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Windows 7: Problem with CRT display resolution

01 May 2009   #1
Dartal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC
 
 
Problem with CRT display resolution

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC (6.1.7100)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT, driver version 185.81 (the latest version on nvidia.com at the moment)
Monitor: LG Flatron F920P (CRT)

After Windows installation has completed the display resolution was set to 1600x1200, 85 Hz, 32 bpp. In this mode text is too small and blurry so I decided to lower the resolution to 1280x960 as I alwas did in Windows Vista. This also allows me to set refresh rate to 100 Hz. But the display resolution didn't chage - I confirmed this through the menu in monitor. Instead I got a smaller image with black space around it and it didn't make text any larger or sharper. 100 Hz is not available either. That is the size of desktop became 1280x960 but this image is rendered in 1600x1200 mode in the center of the screen.

How can I set real display resolution to 1280x960 and not just the size of desktop?


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03 May 2009   #2
buidanhthuy

Windows 7 Ultimate build 7260
 
 

I've the same problem Do you guys have any idea ?
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03 May 2009   #3
Dragor1

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) dual boot with Fedora KDE
 
 

It is rare, but sometimes, you need to install drivers for your monitor. Search on the internet if you have drivers.

I have a 15 inch CRT monitor but the default "Generic PnP Monitor" drivers don't let me set some resolutions at some refresh rates until I install my monitor drivers.

Hope this helps!

P.S: I tried a quick google search before posting this but unfortunately, I couldn't find anything! Sorry!
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06 May 2009   #4
Dartal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buidanhthuy View Post
I've the same problem Do you guys have any idea ?
Here is the solution: I have added a custom resolution 1280x960 @ 85 Hz in NVIDIA Control Panel. This mode was already available through the list of all modes but it didn't work properly. Custom mode works just fine.
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08 May 2009   #5
buidanhthuy

Windows 7 Ultimate build 7260
 
 

Thx Dartal for the answer. Today, nVidia has just released a new driver for Windows 7 185.85. I've downloaded and installed and that problem was gone away. Thx God !
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08 May 2009   #6
Dartal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buidanhthuy View Post
Thx Dartal for the answer. Today, nVidia has just released a new driver for Windows 7 185.85. I've downloaded and installed and that problem was gone away. Thx God !
Unfortunately 185.85 driver hasn't changed anything for me and I still have to use custom resolution
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28 Oct 2009   #7
2fast4u

Win 7 Ultimate x64 RC
 
 

I have similar problem with my Compaq CRT 21''. Whatewer I chose, resolution of monitor stays on 1600x1200 (which Win recognize and mark to native).
System recognize my monitor like 1600x1200 LCD on VGA input.
When I try to change to smaller resolution, I get bad skaling like in bad games. Picture is smaller and blurred, without real color and picture is without fokus. Games are also terrible.
I like this monitor but 1600 is too much for crt...
I have newest driver. 190...and something.

Is any solution on sight?
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