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Windows 7: Samsung Syncmaster B2030 - no option to set resolution to 1600 x 900

28 Jul 2011   #21
leonsegal

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

  1. I have a B2030, 20 inch monitor
  2. win 7 thought it was a B2230, 22 inch monitor
  3. I changed the driver manually to B2030, 20 inch monitor
  4. The device manager shows B2030, 20 inch monitor BUT the res. settings window shows it as B2230 still and only supports 1920 x 1080, whereas I actually want 1600 x 900.
Thanks for help so far - I am currently trying all of the suggestions and will get back to you


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28 Jul 2011   #22
leonsegal

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Magron View Post
then it's a function of your built in video and how they implemented. best u can do is update your video driver and see if it appears.

any resolution you set that meets your monitors 1.77 (or 16:9 if u prefer) aspect ratio will look ok.
Have updated from intel website and still not working..
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28 Jul 2011   #23
leonsegal

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
May or may not help but have you tried the monitor driver from Samsung?

Samsung
Tried this and it hasnt helped, unfortunately...
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28 Jul 2011   #24
Magron

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Magron View Post
unlikely the exact monitor model is relevant to this problem.
Actually it is very relevant. His computer thinks it has two different monitors connected,

1 - B2030 which is a 20" monitor with a native resolution of 1600x900

2 - SMB2230 (or likely B2230) which is a 22" monitor with a native resolution of 1920x1080

of which the 1st shouldn't be able to even run at the higher resolution.

leonsegal let's see if we can't at least get Windows to detect the correct monitor. Start with setting Device Manager to show hidden and disconnected/ghost devices,

Device Manager : Hidden Devices

Under monitors right click and delete/remove any that are showing, and also tick the box to remove any software/driver. If there is more than one don't restart until all are removed. Once restarted hopefully that will force Windows to detect and install the monitor correctly. If not then install the monitor driver from Samsung I posted earlier.

cool. now explain to me how this affects the driver/chipset's offering of video modes.
we were already aware of the monitor listings but I am baffled as to how this supports claims of relevance. Please school me.
because I've always had modes offered that my monitors didn't support, on every system i've ever built or configured.
to the best of my knowledge the system pays no attention at all to the monitors capability, that's up to you. If it did, there would never be a video res offered that your monitor couldn't use, but there they are, on the list.
the monitor has always been the most completely neutral piece of hardware you can plug into a system.
Those aren't 'native resolutions' by the way. They are maximum resolutions that reflect the native aspect ratio.
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28 Jul 2011   #25
Magron

 

Are you connected by VGA cable of HDMI? I find info on the net that tells me users often get more video res choices via VGA connect than HDMI. This surprises me...I kept a list of about 100 video modes when I switched over to hdmi last month but it might be worth looking into.
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28 Jul 2011   #26
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you're getting that then you either,

a. have something not installed or configured properly

b. your monitor isn't working properly if a LCD.

Monitors have this,

Extended display identification data - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

for a reason.

Quote:
Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data structure provided by a digital display to describe its capabilities to a video source (e.g. graphics card, Set-top box). It is what enables a modern personal computer to know what kinds of monitors are connected to it. EDID is defined by a standard published by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The EDID includes manufacturer name and serial number, product type, phosphor or filter type, timings supported by the display, display size, luminance data and (for digital displays only) pixel mapping data.
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28 Jul 2011   #27
Magron

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
If you're getting that then you either,

a. have something not installed or configured properly

b. your monitor isn't working properly if a LCD.

Monitors have this,

Extended display identification data - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

for a reason.

Quote:
Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data structure provided by a digital display to describe its capabilities to a video source (e.g. graphics card, Set-top box). It is what enables a modern personal computer to know what kinds of monitors are connected to it. EDID is defined by a standard published by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The EDID includes manufacturer name and serial number, product type, phosphor or filter type, timings supported by the display, display size, luminance data and (for digital displays only) pixel mapping data.
and yet...modes monitors can't show continue to show up on the choice list. do they not?
besides which, both monitors are capable of the vid mode we're persuing.
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28 Jul 2011   #28
Magron

 

The basis of this disagreement by the way is based on my own system. Besides past experience, my current samsung t260 has a maximum res of 1920x1200. my list of available resolutions include (and i'm looking at it at this moment)
2048x1152, 2048x1280, up to 2560x1440. So you will understand my confusion with your information.
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28 Jul 2011   #29
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not when everything is working as it should. I have two monitors connected, a 22" with native 1680z1050 and a 19" with native 1440x900, and neither of them can be set higher than their native resolutions,

Samsung Syncmaster B2030 - no option to set resolution to 1600 x 900-screenres.jpg

Quote:
besides which, both monitors are capable of the vid mode we're persuing.
No they are not. Once again,

B2030 is a 20" monitor and has a native/max resolution of 1600x900

B2230 is a 22" monitor and has a native/max resolution of 1920x1080

The only thing they have in common is they are both have a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Quote:
The basis of this disagreement by the way is based on my own system. Besides past experience, my current samsung t260 has a maximum res of 1920x1200. my list of available resolutions include (and i'm looking at it at this moment)
2048x1152, 2048x1280, up to 2560x1440. So you will understand my confusion with your information.
Try setting it that high and see what happens. They shouldn't be available at all if the monitor is reporting its capabilities correctly, and the driver for both the monitor and video card are installed and working properly.


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28 Jul 2011   #30
Magron

 

aha..this actually got me interested enough to poke around a little. and i thought the magic was completely gone after 25+ years.
right click desktop -> screen resolution -> advanced settings -> monitor tab

is the little box next to 'hide modes that this monitor cannot display' checked?
uncheck it , refresh the list. Now what do u see?
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