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New Monitor - Not the right display resolution!

  1. #11


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    It shows it as "SyncMaster", the name of the moniter

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  2. #12


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8


    Now it shows it as "SyncMaster"

    ^^Double post srry
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  3. #13


    If you haven't already... try setting the external monitor to 'Extend these displays' >> apply the settings and see if the resolution options change?
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8


    No, it just stretches horribly
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  5. #15


    Just to confirm, the laptop displays 1600x900 fine... it's just the external monitor that doesn't
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8


    Yes, you're correct. The laptop's native resolution is 1600x900.
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  7. #17


    I'm stumped on this sorry... maybe someone else can offer a little more help so stick around but i can only assume that the monitor isnt compatible with windows 8, looking at the support site it only lists up to vista under the downloads tab and that driver is dated 2008 - Support - LCD 2043SWX-1 | Samsung Monitors

    Do you have a different monitor you could try?
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8


    It's fine. All I really need is how to set the resolution to 1600x900, since it is not in the options. If there was some kind of manual way to do it...
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  9. #19


    What about monitor frequency ? Often if set to more than 60 it will not let you set higher resolution.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8


    Wow, really? Thanks, that will help! But the only way it can display a really good screen is if it is on 1280x720 without the screen stretched and instead on auto-fit.

    BTW My internet's down for some sites so I cannot upload my image to show to imgur. I will as soon as possible
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