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How to add extra resolutions for wide monitor

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February 19, 2010 10:30:17 PM

Hello

There is a lot of new monitors and 2-3 years old office PC's
Is there any easy way to add new wide screen resolutions to video card?
Or is it just a graphics controller limitation, which can't be over surpassed?

I have Samsung SM2494HM 24" Black business 1920x1080@60 Hz but on older computers it fails to display a full screen images and either there isn't availbale a 1920x1080.

The idea is that perhaps there is some known technique, how to avoid distortions and add an extra resolution to the supported list?

Thanks!
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
February 19, 2010 10:43:47 PM

I don't think you can add new resolutions that are bigger than the hardware can support, you will have to upgrade to a new card for that.

You can with newer cards create custom resolutions, I'm not sure how but I am sure you cannot surpass the highest resolution that the card is capable of.
February 19, 2010 10:57:38 PM

Powerstrip will let you create custom resolutions for most graphics hardware.
http://entechtaiwan.com/util/ps.shtm

It's not free but is very powerful.

The maximum desktop resolution supported by a graphics card is limited largely by the cards memory, as a result a card can usually reach a higher resolution at a lower color depth. I would expect most cards from the last 5 years to be able to produce a 1920x1080 image.
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