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Windows 7: Screen resolution problem always reverts back to 1280X1024

11 Jun 2011   #1
alaamostafa15

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Screen resolution problem always reverts back to 1280X1024

Screen resolution problem always reverts back to 1280X1024
I am trying to set my desktop resolution to 1252x864
I found that if I restart my PC no problem happens. But if it was awaked from sleep or hibernation the resolution would revert back to 1280X1024.
I tried other resolution such as 1024X768 but the problem stayed the same.
So when I set my desktop resolution to anything other than 1280X1024, it would change back to this resolution.

So I downloaded and installed latest driver (ATI Radeon HD 5970 Catalyst Software Suite V11.5 May 9, 2011 Win7), then un installed old driver and used driver sweeper to remove the remaining files then installed new driver, but this did not solve the problem.
Any advise will be appreciated
My graphic card is ATI Radeon HD 5670,
Mother board is Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Rev 1.1. it has no built in video. i.e. my PC has only one video card which is ATI.
Operating system Win7 Pro
RAM 4Gb
CPU Core 2 Quad 2.66 GH
Best regards



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11 Jun 2011   #2
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What is the native resolution of that 19 inch monitor? My "guess" would be that it's 1280x1024?

If so, that's probably why it keeps reverting back to it. I had an issue with my old Samsung 19" CRT monitor where it would sometimes change resolutions when switching users. Issue got slightly better with video card updates but never really went away. I've since retired the monitor when I went with an LCD.

Anyway If the native resolution is 1280x1024, that's what it's going to revert back to, how to get it to stick? Not sure? Your probably using the Windows driver for that monitor aren't you? You could try finding the "Phillips" drivers and see if they help.

You could also make sure the resolution you want is specified in the Catalyst Control Center.

Let us know.
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11 Jun 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It is probably because your monitor won't support a res of 1252x864, it's not a standard setting.
As suggested, use the Catalyst Control Panel to set it. If there is an option for it, make sure it is set to allow the CCC to control your display.
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11 Jun 2011   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alaamostafa15 View Post
Screen resolution problem always reverts back to 1280X1024
I am trying to set my desktop resolution to 1252x864
Why are you trying to do this at all? 1280x1024 is higher than 1252x864. I don't get it, you're trying to lowering image quality?
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11 Jun 2011   #5
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Why are you trying to do this at all? 1280x1024 is higher than 1252x864. I don't get it, you're trying to lowering image quality?
Actually you may do this as somethings might look better at the resolution, fonts for example, or the aspect ratio - 1280x1024 may not be to everyones liking.

I wouldn't do it but I'm not looking at what's on his monitor.
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11 Jun 2011   #6
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, but since it's a CRT, why go lower when it can, presumably, do higher resolutions?
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11 Jun 2011   #7
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Why do people do a lot of things they do?

We may not agree, but I'm sure he has his reasons, and will answer once he returns
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11 Jun 2011   #8
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

lol, yep... I'm dyin over here... wish he'd hurry up and come back.
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11 Jun 2011   #9
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
lol, yep... I'm dyin over here... wish he'd hurry up and come back.
Yeah, me too

Until then
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11 Jun 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Heck I have posts unanswered for several days.
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