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Windows 7: I, too, cannot get 1680x1050 resolution

12 Oct 2011   #1
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I, too, cannot get 1680x1050 resolution

Selected Specs
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW (21.6") with DVI connection
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

My friend just helped me build a new tower, and my monitor's default setting of 1680x1050 is simply unavailable to me, no matter what I do or where I look. Hoping to get it, I've tried several things suggested in here and in other forums:

-the "screen resolution" option from right-clicking on the desktop (obviously)
-creating a "custom" 1680x1050 resolution from the NVIDIA Control Panel (but apparently my monitor's default resolution is "not supported by [my] display")
-installing a Vista NVIDIA driver
-creating a custom driver with PowerStrip ą la bird391 at tomshardware.com
-probably some other stuff that I've forgotten because it's 1:30 a.m.

Nothing will do the trick. Please do help, intrepid tech-wizards of Sevenforums! I can't stand to see things all stretched out like this!


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12 Oct 2011   #2
Arc

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Welcome aboard

Have you tried this one ? NVIDIA DRIVERS 196.21 WHQL

Alternatively, it may be obtained from http://www.siliconguide.com/drivers/device/1297/ too, you will need the fourth one listed there .
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12 Oct 2011   #3
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Welcome aboard

Have you tried this one ? NVIDIA DRIVERS 196.21 WHQL

Alternatively, it may be obtained from NVIDIA GeForce 210 Video Card Driver Download too, you will need the fourth one listed there .
Hi Arc, I'm afraid doing that gave me a much bigger problem: my monitor now receives no signal, almost from startup. The signal cut out halfway through installing the driver you suggested (I didn't uninstall the old one) and now when I start my tower, I get the Windows loading screen, but before it gets to the welcome screen the signal goes.

EDIT: I uninstalled that driver in Safe Mode, so that's a step in the right direction. The resolution is still messed though.
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15 Oct 2011   #4
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MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Might there be any other ideas?
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15 Oct 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

go to device management.
Rt-click on the monitor | properties | Driver tab | Rollback Driver button

This will put you back to the old driver.

| devmgmt.msc | Enter
will get you to the device manager
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15 Oct 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

warningsign,

Do us a favor and fluff out those system specs and associate the specs with each and every post your send by following this procedure:
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use SIW or Speccy or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.


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thanks,
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15 Oct 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The System info tool is included as one of the options in the post.
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15 Oct 2011   #8
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ooops, missed that, sorry

A Guy
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15 Oct 2011   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Easy to do. I think I'll bold the link.
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15 Oct 2011   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
go to device management.
Rt-click on the monitor | properties | Driver tab | Rollback Driver button

This will put you back to the old driver.
The rollback option is greyed out, and I've tried a bunch of different drivers and versions. I've updated my system specs in my profile.
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