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Solved: Windows 7 resolution problems

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Katarina, Dec 2, 2011.

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  1. Katarina

    Katarina Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I recently upgraded from Vista Ultimate 64-bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I have a problem with the resolution now. The monitor I use was supported in Vista for resolution 2560x1600 but now the highest I have is 1280x800. I can't get it any higher, when I go back to Vista /same Dual-link cable, same monitor, same PC/ it shows 2560x1600 correctly, once I go Windows 7 - it only displays 1280x800. I have tried every driver update /Dell monitor3007WFP, ATI Radeon HD6950/ but nothing helps. I first thought its my monitors' driver problem but after I researched online, it seems that many people have same problems with the resolution once they go Windows 7 /no matter the pc or monitor brand/. Can you please help? I would appreciate any help in being able to run this at 2560x1600 resolution.

    Thank you Katarina
     
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    Should we assume that at this site you've read the "20870: Guide on how to install ..." and tried the "Automatically detect and install the right driver" and read anything else there that may relate?
     
  4. Katarina

    Katarina Thread Starter

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    I ended up getting the new monitor of different brand because I was convinced that there lies my problem. So I got the new one - and everything is working correctly.
    It drove me mad. I tried everything. Changing for new cables, updating the drivers of both, the graphic card and of the monitor /I even contacted Dell's support where I said I am not able to download the best driver so they sent me the direct link for it/. I love the graphic cards and never had problem with Radeons but for the first time I had the monitor from Dell. Their support was horrible. They said it's my graphic or OS problem. Of course! So when nothing helped, I decided not to worry anymore and go shopping. Now I have no problems.
    But thank you guys for trying to help me with this. Katarina
     
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    Strange issue, for sure. Thanks for posting what you had to do to get it solved. :)

    You can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page.
     
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