catalyst control center, its called like the AMD gaming center or something. The control center now says it can't open cause it has nothing it can change. I figured whatever it works.

Today I loaded up skype for an update, and when it finished updating my laptop froze. Upon restarting it I noticed it was back to this awful resolution, and I couldn't change it in the settings (the highest resolution it says the screen can go is 1280x1024)

I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers about 5 times now, and still nothing. I've tried using the original drivers from 2011, no dice. I really don't know what else it could be. Is there any way I can just force my screen to display as 1920x1080? Since obviously both the screen and graphics card are capable o... Read more

A:Can't Change resolution back to default 1080, driver issue?

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Less likely but you can try loading defaults in BIOS.

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So I upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit home edition. I am running a duel monitor setup, the primary monitor is a 24 inch monitor running at 1920 by 1980 and a 19 inch secondary monitor running at 1280 by 1024 (it's the highest resolution that monitor can do.) My video card is two SLI'd nvidia geforce 240 1gb cards.

Before I upgraded, I didn't have any issues with the two monitors (using extended desktop.) Now after the upgrade, the secondary monitor is not 'filling the screen'. It's squished the image up and is leaving one inch of the monitor on the left side empty. When you move the mouse between the two monitors it skips over that space as if it isn't there.

Now, it's not a fault with the monitor, I tried adjusting settings and the image remains squished. I also tried using the nvidia control panel to adjust the resolution manually but that doesn't seem to work either. I'm running the latest release version of nvidias drivers, haven't tried a beta yet.

Suggestions on how to get it to use the whole monitor again like it used to? Because this is really annoying.

Edit: Upon more fiddling, I have found it isn't using about half an inch of the screen on the right side of the monitor either. And the desktop is extended down below the base of the screen, though I cannot tell how far.

A:Strange duel monitor/resolution issue after upgrading

Use digital controls on the monitor itself to adjust its width and height until satisfied. It may be off center too, after. The monitor has settings for that as well.

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Hey everyone, I'm having this problem with Dota 2 and Diablo III. Whenever I connect my approximately 15" laptop to my 24" monitor using an HDMI cable, it forces me to use a lower resolution in order for the game to not be laggy. When I use my laptop by itself, it can support the highest resolution which is like 1324 x 1024 or something like that, in addition to all the highest settings (except shadow), and the game looks perfect. However, when I connect it to my monitor, there are many more resolutions to choose from, the highest being 1924 x 1000 or something, but when I choose this resolution the game LOOKS like it does when I just use my laptop at the 1324 x 1024 (or something close to that) resolution but it plays much much slower and forces me to use a lower resolution such as 1024 x 800 in order for it to be playable at the cost of graphics. I'm just wondering because when I play other games on my laptop that's hooked up to my monitor the games I play look the exact same on the monitor as they do on the laptop and I'm not forced to use a lower resolution, such as HoN. But when I play dota 2 and Diablo 3, the graphics become shittier on my monitor because I am forced to use a lower resolution. I don't need or want a higher resolution supported by my monitor if using it only makes the game laggy and unplayable, I'd rather use the lower resolution of my laptop with the perfect graphics and have it displayed in that exact way onto the monitor, which is what happe... Read more

A:Resolution Issue when connecting Laptop to Monitor via HDMI cable

Flangdoogler, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The full make and model of your laptop would help, as then we could see what it has for graphics in it (GPU). Depending on what it is it is likely that you answered your own question,






Quote:
Or is that I simply cannot have the same graphics displayed on my laptop (15") be copied exactly onto my monitor (24") due to graphics card reasons?


If the graphics card in the laptop isn't up to running it at high settings and resolution, then one or the other has to be lowered (and most time both) to get the game to be playable.

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Hello, i have got windows7 running fine id say which i am pleased with but there is just 1 little or abit of an annoying thing that is. I cannot get my resolution to 1600 1200 resolution. This was possible when i had windows Xp running. My GPU has uptodate drivers and my motherboard i believe is ok thou I have found this ASUS motherboard a little messy to get things uptodate. i think my motherboards fine thou.

I am abit sad that i can only go to 1280 1024. As i want to play some games in 1600 1200 resolution. I have a CRT monitor by the way but anyway.

I shall keep an eye on this post of mine to see if any1 is able to give me some useful advice/ solution. Thank you for reading this thread and would be most grateful to whoever might come up with a solution to this. I find this issue rather weird and a shame really.

Everything fine apart from going into 1600 resolution. thats 1600 by any number. it cannot go into anything that starts with 1600 but in xp when i used this recently it was ok. My monitor would just switch off and have that orange light on it like its in stand by. Lucky i know that if i press the escape key it'll go back.

Yours sincerily,

RichSz

A:Resolution issue. 1600x1200 my monitor turns off. didnt in windowsxp

When you say your driver is up to date, do you mean the computer told you that when you looked at the video card in device manager, or did you actually go to the manufacturers website and download the most recent driver available there?

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after many issues lve finally got the system up and running.

lm using the same gfx card as l used to the Radeon 4650 HD after installing the cards drivers it seems to cause issues where the monitor gives me an "unsupported" resolution error when on my previous setup said card had no trouble going to 1350*768 (cant seem to go above 1024*768 without having to roll back drivers)

A:Screen resolution issue - not picking up monitor properly on new build

just another note l didnt add, it seems my monitor isnt being picked up as "plug and play" but some generic monitor.

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Computer is Sony PVCRX-850(UC). After checking compatibility installed Windows 7. Resolution stuck on 800x800 after install. When attempting to change resolution to 1024x768 the screen goes dark and out of scan range error message appears. It occasionally reverts back to default screen with 800x800 resolution. Have tried updating driver but get message back that the correct driver is installed. Driver is SiS 650_651_7??
Is there a driver that will work with Windows 7 and my existing Sony RX850? If not is there a reasonably priced graphic card that I can buy?
Hate to get away from this set-up as it is customized and I am using as a server.

Thanks In Advance

A:Cannot change resolution after installing windows 7

Did you check sony for win 7 drivers or vista did you run the upgrade advisor prior to installing

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computer changes the screen resolution after updates. icons are huge and I can see the whole screen. and the computer does not allow me to change the scree resolution.

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Hi Folks,

I am using windows 7 in my Dell Inspiron N5010. It has native resolution of 1366x768. When I bought the laptop resolution was correct. But I re-installed the OS recently again and now is showing max resolution is 1024x768. Because of this I am getting blurred videos. Can you please help me out how can I change the resolution back to 1366x768.

Thanks in advance,
Chetan

A:How to change screen resolution in windows 7...

Right click on the desktop and go to "Screen resolution'

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Help please

after down loading windows 7 screen resolution is huge can anyone help me!!!!

A:Can't change screen resolution in windows 7

I assume you've already right-clicked on desktop and selected "Screen Resolution."

You might have fiddled with the mouse.

Hold down Control and move mouse wheel down to decrease.

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