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Computer's screen resolution not matching monitor's optimum

(1440X900) setting. How do I adjust screen resolution?

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Unless you have a hi-end monitor, the 1440x900 resolution will not work on most monitors.

    Do you have Vista or XP?

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If you are using Windows XP, you can right click on your desktop wallpaper and select the "Display" text, this will bring you to a properties window. Once that comes up, there should be tabs listed near the top of the window, click the LAST tab. On the left of this window now should be a slider with numbers at either end. It is best to try out each setting one by one, simply by adjusting the slider one "notch" to the right each time, and pressing Apply.

If your monitor blanks out for more than 5 seconds, press ESC to go back to your previous setting, which will be your maximum supported resolution.



If you are on Vista, you can do the same thing, but instead of going to "Display", you have to go to "Personalization" on the right click menu, the select "Display Settings" in the window that comes up.

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The most common refresh rate for LCD monitors is 60 Hz. This normally cannot be changed for flat panel displays using Plug and Play settings. However, if you are using special video software to increase or decrease the refresh rate, change the refresh rate to match the default refresh rate specification of the monitor. To find out more about refresh rates see my tip here.

STEP 1
To change the screen resolution and refresh rate settings in Windows, do the following:
- In Windows XP
See my tip on setting up the optimum screen resolution for Windows XP here.

- In Windows Vista
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel .
2. Find the Appearance and Personalization area, and click Adjust Screen Resolution .
3. Move the slider bar until the screen resolution matches the native resolution.
4. Click Advanced settings, and then click the Monitor tab.
5. Select the Screen refresh rate that matches the default rate for your monitor (if it is not already selected).
6. Click OK, and then click OK again.

If you cannot select the native resolution or the native resolution is unavailable, continue to the next step to update the drivers for the graphics adapter on the computer.

You can get the latest updated video drivers from the video hardware manufacturer's Web site. Here is a list showing some of the video hardware websites:

Check for NVIDIA video driver updates at NVIDIA Home Page.
Check for ATI/AMD video driver updates at ATI Home Page.
Check for Intel video support and downloads, Intel Downloads.

After updating the video drivers, go back to Step 1 and try to change the screen resolution again.
Note: If you cannot select the native resolution after updating the video drivers, the graphics adapter in the computer might not support that resolution and may need to be upgraded.

If after changing the resolution and updating video drivers the flickering persists then check the video cable connections. Unplug the cable and inspect the cable for damage. If the cable is damaged, replace it with a new cable. Try to use cables less than 3 meters (10 feet) long.

Monitors are sensitive to magnetic fields so have a look at the environment around the monitor. Speakers, florescent lights, fans, cell phones, radios, and any other electrical device can cause flickering. Temporarily move electrical items away from the monitor to see if they is producing a field that causes the flicker.

If the monitor has more than one type of connection available such as VGA, DVI, or HDMI, try a different type of connection.

To see if the video coming from the computer is causing the problem, temporarily connect the monitor to another computer. If the flicker is gone when the monitor is connected to another computer, the graphics adapter hardware on the first computer might need to be upgraded to use the monitor.

If however the flicker remains then the problem lies within the harware of the monitor itself and is not a software problem. If you have bought this monitor fairly recently then I suggest you take it back to the place of purchace and have them test it. Some monitors carry 3 year warranty support so if you bought it within the warranty period specified by the reseller I suggest you see if you can get refunded or have them swop it out.

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To change the resolution of your monitor (in Windows), right click on an empty area of your desktop, select Personalize or Properties, then select Display Settings or Settings (depending XP or Vista).

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try starting in safe mode then adjust your resolution to 640 by 480 then restart.
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then up again till the screen blanks.
when it does, dont panic, wait 20 seconds and the settings will restore - you then have the optimum settings for your monitor.

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dear dalton,

1.right click on desktop.select properties and click it.

2.then select settings tab on top.

3.there u can see the screen resolution slider bar. there u can select the optimum mode for ur monitor.


thanks,

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