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Windows 7: way to FORCE my system to use 1920 x 1080 x 32 @60Hz


16 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (SP1 installed)
 
 
way to FORCE my system to use 1920 x 1080 x 32 @60Hz

I have a similar issue with my Samsung 2233SW: Sometimes when my system boots up, my screen resolution is wrong (It defaults to "Non-Pnp VGA Monitor" or something similar) and the highest resolution I can choose, even in advanced/list all modes is usually 1600 x 1200, which just looks weird in widescreen. If I reboot once or twice it will suddenly "fix" itself and recognize the Samsung properly.

When I first installed Windows 7, I did not install the driver from the Samsung disk, because it already correctly recognized it and all of its supported display modes. However, when I first had this problem, I decided to go ahead and install the driver from the disk and it helped... for about a week, then started doing it again. I also do not have CCC installed, but when I installed it, it didn't seem to help, since it will not allow me to select modes that it thinks are not supported by my "VGA" monitor.

So.... is there a way to FORCE my system to use 1920 x 1080 x 32 @60Hz, even if it thinks my monitor can not support it?

Thanks in advance!
Russell

p.s. I even re-installed Windows 7 because I thought that would get rid of the problem, but it soon re-appeared. It seemed to start after one of the updates, but I don't know which one (You can imagine how many megabytes of updates got downloaded upon a fresh install of Windows 7!). Probably the ATI update?


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16 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You need to look at two things here - video card drivers and monitor drivers. Please make sure you have the latest drivers for both.

You can get the latest video card drivers for your card here - ATI Video Card Drivers

Samsung monitor drivers here - Samsung

Also according to this the native resolution of that monitor is 1920 x 1080 so it should be defaulting at that res - http://www.samsung.com/us/system/con..._Final_908.pdf

Let us know.
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16 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (SP1 installed)
 
 

I have the latest on both. I'm wondering if the latest driver isn't the problem itself! But even if I have a non-optimum driver, it still doesn't make sense to me that the issue happens only sometimes, and that a simple reboot without doing anything else usually solves the problem. Isn't every Win 7 startup loading the same drivers?

Weird!

Russell
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16 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yeah it is weird. I'd try reinsatlling the video drivers. Also what cable are you using to hook up the monitor?

Also check your device manager to see if there are any issues reported, i.e question marks or yellow triangles.
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16 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Did you try driversweeper to remove all residual drivers before you re-installed your GPU driver?
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1655

Just a thought

Fabe
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16 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

At this point in time I'd advise against using drive sweeper, for the time being.
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16 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
At this point in time I'd advise against using drive sweeper, for the time being.
Reason being so I know?
Fabe
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16 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Start with the simple by checking to make sure settings are correct. It could turn out to be a simple cable or setting problem.
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16 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Agreed.

Fabe
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16 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

We'll see what he has to say about my question of the cable. It may turn out that he does need to repair his drivers, and your solution may come in handy, but we need to keep it simple first.

BTW thanks
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