Windows 7 - stuck at low resolution
Ever since I went from Windows XP to Windows 7 64bit I have not been able to get my monitor to its native resolution of 1680x1050.

If I use my motherboard's onboard VGA port, I can get 1680x1050 but then I am not utilizing my 8800 GTS.

My monitor is a ViewSonic X Series VX2025WM. If I connect to the 8800 with DVI, I can set the monitor to 800x600, 1024x768, or 1280x720. If I use the VGA cable I get resolutions up to 1600x1200.

I have tried adding a 1680x1050 custom resolution with Nvidia control panel but it keeps saying test failed. I made sure I had the monitor option "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" unchecked and had the Nvidia option "Enable resolutions not exposed by the display" checked.

I was running 195.62 and I found a link to the 196.21 (since Nvidia's driver search is broken ATM) drivers, installed them but I am still stuck in 1024x768. I also have noticed that under the display adapters, it says the driver date is 1/11/2010 and the driver version is 8.17.11.9621. But 192.21 came out on 1/20/2010, so does this mean the 192.21 drivers didn't install right? If not what should I do?

I know there are others who are having similar problems with not getting to higher resolutions. Does anyone know what else can be done to fix this!? Thank you for your time.
Ever since I went from Windows XP to Windows 7 64bit I have not been able to get my monitor to its native resolution of 1680x1050.



If I use my motherboard's onboard VGA port, I can get 1680x1050 but then I am not utilizing my 8800 GTS.



My monitor is a ViewSonic X Series VX2025WM. If I connect to the 8800 with DVI, I can set the monitor to 800x600, 1024x768, or 1280x720. If I use the VGA cable I get resolutions up to 1600x1200.



I have tried adding a 1680x1050 custom resolution with Nvidia control panel but it keeps saying test failed. I made sure I had the monitor option "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" unchecked and had the Nvidia option "Enable resolutions not exposed by the display" checked.



I was running 195.62 and I found a link to the 196.21 (since Nvidia's driver search is broken ATM) drivers, installed them but I am still stuck in 1024x768. I also have noticed that under the display adapters, it says the driver date is 1/11/2010 and the driver version is 8.17.11.9621. But 192.21 came out on 1/20/2010, so does this mean the 192.21 drivers didn't install right? If not what should I do?



I know there are others who are having similar problems with not getting to higher resolutions. Does anyone know what else can be done to fix this!? Thank you for your time.

#1
Posted 01/25/2010 05:40 PM   
I tested my friends HD 4850 in my computer and with ATI's drivers I can get 1680x1050. Come on Nvidia, where is the love? Anyone know how to fix with Nvidia settings?
I tested my friends HD 4850 in my computer and with ATI's drivers I can get 1680x1050. Come on Nvidia, where is the love? Anyone know how to fix with Nvidia settings?

#2
Posted 01/26/2010 06:31 PM   
your moniors digital information is corrupted. which is why DVI is not allowing native modes.
your moniors digital information is corrupted. which is why DVI is not allowing native modes.

#3
Posted 01/27/2010 07:47 AM   
It funny because one day i decided to check the Nvidia control panel and all of a sudden it listed 1680x1050 (native) in the window. I changed it and boom, back to my native resolution and in DVI. However once i restarted it went back to not picking up higher resolutions (at most 1024x768) for DVI and there are many options under VGA but nothing in 16:10 ratio. What can i do to bring 1680x1050 back!?
It funny because one day i decided to check the Nvidia control panel and all of a sudden it listed 1680x1050 (native) in the window. I changed it and boom, back to my native resolution and in DVI. However once i restarted it went back to not picking up higher resolutions (at most 1024x768) for DVI and there are many options under VGA but nothing in 16:10 ratio. What can i do to bring 1680x1050 back!?

#4
Posted 01/30/2010 04:53 AM   
disable DDC in the monitors controls, and create a custom res
disable DDC in the monitors controls, and create a custom res

#5
Posted 01/30/2010 10:46 AM   
[quote name='bigirb2006' post='991986' date='Jan 30 2010, 05:46 AM']disable DDC in the monitors controls, and create a custom res[/quote]

So go to computer management, go to monitors then to "Generic Non-PnP Monitor", properties, and disable the drivers? I tried that and went back to Nvidia control panel to add the custom resolution but it said test failed.
[quote name='bigirb2006' post='991986' date='Jan 30 2010, 05:46 AM']disable DDC in the monitors controls, and create a custom res



So go to computer management, go to monitors then to "Generic Non-PnP Monitor", properties, and disable the drivers? I tried that and went back to Nvidia control panel to add the custom resolution but it said test failed.

#6
Posted 01/30/2010 06:12 PM   
no, in the monitors controls (on the monitor itself) disable DDC.
no, in the monitors controls (on the monitor itself) disable DDC.

#7
Posted 01/30/2010 07:59 PM   
[quote name='bigirb2006' post='992233' date='Jan 30 2010, 02:59 PM']no, in the monitors controls (on the monitor itself) disable DDC.[/quote]

I am not seeing an option for that on my monitor.
[quote name='bigirb2006' post='992233' date='Jan 30 2010, 02:59 PM']no, in the monitors controls (on the monitor itself) disable DDC.



I am not seeing an option for that on my monitor.

#8
Posted 01/31/2010 12:56 AM   
So I have it now where i can get 1680x1050 at 59hz in VGA. DVI still has limited resolutions.

However Steam games, such as Half Life 2, wont allow the game to run in1680x1050. The video menu offers many 4:3 resolutions, some 16:9 and some 16:10 but only up to 1600x1200. Some other games can be set to 1680x1050 but steam games wont. Anyone know how I can get this settled?

So I decided to installed XP on another drive and reinstall my games so I could at least game in 1680x1050. I installed the latest 32bit Nvidia drivers and I can get 1680x1050 in VGA no problem, however in DVI it is screwed up.

In DVI, I can set it to 1680x1050 however it doesnt display windows running flush to the edges of the monitor, I get a zoomed in view of the upper left corner. When i move the curser to the bottom edge of the monitor, the screen moves down and takes me to the taskbar and when I move the curser to the right, it pans over to display the rest of the screen. When I swtich back to VGA, it runs 1680x1050 fine, but every time I go back to DVI the screen is set to this odd zoomed in view.

How can I make DVI run 1680x1050 properly!?
So I have it now where i can get 1680x1050 at 59hz in VGA. DVI still has limited resolutions.



However Steam games, such as Half Life 2, wont allow the game to run in1680x1050. The video menu offers many 4:3 resolutions, some 16:9 and some 16:10 but only up to 1600x1200. Some other games can be set to 1680x1050 but steam games wont. Anyone know how I can get this settled?



So I decided to installed XP on another drive and reinstall my games so I could at least game in 1680x1050. I installed the latest 32bit Nvidia drivers and I can get 1680x1050 in VGA no problem, however in DVI it is screwed up.



In DVI, I can set it to 1680x1050 however it doesnt display windows running flush to the edges of the monitor, I get a zoomed in view of the upper left corner. When i move the curser to the bottom edge of the monitor, the screen moves down and takes me to the taskbar and when I move the curser to the right, it pans over to display the rest of the screen. When I swtich back to VGA, it runs 1680x1050 fine, but every time I go back to DVI the screen is set to this odd zoomed in view.



How can I make DVI run 1680x1050 properly!?

#9
Posted 02/01/2010 05:01 AM   
I upgraded from Windows XP Pro to 7 Ultimate (64-bit) on my home server w/the GEForce 9500 GT card.

I have no issues with my primary monitor (I-INC AG191D) running a screen resolution of 1280x1024.

My second monitor (I-INC iF251H) supports 1920x1080 screen resolution. When I was running Windows XP, I had no issues getting the higher resolution. After upgrading the OS and the driver to 197.45, I can't get the new driver to accept the higher resolution. I've turned off the DCC on the monitor since it was not correctly detecting the monitor anyway. I've also selected "Add Resolution", selected "Enable resolutions not explosed by the display", then added the 1920x1080 at 60hz (32-bit). When I try to apply the change, it won't enable any resolution over 1600x1200 (which skews the image). /verymad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':verymad:' />

Can anyone offer advice on how to get the higher resolution back (beyond reverting to Windows XP)?
I upgraded from Windows XP Pro to 7 Ultimate (64-bit) on my home server w/the GEForce 9500 GT card.



I have no issues with my primary monitor (I-INC AG191D) running a screen resolution of 1280x1024.



My second monitor (I-INC iF251H) supports 1920x1080 screen resolution. When I was running Windows XP, I had no issues getting the higher resolution. After upgrading the OS and the driver to 197.45, I can't get the new driver to accept the higher resolution. I've turned off the DCC on the monitor since it was not correctly detecting the monitor anyway. I've also selected "Add Resolution", selected "Enable resolutions not explosed by the display", then added the 1920x1080 at 60hz (32-bit). When I try to apply the change, it won't enable any resolution over 1600x1200 (which skews the image). /verymad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':verymad:' />



Can anyone offer advice on how to get the higher resolution back (beyond reverting to Windows XP)?

#10
Posted 04/29/2010 02:44 PM   
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