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Windows 7: Resolution - Very confused

10 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Resolution - Very confused

I have just purchased a new 24" Asus VH242H monitor.
My graphics card is a Radeon HD4670 Sapphire 1gb DDR3

Fisrt of all I better explain that I find all the terminology relating to resolutions and desktop properties very confusing and I would appreciate some help.

I have gathered that the native resolution of this monitor is 1920x1080. Using the change screen resolution within control panel this shows as the recommended resolution.

The problem is that this results in the text associated with all office programs and websites appearing blured.

Looking at the Win 7 Help and Support screens it suggests that a resolution of 1920x1200 would produce the best quality but I am unable to set this within control panel.

I have gone into the ATI Catalyst Control Centre and using the basic settings wizzard again I cannot set 1920x1200.

I have however been able to set 1920x1052 which gives a crystal clear picture of all text but there is a thin black bar across the top of the display which is not being used. This is not a problem to me.

Could someone please explain why 1920x1080 gives blured text when this is the native resolution of the screen?

Why can I not set the suggested resolution of 1920x1200?

Why does setting 1920x1052 work despite not being recommended or selectable in Win7 Control Panel.

Sorry for such a complex set of questions.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #2



If I look at the specs of the monitor the resolution should be set at 1920x1080
Did you try it at 1920x1080, 32Bit 60Hz?
What kind of connection are you using VGA or DVI?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #3

7 Ultimate x64

Set your monitor to the correct resolution: 1920x1080. Then hit the Windows Logo key and enter into the Search, cleartype, hit enter. Run through the clear type tuner wizard and you should be good to go.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Jun 2010   #4

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10

Do what Fumz said, another thing that could be the issue is if the size of your document is too large for your taste your eyes may find the font size to be blurry to you.

To put it back into a perspective that your eyes can resolve, i.e. make the font crystal clear, would be to simply use the scroll wheel on your mouse an the ctrl key.

Hold the ctrl key down and by scrolling the wheel forward the current screen will enlarge and by scrolling back it will decrease, the amount of increase/decrease is about 10% and your eyes will notice the difference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Thanks for your replys.

I am using an HDMI connection.

I did indeed have the resolution set at 1920x1080 but this makes all text blured. Not just the text of a document but menus, web-sites etc etc.

I have gone through the cleartype procedure and although this makes some changes to the style of text it still remains blured.

All text is absolutely crystal clear when I have the resolution set to 1920x1052 so it's not my eyesight or imagination.

I remain very confused and any further help appreciated.

When I first installed the graphics card a month or so back (before getting this monitor) I did update the drivers from the ATI web-site. Could I possibly have installed the incorrect drivers?
Would it be worth me trying to go back to the drivers on the CD that came with the card?
Am I missing a setting in Catalyst Control Centre?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #6

7 Ultimate x64

hmm... where to find the missing 28 pixels? Can you tell us the model number of your monitor?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #7

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10

Well AMD (ATi parent company) has updated CCC to version 10.4 and 10.5 within the last month so I'd try 10.5 to see if that solved the issue. I am on 10.3 and did not ind 10.4 as good so I went back, 10.5 supposedly is very good but have not loaded it on my PC since I spend more time on the laptop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #8

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10

Your system specs show you have the Radeon X600 GPU. I did a quick search on the AMD ATi drivers for the X600 running Windows 7 32 bit and it shows there is no driver support for your video card with Windows 7 but there is support running Vista 32 bit using CCC version 10.2 so disregard my previous post and perhaps you have the wrong driver installed???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM

His specs han't been updated

-initial post from Ajay
'I have just purchased a new 24" Asus VH242H monitor.
My graphics card is a Radeon HD4670 Sapphire 1gb DDR3'

Ajay -

probably better off just using a DVI cable if you don't need audio through the monitor. DVI should give you a 1:1 picture ratio.

There are also some extra settings in the Catalyst Control Centre regarding Underscan/Overscan for HDMI conections.

CCC - Desktop & Displays - Right Click small picture of HDTV/Monitor at the bottom - Configure - Scaling - then set the Underscan/Overscan to 0%
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

There may be some other neferious goings on when using the HDMI output which is meant to be connected to a TV. The radion may in fact be blurring the image on purpose so that it looks better on a television or something.

Use a DVI cable to the monitor and see if that makes any difference.
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