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Windows 7: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter won't let me go to 1280x1024 resolution

06 Feb 2013   #1
tradingbr

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter won't let me go to 1280x1024 resolution

I'm on Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
My motherboard has an onboard graphics card that works just fine. I installed an old PCI graphics card in order to use more monitors (TNT2 Riva by NVidia). The card is so old that it doesn't have a driver for Windows 7 64bits (it seems that it works in 32 bits)
As a result Windows 7 uses a "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" as the driver, the monitor and card works but it wont let me go above 1024x780, is there any way to force a higher resolution in this driver? Both my monitor and card can support it

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06 Feb 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I doubt if any pci card will work with 7 64 bit.
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06 Feb 2013   #3
tradingbr

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 

There is got to be a hack somewhere that does this
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06 Feb 2013   #4
tradingbr

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I doubt if any pci card will work with 7 64 bit.
Why? Is there something in x64 based systems that doesn't match with PCI standards?
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06 Feb 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No drivers for the card, they are so old.
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06 Feb 2013   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tradingbr View Post
There is got to be a hack somewhere that does this
LaptopVideo2Go: Drivers

is a source of driver installers with a modified .inf that forces the installer to work for cards that nVidia doesn't officially support.

I don't see TNT2 in the latest hacked .inf on the site, though.

There's nothing in the Microsoft Update Catalog for the TNT2 for any 64 bit OS.

The TNT2 was introduced in 1999. Maybe you should be looking at slightly newer junkyard graphics cards (Geforce 4 MX, maybe).
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06 Feb 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

With old cards it`s just trial and error.
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06 Feb 2013   #8
tradingbr

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 

I found the solution
Go to Display / screen resolutions, click advanced settings, go to the monitor tab and unclick "hide resolutions this monitor can't display"
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07 Feb 2013   #9
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tradingbr View Post
I found the solution
Go to Display / screen resolutions, click advanced settings, go to the monitor tab and unclick "hide resolutions this monitor can't display"
That works for the generic VGA drivers? Neat.
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07 Feb 2013   #10
tradingbr

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 

Yep
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