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    Unhappy New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    My config:

    Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz (I know, its a bit old)
    Ram: 1 GB DDR1
    OS: Win 7 Ultimate

    I had this 17" CRT before, on which I had 1280 x 1024 resolution.
    Today I upgraded to Dell 1909w, a 19" LCD monitor. The problem is, I am unable to set resolution greater than 1280 x 1024 in this monitor, cause its the max which is showing in "Screen Resolution" dialog box. Due to this, the screen looks stretched.
    And when I turn off the Wide mode of the monitor, then screen width reduces to "non stretch mode" BUT an inch from both sides of the monitor remains unused!

    Sorry if I havnt been able to explain the problem in decent language. Do I have to install some drivers to solve this problem? Thnx in advance.

    Edited: According to website, the native resolution for this monitor is: 1440x900.
    So the question is how do I change it to native res?
    Last edited by Vyom; 18-02-2011 at 10:23 PM.
    Spec sheet: HP Pavillion 22XW Monitor (1080p) | Cooler Master E350N | WD 1 TB WD Blue | Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU | Intel 3.2 GHz 4570 i5 (LGA 1150) | G.Skill DDR3 12 GB RAM | MSI H87M-G43 Mobo | MSI RX 480 4 GB GPU | Moto X 1st Gen | Nexus 7.

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    General Re: New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    Try uninstalling the VGA drivers and installing them again.

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    General Re: New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    But, I havnt installed any drivers for monitors.
    The drivers were probably included in Win 7 by default.

    Update: This is Weird!
    In Safe mode I am able to set res. upto 1600 x 1200. But in normal mode, its not showing higher than 1280 x 1024. Now there are two problems:
    1. How can Safe mode looking good than normal mode.
    2. How come in safe mode, res. is higher than the native res. of the monitor, which is 1440x900.
    Last edited by Vyom; 19-02-2011 at 12:37 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    Spec sheet: HP Pavillion 22XW Monitor (1080p) | Cooler Master E350N | WD 1 TB WD Blue | Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU | Intel 3.2 GHz 4570 i5 (LGA 1150) | G.Skill DDR3 12 GB RAM | MSI H87M-G43 Mobo | MSI RX 480 4 GB GPU | Moto X 1st Gen | Nexus 7.

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    General Re: New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    ^^ seriously, man !! those are one of very few question i have no decent ans to..
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    General Re: New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    Currently it is looking like the world's greatest mystery to me !!
    Anybody pls help
    Spec sheet: HP Pavillion 22XW Monitor (1080p) | Cooler Master E350N | WD 1 TB WD Blue | Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU | Intel 3.2 GHz 4570 i5 (LGA 1150) | G.Skill DDR3 12 GB RAM | MSI H87M-G43 Mobo | MSI RX 480 4 GB GPU | Moto X 1st Gen | Nexus 7.

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    General Re: New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    @OP:
    Your motherboard model name.
    MSI P45 Platinum(BIOS v1.7B)|Q9550[E0]@3.85Ghz@1.320V[453x8.5]MCH@1.184V|ICH@1.55V|DDR_V_Ref_A_B@1.05V|NH-D14|Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5(5-5-5-15)@1089Mhz@2.14V
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    General Re: New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    Go to device manager then open the monitors tab and update drivers for your monitor.
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    General Re: New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    @asingh: Model (as written on packing) is Mercury PI845Z.

    CPU-Z shows this:
    Attachment 4132

    @ajai5777: How?
    I tried to update the drivers using both the options:
    1. "Search automatically", and
    2. Browsing the CD which came with the mobo,
    and both of the time, it shows, that the Best drivers is already installed:
    Attachment 4134

    Meanwhile I tried something else. I connected this monitor to a Dell Vostro laptop, and the monitor achieved its native resolution! So, it confirmed that its the fault of drivers for this mobo!

    And now I am totally confused with what driver to even search! I dont know if the drivers majorly depend on Model of the mobo; the OS; or the model of the monitor; or a combination of all three! And thats why my trusted website driverguide.com is also unable to help me.
    Spec sheet: HP Pavillion 22XW Monitor (1080p) | Cooler Master E350N | WD 1 TB WD Blue | Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU | Intel 3.2 GHz 4570 i5 (LGA 1150) | G.Skill DDR3 12 GB RAM | MSI H87M-G43 Mobo | MSI RX 480 4 GB GPU | Moto X 1st Gen | Nexus 7.

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    General Re: New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    When you open screen resolution page, is there your monitor's name shown in the display tab ?
    Try to uninstall your current monitor drivers and try update again via windows update.
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    General Re: New Monitor unable to show Correct Resolution

    i faced this problem in XP and i wasnt able to use 1440x900. Then i had to change a '.inf' file of the driver files to solve the problem.

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