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Windows 7: Stuck at 1280 x 1024 Resolution

25 Nov 2009   #1
Bucks

Windows 7
 
 
Stuck at 1280 x 1024 Resolution

Hello Folks

Im trying to reach 1920 x 1080 resolution again, as before I was using Windows XP I was able to do this and it was fantastic.

Recently ive switched OS to Windows 7(64 bit) All in all im very impressed with this OS except for this issue.

Ive searched and searched for a solution to my problem, I'm about to give up but i thought id give it one last shot and express my problem in as much detail as I can.

CPU - AMD Athlon64 4000+
GPU - GeForce GTS 250 1gb
Screen - 26" LG HDTV - Model NO: 26LG3050
DVI connection

Adapter Information

Chip Type: GeForce GTS 250
Dac Type: Integrated RAMDAM
Bios Information: Version 62.92.7d.0.20

The highest Resolution I can see in the settings is 1600 x 1200 (this doesnt look nice )

So i'm having to stick at 1280 x 1024.

1920 x 1080 res is reachable with my monitor, but I have ran out of ideas on how to adress this issue, i dont know if its a driver issue or Windows 7, though the problem accured only after i had installed Windows 7

Hope the General Discussion boards doesnt mind me posting this topic here, i couldnt see a better suited place.

Thanks for reading & any feedback is overwhelmly welcome

Kind Regards

Edit - Im running the latest drivers from nvidia - 191.07


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25 Nov 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Do you have 'make text and other items smaller' ticked?
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25 Nov 2009   #3
PC WhizzKid

banned for piracy
 
 

Have tried updating your graphics card driver?
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25 Nov 2009   #4
Bucks

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Do you have 'make text and other items smaller' ticked?
Hey Jacee, Could you point me in the right direction as to where i can find this option please ? Also it sounds like what it say's but im actually trying to increase my screen reolution, I had the luxory of being able to open 2 full sized webpages side by side, this also worked for programs ect.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PC WhizzKid View Post
Have tried updating your graphics card driver?
Hey Whizz, as far as i know, my graphics drivers are fully up to date
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25 Nov 2009   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

To get to where you want to reduce the font size, just type in font into the searchbox and it will be at the top of the menu. Font, click it and at the top left, Change Font size.

Quote:
Hey Jacee, Could you point me in the right direction as to where i can find this option please ? Also it sounds like what it say's but im actually trying to increase my screen reolution, I had the luxory of being able to open 2 full sized webpages side by side, this also worked for programs ect.
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25 Nov 2009   #6
Bucks

Windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=jfar;403704]To get to where you want to reduce the font size, just type in font into the searchbox and it will be at the top of the menu. Font, click it and at the top left, Change Font size.

Thanks for the info jfar, though i have learned somthing, it doesnt effect my problem.
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25 Nov 2009   #7
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, the specs for you screen mention only 1366 x 768 are you sure you could reach 1920 x 1080 before.

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25 Nov 2009   #8
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try making a custom resolution in the nVidia control panel, I can't think of anything else. You can find the nVidia control panel in the Windows control panel (gee, never thought of searching for it there )

Edit - According to the specs, he shouldn't have been able to use 1920x1080 in XP as well.
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25 Nov 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I dont believe that we are getting the full story here...
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25 Nov 2009   #10
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

How come
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