Resolution on external monitor

  IgorMI5 09:39 19 Jun 2009


I have a Dell 2408WFP monitor that supports 1920x1200 resolution. It is connected to Toshiba A100-912 laptop with GeForce Go 7600 video card that, according to the manufacturer, supports 2048x1536 external video mode. Unfortunatelly the highest resolution I can get, in Vista and Win 7, is 1920x1080. Any solution?

Kind regards

  I am Spartacus 09:55 19 Jun 2009

According to the manual it supports 1920x1440 which doesn't explain why you can get 1920x1080. There doesn't seem to be any updated drivers for the display adapter.

If you go into display properties, settings, advanced, monitor tab and take the tick out of the 'hide modes...' you may have an option to get more settings but it can lead to problems with the display not working and/or still not being an ideal resolution.

  IgorMI5 10:02 19 Jun 2009

If I tick out the option the next I can get is 1920x1440, but when I set it the display goes dark and says I have to swich to 1920x1200 @ 60HZ.

  T0SH 11:00 19 Jun 2009

The maximum available screen resolutions are limited by the maximum that graphics adapter can handle, but the available settings are determined by the monitor capabilities

Depending on the monitor maker they may produce a monitor inf file (short for "Information File" is a small text file) which after install will limit the available resolution settings to those which the monitor can safely handle

Sadly lots of monitors makers no longer produce the required inf files

But there is a possible solution out here which may help you out

click here

Cheers HC

  IgorMI5 12:05 19 Jun 2009

Dear Tosh

With the driver you linked I get the same resolutions as above, 1920x1440.


  I am Spartacus 12:16 19 Jun 2009

There's the Zer0point mobile drivers from click here I've never used them so don't know what they do exactly. I would suggest you create a disk image if you do try them just in case they stuff up your system, at least backup all your data.

  T0SH 01:09 21 Jun 2009

There would appear to be some sort of driver for your monitor here on Dell support

click here

Cheers HC

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