Sometimes my resolution can go up to 1280 x 1024 and sometimes it can go REALLY HIGH

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  1. noduser

    noduser Registered Member

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    Just what the thread titles says. Virus?

    Literally, sometimes this can go up to a whole bunch of higher resolutions (and I've tested at least one and they work)

    http://i10.tinypic.com/404sqcj.png

    Also: just before I had it set to 1280 x 1024, and I reset my computer and it magically went back to 1024 x 768 (at an 85 Hertz refresh rate to boot--something I normally have to do manually).

    Sony HMD-A200 on Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express
     
  2. lodore

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    well a driver update would mean it can use higher resolutions.
    so i recccomend you update the graphics driver before you get carried away and think its a virus
    lodore
     
  3. noduser

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    But why would I randomly sometimes have high resilutions?
     
  4. lodore

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    i dont know why.
    but the first step would be to get the lastest graphics card driver.
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    Hello noduser.


    Have you tried downloading and installing the drivers for your monitor? Well, they are not real drivers, it's a color profile, inf file with icms, but it also contains information about the maximum monitor resolution. If you're using generic windows' monitor driver, that may be causing this strange behavior. lodore have a point also.

    Cheers. :)
     
  6. lodore

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    your right the seer it could be the monitor driver so getting the lastest graphics card driver as well as the monitor driver is good advice.
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  7. noduser

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    Thanks.
     
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    Re: Sometimes my resolution can go up to 1280 x 1024 and sometimes it can go REALLY H

    other considerations

    the refresh rate (Hz) is tied to the cards ability to drive a resolution
    too high a refresh can make the card have issues at higher res, and it might be dropping it down.

    consider that a given card (or embedded GPU) might be driving one (or more) of a great number of possible monitors and may not be able to properly identify or maintain the output (depending on what your displaying, static vs dynamic, 2D vs 3D, how many GDI objects (the ICC .ini monitor driver is a very good idea :thumb: )

    I typically run dual 21" monitors, and have a very wide selection of dual head videocards spanning from the very first nVidia based dualhead to a Quadro FX3000 (and a nice old school Matrox which started it all) Point is that unified drivers often are unable to effectively identify an issue when your overtaxing the GPU's ability, I can be at a given res and refresh on an old card, add a few too many GDI elements and then toss on a movie at nearly full screen for one of the monitors and it can be too much. I can dump a few GDI objects and it straightens out, or drop the movie size, refresh rate, or resolution to the same effect. Or the temperature, another possible performance issue, especially in a laptop.

    Having the driver "know" what is the parameters of the monitor is the place to start.
     
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