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Windows 7: Problem with external monitor

09 Dec 2009   #1
gerdgoebel

Win 7 Pro 32, Vista Business SP2
 
 
Problem with external monitor

I have a Thinkpad T61 and just installed Win 7 Professional with an external monitor.
After loading Win 7 i needed to select connect to projector to get my external monitor working. Windows 7 is displayed on the entire screen and all text is nice and crips. No distortion whatsoever.
The problem is the Win 7 Intel 965 chipset family patch. After installing it i loose about 1/2 inch on the right hand side of the monitor. Adjusting the monitor (it has an automatic focus and alignment adjustment function) does not resolve it. I still see that 1/2 inch black border there. But worse, any text (word document, web-pages, txt files) goes from crips to blurry every 2 inches and the monitor adjustment can't fix it. Removing the Intel chipset patch and rebooting the PC shows Win 7 from frame to frame again (no more black border on the right) and the text is all crisp again.
The monitor driver version that was loaded with Win 7 is 8.15.10.1749. I downloaded the latest driver from Intel 8.15.10.1930 but even with that driver i get the black frame and text distortion back.
Anybody has experienced this before and knows how to fix it?
Not using the Intel patch forces me to logon on the notebook (which is in a cupboard) then select connect to a projector again to get Win 7 onto the external monitor. And unfortunately this setting is not retained.
Any comments/suggestions how to resolve this are greatly appreciated.


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09 Dec 2009   #2
mswindows4u

windows 7
 
 

i'm too and i don't know it do not auto update driver for AGV
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09 Dec 2009   #3
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gerdgoebel View Post
I have a Thinkpad T61 and just installed Win 7 Professional with an external monitor.
After loading Win 7 i needed to select connect to projector to get my external monitor working. Windows 7 is displayed on the entire screen and all text is nice and crips. No distortion whatsoever.
The problem is the Win 7 Intel 965 chipset family patch. After installing it i loose about 1/2 inch on the right hand side of the monitor. Adjusting the monitor (it has an automatic focus and alignment adjustment function) does not resolve it. I still see that 1/2 inch black border there. But worse, any text (word document, web-pages, txt files) goes from crips to blurry every 2 inches and the monitor adjustment can't fix it. Removing the Intel chipset patch and rebooting the PC shows Win 7 from frame to frame again (no more black border on the right) and the text is all crisp again.
The monitor driver version that was loaded with Win 7 is 8.15.10.1749. I downloaded the latest driver from Intel 8.15.10.1930 but even with that driver i get the black frame and text distortion back.
Anybody has experienced this before and knows how to fix it?
Not using the Intel patch forces me to logon on the notebook (which is in a cupboard) then select connect to a projector again to get Win 7 onto the external monitor. And unfortunately this setting is not retained.
Any comments/suggestions how to resolve this are greatly appreciated.

I just went to the Lenovo site and they have a system update for Win7 and your machine. Have you installed that before doing anymore adjustments. If you have I would go there to see if others have similiar problems with video.
Hope this helps.

Iggy
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09 Dec 2009   #4
gerdgoebel

Win 7 Pro 32, Vista Business SP2
 
 
Loaded the latest Lenovo drivers

I should have mentioned that. Right after doing my Win 7 clean install i went to the Lenovo web-site and did a system update of all the drivers for my model.
I did not see a specific Video driver listed for Win 7 on the Lenovo web-site.
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19 Sep 2012   #5
FranklinBoyce

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Did you guys find any solution?

I am planning to buy an external monitor for my T61 14.1" which comes with intel graphics.

How can I avoid running into (similar) problems?
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