Windows 7 wont let me use 1600 resolution. Did when on Xp few days ago. Just purchased new OS... :((

#1
Ok, i installed windows 7 fine and both updated my GPU + windows with newest updates. I can enable 1280x1024 but no higher. No 1600 x [n] anything. Id really like to use 1600x1200 for games. When i was using windows Xp i was able to use 1600resolution so i am finding this very odd. I have a crt monitor CS990DC and its uptodate.

When i try to use 1600x1200 which it actually says [native] next to. The screen switches off and as i know that by pressing escape i am able to come back to the screen how was before.

I think i will leave the details there for now so I will keep an eye on this post. Hopefully someone is able to assist me with this problem i am experiencing. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

yours sincerely

RichSz
 


#2
I'm not sure, but have you tried other driver versions, for the monitor and for the video card?

Do any other resolutions above 1280x1024 work ?

Finally, is the refresh rate correct?
 


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#3
i cant seem to find the drivers for my monitor on the web [maybe cos its an old monitor/crt]. For my GPU i am only able to find the newest driver for it. I cannot use any resolution above 1280x1024 :(.

The refresh rate seems ok,
 


#5
Connecting monitor through another port (vga, scart, composite, etc.) may be the easiest way to resolve the problem.
 


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