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Windows 7: Laptop External Monitor Resolution Problem

06 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
Laptop External Monitor Resolution Problem

I have a acer 6930g laptop with nvidia 9600m gt graphics card, and a viewsonic va2213w monitor (22" and native res of 1920x1080 @60Hz).
When in windows i can't get the monitor to display at 1920x1080, it will display at 1680x1050@59Hz. However I can select the resolution in both windows setting and the nvidia control panel, but it just display 1400x1050 even though it says its displaying 1920x1080, i know this because the screen is all wierd and the monitor's osd says its actually at 1400x1050.
When running linux on the same laptop i have no problem display 1920x1080@60Hz.
I have tried older drivers, pstrip and a few other solutions all to no avail.

Any help folks?

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06 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7

Managed to fix this, in the driver release notes it says 1080p is not supported on the 9600m gt (dunno why). i tryed all the older drivers none fixed iths problem but i found this Forceware 185.85 - LaptopVideo2Go Forums that works perfectly so far.
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27 Aug 2010   #3

Vista Home x64

I had the same problem with my laptop, I have the 9600M GT and cannot change the resolution higher than 1440x900 but according to nvidia its because I have the display cloned but my primary monitor runs at 1920x1200 so why doesn't the clone? I have the external monitor hooked up via the HDMI out so maybe the no support for 1080p is the issue.
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