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Windows 7: Resolution Problem on HP L2208w

29 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ulltimate 64bit
Resolution Problem on HP L2208w

Guys, I'm having problems with the screen resolution of my PC. It can't properly detect the resolutions.

I mean, when I'm going to pick resolutions already, the 1680x1050 resolution is not initially available unlike when I use a friend's PC or when I go to computer cafes and check their settings, the 1680x1050 is usually there and sometimes my video card is better than theirs. I need to do a custom resolution in NVIDIA Control Panel before I can use the 1680x1050 setting. I don't know why it isn't initially available. This happened ever since I started using my PC (February 2010). I updated the drivers but still, this problem was never resolved. I'm using an ECS GTS 250 and my monitor is an HP L2208w. My video card only has a DVI output so I'm using a DVI-VGA adapter to connect it to my monitor because my monitor only has the VGA slot.

Is there anyway I can fix this problem? Because when I try to play games, the proper max resolution of my monitor, which is 1680x1050 is not available in the choices. It's usually 1600x1200 or 1600x1050 that are in the choices but not 1680x1050. If I pick 1600x1050, the game is a bit blurry. I mean not as good as 1680x1050. I can only use the 1680x1050 setting when the game allows you to change the resolution manually in the registry or in some settings file but 1680x1050 is not really there by default.

Please help me. Thanks!

I used moninfo.exe and here's the log file:

  Model name............... 72AM
  Windows description...... Generic PnP Monitor 72AM
  Manufacturer............. Sanyo
  Plug and Play ID......... SAN07BE
  Data string.............. HD01058140242
  Serial number............ 1000253803
  Manufacture date......... 2007, ISO week 30
  Filter driver............ None
  EDID revision............ 1.3
  Input signal type........ Digital
  Color bit depth.......... Undefined
  Display type............. RGB color
  Screen size.............. 320 x 240 mm (15.7 in)
  Power management......... Active off/sleep
  Extension blocs.......... None
  DDC/CI................... n/a

Color characteristics
  Default color space...... Non-sRGB
  Display gamma............ 2.20
  Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.620 - Ry 0.330
  Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.300 - Gy 0.600
  Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.150 - By 0.100
  White point (default).... Wx 0.310 - Wy 0.330
  Additional descriptors... None

Timing characteristics
  Horizontal scan range.... 31-80kHz
  Vertical scan range...... 60-75Hz
  Video bandwidth.......... 140MHz
  CVT standard............. Not supported
  GTF standard............. Not supported
  Additional descriptors... None
  Preferred timing......... Yes
  Native/preferred timing.. 1280x1024p at 75Hz 
    Modeline............... "1280x1024" 135.000 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
     720 x  400p at  70Hz - IBM VGA
     640 x  480p at  60Hz - IBM VGA
     640 x  480p at  72Hz - VESA
     640 x  480p at  75Hz - VESA
     800 x  600p at  60Hz - VESA
     800 x  600p at  72Hz - VESA
     800 x  600p at  75Hz - VESA
    1024 x  768p at  60Hz - VESA
    1024 x  768p at  70Hz - VESA
    1024 x  768p at  75Hz - VESA
    1280 x 1024p at  75Hz - VESA
    1280 x 1024p at  60Hz - VESA STD

Report information
  Date generated........... 4/29/2012
  Software revision........
  Data source.............. Registry
  Operating system......... 6.1.7600.2

Raw data

My monitor is not a Sanyo. It is an HP L2208w. When I go to NVIDIA Control Panel, it can only be detected as an Analog Display. In Device Manager, it is detected as Generic Non-PnP Monitor.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

crusher25, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Have you tried it with the monitor driver installed?

HP L2208w 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor*-* HP L2208w LCD Monitor Driver - HP Business Support Center
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ulltimate 64bit

Yup but it doesn't work.

Edit: I got it working now! Device Manager detects it as an HP monitor already. Only NVIDIA Control Panel didn't change. It still says Analog Display but it's alright. I can now pick the proper resolutions. I did a manual install of the .inf file.
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