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My friend has an Asus X42J laptop with an i7 740QM and a HD5470 1GD3.

Every game he runs is stuck on 1024x768.
Compatibility mode does not work, scaling in ATI CCC is set to full screen, and the laptop is running at its native resolution of 1366x768.

What could be wrong here?

Note that we have tried adjusting the resolution in the game, but it does not work.

If you need more explicit details on the games, I can provide them.
Let me ask him.
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I know this sounds like a stupid question... Infact, it probably is, but here it goes anyways...

Have you gone into the actual game settings and adjusted resolution there rather than in the CCC?
     
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
If you need more explicit details on the games, I can provide them.
Let me ask him.
You mean like rap lyrics..?

There is technically nothing that could force the resolution down unless the monitor doesn't support it.
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I know this sounds like a stupid question... Infact, it probably is, but here it goes anyways...

Have you gone into the actual game settings and adjusted resolution there rather than in the CCC?
I was going to ask the same thing.
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I was going to ask the same thing.
Here you go:

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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
Note that we have tried adjusting the resolution in the game, but it does not work.
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Note that we have tried adjusting the resolution in the game, but it does not work.
How does it "not work"?

There are multiple types of not working in this situation. There's unproper scaling, blank screen after resolution change, there's not being provided with the proper resolution option, there's selecting the proper resolution but it not doing anything.


Practically, most games should be able to support the resolution. What I want you to do is describe the issue with resolution change in game "not working" and tell me which game it is. Older games seldom supported wide screen resolutions without forcing custom resolutions.

There's a thing that you could do, force the game to run at the proper resolution by googling for the resolution change commands that you input wherever you input them in the game that you play. Depends on the game.
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Adjusts resolution in game, enters settings.

Screen flashes for a moment, and bang; back to 1024x768.
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Quote:
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Adjusts resolution in game, enters settings.

Screen flashes for a moment, and bang; back to 1024x768.
Does it work in windowed mode? Have you tried forcing the resolution? What game are we talkin about?
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