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Windows 7: Can my HD 6550D2 graphics card handle my new Philips B272B monitor?

01 Sep 2018   #1
leuce

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Can my HD 6530D graphics card handle my new Philips B272B monitor?

Hello everyone

I just got meself a QHD monitor, the Philips 272B8QJEB/00 monitor. It's a 27" monitor with a native resolution of 2560 1440 @ 60 Hz. My computer is an Acer Aspire X3470, i.e. it has an HD 6530D graphic card.

I've installed the drivers for the monitor but it displays only 1920 x 1080 via the HDMI 1.4 cable. I'm trying to figure out where the problem lies. Is my graphic card capable of displaying this resolution at all? I can't find that information anywhere.

Both the monitor and my computer has a VGA port as well, but with I get the same results, even after a reboot -- the "recommended" screen resolution according to the Windows control panel remains 1920 x 1080. (The monitor also has DVI and DisplayPort, but my computer doesn't -- but I'm not sure if that is even relevant to my question.)

I have Windows 7 HP 64-bit.

Thanks
Samuel


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01 Sep 2018   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello leuce

The max HDMI/DVI resolution of the HD 6530D is 2560 x 1600. The maximum VGA resolution is quoted as 2048 x 1536. So, you wont be able to experience the native resolution of the panel via a VGA cable, so try the HDMI connection instead. Had you adjusted the resolution in Start Button > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Adjust Screen Resolution ?
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01 Sep 2018   #3
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

your graphics card:
Access denied
An HDMI cable from PC to monitor should provide you the max resolution produced by your video card. Sometimes you need to manually tweak the refresh rate.
Access Denied

no idea why it says access denied for the links. Here they are for cut-n-paste if necessary

---http://www.gpuzoo.com/GPU-AMD/Radeon_HD_6530D_IGP.html
---https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln145162/adjust-the-screen-resolution-color-depth-refresh-rate-and-size-of-fonts-and-icons-on-your-windows-desktop?lang=en#Adjust-the-Refresh-Rate
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02 Sep 2018   #4
leuce

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
...so try the HDMI connection instead.
I'm using the HDMI connection now. The colours are slightly "truer" but the maximum resolution is not affected.

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Had you adjusted the resolution in Start Button > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Adjust Screen Resolution ?
Yup. I also tried other ways of accessing the monitor resolution/refresh rate, but they all max out at FHD.

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I'm a bit miffed because my daughter has a hand-me-down computer (a 20 year old Inspiron with a 15 year old graphic card) and her choice of resolutions go way, way higher than mine. Maybe, until I get a new computer, she can use this monitor


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02 Sep 2018   #5
leuce

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
Your graphics card:
---http://www.gpuzoo.com/GPU-AMD/Radeon_HD_6530D_IGP.html
Thanks. It's baffling, then, that I don't see that option, even with my graphics card's latest drivers and with my monitor's official drivers. I'm using HDMI at this moment.
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02 Sep 2018   #6
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

In Catalyst Control Centre > Desktop Management > Advanced Display Settings, what is the present Display Detection Option ?
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03 Sep 2018   #7
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

I looked up your Acer and the service manual shows 18 different possible graphics cards, and all 18 have a DVI port (which would solve your problem).

Acer Aspire X3470 Service Manual (Page 97 of 111)

You might do control panel > display adapter > properties > details > Hardware IDs and look up the Device ID in driveridentifier.com or other similar site. That way we know precisely what graphics hardware your computer has.
Here's mine as an example, an Intel HD 630. The device ID is PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_5912
Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 driver free download for windows - System manufacturer - System Product Name


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11 Sep 2018   #8
leuce

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
In Catalyst Control Centre > Desktop Management > Advanced Display Settings, what is the present Display Detection Option ?
It says "manual" but I've also tried the other option.
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11 Sep 2018   #9
leuce

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
I looked up your Acer and the service manual shows 18 different possible graphics cards, and all 18 have a DVI port (which would solve your problem).
My graphics card's connectors are blocked from the outside, and I connect the monitor to the motherboard's connectors, which are HDMI and VGA.

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You might do control panel > display adapter > properties > details > Hardware IDs...
(see attachment)

...and the scan from driveridentifier tells me that "PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_7801&SUBSYS_061D1025&REV_40 AMD SATA Controller" needs to be updated, so I'll investigate that.


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11 Sep 2018   #10
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

not sure what you mean that your graphics card's connectors are blocked from the outside. If you can use your smartphone to take a pic, that would be helpful

also can you post the status of your drivers by posting whatever is in the right-hand side of the display when you do start > run > msinfo32 > components > problem devices. If all your drivers are working fine, the right-hand side (which shows problem device detail) should be blank.
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