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Windows 7: Resolution Problems

23 Nov 2012   #1
jowend

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Resolution Problems

I have a 20 inch monitor that calls for a resolution of 1600x900 and my widow 7 version only goes up to 1440x900. Consequently the words on my computer are blurry. Is there something I can get to correct this?


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24 Nov 2012   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

What Graphics Card (GPU) or Integrated Graphics (IGP) do you have?
Is your GPU/IGP Video driver up to date?

What type of connection do you use - VGA, HDMI, DVI, etc. ?
The monitor may support different resolutions depending on the connection type.
Check your monitor documentation for this.

Please update your Seven Forums System Specs:
User CP (located on the top menu bar)
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy or SIW or System Info


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24 Nov 2012   #3
jowend

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Graphics card: (1) Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family (2) Intel(R) 829
I am using VGA. How can I tell if my card is up to date?
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25 Nov 2012   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

From what I found for the HP S2031, VGA or DVI should support 1600x900.
If you have or can get a DVI-D cable you could try that to see if it is better.
DVI is a digital connection, and VGA is Analog...

There is a driver available for the monitor - I'm not sure if you have this installed ???
Here are a couple of links for the HP Monitor where you can get the driver, utilities, manual, etc.
HP S2031 20 inch Diagonal LCD Monitor | HP® Support
HP S2031 Series LCD Monitor Driver | HP® Support

You can check the Dell support site for your PC/MODEL to see what drivers are available for the IGP.
Dell Home User Support

To see what Video driver you currently are using:
Enter Device Manager in the Start Search box
Click Device Manager
Expand Display adapters
Right click the adapter and click Properties
Look at the Driver tab
If you haven't done so, you can enable and configure ClearType.
It won't add 1600x900, but can make the screen easier to read.
Enter ClearType in the Start Search box
Click Adjust ClearType text, and follow the instructions
Create a Restore Point (or Backup Image) before making any changes so you have an easier way to back out changes if needed.
System Restore Point - Create
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27 Nov 2012   #5
jowend

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Non of these things have helped, but this is what I don't get. Windows 7 is reading my computer and says my native resolution is 1280x720. How is it reading that and what can I do to get it to get the correct reading. It also says in further reading that the proper reading for 20 in monitor is 1600x900 How can they say that when they don't even offer that? Checked the Monitor and it has the updated drivers. So that's not the problem. But why is it not seeing that I have a 20 in monitor???
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27 Nov 2012   #6
jowend

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I forgot to mention that above the resolutions it says that I have a hp2031 wide screen and still says that the native resolution is 1280x720
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27 Nov 2012   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I'm not sure what else to look at or try

Did you try a DVI cable ?
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27 Nov 2012   #8
jowend

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have another cable that came with the monitor but there is no plug for it on the computer that I can see
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27 Nov 2012   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

What is the MODEL of your Dell PC?
You should add it to your specs.
Your PC may not have DVI (or HDMI) built in.

This note in the Product Specifications HP S2031 20 inch Diagonal LCD Monitor | HP® Support might explain your issue using VGA.

Quote:
A monitor without HDCP support, or connected through analog VGA, causes the displayed video to be downgraded in quality to a DVD-like resolution that is less than HDTV.
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28 Nov 2012   #10
jowend

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
What is the MODEL of your Dell PC?
You should add it to your specs.
Your PC may not have DVI (or HDMI) built in.

This note in the Product Specifications HP S2031 20 inch Diagonal LCD Monitor | HP® Support might explain your issue using VGA.

Quote:
A monitor without HDCP support, or connected through analog VGA, causes the displayed video to be downgraded in quality to a DVD-like resolution that is less than HDTV.
I had no problem with my monitor with XP
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