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Question about custom displays? Are they possible?


loveandpower

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#1
Background: AMD Catalyst 100% up to date.

Build #1: Radeon 7850
Build #2: R9 290X

My question is this, is it possible to somehow manipulate the display driver(s) and simulate a custom desktop resolution? My native monitor ( which is an older Dell cheap-o anyway ) resolution can go up to like 1600x1020 but what I want to do is use like 800x600.resolution. ( I have a vision impairment and was hoping for at least general browsing I could use this resolution )

Before a graphic card update I could use my Radeon 7850 build to do this but I can't now.
 

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Berton

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Most times the resolution can be set for 800x600 [ratio of 4:3], might check the setting panel for showing all supported resolutions.
 

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loveandpower

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Nope, on both builds the lowest is like 1024x768

On the 7850 driver I am able to make custom displays via the catalyst driver program however it does say there is a chance it won't display and with my luck it's exactly what happened, wouldn't show.
 

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rvcjew

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#4
with the custom res what refresh was it trying to use? also why don't you just raise your DPI so things are bigger.
 

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loveandpower

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#5
As a person who has a visual impairment by raising the DPI it would make it harder for me to see fonts, what is on the screen and such as that.

To my knowledge the refresh rate is 60hz. My monitor is suppose to support 59 and 60.

I do apologize for the late reply I don't get on here often on the weekends.
 

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rvcjew

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that reply was pretty quick lol. making the fonts bigger make them harder to see? what impairment? my family are optometrists is why I ask by the way.
 

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loveandpower

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that reply was pretty quick lol. making the fonts bigger make them harder to see? what impairment? my family are optometrists is why I ask by the way.
Oh man several things :cry:

Glaucoma
Aniridia
Posterior Subcapsular Cataract ( only in left eye already got right eye took care of )
Extreme near sighted

My eye acuity is like 20/550 in my right eye and around 20/425 in my left eye

I normally use ZoomText after my eyes start to get tired and such but I have found that at least for me using lower resolutions such as 1024x768 or 800x600 helps me alot also compared to zoomtext constantly. (not to mention can you imagine gaming with zoomtext running! )
 

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rvcjew

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Damn man I feel for you I'm about 20/40 and 20/60 corrected and 20/2000 uncorrected I'll look more into this for you when I get some time some others have asked this from me before. I get where your comming from on the gaming aspect. Haven't heard of zoom text will need to check it out.
 

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    2560x1440p, 2x1080p
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loveandpower

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Oh that acuity is with corrective lens xD..

Zoomtext is a great visual assistive technology software by Ai Squared. It costs a fairly good bit but it's well worth the price.
 

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    Screen Resolution
    1024x768
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rvcjew

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Oh that acuity is with corrective lens xD..

Zoomtext is a great visual assistive technology software by Ai Squared. It costs a fairly good bit but it's well worth the price.
I figured that it was with correction, zoomtext seems like JAWS for the blind. quick Google search came up with this so you might want to check it out. Custom Resolution Utility (CRU)
 

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    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7 4790K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus VI Extreme
    Memory
    32GB(4x8GB) DDR3 Team Xtreem 2666 @ 2400 CL10 10-12-12-31
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x MSI GTX 780 Twin Frozr OC 3GB
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PB278Q, HP 2311xi, UN46F7100AFXZA
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440p, 2x1080p
    Hard Drives
    256GB 840 PRO SSD
    10TB RAID 0 Array (Movies, Steam)
    6TB RAID 1 Array (Backups, Documents)
    3TB EXT Drive (Secure Backups)
    PSU
    Corsair AX760
    Case
    NZXT White Switch 810
    Cooling
    Block: XSPC Raystorm, RES/Pump: XSPC Bay res W/D5 Vario, RAD: XSPC RX360, 6xNF-F12's
    Keyboard
    Rosewill RK-9000 with MX Blue switches Logitech G15 Rev 2 (gutted for LCD)
    Mouse
    Logitech G400
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    I also own a Lenovo Y510p, and Yoga 2 Pro

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