Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Used to use VGA at 1440x900 (native res.) Now that I installed new GPU & HDMI, no longer can

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
June 10, 2013 3:44:59 PM

As the title says, I used to use a graphics card with a VGA cable and Windows 7 reccomended 1440x900, which is my native resolution for this monitor. Now that I have installed a new GPU (PowerColor Radeon 7950) and used a HDMI as opposed to VGA, I can no longer use my native resolution, and instead, am forced to use the reccomended scren res. of 1024x764, if I go to 1440x900 the screen gets all glitchy. I successfully installed the drivers and what not via the drivers disk.
a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2013 3:49:07 PM

dont use drivers off the disc, go to amd.com and download the latest version.
Related resources
a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2013 3:52:42 PM

if you uninstalled your old version first, something is wrong. can u switch back to dvi?
a c 499 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
June 10, 2013 3:59:47 PM

What's the model number of the PowerColor Radeon HD 7950?

What is the brand and model number of the display?
June 10, 2013 4:13:37 PM

daswilhelm said:
if you uninstalled your old version first, something is wrong. can u switch back to dvi?


I have a VGA cable and an HDMI cable, no dvi cable.

Best solution

a c 499 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
June 10, 2013 4:21:24 PM
Share

1Dan1 said:
daswilhelm said:
if you uninstalled your old version first, something is wrong. can u switch back to dvi?


I have a VGA cable and an HDMI cable, no dvi cable.


PowerColor includes a DVI-to-VGA adapter with their Radeon HD 7950 cards so try it out.
June 10, 2013 5:14:05 PM

ko888 said:
1Dan1 said:
daswilhelm said:
if you uninstalled your old version first, something is wrong. can u switch back to dvi?


I have a VGA cable and an HDMI cable, no dvi cable.


PowerColor includes a DVI-to-VGA adapter with their Radeon HD 7950 cards so try it out.


I don't have one. Its gone.
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
June 10, 2013 7:22:28 PM

Can you buy one? They aren't that expensive.
January 10, 2014 11:40:45 AM

1Dan1 said:
As the title says, I used to use a graphics card with a VGA cable and Windows 7 reccomended 1440x900, which is my native resolution for this monitor. Now that I have installed a new GPU (PowerColor Radeon 7950) and used a HDMI as opposed to VGA, I can no longer use my native resolution, and instead, am forced to use the reccomended scren res. of 1024x764, if I go to 1440x900 the screen gets all glitchy. I successfully installed the drivers and what not via the drivers disk.


May Already be solved but, HDMI only supports a native resolution up to 1920x1080 unless it is HDMI 2.0 (which supports 2160p). And for your driver problem; download them from the site, they are very much up to date. Also this might help, when you are installing your NVIDIA driver choose "Custom Installation" instead of "Express". Once it shows you what you want to install. Look at the bottom where it says "Perform a clean installation" Tick that box and click "Install Driver" that should get rid of any other remains of other drivers.
January 10, 2014 11:43:59 AM

Scratch everything I said. it was for a different Thread. Don't know how it got here...
!