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Nvidia Driver help

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#1 pantathian


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:57 AM

I'm pretty new to Bleeping computer, and i was referred by a friend to see if you could lend me a hand with a driver problem. Well, closer to an annoyance than a problem really.
I have a old Nvidia driver installed that came with my 8800GTS video card, and i am really preferable to the 1600 x 1200 resolution, unfortunately, some of the more recent games such as Call of Duty: World at War, have required me to update drivers to the latest version, where in lies my problem. This new version has pulled my resolution to 1650 x 1250, and i cannot go back to the way it was without uninstalling this driver, and reinstalling the old one. This new resolution makes many of my shows i watch on the monitor square instead of widescreen (i use a 22inch widescreen, and i want the full benefit of it).
My question to you is: is there any way i could get my 1600 x 1200 resolution back without uninstalling this driver, or somehow changing some settings*? or any other methods possible.

*note: in the settings tab of display properties, 1600 x 1200 is not able to be selected.

Thank you :thumbsup:

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#2 ranger72


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:53 AM

See if you can do this:

Select "Start" > "All Programs" > "Nvidia Corporation" > "Nvidia Control Panel" > "Control Panel" This will open your Nvidia Control Panel. To the upper left of the window go to "Select a Task", and under that expand "display" by selecting it.

Under display select "Manage custom Resolutions" in the window select the "Create" button. This dialogue box will allow you to create a custom resolution for your HDTV video out.

I don't know if that will change your monitor's resolution in the same way; however this is a start for you to get going in the right direction.

Also here is a Google Page of Links which will take you the Nvidia forums where I'm sure your question can be answered with more authority.


You can also find out about updating your drivers there as well.

Hope this helps!


Edited by ranger72, 25 November 2008 - 06:55 AM.

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