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Samsung s23b550 monitor doesn't work with right resolution

I'm trying to connect a samsung s23b550 monitor to a macbook air (running mavericks). The monitor only displays an image when I have it set (in my computer settings) to 720p, which is not the native resolution. When I try any other setting, like "best for display" or 1600x900, the "correct" image will show up briefly before the screen blacks out. I've tried every combination of settings I can think of in my computer and the monitor with no luck. I've tried Samsung's recommended self-test which indicates the monitor is fine. Any ideas what could be wrong?

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Your monitor does not support the resolution capabilities of your superior Mac.

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    That doesn't sound right at all. The optimal resolution for the monitor is 1920x1080. The only resolution that actually displays an image is the lower 1280x720 resolution.



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- You can test the monitor by using another CPU, if still the same then the problem is monitor, but if it's working well then the problem is your CPU, to make it sure then you can try another monitor on your CPU. - check if the hardware connection is well attach, you can pull & re- plug the hardware just to make sure. - the monitor is need a DVI connection (white or gray) to run properly, if you use AGP connection ( blue ) on your VGA card that might the problem, so you can also try upgrade your VGA card. - other ways is to install the latest driver for your VGA card.

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