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GTX 460 1GB Resolution problem with Dsub monitor with drivers newer than 258.96

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Hi guys!

I have a problem with my... er... I think it's with my graphics driver and my monitor.

My monitor is an LG L204WT - 20 inch widescreen, 16:10, connected via the VGA input with a Dsub adapter. (the monitor itself also has a DVI input, but for some reason it never worked).

Let me explain: it's not the first time I've had this problem; the last time I had an 8800GT, and to me it seems there is something that Nvidia does to their drivers in some releases that mess up the signal sent trough the analogue part of the DVI-I ports.

The thing is, I want to overclock my GTX 460 1GB, but I've heard the initial drivers crash a lot when the card is overclocked, and also, the later drivers provide better performance, so it would be great it someone could tell me what is going on, so I can install and keep newer drivers.

Here's what happens: with the 258.96 drivers (the very same that Windows 7 installs by default - I wonder why ?), I can set any resolution I want, and the monitor will display it correctly and identify it correctly (when I look up in the OSD, it displays the same as Windows. I usually use 1280x800 to work with as it is less straining for the eyes.

If I upgrade to any driver which is newer, including the latest 266.58, only the native resolution (1680x1050) works well, anything else, like 1280x800 will just display the desktop in a smaller portion of the screen, in the middle. And when I look into the LCD's OSD, it keeps saying it's being fed with 1680x1050 @60Hz.

This is probably something that Nvidia removed from the drivers and affects monitors connected via a D-sub adapter.

But it gets interesting: you know what is very curious ? I brought my first LCD monitor to my desk - it's a 15 inch LG LCD Flatron 575LM, 1024x768, from 2001, and, of course, it only has a VGA input, so I use a second DSub adapter and connect it to the second DVI port, and activate the extended display feature. And guess what ? Suddenly, as I apply that setting, the 1280x800 resolution on the main monitor, that was only displayed in tiny letters in the middle of the screen, suddenly occupies the whole screen, just as with the 258.96 drivers. OF course as soon as I deactivate the extended display, it all returns to the same old story.


Does anybody know what is going on ?


Cheers!
 
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In the Nvidia control panel, have you tried looking under 'Adjust desktop size and position' and trying some of the scaling options? I'm using 2 1680x1050 monitors, a 9500GT card and 260.99 and everything works fine for me with no scaling and with scaling on one or both monitors.
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In the Nvidia control panel, have you tried looking under 'Adjust desktop size and position' and trying some of the scaling options? I'm using 2 1680x1050 monitors, a 9500GT card and 260.99 and everything works fine for me with no scaling and with scaling on one or both monitors.
What scaling are you talking about ? I can't find any scaling options in the "Adjust desktop size and position"

It just lets me chose the monitor I want to adjust, and, n.º 2, click on arrow button to adjust screen position.

But that does not apply to my case as it's not an alignment problem. The 1280x800 is pretty well aligned in the middle of the screen, with black borders all around. That is the problem. And the problem solves itself if I turn on the display extension to the second monitor. But I don't want to run the second monitor all the time as it takes away some CPU and GPU processing power.

This is weird, especially if you take into consideration everything works fine with 258.96 drivers.
 
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i'm having the same issue, thinking of going back to older drivers.
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I'm going to register on Nvidia forums and let them know about this problem. They might know why or how this is happening.
 
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What scaling are you talking about ? I can't find any scaling options in the "Adjust desktop size and position"

It just lets me chose the monitor I want to adjust, and, n.º 2, click on arrow button to adjust screen position.
I just tried going back to a single monitor earlier today and I saw what you meant. There is no option to adjust scaling.
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