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Windows 7: Windows 7- Ati x800 has no 1920by1080 and areo

30 Jan 2009   #1
the lah

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7- Ati x800 has no 1920by1080 and areo

On vista my areo works fine and my resolution (1920 by 1080) gets detected. But on windows 7 areo wont work and the resolution wont reach to 1920 by 1080. Even in the display settings. I updated the drivers and it detects the card.

Is there any drivers for the X800 Ati Radeon?


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31 Jan 2009   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Have you tried the new 9.1 catalyst drivers?

Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM
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31 Jan 2009   #3
the lah

Windows 7
 
 

OK so i install the driver using vista compatibility mode, then when i restart, windows 7 wont even load, it gives a blue screen error then restarts the computer. So then i reinstall 7, without the compatibility mode and the same thing happens. So now im not sure what to do. ( i reinstalled 7 )
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31 Jan 2009   #4
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

What screen are you using? Assuming LCD (given the resolution/aspect), what cable are you using to connect to your graphics card? VGA or DVI?
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31 Jan 2009   #5
the lah

Windows 7
 
 

Im using this screen
(Acer Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor)

And i used it on vista and xp, it worked perfectly with areo. But its not working with windows 7 =/

And im using VGA.
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01 Feb 2009   #6
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Try using the DVI input and see what you get. Not knowing who made your graphics card, I cannot remember if my X800 had a DVI port, but I think it did.

If your monitor didn't come with a DVI cable you can either buy a cable (recommended, since your monitor supports it) or buy an adapter that will enable you to plug your VGA cable into the DVI port of the card.

Best Buy has these, though you could find these at just about any electronic's/computer shop:
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01 Feb 2009   #7
the lah

Windows 7
 
 

Why do i have to buy cable in order to use windows 7? I don't think it will fix the problem. I used the cable that came with the monitor, and fitted the monitor and my graphics card. Windows vista worked perfectly, but i really wanna use 7... And Im not sure if its vga im gonna have to check =/, but i dont see why it would not work with 7....
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02 Feb 2009   #8
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Well you don't have to buy the cable. I'm sure they will fix it when the beta is over, before it ships. However, there is something wrong with the way Windows 7 currently sees EDID Monitor information sent over a VGA cable. I had the same exact problem you're having (with a different resolution) and switching to the DVI input is what fixed it.

Also, if you still have your monitor's box, check to see if it has the DVI cable in it. Some monitors come with these cables, if not it might also come with the adapter I also mentioned.

FYI, this is what a typical VGA connector looks like:

And this is what a typical DVI connector looks like (although some might not have pins running all the way across):


As far as I am aware there is no software fix for this yet, you can try new drivers (I think Vista's Catalyst driver is 9.1 now) but I think this will be your best bet. Your monitor supports DVI, and as far as I'm aware so does your card. DVI is superior to VGA, especially for LCDs.
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02 Feb 2009   #9
the lah

Windows 7
 
 

OK so i used the new Dvi cable that i found in the monitors box. I then reinstalled windows 7. It still had the areo and resolution problem. So then i installed the 9.1 drivers. Then restarted and when the boot logo ends my computer just shuts down and restarts 0.0, the same problem occurs even with the new cable =/ and only with windows 7.

I was hoping for this to work
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02 Feb 2009   #10
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Have you tried Windows 7 driver solution?
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