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I have a Sony VAIO Z (VPCZ1) with a Geforce 330m that I was trying to get working with my Dell U2711 monitor. The VAIO only supports 1080p output on its hdmi output, but people have been able to get 2560x1440 to work with a lower refresh rate. So I went out and made a custom resolution profile inside the nvidia control panel for 2560x1440@40hz. This seemed to work just fine until my computer went to sleep.

When I woke it up, the monitor couldn't detect a signal and my laptop monitor was blank. I reset the laptop and it now seems that whenever I plug in the monitor, the system hangs until I unplug it. Is there any way to solve this? I would like to at least be able to use the monitor at 1080p. A problem I'm facing is that in order to see a custom resolution, I need to have the monitor plugged in. But with the monitor plugged in, my system hangs. frown.gif


Here are some system details:
WIndows 7 64 bit
Nvidia driver version: 263.14 (old, I know. Switchable graphics makes upgrading really hard)

If you need to know more details about my laptop, please let me know. Thanks a bunch!
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Only guess is to try different drivers, different resolution. Never had a problem with my laptop and its got a crapola 420m in it. My desktop has a custom refresh rate of 75hz since my monitor supports it.
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