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Windows 7: Graphic Card Resolution > Monitor Resolution

17 Aug 2010   #1
wihsm

Windows XP and Windows 7
 
 
Graphic Card Resolution > Monitor Resolution

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?


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18 Aug 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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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18 Aug 2010   #3
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
What graphics card do you have? Sounds like it is not powerful enough to fill the resolution you are looking for.

~Lordbob
read again, the monitor cant show 1920 x 1080 because its native is only 1366 x 768.



@wihsm: unfortunatly because you have a 1366 x 768 monitor, the highest resolution you can use is 1366 x 768. this is because the monitor has 768 physical pixels vertically and 1366 physical pixels horizontally. it is impossible for it to show a 1920 x 1080 resolution because the monitor does not have the physical ability to show it.

remember. The monitors native resolution= the max the monitor can show. if you make it any higher then your monitor will try to show more then one pixel per actual pixel. making a blur as it tries to show both colours at the same time
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18 Aug 2010   #4
wihsm

Windows XP and Windows 7
 
 

The graphic card is Asus Extreme AX300 series:

Specifications

Graphics Engine ATI Radeon X300 SE
Video Memory 128 MB /64 MB DDR
Engine Clock 325MHz
Memory Clock 400MHz (200MHz DDR)
RAMDAC 400MHz
Bus Standard 16 lanes PCI Express
Memory Interface 64-bit DDR
Max Resolution 2048x1536 VGA
OutputStandard 15-pin D-sub
TV Output Composite
DVI Output DVI-D
Software Bundled1 ASUS Utilities & Driver

But as I mentioned, the monitor does not support higher resolution than 1366 x 768
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18 Aug 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do not use a higher resolution than the monitor is made to handle. It WILL permanently damage the monitor over time. Resolution, not size, is what to look for when wanting more desktop space. I'm sorry you bought the wrong monitor for what you were going for. Depending on when you bought the monitor is you may be able to return it. Or you could sell it, to get some of your money back and buy the type of monitor you want.
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18 Aug 2010   #6
wihsm

Windows XP and Windows 7
 
 

Hi all, yes I learn my first lesson on this, though an expensive one.
Thanks cloud8521 for giving extra bit of information to explain the blurring phenomenon. And Petey7, for the kind piece of advice.

I have tried to google for some software that might squeeze more desktop space onto the limited resolution monitor screen, but haven't found any. So I think there isn't even a workaround with any kind of software magic which perhaps is technically impossible?

There is some kind of software, Maxvista for example that can create larger desktop area by using additional spare computer (one way to utilise old pc) but found none so far that can give larger desktop area utilising existing monitor with limited resolution.
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18 Aug 2010   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Cloud, you are right, my mistake.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wihsm View Post
Hi all, yes I learn my first lesson on this, though an expensive one.
Thanks cloud8521 for giving extra bit of information to explain the blurring phenomenon. And Petey7, for the kind piece of advice.

I have tried to google for some software that might squeeze more desktop space onto the limited resolution monitor screen, but haven't found any. So I think there isn't even a workaround with any kind of software magic which perhaps is technically impossible?

There is some kind of software, Maxvista for example that can create larger desktop area by using additional spare computer (one way to utilise old pc) but found none so far that can give larger desktop area utilising existing monitor with limited resolution.
There is absolutely no way to do this.

~Lordbob
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18 Aug 2010   #8
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you really want to squeeze out a little space, you could auto-hide the taskbar which will give you a few extra horizontal pixels of space. When using IE8, you can also set the zoom to 75%.
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18 Aug 2010   #9
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, since the TV is limited to that resolution, that's all the resolution you're ever going to get out of it unless you buy a new TV for your computer that supports a higher resolution.
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