9800GTX only 1280*1024 Vista 64

heyas, i got myself a 9800GTX with a 22" monitor, im running Vista 64 with the latest drivers for everything. it will only run at 1280*1024

i have tried three different drivers and have mucked around with the scaling but there is no way i can seem to get 1680*1050

also a lot of the text looks washed out/blurred, but that may only be because of this res

any help is much appreciated

also using the menu buttons on the screen, in the information it displays the 1280*1204 res aswell. i dont know if thats because what it is at or for some other reason.

also the drivers for the monitor are installed its not coming up as a generic monitor
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  1. What is the make and model of the 22" monitor that you got?
  2. Its hard to give an answer without more info on your 22" LCD. I doubt its the card.
  3. oh sorry forgot to mention that. its a samsung 226bw
  4. !!!Drivers!!!, make sure you have the latest WHQL drivers from NVIDIA, as you are using Vista 64, it only works with tested and aproved drivers, i belive the latest ones are 174.74.- also you can use driver cleaner so all of the remaining files of the previous installation are delete! ;)
  5. I've got the same monitor, just install the latest drivers.
  6. Quote:
    should have went with a 24" for that card.

    That is random useless rubbish..... erm... WHY??? nch...
  7. Make sure you have the 174.74 drivers. These are the only ones that are optimised for the nVidia 9 series cards
  8. yeah the 17.74 drivers are in now

    and yeah i removed all the old drivers when reinstalling others

    should i go back to XP will that help me
  9. also its like its only showing resolutions for CRT monitors. nothing widescreen. the nvidia control panel says that the native resolution is 1280*1024
  10. lozza199 said:
    yeah the 17.74 drivers are in now

    and yeah i removed all the old drivers when reinstalling others

    should i go back to XP will that help me


    I can't imagine a move back to XP will hurt, DX9 is still great. Edit: I'm not sure why those drivers aren't working for you.
  11. i noticed that xp uses the 174.74 drivers as well is that gonna make the same thing happen though?
  12. can anyone tell me how to remove vista? i have tried to putting the xp disk in during boot up but not having any luck with it, and the cdrom is set as the first boot in the bios
  13. There's nothing wrong with your card or your monitor. You have to set the card up to see the montor as a "tv". I don't have the right machine running right now to tell you how to do it, but a phone call to nvidia will have you up and running in minutes. Good luck and tell us how it goes.
  14. Quote:
    should have went with a 24" for that card.


    dumb
  15. Quote:
    should have went with a 24" for that card.


    Reason being? Without justifying your answers you're just inviting peoples contempt and ridicule........as I've seen already.
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