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Windows 7: resolution has gone to hell...

18 Jun 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

I may be confused, is this a plug and play issue?
Not showing your monitor SPECIFICALLY any more...
I verified 1440 by 900 is the monitor's max res, could be on the way out, it's an inexpensive one.
You seem to have eliminated it being the driver, right?
Drag it to another PC and see if it works perfectly there.
Could be a cabling issue, video card problem, etc etc.
I'd want to make sure it's not the monitor itself first!

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18 Jun 2010   #12

windows 7

yeah that's the problem. apparently the monitor didn't come with a driver since it is PnP and there is no driver i can find on the net. i will try to plug it into my laptop and see if it shows up as anything other than "generic non-pnp monitor."
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19 Jun 2010   #13

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit

Im on my way out in a have a look here - ATI Catalyst Tweak Guide look through till you find the section on creating a custom resolution , thats all you have to do force your drivers to run your res
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19 Jun 2010   #14

windows 7

thanks archie i'll check it out.

faladu, what do you mean it "could be on the way out?" like kick the bucket?

windowstar, i haven't updated windows since the install.
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17 Jul 2010   #15

windows 7


we had a bad storm the other night so i shut down the computer and unplugged it from the wall. after the storm passed i booted it back up and noticed a change in appearance on the monitor. checked device manager and my monitor is being recognized and displaying the correct resolution (1440x900.) crazyness.
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18 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Then everything is good? Are we able to mark the thread solved and complete?
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