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Old 11-27-2007
YH
 

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Override display/desktop default resolution
I'm using my IBM laptop (Vista Ultimate 32b) on a docking station, on which i
installed a PNY graphic card (GeForce 8400 GS). I attached a Samsung 17' LCD
screen, whcih runs 1024x1280 native resolution. My laptop runs 1024x768. The
PNY graphic cards supports 1920x1200.
When i first installed the grpahic card and the LCD monitor, it had windows
default driver which allowed me to run native 1024x1280 for the LCD, however
the graphic card performance/setting were wrong/poor and not optimized.
After installing the correct Nvidia drivers for the G-card, the latter is
now running very well. But I am now limited/forced to 1024x768 settings on
the LCD. Vista nor Nvidia would let me let me increase/set the resolution to
native settings of the LCD, which is 1024x1280.
Please note that in this setup, I am not running dual-monitor mode. Only the
Samsung monitor is operating and my laptop screen is (by default) turned off.
What I would like is to be able to set the Samsung LCD to its native screen
resolution.
Please help. many thanx.
YH
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Old 11-27-2007
Peter Foldes
 

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Re: Override display/desktop default resolution
Which model of Samsung LCD monitor are you using. Did the monitor(not the video card) come with a driver

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"YH" <YH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1FA1F0C9-85B5-4FDB-96D7-60030AD0D813@microsoft.com...
> I'm using my IBM laptop (Vista Ultimate 32b) on a docking station, on which i
> installed a PNY graphic card (GeForce 8400 GS). I attached a Samsung 17' LCD
> screen, whcih runs 1024x1280 native resolution. My laptop runs 1024x768. The
> PNY graphic cards supports 1920x1200.
> When i first installed the grpahic card and the LCD monitor, it had windows
> default driver which allowed me to run native 1024x1280 for the LCD, however
> the graphic card performance/setting were wrong/poor and not optimized.
> After installing the correct Nvidia drivers for the G-card, the latter is
> now running very well. But I am now limited/forced to 1024x768 settings on
> the LCD. Vista nor Nvidia would let me let me increase/set the resolution to
> native settings of the LCD, which is 1024x1280.
> Please note that in this setup, I am not running dual-monitor mode. Only the
> Samsung monitor is operating and my laptop screen is (by default) turned off.
> What I would like is to be able to set the Samsung LCD to its native screen
> resolution.
> Please help. many thanx.
> YH

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Old 11-27-2007
YH
 

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RE: Override display/desktop default resolution
Dear Peter,
Thank you for your prompt reply.
The Samsung LCD monitor is the Analog SyncMaster 770TFT.
I did install the corresponding drivers for the monitor. So when i go into
the display setting and lookup the driver info of the monitor, it does
display the correct name of the LCD monitor and the correct driver version.

Here is also what i found out:
The 2 drivers listed for the monitors are:
-C:\windows\system32\drivers\monitor.sys
-C:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\color\sm770tft.i cm
In addition, i found the sm770tft.inf file in the above first folder location.
When i open it with notepad, it does specify the correct display size modes
that i want to use. But for some reason, it is not available in the Windows
Display Settings.

I look forward to your reply.
Thank you for your time and support.

YH


"YH" wrote:

> I'm using my IBM laptop (Vista Ultimate 32b) on a docking station, on which i
> installed a PNY graphic card (GeForce 8400 GS). I attached a Samsung 17' LCD
> screen, whcih runs 1024x1280 native resolution. My laptop runs 1024x768. The
> PNY graphic cards supports 1920x1200.
> When i first installed the grpahic card and the LCD monitor, it had windows
> default driver which allowed me to run native 1024x1280 for the LCD, however
> the graphic card performance/setting were wrong/poor and not optimized.
> After installing the correct Nvidia drivers for the G-card, the latter is
> now running very well. But I am now limited/forced to 1024x768 settings on
> the LCD. Vista nor Nvidia would let me let me increase/set the resolution to
> native settings of the LCD, which is 1024x1280.
> Please note that in this setup, I am not running dual-monitor mode. Only the
> Samsung monitor is operating and my laptop screen is (by default) turned off.
> What I would like is to be able to set the Samsung LCD to its native screen
> resolution.
> Please help. many thanx.
> YH

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