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I had bought a 10-foot VGA cable quite a while back, and now I have it attached to my new ASUS VE228H monitor. The native resolution of this monitor is 1920x1080. However, I am unable to set that specific resolution in the Windows control panel. I only see a maximum of 1600x1200 as an option (along with a number of other options), and whenever I select that option, the monitor tosses back to me an "out of range" error.

However, I was able to set 1920x1080 using the Nvidia control panel for Windows. But, in games, the maximum option remains 1600x1200, forcing me manually set the resolution in the game's configuration file via Notepad.

I have a strong feeling that the low quality VGA cable I bought is unable to do 1080p automatically, forcing me to configure things manually, even though the VGA cable can support it.
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post #2 of 15
A little Google came up with this.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/27...-support-1080p
post #3 of 15
It could just be a bad quality cable, yeah. VGA can easily support 1920x1080. I'm doing so right now on my 23". The problem could be the 10 foot cable. That seems like that MIGHT be too long of a distance to carry an analogue signal for 1080p.
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I use VGA for 1080p and it works. It look like games use Windows to determine resolution so as long as max for windows is 1600 x 1200 that how much games will see.
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post #5 of 15
Wouldn't it be outputting 1080i and not 1080p? Since VGA is analouge and not digital? Just like how component doesn't do 1080p but does 1080i?
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Hmm. Discovered why 1080p is not being supported by Windows natively:

http://nookkin.com/content/allowing-...n-on-vista.php

I'm going to have to pull out the twelfth pin in order to get Windows to detect this as a non PnP monitor?
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Originally Posted by XX55XX View Post
Hmm. Discovered why 1080p is not being supported by Windows natively:

http://nookkin.com/content/allowing-...n-on-vista.php

I'm going to have to pull out the twelfth pin in order to get Windows to detect this as a non PnP monitor?
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It is NOT recommended that you do this on an LCD monitor.
After reading that, I wouldn't do it.
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
After reading that, I wouldn't do it.
Guess I will have to swap out for a DVI cable, methinks. I mean, thanks to the Nvidia control panel, I can use Windows in 1920x1080, but games do not recognize such a resolution as an option in-game unless I configure it manually via altering the .cfg files.
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Originally Posted by XX55XX View Post
Guess I will have to swap out for a DVI cable, methinks. I mean, thanks to the Nvidia control panel, I can use Windows in 1920x1080, but games do not recognize such a resolution as an option in-game unless I configure it manually via altering the .cfg files.
DVI wouldn't be a bad choice. If your GPU has a DVI, you could always do DVI to HDMI then plug HDMI into your screen.
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There's honestly no reason to still be on VGA on an LCD monitor, considering how cheap DVI cables really are...
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