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Formerly 1680 x 1050 res. but now won't go past 1280 x 720.

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Hey all,

Having a very frustrating problem. I'm trying to do a clean wipe & reformat to Win 7 for my brother (he was still on Vista). After a bunch of annoying issues with having to figure out what to do with his three HDs to get Win 7 to boot and run right, I finally settled on just removing two HDs after wiping all of them via the Win 7 CD, installing the OS on the only one still seen in the BIOS, and then reconnecting the two blank drives once the reformat was done and I have the disk w/ the Win 7 on it set to boot first (after CD).

Anyway, I'm thinking that will work, but now I have a strange issue - he runs a widescreen 22" monitor (Chimei CMV 221D) capable of 1680 x 1050. Before, when I had all the drives in (but was running into issues booting w/out the Win 7 disc in, as well as being able to erase the Vista drive), when Win 7 installed and ran for the first time, it ran in 1680 x 1050. Now, with only the one drive in, it installs and runs, but it only goes to 1280 x 720. I can't figure out how to fix it. Under the Screen Resolution window it says:

Display - 1. Genereic Non-PnP Monitor
Resolution - 1280 x 720 (maxed)
Orientation - Landscape

I tried reinstalling the newest drivers, but I can't install the ones from the NVIDIA website, it gives me some error about not finding compatible hardware (which is strange given Windows Update can find and download 8800 GT drivers fine and I see the GPU under System > Device Manager). I don't know if the issue is with the GPU or with Win 7, since before, I could still get 1680 x 1050 even before Windows Update downloaded the drivers. Now I can't seem to get past 1280 x 720, drivers or no drivers.

Any ideas on how to fix this? Really annoying.

Thanks,
Q
Edited by QNine - 3/26/11 at 7:16pm
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i had a similar issues with my monitor connected via display port. to get it to run at native res(1680X1050) i had to install the "digital" driver for my monitor. maybe that could help for you in this case
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Have you disabled the on-board video card?
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go to the manufacturer's website (monitor's) and download their Drivers
    
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