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

09 May 2009   #31
ccatlett1984

 

ok, so you want it to stretch the image across the screen.

open the nvidia control panel, go under display to change flat panel scaling. change it to "use nvidia scaling" and see if that sets it to what you want. if not trying the next option down "nvidia scaling with fixed ratio"


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09 May 2009   #32
ccatlett1984

 

you can also try going to the custom resolution settings in the nvidia manager, to force it to use your 75hz refresh rate.
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09 May 2009   #33
tpi2007

Windows 7 RC 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
you can also try going to the custom resolution settings in the nvidia manager, to force it to use your 75hz refresh rate.

Problem solved! Hoooray!!!!


I tried to find the LCD section, but my Nvidia Control Panel must think that I have a CRT monitor because there is a "Move CRT screen position", but nothing related to LCD Flat Panel.

Anyway, while I was actually using the monitor in a shrinked 1280x768 @ 59Hz I went into "Manage Custom Resolutions" and created a custom one of 1280x768 with my favourite 75Hz refresh rate. As soon as I pressed OK, the screen went normal! And now I have the 75Hz in the windows monitor tab too! And the OSD reports the correct resolution and refresh rate! Everything just like in XP!

So, any ideas where is the culprit ? Is it the Nvidia Drivers ? Or is it Windows 7 ? Or is it both ?

Anyway, I hope other users don't have to fine tune their systems like this when Windows 7 goes gold, although this is actually simple to solve once you find a way around it! I never thought I would actually use the Nvidia control panel for something practical! LOL

Again, problem solved! I can now start thinking about making the transition to Windows 7.

Many thanks for all you help ccatlett1984! More than deserved rep is on the way!
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10 May 2009   #34
Wiisper

windows 7 build 7600
 
 

When i connect my pc to my tv i won't get it to the right resolution to.
I wait with figuring out a solution till i have a keyboard to install Windows 7 .

,Wiisper
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02 Nov 2009   #35
cracing

Windows 7
 
 

Hello all,

I was also having problem like this. Spent few mins and got working.

Its due to 59hz refresh rate.

Right click on desktop -> Screen Resolution -> Advanced Settings -> List All Modes -> Select "1680 by 1050, True Color (32 Bit), 59 Hertz" -> Ok

Hope it works for you....
Best Regards
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10 Nov 2009   #36
niconemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Possible Solution

Hi there,

just take a look to my other post about Screen res wide and how to set a custom driver to fix 1680x1050 in Windows 7.

ciao
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21 Jul 2010   #37
beauchiefestate

Windows 7
 
 

My sister just installed a new hard drive and Windows 7 on her desk-top, and reinstalled the programs, and I came in to do her accounting on her software. I asked why the fonts and icons were all so big and she said she hadn't had time to reset them yet. We went into the control panel, the display settings were already on small, so we went in and tried to change the resolution up one level. The screen immediately went blank, but showed the "out of range" error message. I am not as technically able as the others on this forum, but tried getting into the set-up before the drivers for the screen loaded to see if I could change the resolution back. I think this might have been possible with my older OS, but it doesn't seem to be possible with Windows 7.
This means I cannot see how to get in to change the resolution back when I can't get past the boot-up before the screen blanks. Can anyone help?
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22 Jul 2010   #38
cracing

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beauchiefestate View Post
My sister just installed a new hard drive and Windows 7 on her desk-top, and reinstalled the programs, and I came in to do her accounting on her software. I asked why the fonts and icons were all so big and she said she hadn't had time to reset them yet. We went into the control panel, the display settings were already on small, so we went in and tried to change the resolution up one level. The screen immediately went blank, but showed the "out of range" error message. I am not as technically able as the others on this forum, but tried getting into the set-up before the drivers for the screen loaded to see if I could change the resolution back. I think this might have been possible with my older OS, but it doesn't seem to be possible with Windows 7.
This means I cannot see how to get in to change the resolution back when I can't get past the boot-up before the screen blanks. Can anyone help?
This is very bad. If you had pressed esc button on keyboard after you got "out of range" message, may be the screen had reverted. But your pc is now rebooted and the screen resolution is saved.

hmm, let see if somebody replies or else I will try researching. In the meantime you can try uninstalling display driver in safe mode and see if you can get the display in normal windows mode.

Good luck...
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