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Windows 7: Just upgraded to windows 7 and im having problems with the resolution

30 Jun 2012   #1
Ryka

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Just upgraded to windows 7 and im having problems with the resolution

Ok so i was using vista for a good couple of years and no major problems. About a week ago i had to format and reinstall windows so i decided to get windows 7 while i was at it. I have a 19" widescreen monitor and on vista i was using 1440x900 (i have an nvidia 9500gt) and it was good. but with windows 7 it says my native resolution is 1280x1024 and it just looks wrong and when i try to set it to 1440x900 it doesnt fit to the screen. i have the up to date drivers for my graphics card and im stumped. any help would be much appreciated


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30 Jun 2012   #2
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Have you got the drivers for the actual graphics card or are you using the default drivers that come with windows. Yould should also try and alter the resolution by going into the graphics cards control menu.
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30 Jun 2012   #3
Ryka

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

i got the actual drivers off of the nvidia website. and when i got into the resolution settings on the nvidia control panel it doesnt even show on the list(the resolution that is)
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30 Jun 2012   #4
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello and welcome to the forums, Ryka!

Have you tried making a custom resolution in your NVIDIA control panel for your particular resolution?

Also help us help you better by filling out the rest of your system specs using the following tutorial:-

System Info - See Your System Specs

Thanks!

EDIT:- Windows 7 may not be receiving the correct EDID information from your monitor, how is your monitor connected to the computer? (HDMI, VGA, DVI, or Displayport?)
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30 Jun 2012   #5
Ryka

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hey thanks. And yeah ive tried that but when i do the screen no longer fits to the borders
And its VGA into DVI
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30 Jun 2012   #6
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hmm.. forgot to ask another important question, what's the make and model of your widescreen monitor?
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30 Jun 2012   #7
Ryka

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Uhm bought it a few years back, its a UMC but i dont know the model sorry
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30 Jun 2012   #8
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

It's okay.. i only ask because i wonder if there're any specific drivers necessary for the monitor for it to report its true EDID to Windows 7.. Windows 7 is rather dependant on the information reported by the monitor and in your case just using the generic drivers may be insufficient...

Can you head to Device Manager in your Control Panel, and go all the way down to monitors, right click on Generic PnP Monitor, select the Details tab and from the dropdown menu select Hardware Ids?

Note the value of the the property if you can and report it back please, thanks!

EDIT: Is it possible to connect the monitor via another connection (e.g. straight up DVI, HDMI or plain VGA?)
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30 Jun 2012   #9
Ryka

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

MONITOR\Default_Monitor
This is the value for hardware ids
And with regards to the connection the screen only has a vga port, and my pc has both but if i use straight vga it just says signal not found
Thanks for the help by the way
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30 Jun 2012   #10
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Wow, thanks for hanging with me here, sorry if it seems like a wild goose chase..

I was hoping the hardware ids would shed some light onto the devices hardware identity but I guess it's unavailable in your case... We're almost out of options here i'm afraid... Windows 7 will not cooperate with your old (it its opinion) monitor in displaying even the correct aspect ratio unless...

From your NVIDIA control panel is there an option for scaling the display or "adjust desktop size and position" section of the NV control panel that you can select to adjust the scaling? If the screen won't cooperate, your graphics card maybe able to scale the display down by it's own...

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