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Windows 7: Monitor Resolution out of range when trying to set 1680x1050

17 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Monitor Resolution out of range when trying to set 1680x1050

Hello windows 7 users , what a big ass step up in performance going from vista 32 bit to 7 64 bit, wow!

So anyway ive managed to get everthing else working on my computer but am having a problem setting the native resolution of my LG Flatron L204WS monitor. I've had a search in this part of the forums and couldnt find anyone with a similar problem so i hope im not posting another unecessary post!

Graphic card: 8800 GTX
Driver version: Windows update, the newest Nvidia Drivers for windows 7
Monitor cable: VGA, as this is all it supports

The problem: When trying to set the native resolution of my monitor to 1680x1050 im getting the message from my monitor that it is out of range, i think the setting for refresh rate is at 59hz and wont change to 60. I have located some LG drivers for the monitor and installed those and now windows recognizes my monitor in the advanced settings but not in the direct window of screen resolution. Could this be why? Or could it be related to the fact that the resolution atm 1400x1050 works with 59Hz but 1680x1050 does not work with 59Hz?

Ive seen a few other posts with people stuck on 59 and not being able to change to 60 but there has been no real solution found as of yet. I think i have listed all the relevant information needed for a bit of troubleshooting only if you were so kind to have a look and have a ponder

O yes there was one other very strange oddity, when i run a game such as Team Fortress 2, i can set my resolution to 1680x1050 and it runs fine, how very odd! Thats where this problem stumps me even more!


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17 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I have the same resolution on mine and it seem the 59Mhz problem is the same for everyone so that should not be a factor for you, the only thing I can suggest is updating your video driver and see if that makes a difference.

Have been to the Nvidia control and set it to use the monitors built in scaling?

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17 Jan 2009   #3

SEVEN x64
 
 

its gotta be the monitor itself.... if your getting an ''out of range'' message on screen, i think its safe to say its not OS related..?? the fact you can hold 1680x1050 while gaming is very strange though, this shows the monitors capability to run that res with no problem..??

but you say you updated your monitor driver..?? try uninstalling the monitor drivers, unplug the monitor from the wall & the DVI port, let it sit there for a few minutes & plug it back in & allow windows to find a generic driver for it.... there maybe a conflict going on..





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17 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Right i tried the uninstalling drivers and unplugging monitor and VGA cable for a a couple of minutes and still no luck, reinstalled the LG monitor driver again still nothing.

Just thought of something though, what if this 59Hz default setting will not work with my monitor at a resolution of 1680x1050, i.e. this resolution must be set at 60Hz for it to work.

With a resolution of 1440x900 the default is 60hz as this is the next step down from the native resolution of 1680x1050(which works), so im wondering whether or not this bug is holding back the enabling of 1680x1050 due to only being able to use 59Hz with this res due to windows 7?

This would also explain why TF2 would work as its probably setting the screen refresh rate to 60Hz and not 59Hz like windows is.

Is there a way of setting the 60Hz permanantly, such as a workaround maybe?

Continued help is much appreciated
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17 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You just gave me the answer, it's the VGA cable, try a DVI cable and you will be Sweet, someone else had the same problem and that's what fixed his.
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17 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Oh urmm lol thats not possible unfortunatly because my monitor only has 1 input being a VGA input, in saying this is it a problem with windows and analogue displays?
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17 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

WOW that's weird having a 22" monitor that doesn't have DVI, are you sure? Anyway that's what fixed someone Else's problem, have you updated t the latest Nvidia Vista driver 181.22?
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17 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Right, installed windows 7, did microsoft update and im running on WDD1 1.1, so im thinking then according to your logic i should try installing vista 64 bit newest drivers to hopefully solve this problem. Nvidia say that the newest ones at the moment are 181.20 for 64 bit vista, are these alright, should i uninstall the windows update driver with that drive cleaner program? or can i just go ahead and remove them via control panel and reinstall new ones?
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17 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I always just install it without worrying about uninstalling the last one and I've never had any issues.

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17 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

still nothing have installed those new drivers 181.22 but still cannot get 1680x1050 to work. tried the installing and uninstalling monitor drivers again but still nothing, im completely stumped

btw its a pooey 20.4 inch widescreen nothing fancy thats why no DVI or HDMI port.
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