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Windows 7: Cannot display 1920 x 1080

18 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

check the refresh rate in your display properties.... should be 60hz

You may want to also check the settings on your monitor...

Also jmf54321 you are severely misinformed, VGA can absolutely do 1080p. VGA supports res up to 2048 x 1536

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19 Nov 2009   #12

windows 7

Dear ba5ik. I am not mis informed at all. Without SCALING which makes output look less than what it should be TRUE native 1920 x 1080 cannot be achieved using VGA.

Now is it possible to do, yes, it it true native 1080p no.

As long as shes happy with what she has thats all that matters. Although I would be interested to see what a blu ray movie looks like on it.

Me personally Ive been around long enough to know that signal wise VGA is and always will be analog (theres no way around saying a cassette tape is the same as a CD). To further back myself up here is this exact question but dealin with TV's not monitors. Principal is the same.

Which HDTV LCDs can output full 1920 x 1080 via the VGA port? - AVS Forum
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19 Nov 2009   #13

windows 7

ba5ik here is a better article. Hopefully we can agree on its contents. While yes VGA does have unlimited B/W in the IT customer support that Ive done for over 10 years my goal was always HIGHEST possible quality. You simply cant get the full beauty of 1080p using VGA, plain in simple.

MAX resolution for a VGA connector

I could drive a 300M and pretend like its a Bentley but we all know its still a Chrysler.
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19 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

I am not disputing the image quality difference... I am simply stating that VGA is very capable of carrying HD video signals
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19 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

Me personally Ive been around long enough to know that signal wise VGA is and always will be analog
then you would also know that VGA carries component RGBHV signal in other words YPbPr component video, the same connection used to achieve full 1080p before HDMI was an option.

Component video - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

VGA connector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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21 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

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10 Jan 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
1920 x 1080 Intel 965 LG E2240 21.5"

Matt, I have the same machine (Tosh U300), same graphics
Intel GMA X3100
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
with an LG E2240 21.5" external LED monitor which is supposed to deliver 1920 x 1080.
I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate x32.
I've downloaded the Intel "fix" for the 965 chipset, which correctly identifies the problem, and for a moment I saw that something recognised that the screen resolution should be 1920 x 1080, but then, after various automatic screen readjustments, nothing was altered. My display dialogue box recognises the LG E2240, but still only thinks the maximum resoloution of this model is 1680 x 1050. It occurs to me that one problem may be that Windows has a standard on the display help page, and may be set to that standard:
20- and 22-inch widescreen LCD monitors
1680 × 1050
24-inch widescreen LCD monitor
1920 × 1200

In any case, I've searched high and wide. Have you had any luck with achieving 1920 x 1080?


This is my last resort to get help from the forum in trying to force my resolution to 1920 x 1080.

I have tried everything....
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10 Jan 2011   #18

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit

You have only made one post -

"Install the latest System BIOS for your computer model.
The latest System BIOS may contain a newer Video BIOS with added support for the larger display mode. Contact your computer manufacturer for instructions on how to update the System BIOS on your computer. A Video BIOS can only be updated via a System BIOS update. "
Otherwise all you need to do is over-ride the standard monitor settings @ 60hz explained in the following blurb >>>

One more suggestion is to reload the graphic driver with the new monitor plugged in - hopefully it should auto-detect it.

If your monitor supports the mode or resolution you desire, deselect the Windows* setting “Hide modes that this monitor cannot display”.
Deselecting this setting may allow the desired mode or resolution to be selectable.
CAUTION: Deselecting the setting “Hide modes that this monitor cannot display” and then selecting a display mode your monitor is unable to handle, may cause damage to your monitor and/or cause the monitor display to become unreadable. Intel is not responsible for damage resulting from use of this setting. Be sure to verify with the monitor manufacturer that the display mode you desire is supported by the monitor. It is also recommended to check with your computer manufacturer regarding the use of this setting. Some computer manufacturers do not support deselecting this setting. To change this setting, click Start , Control Panel , double-click Display , click Settings tab, Advanced button, and Monitor tab.

Afterwards, if the desired mode or resolution is still not selectable, click Start , Control Panel , Display , Settings , Advanced , Adapter , List all modes button, select the desired mode from the list and then click OK . Note: If your monitor display becomes unreadable after selecting a display mode, you may recover by doing one of the following:
  • Press the Esc key shortly after selecting the new display mode to undo the selection. Windows may give you about 15 seconds to choose to keep the new monitor settings or revert to the original settings.
  • Power down the computer. Connect a different monitor or television and reboot the computer.
  • Power down the computer. Power on the computer and boot into Windows* Safe Mode by pressing F8 as Windows starts. Uninstall the Intel graphics driver by removing the driver via Windows Add/Remove Programs control panel or by selecting the Windows Device Manager under the Display adapters section. Reboot the computer and let Windows start normally. Then, reinstall the Intel graphics driver.
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08 Apr 2012   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Me got the same problem with you.
I have tried and I got a temporary solution.
It's quite simple, right-click on the desktop and choose Screen resolution. Then click detect several times 'till it black out and then immediately turn back to normal, then check the Resolution again, it may have the 1920x1080 resolution. But, after restarting your pc, it may turn back to 1600x1200 resolution, so you have to click detect again. This works for me, and I'm still finding a way to make sure the pc keep the 1920x1080 resolution permanently.
There's one thing, maybe the TV can not accept the resolution when you click detect, and it goes to blue screen. Just press esc.
Hope this helps a bit.
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31 May 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Same Problem here

I am using a dell pc with Intel 965 express card. Trying to connect my Samsung LED TV using S-Video out on my computer. I can get resolutions upto 1024 but TV starts flickering if I go above that.

PC -> S-Video Out -> S-Video to component cable adapter (from dell) -> LED TV through 3 component cables.

Any idea anybody?
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