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Cannot change screen resolution to 1600 X 900

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Cannot change screen resolution to 1600 X 900

    My Monitor has been showing stretched-out images lately. I knew that my screen resolution is not right. I tried to change the screen resolution but there were only two options (1024 X 768 & 1280 X 1024) but none worked. It is my old monitor so I know that the correct resolution is 1600 X 900. Then I went to 'Advanced settings' and clicked on 'List All Modes'. It displayed 2 more options (640 X 480 & 800 X 600) but it didn't matter. I also unchecked the 'Hide modes that this monitor cannot display' checkbox under Monitor tab to see if it added 1600 X 900 resolution, but no. I checked if the adapter and monitor drivers were updated. They were.

    I know this is a driver problem but I don't know what to do.

    My PC Specs:
    Processor: Pentium Dual Core CPU E5400
    RAM: 2 GB
    OS: Windows 8 64-bit
    Display Adapter Type: Microsoft Basic Display Adapter
    Monitor Type: Compaq Q2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor
    No graphics card

    Any help will be appreciated.
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  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Does that CPU have integrated graphics? I can't find anything that says it does. Are you sure you have no graphics card? What make/model of computer is it?

    With basic display drivers you probably can't render the higher resolution. When you go to Device Manager and choose to update the display adapter driver, then choose from list, what options does it give?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 123
    Windows 8.1

    Assuming no Graphics card, the Graphics is in the Chipset, possibly Intel G45 Express chipset. Therefore find your Drivers from your PC manufacturer or Intel.
    Try to identify what you have. The Microsoft Basic Display Adapter I guess would be from within Windows 8.1 drivers cache, and may not provide a wide range of resolutions.
    Graphics Drivers — How to Identify Your Intel® Graphics Controller
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