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Hi,

I just built a pc for friend:

Q6600
Asus mobo
8800 GTS 512
Corsair 620w
G.Skill HK 2gb

Anyway, His monitor is this:

Goodmans GTVL19W17HDVF

It says the max resolution is:
1440 x 900


However we cannot get it over 1024x768. I have tried difference refresh rates etc with no success. This also happens when I plug another computer into the monitor.

My questions are:

1) Anyone know how to fix this issue?
or
2) How can I force the correct resolution?

Thanks in advance,
Fury
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Are you trying to change this in a game or on the actual desktop?

To change desktop res:

Right click on desktop go to Personalization, Click Display Settings, Slide the bar all the way over to 1400x900.

If he still cannot do it, it would be bcause he doesn't have GPU drivers installed.

They can be got here:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

I also suggest getting your motherboard drivers as well.
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sounds like the drivers aren't installed correctly...

I would try installing drivers for the monitor and see if that corrects anything.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Are you trying to change this in a game or on the actual desktop?

To change desktop res:

Right click on desktop go to Personalization, Click Display Settings, Slide the bar all the way over to 1400x900.

If he still cannot do it, it would be bcause he doesn't have GPU drivers installed.

They can be got here:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

I also suggest getting your motherboard drivers as well.
The desktop resolution wont go past 1024x768 in the nvidia control panel or the windows one.

He also has the latest mobo and gpu drivers. I think he has the 168.28 betas.

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Originally Posted by wire View Post
sounds like the drivers aren't installed correctly...

I would try installing drivers for the monitor and see if that corrects anything.
He says he doesnt have any montior drivers
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fury View Post
The desktop resolution wont go past 1024x768 in the nvidia control panel or the windows one.

He also has the latest mobo and gpu drivers. I think he has the 168.28 betas.



He says he doesnt have any montior drivers
Can't you get them off of the manufacture website?
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Thats not a real monitor its an HD Ready tv, it probably doesnt support a higher resolution via the computer connection than 1024x768, many hd tvs have a higher resolution but dont support it via the computer unfortunately.
I'll try to find some further info on it to see whats up with that.
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Originally Posted by TheNix View Post
Thats not a real monitor its an HD Ready tv, it probably doesnt support a higher resolution via the computer connection than 1024x768, many hd tvs have a higher resolution but dont support it via the computer unfortunately.
I'll try to find some further info on it to see whats up with that.
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