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Change Screen Resolution in Registry


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#1 Amunoz0208

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:33 AM

Hey I'm tech savy but I just ordered a widescreen lcd monitor without realizing that the resolution was 1440x900. That resolution is not available in system properties. So could anyone tell me the registry string to go to in order to change the resolution to 1440x900.

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P.S and note I still don't have the monitor its shipping

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:57 AM

If you cannot see a resolution listed in system properties, then your graphics card does not support it. Changing registry will not make any difference IMHO.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:58 AM

Might it not be in system properties because your video card does not support that resolution? I would start with your video card and see what it's capability is before messing with registry items.

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#4 Amunoz0208

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:06 PM

Sorry if I was unclear my computer has a Integrated Graphics controller I know I need to buy a video card but for the time being I can't afford it so since the resolution is not listed under the display can I just manually change it via the registry

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:35 AM

No thats not possible as the graphics chip controls the maximum possible resolution.

The only workaround is overclock your monitor : http://www.vistax64.com/overclocking-cooli...-overclock.html
This removes the signal from the graphics chip, so you can set any resolution you want.

Note : This is not recommended by BC as it may damage your computer.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:36 AM

There are a few possibilities I see. As mentioned, some video chipsets simply do not implement the resolution. It requires a special provision, as the dimensions are not fully divisible by 16, the tile dimension for VGA. A specification sheet from the manufacturer of the current video chipset will usually tell you if the resolution is possible.

If it is possible, but not available as a selectable option, one possibility is that it is not implemented in the video driver, or at least the version you're using. Another is that it is not shown until a monitor of that resolution is connected. That happened with my laptop, 1440x900 did not appear even in List All Modes until I connected a 1440x900 monitor.
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