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Windows 7: Endless Windows 7 resolution issues

29 Aug 2009   #1
Jesus

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Endless Windows 7 resolution issues

Hey, it's me, Jesus. It seems like I can never get 1680x1050 to work with Windows 7 properly. I have had the Windows 7100 64bit RC build, and it was not able to properly display 1680x1050. Now, I have Windows 7 Professional from ACM.org, also 64bit. It doesn't even give me 1680x1050 as an option.

This is a 22" Westinghouse LCM-22w3 monitor. It's standard resolution is supposed to be 1680x1050. I am using an ATI 4670 video card. Yes, I have updated the display driver directly from AMD.

Help, I've tried most things I can think of, I just about want to blow up the computer.


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29 Aug 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesus View Post
Hey, it's me, Jesus. It seems like I can never get 1680x1050 to work with Windows 7 properly. I have had the Windows 7100 64bit RC build, and it was not able to properly display 1680x1050. Now, I have Windows 7 Professional from ACM.org, also 64bit. It doesn't even give me 1680x1050 as an option.

This is a 22" Westinghouse LCM-22w3 monitor. It's standard resolution is supposed to be 1680x1050. I am using an ATI 4670 video card. Yes, I have updated the display driver directly from AMD.

Help, I've tried most things I can think of, I just about want to blow up the computer.
Ask your father, he can fix anything.
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29 Aug 2009   #3
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesus View Post
Hey, it's me, Jesus. It seems like I can never get 1680x1050 to work with Windows 7 properly. I have had the Windows 7100 64bit RC build, and it was not able to properly display 1680x1050. Now, I have Windows 7 Professional from ACM.org, also 64bit. It doesn't even give me 1680x1050 as an option.

This is a 22" Westinghouse LCM-22w3 monitor. It's standard resolution is supposed to be 1680x1050. I am using an ATI 4670 video card. Yes, I have updated the display driver directly from AMD.

Help, I've tried most things I can think of, I just about want to blow up the computer.
Sorry, couldn't help that.

Ati's latest Catalyst is the most horrible ever, I don't mean the quality, but the UI.

But somewhere there is a tab where you can force custom resolutions.

See if you can find it.

If not post back I will try to help you further.

Greetz
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29 Aug 2009   #4
Jesus

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Under desktop properties in CCC, I see a Force option.

I click on it, and it gives me all the same options, but no 1680x1050. I even see 1920x1080 for some reason.
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30 Aug 2009   #5
icoola77

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Install monitor drivers, as they contain information about supported resolutions and refresh rates for the monitor.

Seriously, I don't understand how people can not comprehend a simple concept that ati and nvidia make drivers for GRAPHICS CARDS not monitors.
Almost all monitors either come with their own driver on a cd, or you download them from the monitor manufacturers website. If the monitor drivers were not important then why would the monitor manufacturers bother to write them ?
So you install your graphics card drivers for your graphics card, and you install monitor drivers for the monitor, then you can choose the appropriate resolutions supported by your monitor.
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30 Aug 2009   #6
Jesus

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Okay, this is my monitor.

22" LCD Monitor

I don't see a driver option for the monitor. Google just gave me people with problems with the monitor. I don't have a CD for the monitor.
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30 Aug 2009   #7
arfster

Win7 x64
 
 

If all is working OK, the monitor should inform the graphics card what resolutions it supports, via EDID.

What occasionally happens is the EDID chip in the monitor gets corrupted, fried or whatever. In Nvidia you can creat custom resolutions and force whatever you like. With ATI, I'm not so sure - you can create a custom monitor driver with powerstrip, although in x64 you'll have to turn off signed drivers for that to work.
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30 Aug 2009   #8
banderz777

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesus View Post
Okay, this is my monitor.

22" LCD Monitor

I don't see a driver option for the monitor. Google just gave me people with problems with the monitor. I don't have a CD for the monitor.
This is what I found.

Q: What if my monitor native resolution isnít listed under the Screen Resolution?
A: Most likely, your graphic card or its drivers donít support this resolution yet. Contact your graphic card or computer manufacturer for additional help. Chances are you may only need to update your graphic card drivers.


Q: Do I need a monitor driver?
A: You donít need a monitor driver to drive you LCD display. Some LCD manufacturers do include an information file of their monitor for users to load. However, Westinghouse monitors are fully Plug and Play. In other words, your PC/Notebook should be able to detect your Westinghouse monitor as a Plug n Play monitor, retrieve the information that has been pre-programmed within your Westinghouse monitor, and configure for optimal settings automatically. If youíre a Linux user, please refer to the product specification of the Userís Manuel for information on building your monitor profile. Call our 800 hot line if you need additional help.
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30 Aug 2009   #9
Jesus

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Yeah I read that as well. I'm sure my 4670 supports a resolution that's been used for years, and that's nice that it tells me it's plug and play but it still doesn't work properly.
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09 Sep 2009   #10
Jesus

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hey, it's Jesus again, just an update.

I bought a Nvidia GTS 250, I couldn't find monitor drivers. Even before installing drivers for the 250, I immediately had the option of 1680x1050 in Windows. So something with the Bios maybe could recognize the correct resolution for the monitor? I don't know really. Hopefully I can keep 1680x1050 now.
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