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Windows 7: Resolution issues on windows 7

24 Apr 2009   #1
Helsmire

Windows 7 beta
 
 
Resolution issues on windows 7

Hi there. I have an 8800 GT Nvidia video card with the up to date driver and have a Polaroid FLM-323B tv i use for a monitor. Prior to testing out 7 beta, i used windows xp. I have an issue with my resolution where its forcing me to 1280x1024. When i had windows xp, i was able to set the resolution to(and probably voiding warranty on said tv) 1600x1200. I had no issues with this resolution on xp. The Nvidia control panel will let me set it to the higher resolution but, windows keeps reverting it to the lower. Is there anyway i can get windows 7 to allow this resolution? Or is there any driver i can install using as proxy that will work since polariod doesnt seem to make drivers?


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24 Apr 2009   #2
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Could your DPI have changed? Have a look here:

Resolution to Monitor Size Charts
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24 Apr 2009   #3
Helsmire

Windows 7 beta
 
 

Negative, the DPI is still left at default at 96 DPI, i should have specified its a 32" screen.
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24 Apr 2009   #4
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Have you installed your drivers yet? If you have, try setting the resolution through the drivers. If not try through Windows (if you haven't already done that).

EDIT: Or vice versa
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25 Apr 2009   #5
Helsmire

Windows 7 beta
 
 

There is no driver for the screen im using. Ive even tried Powerstrip to no avail. All the other drivers are up to date.
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25 Apr 2009   #6
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Hi Helsmire,

You don't need a driver for your monitor.
Have you tried uninstalling the Nvidia drivers, rebooting and install from the Nvidia website (turn off anti-virus when downloading driver) again?
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25 Apr 2009   #7
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Helsmire View Post
Hi there. I have an 8800 GT Nvidia video card with the up to date driver and have a Polaroid FLM-323B tv i use for a monitor. Prior to testing out 7 beta, i used windows xp. I have an issue with my resolution where its forcing me to 1280x1024. When i had windows xp, i was able to set the resolution to(and probably voiding warranty on said tv) 1600x1200. I had no issues with this resolution on xp. The Nvidia control panel will let me set it to the higher resolution but, windows keeps reverting it to the lower. Is there anyway i can get windows 7 to allow this resolution? Or is there any driver i can install using as proxy that will work since polariod doesnt seem to make drivers?
7 enforces the EDID Extended display identification data - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia information provided to the graphics driver from the monitor. If you use this http://www.entechtaiwan.com/files/moninfo.exe to dump your EDID I will add whatever custom modes you'd like to try.
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