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Windows 7: Help ! W7 won't allow monitors resolution

03 Feb 2009   #11
Arxos

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7000, Windows Vista Premium
 
 

DVI is soo much better than VGA


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03 Feb 2009   #12
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Yeah, go ahead and try running DVI if your monitor/card supports it. If your card supports it but your monitor doesn't, you can find fairly cheap VGA-to-DVI adapters that will let you use your VGA cable in the DVI slot. I was having similar problems with resolution/monitor not being detected properly, and using the DVI slot fixed it.
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04 Feb 2009   #13
Phil K

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh it does support it - both card and monitor
I just bever thought it made a great deal of diff.
Seven's off anyways, and personally I doubt it was the cable that was causing the refusal to set resolutions.
After all - it has no problem with Vista, has it ?
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04 Feb 2009   #14
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

My card/monitor was working fine in Vista with VGA and then was not working in 7. Believe it or not, the cable fixed it. And nothing else I tried did. (That included drivers, safe-mode wiping of drivers, Power Strip, old drivers, beta drivers). It has something to do with EDID, I believe 7 has trouble detecting EDID over VGA. EDID is the information for your monitor that lets the OS know what modes it can support.

And DVI is much better than VGA. It's a digital input vs analog.
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09 Feb 2009   #15
Phil K

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just bought a dvi cable and....nothing.
Not even working
Back to vga, is there something I have to do first or an NVidea problem ?
Baffled.
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