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9800GTX only 1280*1024 Vista 64

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April 6, 2008 11:58:14 AM

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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April 6, 2008 12:19:56 PM

What is the make and model of the 22" monitor that you got?
April 6, 2008 12:31:45 PM

Its hard to give an answer without more info on your 22" LCD. I doubt its the card.
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April 6, 2008 12:42:45 PM

oh sorry forgot to mention that. its a samsung 226bw
April 6, 2008 1:18:57 PM

!!!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! ;) 

April 6, 2008 1:37:33 PM

I've got the same monitor, just install the latest drivers.
April 6, 2008 4:36:02 PM

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should have went with a 24" for that card.

That is random useless rubbish..... erm... WHY??? nch...
April 6, 2008 9:42:06 PM

Make sure you have the 174.74 drivers. These are the only ones that are optimised for the nVidia 9 series cards
April 6, 2008 9:53:14 PM

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
April 6, 2008 10:07:48 PM

also its like its only showing resolutions for CRT monitors. nothing widescreen. the nvidia control panel says that the native resolution is 1280*1024
April 6, 2008 10:11:08 PM

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.
April 6, 2008 10:13:42 PM

i noticed that xp uses the 174.74 drivers as well is that gonna make the same thing happen though?
April 6, 2008 11:03:51 PM

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
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April 6, 2008 11:17:23 PM

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.
April 6, 2008 11:32:53 PM

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should have went with a 24" for that card.


dumb
April 6, 2008 11:46:00 PM

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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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