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Windows 7: Adjust resolution to match monitor capabilities

26 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Adjust resolution to match monitor capabilities

My display shows 1680x1050 with no higher options available and my monitor has the capability of 1920x1200. I would like to get the maximum use of it. I have an ATI Radeon 5700 and just installed the latest drivers.


Does anyone know if my video card will support this or where to find out?

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26 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

If the resolution isn't listed then your card probably won't support it.
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26 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, I was looking thru other posts and found a link to Speccy and it looks like my resolution is at max for the 5700. What a great way to see all my specs..... I'm so glad I found this forum, I've learned a lot in the last year but I still have a long way to go.
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26 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Except that the card does support resolutions higher than that,

Quote:
  • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP11
    • Max resolution: 2560x1600
  • Integrated DisplayPort output
    • Max resolution: 2560x1600
  • Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support and high bit-rate audio
    • Max resolution: 1920x1200
  • Integrated VGA output
    • Max resolution: 2048x1536
ATI Radeon

You didn't specify 5750 or 5770, but it doesn't matter as thoe specs sre the same for both.

Next question is, how is the monitor connected?
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26 Nov 2010   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote:




Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP11
  • Max resolution: 2560x1600
Integrated DisplayPort output
  • Max resolution: 2560x1600
Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support and high bit-rate audio
  • Max resolution: 1920x1200
Integrated VGA output
  • Max resolution: 2048x1536
This is for a 5750
It appears resolution is affected by means of connection. 1900x1200 should be easy.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#2

Stormy
I was typing while you were posting.
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26 Nov 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Speccy as far as I can see just shows what your current resolution is set to, unless I'm missing something, not the max supported. What does Device Manager show for monitor type? You might have to get a driver (inf file) for it from the manufacturer.
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26 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Where would I get the driver? From Samsung? I have the latest from ATI.
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26 Nov 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SherryBomb View Post
Where would I get the driver? From Samsung? I have the latest from ATI.
Yes, if thats who made the monitor. There may or may not be one available. If the monitor is correctly identified in device manager you don't need a driver file for it.
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26 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have the 5770. Should I have done a clean install when I updated the drivers?
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26 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes it is identified correctly. I looked for drivers there too.
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