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Windows 7: Setting Custom Screen Resolution?

28 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Setting Custom Screen Resolution?

I've been using my TV to play games on my desktop over HDMI for years, and I've always had a screen resolution that fit the TV display perfectly (1768x992). Recently, I purchased a new laptop for myself and have started using it more to game on, and I've been trying to hook it up to my TV over HDMI, and try as I might, I can't get that display resolution to show up. After doing some more digging, I tried to set a custom resolution in the NVIDIA Control Panel, and had no luck there because it appeared that the NVIDIA card I had in the laptop wasn't actually the one controlling the display, so the "Customize..." button under the display settings was greyed out. So I went another route and tried to set a custom resolution via the Intel Graphics Adapter, and I was able to create a profile for it, but the resolution would never change (The screen would go black and then it would still be set to whatever resolution I previously had). My last attempt at this was downloading a 3rd-party tool called Custom Resolution Utility (Shows up in Explorer as CRU.exe) and tried manually setting it there. I don't know if it was just from me not knowing how to specifically use the utility, or if it was just not working, but I never got it working with that either (Would go to a black screen and stay on the same resolution).

All I'm looking for is a way to create that 1768x992 resolution, and if possible, add it to the Screen Resolution chart in Control Panel to make it a bit easier to set. I've never had to get a driver for the TV monitor before, but I suppose while I am waiting for a reply I could try looking for one online (Though, it being a Panasonic, I am not sure what my chances or my luck of finding one would be).

PC Specs:
Alienware m14x - R4
1366x768 Display Res (Laptop Screen)
Intel HD Graphics Adapter 4600
Windows 7 Pro x64
(Shouldn't need any more specs than that for this issue...)

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29 Dec 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Go to NVIDIA Control Panel > Change Resolution > Below there will be a "Customize..." Button, Click it > You will see a "Create Custom Resolution" > There you can set it
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29 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Go to NVIDIA Control Panel > Change Resolution > Below there will be a "Customize..." Button, Click it > You will see a "Create Custom Resolution" > There you can set it
Here is a picture of why I can't do that:

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31 Dec 2014   #4

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1

Graphics Drivers — Display Resolutions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
"What is the maximum resolution Intel graphics can support?
The maximum amount depends on many factors, such as chipset, monitor capabilities, and manufacturer configurations. Check with your computer and display manufacturers to find out what the maximum resolution is for both the computer and display.

If you are using multiple displays in clone or duplicate mode, you can only select a resolution that all displays support.

before changing resolution go to "screen resolution" and under "multiple display" set it to use TV only
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