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Need more monitor resolutions - only 3 choices


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#1 Darth Kitty

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

Hi ! I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium. I just got a new-to-me HP Pavilion Slimline s7700n and a 17" AOC 712Swal-1 Widescreen LCD Monitor from a friend. I promptly set it back to factory default, and here is my issue..

For resolution size I have 3 choices -

800x600
960x600
1280x720

But, I really want to use 1024x768. Is that possible ? Only three options seems not right at all. Two 16 inch monitors in my household can display it. Is an inch difference really that crucial ? I've checked for driver updates through Vista repeatedly but it just keeps saying that I'm using the latest versions for both my monitor and display adapter (NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE).

If I didn't give enough information about the PC, this site lists all of its specs, I believe.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:58 PM

You may try getting an updated driver from the Nvidia website => HERE

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

Thanks, I've just finished doing that !

But the only difference I've noticed is that now I'm down to two resolution options - 800x600 and 1280x720.

Am I just out of luck ?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

What happens if you change the display properties under advanced and change the refresh rate for the monitor, like maybe 60Hertz?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:15 PM

Nothing at all, that I can tell. Changing the colors from 32 bit to 16 doesn't do anything either. :\

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:26 AM

I'd try the HP drivers, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&softwareitem=pv-42535-1&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN .

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

I'm confused, it says the compatibility is for Windows XP ? Is that safe to put on Vista ? I don't know very much about drivers beyond how to search for and install them. I always worry about messing something up.

Also, if I updated through NVIDIA's webside do I have these drivers or not ?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-62691-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=2093&product=3340239&sw_lang=

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-54435-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=2093&product=3340239&sw_lang=

Edited by Darth Kitty, 16 August 2012 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:03 PM

Sorry...I wasn't paying attention :).

By all means, try the HP drivers for your system, rather than direct download from nVidia.

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