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LG FLATRON W1642S resolution

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 7, 2011 8:45:08 AM

Hello everyone

I am using a LG FLATRON W1642S on this system:

Windows Vista SP1

latest drivers from ATI

Problem: resolution does'nt seem good, text and picture is not crisp clear.

adjusted Clear type also

Monitor is recognized as Generic PnP monitor

from ATI catalyst
MAX reported resolution: 1920x1080 at 75Hz

from windows screen resolution window,

Display: Generic Non-Pnp Monitor
Resolution : 1360x768 ( this is Max)

I tried hours on net, I could not get a driver for W1642S, all I gets is application which searches drivers on net and it never finds driver. Not even on LG official sites

Please suggest the solution, Monitor driver can solve the problem?

I have used same system on Mitsubishi 230 SB (21' CRT ) very crisp picure and text.

a c 358 U Graphics card
April 7, 2011 10:50:21 AM

Catalyst is not identifying the monitor correctly.

Your LG FLATRON W1642S is 1366 x 768. That is what you should be setting your monitor to.

You may need to re-install your ATI drivers or perhaps install a slightly older version.
April 7, 2011 6:05:22 PM

Also....What type of connection are you using...........use dvi or hdmi if possible
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April 7, 2011 9:52:38 PM

I moved around in ATI catalyst settings and found that monitor was set to non PnP, then I choosed from the drop down box to PnP, Catalyst shows the correct name and now I do get 1366 x 768.

But in device manager under monitor, it is still Generic PnP monitor. No default driver for this monitor, so it is not recognized. I searhced a lot on net too.

Now the question is if proper LCD driver is installed and dev manager shows correct LCD device, will the picture and text be more crisp?

I am using plain VGA cable, my card does support DVI and HDMI, but since W1642S is an old monitor, it does'nt have other options.

a c 358 U Graphics card
April 7, 2011 10:07:26 PM

Monitors generally do not have drivers unless there is a specific device attached to the monitor like a webcam or perhaps a memory card reader. Monitor that have pivot capabilities may require drivers.