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Windows 7: Cannot display 1920 x 1080

08 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
Cannot display 1920 x 1080

hi there,

i have just purchased an LG W2261V

its native resolution is 1920 x 1080

when i connect my win 7 machine - using my vga cable on my toshiba satelite u300, using Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset i cannot get it to use 1920 x 1080

the max resolution is 1680 x 1050

list all modes does not show 1920 x 1080

how can i force it show this resolution?

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08 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 PRO x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mattinsa View Post
hi there,

i have just purchased an LG W2261V

its native resolution is 1920 x 1080

when i connect my win 7 machine - using my vga cable on my toshiba satelite u300, using Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset i cannot get it to use 1920 x 1080

the max resolution is 1680 x 1050

list all modes does not show 1920 x 1080

how can i force it show this resolution?
Users may be unable to use the native resolution of some displays when using Intel® chipset graphics. Resolutions such as 1920x1080, 1680x1050, and 1440x900 are not available in graphics properties.

The display's EDID is not read properly when connecting to a subset of digital flat panel displays. Display devices describe its capabilities by sending EDID (Extended Display Information Data) to the computer.

Intel has released a graphics driver to specifically address this issue; however, there may be side effects to this solution such as longer than normal resume times from standby. This solution will only work with external displays such as DFP displays connected to the computer's VGA port. This driver is not designed to address issues with a notebook's built-in display (Local Flat Panel) or with TV’s connected to the system. This driver is provided as is. Intel has not tested, and does not guarantee, the operation of the driver for this purpose.

For the desktop Intel® 946 and 965 Express Chipset Families:
If you have a computer that has the Intel® 946GZ, G965, Q963, or Q965 Express Chipset, click here for drivers that resolve this issue.

Use the Vista driver (32 or 64, what ever OS you use). Please post back if that helps or not so we can further assist you.
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11 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7

Many thanks for the info - I have tried this but still am not able to force 1920 x 1080.

But this could be due to the fact that I am using VGA to VGA?

Is there a chance of better results if I use a VGA to DVI-D using a VGA cable and a DVI-D converter?

Thanks for all your help!
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18 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7


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 I believe:

- installed DTD calculator, and followed the instructions at Custom Resolutions for Intel Graphics: Made Easier - Intel® Software Network - but still no resolution listed under "List all modes" after restart

- I have followed these instructions - Custom Resolutions on Intel Graphics - Intel® Software Network and still nothing appeared

- I have tried using powerstrip - still nothin appeared

- I have also downloaded and tried to install the intel drivers that said they might sort me out - Desktop graphics controllers - Unable to use the native resolution of some displays

and still NOTHING

Here is my notebook spec:

mattinsa's Computer Specifications
Operating System: Windows 7 Build 6956
Computer Type: Toshiba Satellite U300-113
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5
Video Card: Intel® GMA X3100
Memory: 4GB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
Hard Drive: Toshiba
Network Card: Network adapter - mini PCI - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g,
Optical Drive: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
Onboard Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio- ALC268
Anti-virus: AVG

Here is my monitor information from Moninfo:

Color characteristics
Default color space...... Non-sRGB
Display gamma............ 2.20
Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.646 - Ry 0.334
Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.303 - Gy 0.616
Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.147 - By 0.067
White point (default).... Wx 0.313 - Wy 0.329
Additional descriptors... None

Timing characteristics
Horizontal scan range.... 30-83kHz
Vertical scan range...... 56-75Hz
Video bandwidth.......... 150MHz
CVT standard............. Not supported
GTF standard............. Not supported
Additional descriptors... None
Preferred timing......... Yes
Native/preferred timing.. 1920x1080p at 60Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "1920x1080" 148.500 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync -vsync
Detailed timing #1....... 1680x1050p at 60Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "1680x1050" 146.250 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
720 x 400p at 70Hz - IBM VGA
640 x 480p at 60Hz - IBM VGA
640 x 480p at 75Hz - VESA
800 x 600p at 56Hz - VESA
800 x 600p at 60Hz - VESA
800 x 600p at 75Hz - VESA
832 x 624p at 75Hz - Apple Mac II
1024 x 768p at 60Hz - VESA
1024 x 768p at 75Hz - VESA
1280 x 1024p at 75Hz - VESA
1152 x 870p at 75Hz - Apple Mac II
1680 x 1050p at 60Hz - VESA STD
1280 x 1024p at 60Hz - VESA STD
1280 x 960p at 60Hz - VESA STD
1152 x 864p at 75Hz - VESA STD

Report information
Date generated........... 2009/08/14
Software revision........
Operating system......... 6.1.7100.2

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I am not a hardcore techie, so I may have got lost during the initial instructions...but I had to give it a go...I think that maybe the instructions didnt work as Windows 7 is a different OS to the rest and different instructions might apply?

I am pretty desperate to get the right resolution for my brand new LG display, its currenly maxing to 1680 x 1050 but not showing anything beyond...

I am connecting straight VGA to VGA...

Can someone Help me? I am willing to try anything!


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19 Aug 2009   #5


From ati CCC overscan issue

Adjusting Image Position and Size Manually for TVs
Manually Adjusting Image Size and Position using Underscan/Overscan for TVs

  1. Based on the navigation system contained in the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center window, do one of the following:
    • Navigation menu—From the display palette on the Desktops & Displays page, click the desired TV, and then click Configure in the context menu that appears.
    • Navigation tree—From the tree in the Graphics Settings tab, expand TV Properties.
  2. Click Adjustments.
  3. Move the Underscan/Overscan slider to adjust the overall size of the image on the TV. Use this slider to adjust any visible black borders around the edge of the image.
    Note: The slider is not available for TVs configured to use a custom or the default optimized timing mode.
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20 Aug 2009   #6

Windows7 RC 7100

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21 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7

My notebook does not have a DVI-D connection, only VGA...

Will using a VGA cable with a DVI-D connector into the monitor help?
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17 Nov 2009   #8

windows 7
Cant do it

You will not be able to ever use VGA anything with 1920 x 1080.

1080P can only be achieved digitally. Since the port on your laptop is VGA it will only output an analog signal.

No matter what cable you try or adapters you may tinker with it will never work.

You have to use DVI-D or HDMI output source to achieve that resolution. On the other side, does your newly purchased monitor have and HDMI / DVI port?

What all ports does your laptop have?
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17 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7

Sorry just saw your last pots. VGA only you will never get 1920 x 1080. Sorry.

Can you get a dock for your laptop (most docks have DVI at least).
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18 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7

I have managed to get 1920 x 1080 on my samsung NC10 through VGA!

dont believe everything you hear....
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