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Windows 7: Monitor Resolution out of range when trying to set 1680x1050

17 Jan 2009   #11
daelo

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Not sure how to edit posts but i just tried that temp fix for 59Hz with directrefresh but that didnt work either


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20 Jan 2009   #12
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Same problem here, and my monitor is VGA-only as well. I've had limited success getting it to work in 1680x1050 by using a program called PowerStrip 3.84. I think what the problem is, is Windows 7 can't read the monitor's EDID information over the VGA cable. They must have changed something since XP/Vista, because this monitor works fine in its native resolution in those OSes. PowerStrip can read the EDID fine and when I use it to set the resolution, bypassing Windows's settings, the monitor works fine.

Using ATI HD 3450 with latest drivers here. So I do not think this is a video card problem. Anyone else using a monitor that is VGA cable only that has a native resolution of 1680x1050? What is your experience with this?

Update: I went out and bought a DVI-to-VGA converter ($12.49 at Best Buy) and after a reboot, it now runs in 1680x1050 perfectly (even via the Windows panel). This just adds to my suspicion that 7 has trouble with LCD VGA connections.
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22 Jan 2009   #13
daelo

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hello renthor, i tried that little program you pointed out and it seems to work a treat! now running at 1680x1050 without any hiccups. Only 1 being that when i was running a game fallout 3 , it crashed then screen when out of sync(something got buggered up) and had to use a mates monitor to set back to lower res in order to see windows again!

But apart from that all seems good , funny i have one of those adapters too that came with my graphics card (8800gtx, 2 infact) but still windows cannot change resolution itself, maybe its the adapter because ive had a few before which havent worked!

Thanks anyway for your fix and yes windows 7 does seem to have a problem with analogue VGA monitors, but i will live with it because of the performance increases in 7 compared to vista!

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22 Jan 2009   #14
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daelo View Post
Not sure how to edit posts but i just tried that temp fix for 59Hz with directrefresh but that didnt work either
Should be an Edit button on the bottom right of your posts. Make the changes and click save.

Gary
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22 Jan 2009   #15
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daelo View Post
Hello renthor, i tried that little program you pointed out and it seems to work a treat! now running at 1680x1050 without any hiccups. Only 1 being that when i was running a game fallout 3 , it crashed then screen when out of sync(something got buggered up) and had to use a mates monitor to set back to lower res in order to see windows again!

But apart from that all seems good , funny i have one of those adapters too that came with my graphics card (8800gtx, 2 infact) but still windows cannot change resolution itself, maybe its the adapter because ive had a few before which havent worked!

Thanks anyway for your fix and yes windows 7 does seem to have a problem with analogue VGA monitors, but i will live with it because of the performance increases in 7 compared to vista!

You're welcome, glad it helped you out! Odd about the adapter not working for you. And yeah, Power Strip is a bit flaky, especially when switching in and out of another program that also sets a resolution (like a game). I don't think Power Strip re-applies your settings, so it just defaults to whatever Windows wants, meaning you'd have to tell Power Strip to set the resolution every time it changes. Hence my limited success, hah. Here's hoping Microsoft fixes the VGA issues soon!
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14 Mar 2009   #16
Chavez

Windows 7
 
 

ok along similar lines, I got this exact problem with an onboard card - Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family on fresh install of Win7 and with a Dell 20' 2005FPW monitor. Although the monitor has both DVI and VGA inputs, i'm only using VGA for the onboard connection.

native resolution is 1680 x 1050 but the Win7 driver worked partially..skewing the display to the right so that the right side of the taskbar (clock, time, sound settings etc) and the window close, restore and maximize buttons were off screen area and not visible.

ok so i decided to try revert to the vista driver and that worked perfectly. although the installation is likely to remind you that the installed version is newer, it might be still worth a try for those who still need a quick solution.
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26 Mar 2009   #17
pantera989

Windows 7
 
 

im using a chimei cmv 221d that has tha same 1680x1080 native RES as yours. It worked fine at this res until 2 days ago now it wont go past 1024x768 with drivers installed and the screen comes up as "Unknown display device".

The weird thing is if i uninstall all drivers, it detects the screen fine and will run native RES, but of course i cant run any games or anything without drivers 8-(

Im using a DVI not VGA though
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26 Mar 2009   #18
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pantera989 View Post
im using a chimei cmv 221d that has tha same 1680x1080 native RES as yours. It worked fine at this res until 2 days ago now it wont go past 1024x768 with drivers installed and the screen comes up as "Unknown display device".

The weird thing is if i uninstall all drivers, it detects the screen fine and will run native RES, but of course i cant run any games or anything without drivers 8-(

Im using a DVI not VGA though
What video card and driver version?
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26 Mar 2009   #19
pantera989

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
What video card and driver version?

Nvidea 9600GT. I have tried several drivers including WDDM v1.1 as well as some older ones downloaded from the Nvidea website. One thing i noticed is i no longer have a"nvidea control panel"
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01 Apr 2009   #20
aCIDfire

Windows7 b7057
 
 

Ive b7057 x64 + ATI 4850 + EIZO HD2442W (DVI cable) and looking in user manual there is written that it supports 60Hz in 1920x1200 but in W7 its set
to 59Hz but in OSD on monitor is 60Hz. In control pan. I can choose between
59 and 60Hz but after restart its set 59Hz. Any solution how to fix it permanently to 60Hz?
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