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Windows 7: too high resolution - will it hurt the monitor

17 Mar 2010   #1
robin77

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too high resolution - will it hurt the monitor

hi, i have this internal program which only runs properly if i set my monitor (native resolution 1650x1080) to 1900x1080
it is a samsung tft. i know that too high resolutions would after a while ruin the old tube monitors.... how about tft's is it similar or is the blurry look that i get while running a wrong resolution all that i need to worry about?


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17 Mar 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It is inadvisable to run a monitor, be it CRT, LCD, TFT, PLASMA at a resolution that is not supported, especially one that is greater than that supported natively by the monitor. In some cases, severe damage may result and the monitor may stop working permanently.

What is the program that you having issues with?
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17 Mar 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I did not know it were possible to run a monitor at a resolution higher than the native resolution. At least I can't do that using the standard Windows "screen resolution" option.
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17 Mar 2010   #4
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robin77 View Post
hi, i have this internal program which only runs properly if i set my monitor (native resolution 1650x1080) to 1900x1080
it is a samsung tft. i know that too high resolutions would after a while ruin the old tube monitors.... how about tft's is it similar or is the blurry look that i get while running a wrong resolution all that i need to worry about?
If you can set it to that higher resolution, which your video card determines, and you can still see Windows, you are fine. Don't worry.
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17 Mar 2010   #5
robin77

Windows7
 
 

... well those answers don't exactly match ; )

anyhow... i got a solution already. I run it on a VMware where I can set the resolution to whatever I want. I just need to move the window around a bit which is ok.

unifex: you can set almost any resolution you want. the easiest way to do that is if you got nvidia drivers to go to their own settings program which should be somewhere in the tray.
in windows you just right click on the desktop>screen resolution>advanced settings>click list all modes>choose your desired resolution.
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17 Mar 2010   #6
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi Robin,

I wouldn't recommend forcing a larger screen resolution that is higher than the native screen resolution. When you set your screen resolution higher than what your monitor supports, the screen will go black for a few seconds while the monitor reverts back to the original resolution.

To second Dwarf's question - I am curious what program you are running that requires a higher resolution?

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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17 Mar 2010   #7
robin77

Windows7
 
 

Cassandra: sorry, I thought i mentioned that before. It's an internal program (not available to the public) which displays an internal image format. it was coded very messy and quick i guess and the programmer is not available anymore so i cannot ask for help.

it does not really "require" a higher resolution to run. but in order to use it correctly i need the higher resolution.

like i said i use a 1680x1050 monitor. if for example i open a 1900x1200 image the program opens a window exactly the size of my screenresolution and clips the right and the bottom part. The problem is that this program does not have scrollbars. I could not figure out any way to see the "hidden parts" of the image besides opening it on a bigger monitor.

Any ideas how to fix this or work around? - moving it slightly offscreen and then trying to resize the window did not work.

BTW: what you said about forcing higher resolutions is not correct. it switches to the higher resolution just like it would to a lower one. the only viewable difference is the blurry look - just like with any other resolutions the tft was not made for.
the only reason why i asked was is because i do not know how tft's work and if there are internal parts which have to do alot more "work" at a higher resolution. like it was on the old monitors at higher resolutions and especially refresh rates.
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17 Mar 2010   #8
mitchell65

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

Quote:
if for example i open a 1900x1200 image
I don't know what the program is trying to do but why not use an image editor program to resize the image to suit your monitor. A good freebie is Irfanview and use the Batch convert. Download from here:
Download IrfanView
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17 Mar 2010   #9
robin77

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robin77 View Post
.....i mentioned that before. It's an internal program (not available to the public) which displays an internal image format.
this means the data (image format) is only readable by this specific program which was written for it ; )
oh.... just in case you might suggest this... changing the extension and opening it in Irfanview or another editor does not work either.
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