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Windows 7: Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates

01 Jun 2010   #210


So i've read alot of posts here and still no help so here i go.

So i downloaded and installed Phoenix EDID Designer.
When i hit the registry button i just get a box that says

"Phoenix EDID Designer has stopped working. Windows is looking for a solution"
After a few seconds of "looking" it closes.

Ive read through the above reading and even looked a few other places but i cannot find anything to solve my problem.

Is there somewhere specific i need to run Phoenix at? What else might i be doing wrong?

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09 Jun 2010   #211

Win7 32

forget it...
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14 Jun 2010   #212

Windows 7 x64
overscan sony vpl-hs60 at 1080/24PsF (1080/48i) trough hdmi

hello all,
thanks to this amazing thread and many sleepless hours I've finally managed to run my old and good projector at the resolution specified in the subject.
the smoothness improved tremendously when watching bluray (24fps) content.
I've attached the .inf and the .dat used to generate the .inf, the .inf should also work on the vpl-hs51.
now I'm dealing with the overscan, anyone can help me to get rid of it? I've tried to modify the parameters to generate a new .inf that wouldn't cause overscan but I've had no success.
the 16:9 resolution that the projector seems able to manage with no overscan is 1821x512.
unfortunately the ati radeon drivers of my HD 5750 card (I'm using the latest 10.5) don't allow to correct overscan trough the slider when you are using a non-standard resolution.
powerstrip also doesn't work on this card.
these are the parameters I've used in the phoenix edid designer:
Pixel Clk: 74.30
H Active Pxl: 1920
H Blank: 832
H Sync Offset: 640
H Sync Width: 48
H Image Size: 0
H Border: 0
V Active Lines: 540
V Blank: 22
V Sync Offset: 2
V Sync Width: 2
V Image Size: 0
V Border: 0
Interlaced: Checked
in the .inf:
Native/preferred timing.. 1920x1080i at 48Hz
Modeline............... "1920x1080" 74.300 1920 2560 2608 2752 1080 1084 1088 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync
thanks a lot and best regards.

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07 Jul 2010   #213

windows 7 32bit

I recently purchased a ati hd 5750 and i am using my CRT monitor with dvi to vga adapter with my gpu as my monitor has vga plug.... before the gpu i used 100 hz refresh rate and when i started using the gpu my refresh rate got stuck at 60hz and it was not pleasent for my eyes..... then i came across this thread ........ first i removed the seventh(7th) pin from the dvi plug and then used the modified driver of view sonic p227f i found in this thread..... this did the work and i got all my monitor's capabilities back ... thanx guys!!!!!
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07 Jul 2010   #214

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This morning the power co. mistakenly turned my power off, once i phoned them they turned me back on. Upon turning my pc back on, i noticed the POST text was a lower resolution and wasnt being stretched to fit the screen like before, and once windows tried loading to desktop im getting "signal out of range". The monitor is a soyo 24" 1920x1200, VA panel (dylm24d6)

Hooked my pc up to my Plasma and post screen is fine, windows boots fine

After much tinkering, im able to run the monitor at 1280x720 as long as i have gpu scaling enabled in CCC, also if i try to change resolutions in windows, the only options are 1920x1080 and 1280x720, so...a couple things:

1. obvious hardware scaler in the monitor is fried, right?
2. wherever windows pulls possible resolution capabilities from (whether it's pulling from EDID, unlikely, or pulling from something ATI/CCC related due to me using GPU Scaling), is not functioning properly, thus defaulting to basic 720 and 1080p options. 1080p unfortunately doesnt display correctly (image corruption on right side)

Would trying to create a new EDID/Monitor driver be a possibility or is there something else I can do?
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16 Jul 2010   #215

Windows 7 x64

I have a SyncMaster 226BW (S) panel monitor with 1680x1050@60hz.
Currently running 10.6 ATI driver at 4890 sapphire vapor-x video card,Windows 7 x64.
Can someone guide me via msn trough the steps of how to force the monitor for native resolution at 75hz ? I think its possible since I saw alot of people over the internet.
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19 Jul 2010   #216

Win 7


I have the same problems as most people here with my Radeon 9100 IGP (came with an ASUS Pundit R Barebone) and my LG Studioworks 773E CRT. I have tried everything possible but nothing helps. As a last ressort i tried the EDID override steps here in this tutorial. The problem is that I can't go higher than 60 Hz. I can select higher rates in Windows control panel but the monitor still shows 60 Hz. The next problem is that I can't read the monitors EDID-information on the ASUS Pundit. MonInfo doesn't show any EDID infos. So i tried to connect the CRT to my Laptop and there I can get the EDID without any problem. So I tried to create an INF-driver out of the EDID within MonInfo on my Laptop. Then I've installed the new driver on the ASUS. I can select all the available resolutions and refresh rates but the refresh rates still don't work on the CRT (the resolutions all work).

What's strange for me is, that the ASUS can't read the EDID from the monitor whereas the Laptop can. Maybe that's the problem, it looks to me like the graphics card can't "communicate" with the monitor. Anyone knows what to do or has a solution? It's so frustrating, I've spent so many hours with this problem and it still doesn't work.


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07 Aug 2010   #217

Windows 7 64 bit

I may have the same problem. I have used phoenix and moninfo generated the inf and installed. The problem a lot of people are having is that the tut says change the settings to match your display, Joe Bloggs wouldn't have a clue where to look for this info. I've managed to add a custom resolution through nvida control panel of 1366 x 768 @ 60hz which works and looks perfect on general desktop use. When I load any game I can only select a maximum of 1280 x 720 which is pants. Is this due to an edid problem or something else. This is driving me nuts.
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27 Aug 2010   #218

Windows 7 64-bit

I have an old Mitsubishi RPTV (CRT) HDTV that I want to connect to my HTPC and use a 1776x1000 (30Hz) resolution. The HDTV has a VGA (RGBHV) connection and the video card (a HP OEM ATI 5450) has a DVI connection -- but came with a DVI-to-VGA converter. When I connect the TV, it shows up as "Generic Non PnP". So can the techniques/steps described in this thread help me? Or do they not apply since my monitor shows up as "Generic Non PnP"?
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27 Aug 2010   #219

Windows 7 64-bit

I found the powerstrip settings info for a similar Mits:
PowerStrip timing parameters:

Generic timing details for 1776x1000:
HFP=166 HSW=88 HBP=274 kHz=34 VFP=44 VSW=5 VBP=76 Hz=30
interlace +hsync +vsync

Powerstrip doesn't work with my video card, but perhaps these settings will work with the techniques here?
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