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how to obtain 1600x900 on a Dell s2009wb monitor?


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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:13 AM

I have a Dell s2009wb monitor in which the native or recommended (optimal) resolution is 1600x900. I use win7.my video is ati radeon xpress 200. was nearly impossible to find a driver as many websites said that it is not win7 compliant. I found and used this.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/454745/disply-driver-issue/

still no 1600x900, only 1600x1200

I then downloaded this as my monitor says generic non-pnp monitor

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=1NJCV

nope.avi still no 1600x900, only 1600x1200 with 1280x1024 the option below it

any suggestions?

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:02 PM

The problem is definitely with your Radeon video and its drivers or lack of them. No guarantees it will work, but you could try this solution from Tom's hardware -

 

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/29758-63-radeon-xpress-series-driver-windows

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:37 PM

This did not work for you?



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:38 AM

This did not work for you?

nope. website not functioning

 

 

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The problem is definitely with your Radeon video and its drivers or lack of them. No guarantees it will work, but you could try this solution from Tom's hardware -

 

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/29758-63-radeon-xpress-series-driver-windows

 

Chris Cosgrove

doing this just gives a generic vga driver and 640x480 resolution only.

 

edit: it actually installed a driver unlike previous attempts but I don't have 1600x900 still. only 1600x1200

 

any other suggestions?


Edited by Sylveon Fetish, 14 January 2015 - 07:02 AM.


#5 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 08:01 PM

I found the suggestion I made earlier by googling 'ati radeon xpress 200'.

 

While it might be worth your while searching for other possible solutions it looks like your present video driving set-up will only support 4:3 screen formats instead of the 16:9 format you want.

 

You have not given any details on your computer except that it will run Win 7 and, by implication, is fairly old and probably a desktop. If you have room in the case why don't you consider buying and fitting a separate video card ?  You do not need to spend huge amounts of money on this, my local friendly components store has video cards starting at £UK 27, and any modern card will support 16:9 displays and run on Win 7.

 

One other possibility, you don't say if you have tried it or not. RIGHT click on any empty piece of screen, then click 'Screen resolution', then 'Detect' and see if it detects your wide angle display as wide angle.

 

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