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Hey dudes i got a little idea here.
(Plan on making a faq.)

Well, the idea is if I isolate the wires used for edid. (That anoying firmware in your monitor that tells you wether or not you can set a res. (To bypass it you usaly need to be set manualy in cat control center.))

What the mod does:
When you go to set a res your monitor will no longer have a say in wether or not it wants to be set to that res.

Example: My monitor can easily do 2048x1536 but acording to edid it is only suposed to go as high as 1856x1392.

It's kinda like overclocking your monitor.


I haven't tried it with a dvi connector yet but I did inside a monitor when I was replaceing the video cable of one of my 19" monitors.
(I disconnected the wires for edid.)

Ok without further adieu here is how you could try it.




I am not responsible for any damages, you do this at your own risk.
 

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Originally Posted by pogeman1000
Is this for flat screen, crt, or both?
It's for a monitor that uses a vga interface. (15 pin usaly colored blue.)
 

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hmm, I got an old crt that can do 1856x1392, it says in the box it can do up to 1600x1200, but out of 15 pins, they'res only like 9,ROFL, maybe it is the missing pins.....can I do it to my LCD?
 

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hmm, I got an old crt that can do 1856x1392, it says in the box it can do up to 1600x1200, but out of 15 pins, they'res only like 9,ROFL, maybe it is the missing pins.....can I do it to my LCD?
I believe so as long as it uses a native vga interface.


I believe one of the pins are never installed so it can be used as a key.
But ive seen ones without 14 pins and they worked fine.


http://www.mycableshop.com/techarticles/VGA.htm
 

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What is the point of "keys" that manufactures put in their products (motherboards, ect)?
To keep you from puting it in the wrong way.
 

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But thats why the metal is shaped a certian way....
I know but sometimes that metal can get bent. But that is what it is there for none the less.


So, anyone wanna try it with your old dvi adapter?
 

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Originally Posted by SPHERE
w00t it works!


Use needle nose plyers and pull the pins out.

Yep! Worked for me too. Allowed me to take my 17' LCD flat panel to 1600x1024, but if I go past that it says Out of Range and just reverts back to previous after the timer. And past 1280x1024 (the maximum spec) it gets kinda blurry.
 

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Yep! Worked for me too. Allowed me to take my 17' LCD flat panel to 1600x1024, but if I go past that it says Out of Range and just reverts back to previous after the timer. And past 1280x1024 (the maximum spec) it gets kinda blurry.
Exactly, there's no point in exceeding your monitor's native resolution because it starts to look crappy.
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
Exactly, there's no point in exceeding your monitor's native resolution because it starts to look crappy.
That's never happened to me... I've set more than spec resolutions on all of my monitors 15", 17", 19", and 21" and It's never gotten blury. It ither liked the res or it didn't.

Maby someone has bad eyes.


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Originally Posted by fro_dave
Yep! Worked for me too. Allowed me to take my 17' LCD flat panel to 1600x1024, but if I go past that it says Out of Range and just reverts back to previous after the timer. And past 1280x1024 (the maximum spec) it gets kinda blurry.
Edit: thats probibly cause your using a lcd lol I'm using crts.
 

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Yeah, CRTs don't have native resolutions, only LCDs, that's why it's pointless. My CRT goes all the way to 2048x1536 at 72Hz, but I've never needed any higher than 1600x1200...
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
Yeah, CRTs don't have native resolutions, only LCDs, that's why it's pointless. My CRT goes all the way to 2048x1536 at 72Hz, but I've never needed any higher than 1600x1200...

Well I use 2048x1536 24/7
(I use that res on my 19's too.)
 

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^ Well, those res's are more usefull for the desktop anyways.
Lol 1600x1200 feels real small to me lol!

Come on dudezors this mod is awesome! Lol, I"m gonna do it to my other rig too lol!
 

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I just tryed it, but it didnt work for me
My adapter is one of those that has like 80000 missing pins, so maybe thats why it did work?
 

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Are you shure you got the right pins? Does your monitor still get detected as the brand it is or just as default monitor?

Btw, as yiffi said more than native res on a lcd is pointless cause there are actual pixels on a lcd but there aren't on a crt. (technically)
 
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