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Windows 7: Can't set 1680x1050

19 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Can't set 1680x1050

Hi there,

I have a problem with my resolution, but after a little researche i understood, that this is a quite common problem among the windows 7 users.
I have Windows 7 Ultime x86 OS build 7600.20510.c86firexxxxxx. My Monitor is Asus vw222xx and the graphic card is Palit GeForce 9800 gt super+. The windows copy is quite fresh, only 2 days old. The latest "191.07_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english_whql" are installed. I can't set my res. to the native 1680x1050. After i spend some time on this forum i tried couple of things but didn't work. When i'm trying to set my native 1680x1050 res. i fail, because it's not listed at all. I tried to set custom resolution from nVidia control panel doesn't work either, cos as soon i set it, windows put it back to 1600x1200.. Tried from - advanced settings - list all models, failed to... reset it back to 1600X 1024 (i'think) again. After this i bought VGA to DVI-I adapter (i think it's DVI Monitor Adapter (24+5) to VGA (15-pol D-Sub) and tried it,, doesn't help either. First i tried it i got "no signal" from my monitor, so switched to vga and then i set multiple screen from windows screen resolutions panel and tried it back. This time i got my screen running, but still can't switch to 1680X1050 because it's still not there, and even don't detect is as DVI-I screen, but as Analog display with VGA connector.
Now i'm completly clueless, one step to switch back to my dearest old XP and ask for your help: how to get my screen running on the native res. 1680x1050 on windows 7 + gaining the benefist of the suprerior picture with DVI+I adapter?
Honestly for 2 days i allmoust hate this windows 7 but i realise that it's too young still and that's why there are so many problems with the screen, printers and etc. I will appreciate every help.

P.S Sorry for my crappy englisch but it's not my native laguage... feel free to post answers in bulgarian

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19 Nov 2009   #2


You can't have got the correct driver installed.

Look for nothing more complicated than that.
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19 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 10 Pro

Have you looked for new drivers for you video card and monitor? Look to see if there are Windows 7 drivers. That may be your problem.

Let us know.
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19 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7

now i see that i described very poorly! this "191.07_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english_whql" are the latest drivers vor nvidia geforce 9800 gt for windows 7 , so yes i tried the newest drivers
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