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Windows 7: Monitor Help

09 Feb 2010   #1
shaddix

Windows 7
 
 
Monitor Help

Hey guys, sorry I'm not the best with computer and don't understand all the lingo, so this might take me a little while to learn.

But anyways I had windows vista premium 32 bit on my Sony Vaio VGN-AR670 laptop when i first bought 2 years ago. I recently decided to get Windows 7 64 bit, so I did the clean install. All of my drivers were gone, but I figured out how to get them back by using the DriverMax program. The only "issue" that I have left is my generic PnP monitor. My computer was reading standard graphics adapter before I got drivermax and now it says GeForce 8400m GT, which is correct. I know my monitor is LCD 17" WUXGA (XBRITE-HiColor™). My laptop is capable of 1080p HD. Yet my highest resolution available with the generic PnP monitor is just 1440x900. I feel like it was something like 1800x1200 before. I'm not quite sure what I'm asking exactly haha, but I just don't feel as if my monitor should say generic PnP.


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09 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Have you tried updating your video card drivers? Go into Device Manager, right-click on your card, and select Update driver software.

Good luck!
~JK
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09 Feb 2010   #3
shaddix

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome!

Have you tried updating your video card drivers? Go into Device Manager, right-click on your card, and select Update driver software.

Good luck!
~JK
Yes, I tried that for both my monitor and my graphics card. No luck.
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09 Feb 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here, try these drivers: NVIDIA DRIVERS 196.21 WHQL

Also, try messing with your refresh rate settings.
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09 Feb 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi shaddix and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

The following applies to the built-in monitor.

Quote:
Display
Features X BRITE-ECO
Widescreen Display Yes
Max Resolution 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )
Display Type 17" TFT
Information taken from Sony VGN-AR670 specs

If you are using an external monitor, what is its make and model number?
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09 Feb 2010   #6
shaddix

Windows 7
 
 

Ooo, oh well guess I was wrong, thanks guys.
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