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Windows 7: How to change the monitor resolution to a custom resolution


08 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How to change the monitor resolution to a custom resolution

Hi all,

So I'm creating a program for a friend but we are having trouble trying to display things in a 1280 x 1024 resolution.

Is there any way to create a custom resolution on my laptop or monitor of 1280 x 1024? Our monitors don't have this resolution listed in the display settings, or is this a driver issue?

Cheers,
StubbyHS


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08 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

The resolution availability can be affected due to the graphics card installed. I will have a think about any other factors which may affect the resolution.

Screen Resolution - Display Settings

The tutorial's information box explains which factors that affect your screen resolution availability.

Hope this helps,

Harry
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08 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well I have a GeForce GT630M so I think it should be able to use any res...?
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08 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stubbyhs View Post
Hi all,

So I'm creating a program for a friend but we are having trouble trying to display things in a 1280 x 1024 resolution.

Is there any way to create a custom resolution on my laptop or monitor of 1280 x 1024? Our monitors don't have this resolution listed in the display settings, or is this a driver issue?

Cheers,
StubbyHS
I am not using my laptop, but;
Right-click an empty spot on your desktop and select “Screen Resolution”

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Do you have the slider as shown when selecting "Resolution"?


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08 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yeah but I only have options which fit my screen ratio, not any for a square monitor like 1280 x 1024.
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08 Oct 2012   #6

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GeForce GT 630M | Specifications | GeForce

Check the tutorial listed in my other post too, for information about screen resolution factors.
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08 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Alright so there are no options for 1280 x 1024, so is this not possible?

The specifications page shows the maximum resolution of this video card to be above that of the resolution I need.

Thanks a lot,
StubbyHS
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08 Oct 2012   #8

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Yes I believe so, it could be due to graphics card, graphics drivers or the monitor size.
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08 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Is the native resolution of the monitor you are working on 1280 x 1024 ?

Is it a full screen monitor ?

Post a snip of your current screen resolutions as I`ve done here.


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08 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stubbyhs View Post
Yeah but I only have options which fit my screen ratio, not any for a square monitor like 1280 x 1024.
Do you have adjust desktop size and position in your gpu control panel? It might be a gpu issue/driver. When I use my ATI cards it shows my all my resolutions my acer can do @ 120hz. GTX 470 doesn't list half of them and I cant create them.
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