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Windows 7: How do I set higher than native resolution on desktop?

10 Jan 2015   #11

Win7 Pro SP1 64

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I don't see how that would be possible. It would be like trying to fit 2 gallons of water in a 1 gallon jug.
Only that unlike water, pixels are condensable, which is called "downscaling". Basically fitting more pixels than physically possible in a given room. It's sometimes used for gaming purposes but I just need more space.
What you are thinking about is "downsampling". Downsampling (in your case) is a joke and if you have the money to buy the card to use it - you have the money for a bigger monitor :)

I don't know where you think you will get the extra pixels - at the end of the day - you can't have the LCD display more pixels than it has, hence the water-jug analogy. Your monitor will still display the native resolution.

If you are still up for it, this is a good step-by-step:

Downsampling, a simple method for making your pc-games look better. - NeoGAF
Yes, thanks for the correction.

I understand it's not possible to display more pixels than physically possible. It is possible though to have the illusion of more pixels, isn't it? Resulting in more work space etc.

Anyway, thanks everyone. Too bad the card isn't sophisticated enough

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