widescreen resolution issue (Windows 7 RC)

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  1. Noobstix

    Noobstix New Member

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    I've just installed my copy of Windows 7 RC and I can't seem to change the resolution to a widescreen (16:10) one. I'm using an ATI Radeon X1650 Pro PCI-E which the standard driver from Beta worked in allowing me to change to a widescreen resolution. Now it doesn't want to give me the option for widescreen resolutions. Any ideas? I've already tried a few of the ATI Catalyst downloads but those won't give me the choices for widescreen resolutions.
     
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    sounds like your gfx card drivers are ok then, so is your monitor appearing in device manager and the display section of the graphics driver?
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Good idea kingskin,

    You could also go too your monitors manufacturer and see if a new driver is available.

    It will most likely be an .inf file, that you would update through Device manager.

    I did this with my Acer 22" widescreen and now have no problems.
     
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    Double posting.....deleted.
     
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    Noobstix New Member

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    I did try getting the drivers from the manufacturer's website but when it said that it couldn't detect my display, I kinda gave up. But I did go back and try again and read the text file that popped up with some helpful instructions that I should have followed (I was a bit too angry to read). Right now I've reverted back to Beta but I will definitely try again tomorrow.
     
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    Good luck with that!,

    Follow instructions???????? Not me either, untill i'm totally lost:rolleyes:
     
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    Well the monitor drivers didn't solve my problem so I went ahead and swapped video cards with my oldest brother (ATI Radeon X1650 512MB PCI-E for an NVIDIA Geforce 8400GS 512MB PCI-E). That seemed to do the trick (I guess NVIDIA cards have more support than ATI, but that won't stop me from spending only $100 on an ATI 4xxx card). On a positive note, my gaming graphics score went up to 5.1 but now my Aero score has dropped to 2.7 leaving me with a score of EPIC FAIL.
     

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