Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: New Vid Card, Drivers Installed, stuck at 640x480

11 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
New Vid Card, Drivers Installed, stuck at 640x480

Second time typing this - lost power in the middle :x

Dell Dimension 9100 originally came with a Radeon X300 SE PCI-e video card. Computer was working fine on Friday when I left, came in this morning - comp had been restarted - resolution was set at 640x480. I've tried everything with no luck. I noticed upon a restart that the system had installed 'Critical Updates' over the weekend so I did a system restore to last Wednesday (two days before there were any known issues). Didn't change a thing. Yes drivers are installed, computer has been fine for years. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 32bit. After searching for the longest time I came across a thread where someone had a similar problem and said it was the video card itself. They replaced it and everything came up fine.

So I bought a new video card. I now have a Radeon HD 4530 PCI-e card, drivers installed, same issue. The monitor is installed as well (not a Generic PNP) as you can see from the device manager. (((Could it be the pci-e slot???)))

Attached is a heavily documented image gallery of all the screenshots so you can see what I've been working with. None of this makes any sense. In case its important, I'm using a VGA cable, not DVI. (monitor and vid card (old and new) support both...I just don't have a DVI cable to use).


Yes I have run activation tests to make sure that I pass and everything does in case anyone was wondering if there was a Windows Genuine error.

Attached Images
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Two hours of ATI tech support - Monitor had gone bad. Switched out monitor and everything came right up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Glad to read you have resolved your problem. Thanks for posting back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 New Vid Card, Drivers Installed, stuck at 640x480

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: New Vid Card, Drivers Installed, stuck at 640x480
Thread Forum
Resolution probleme , Stuck at 640x480 Graphic Cards
Solved Graphic Card not detected after format; drivers can't be installed Graphic Cards
Resolution stuck at 640x480 Graphic Cards
Screen Resolution Stuck @ 640x480, Can't find drivers Drivers
Resolution stuck at 640X480. Graphic Cards
Resolution stuck at 640X480. Drivers
Windows 7 Stuck in 640x480 Graphic Cards

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App