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December 10, 2011 11:08:49 PM

Hi,

I'm using a laptop, HP dv6 6027tx and I have connected it to a monitor. I went to change the resolution and it allowed 1920x1440 as its max resolution. But, once I selected it the monitor told me that it was out of range. The best resolution I can go up to is 1366x768, but then this resolution and 1360x768 seems squashed on the monitor. So therefore, I have to use 1280x1024 at the moment. I was just wondering why it gives the option of selecting up to 1920x1440 but only allows me up to 1366x768? Is there a way that i can improve my resolution.

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December 10, 2011 11:21:36 PM

being out of range means that either the resolution or refresh rate is too high for that monitor to recognize. Look up the monitor's native resolution and set it to that for best results.
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December 10, 2011 11:23:38 PM

Sounds like the monitor isn't capable of displaying a 1920x1440 resolution, hence the out of range error.

There is no way to go beyond your monitors native resolution, which can vary from monitor to monitor.

The nest thing you can do is find your monitors native resolution (typically the largest) and leave it at that.

Also another thing to check, the refresh rate, which will usually be at 59-60Hz for a typical monitor, no need to make it any higher than that.

3D capable monitors use a 120Hz refresh rate.
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December 10, 2011 11:32:57 PM

I'm sorry but, whats a refresh rate, and how can I check this?
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December 10, 2011 11:45:51 PM

The refresh rate is the speed at which the monitor can display new images given it by the computer, measured in Hertz, or times per second. In almost all consumer monitors this is 60Hz, or 60 times per second. We can find the refresh rate with some Googling if you give us the model of the monitor, or you can find it yourself.
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December 13, 2011 6:51:26 PM

Sorry for the late reply, but I found out my model. Its BenQ FP222W and also another thing is that my monitor is called Generic Non-PnP in Devices and Printers. Is this right or should it be BenQ?
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December 13, 2011 11:34:33 PM

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December 14, 2011 12:11:26 AM

There's no such thing as bumping on Tom's, and it's against the forum rules to boot.

"Generic PnP" is the normal Device Manager term. That's what mine says too.
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December 14, 2011 1:13:28 AM

I'm sorry, but I have one more question, on this http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/monitors/benq/fp22... it says the monitor's native resolution is 1680x1050. But the next highest resolution after 1366x768 is 1600x1200, therefore I can't use it. Is there a way I make more options?
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December 14, 2011 2:14:37 AM

The maximum is 1600x1200? I have 1600x1200 and then 1680x1050 above that.
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December 14, 2011 3:23:05 AM

I don't have the option of 1680x1050 because above 1600x1200 I get 1792x1344. The max for me is 1920x1440 but my native resolution is 1680x1050. ty for replying
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December 15, 2011 1:46:54 AM

Does 1600x1200 look bad?
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