widescreen monitor unable to set to max resolution

  Dave R 19:31 08 Jul 2007

I have a Samsung 226BW widescreen monitor and a Radeon 9800 Pro Graphics Card.The max resolution on the monitor is 1680 x 1200 but if I set it up to the maximum the screen is not filled. I can set it up to 1024 x 768 and then screen is filled. Any advise on how I can set it up to a higher resolution would be appreciated......Dave R.

  citadel 19:56 08 Jul 2007

should it be 1680x1050 max.

  ambra4 20:10 08 Jul 2007

You need a display card that will give display 1680x1050 resolution not many about, you will have to search for one

  skidzy 20:19 08 Jul 2007

Im no expert on graphics but i thought your card should be able to do this ok click here

  Totally-braindead 20:24 08 Jul 2007

The 9800 pro definatly should be capable of it click here thats the specs of it.
It must the widescreen part of it thats causing the problem. I know from what others have said the widescreen monitors leave a bar each side when what they are trying to display is not widescreen and this is normal.
What I don't know is how to stretch the image so it appears full screen, and even if you do it would it not look somewhat odd?

  Totally-braindead 20:25 08 Jul 2007

This is one of the reasons I have been hesitant to buy a widescreen monitor, it would be great for games though.

  Rigga 20:36 08 Jul 2007

I use my 9800 Pro with a Belinea monitor @ 1680 x 1050 and it runs fine. It even manages most older games at that res. :)


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