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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Tue 18-Jan-11 14:40:03
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Viewsonic Monitor Resolution


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I have a Viewsonic VA2013w monitor with a native resolution of 1600x900.

Every time I turn on the PC, the monitor complains that for best results I should use a resolution of 1600x900.

The Windows XP Display is set to 1600x900, but when I look at the monitor Information screen, it says the resolution is only 1440x900.

I have tried 3 different graphics cards and all give the same result. (which is a very poor looking display)

I have checked online for the latest drivers.



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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Tue 18-Jan-11 15:08:02
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Re: Viewsonic Monitor Resolution


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In reply to a post by Sandgrounder:
Every time I turn on the PC, the monitor complains that for best results I should use a resolution of 1600x900.


Just to clarify. Does Windows tell you this, or does the monitor itself somehow do this?

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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Tue 18-Jan-11 15:12:31
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Re: Viewsonic Monitor Resolution


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The message is from the Monitor.



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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Tue 18-Jan-11 15:33:43
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Re: Viewsonic Monitor Resolution


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Interesting.

This link says:

Resolution (Native) - 1600 x 900Pixels


Which corresponds to the manual (pg. 8):

Setting the Timing Mode
Setting the timing mode is important for maximizing the quality of the screen image and
minimizing eye strain. The timing mode consists of the resolution (example 1600 x 900) and
refresh rate (or vertical frequency; example 60 Hz). After setting the timing mode, use the
OSD (On-screen Display) controls to adjust the screen image.
For the best picture quality set your LCD display timing mode to:
VESA 1600 x 900 @ 60Hz.


Can you confirm the resolution is 1600 x 900 and not 1440 x 900. Also make sure your gfx card accepts that resolution and refresh rate. Don't try a custom one.

The manual might also give one or two other pointers. The OSD functions for a start, show how to disable the monitor resolution notice (which won't solve the screen resolution issues, but it might be desirable if you can't get a solution).

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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Tue 18-Jan-11 16:14:08
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Working Now - Thank You. smile

Not too sure what I different - but I had the card working in another computer.

And then it just worked when I put it back in this one. smile

Wow - it really does look so much better - Many Thanks



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