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My 4670 can't reach the resolution 1368x768

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May 16, 2012 7:04:21 AM

hi, i have a 4670 1gb paired with samsung sa300 , problem is when i try to change the resolution to 1368x768 the screen will go blurry, i don't know if its a monitor or videocard problem, but i can play games using the resolution 1360x768, i monitored this issue for a week, well the result is everything is working normal using 1360x768 no system crash, no flickering of the monitor, but when i change it to 1368x768 the screen is flickering everytime i close a application which it didnt happened on 1367x768 resolution, help is greatly appreciated :D 

here are the things i already done:

1. change the port where my monitor is connected - temp fix only it worked for a day then it went back to the blurry screen again
2. updated the drivers - same result
3. reset the bios to default configuration - same result
4. toggle the screen refresh rage from 60-75hz - same result

Spec:
Gigabyte G31m-esc2c
Powercolor 4670
4Gb of ram
550 Powersupply
Samsung Sa300 with a normal vga cable

May 17, 2012 4:54:00 AM

bump!

deleted the driver from the device manager and installed the driver from the samsung website - got same the result
a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 5:41:00 AM

did check the vga port unplug clean and put it back again or go to ati new drivers and make default rate rfresh rate to 60 hz not 75hz
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May 19, 2012 1:09:03 AM

@monu_08 cleaned the vga port plug, update the ati drivers to the latest ones, monitor is in 60hz, got the same result :( 

i'm gonna burrow my brother's 5770 this weekend to test if its vc problem ,i'll keep you posted with the progress, thanks :) 
May 26, 2012 9:27:35 PM

the culprit is the videocard, the moment i slap the 5770 the resolution went back to 1368x768, looks like i need to buy for a new vc :) 
a c 289 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 26, 2012 9:49:25 PM

I am pretty sure you're supposed to set it at 1366x768, not 1368x768. Your native resolution is 1366x768 as well.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 3:39:28 AM

if have a budget then go for 6850 nice gpu and run all games on 1368 x 768
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 28, 2012 6:17:59 AM

nondy said:
hi, i have a 4670 1gb paired with samsung sa300 , problem is when i try to change the resolution to 1368x768 the screen will go blurry, i don't know if its a monitor or videocard problem, but i can play games using the resolution 1360x768, i monitored this issue for a week, well the result is everything is working normal using 1360x768 no system crash, no flickering of the monitor, but when i change it to 1368x768 the screen is flickering everytime i close a application which it didnt happened on 1367x768 resolution, help is greatly appreciated :D 

here are the things i already done:

1. change the port where my monitor is connected - temp fix only it worked for a day then it went back to the blurry screen again
2. updated the drivers - same result
3. reset the bios to default configuration - same result
4. toggle the screen refresh rage from 60-75hz - same result

Spec:
Gigabyte G31m-esc2c
Powercolor 4670
4Gb of ram
550 Powersupply
Samsung Sa300 with a normal vga cable

1360x768 vs 1368x768 does not have any noticeable difference in graphics quality. Why bother?
But admittedly your 4670 is a weak card. If you want to improve the frame rates in games, then you need to upgrade. But if you just want to be able to set to 1368x768 instead of 1360x768, then it is a waste of money. Just set it at 1360x768 & you wont notice the 8 vertical pixel that will be added anyway.
a c 289 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 28, 2012 7:39:17 AM

I repeat myself. Your native resolution is 1366x768. THIRTEEN SIXTY SIX, not thirteen sixty eight.
May 28, 2012 7:04:25 PM

@ Sunius my bad, :) 

@ Monu_08 yep 6850 is definitely in my list i'm just doing a little research if my psu can crank up that card, i got a HEC raptor 500 psu

@ randomkid thank for that info :)  i didn't know that part :) 
May 28, 2012 7:30:11 PM

I have a 19 inch monitor and my native resolution is 1366 x 768.
Pretty strange res you wer mentioning :heink: 
It could be the monitor that cant handle that resolution.
a c 289 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 28, 2012 7:35:04 PM

So did you check whether your 4670 can do 1366x768 perfectly?
May 28, 2012 7:44:15 PM

As far as I know the SA 300 models come in sizes of 20 inch to 23 inch.
Isnt 1366 x 768 a standard 19 inch resolution?
May 28, 2012 7:52:06 PM

@ sunius it can go 1366x768 but the resolutions is blurry, blurry - can't read the fonts, the icons look crap at their are lines running from top to buttom of the screen
May 28, 2012 7:53:29 PM

Rightclick on your desktop.
Click on screenresolution, click on screenresolution grayed out.
What does it say at recommended resolution?
And what resolutions can you pick in the sliderbar?
a c 289 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 28, 2012 7:53:54 PM

frontwing has a point, what's the exact model of your monitor?
May 28, 2012 8:15:50 PM

The native resolution of a 20 inch is 1600 x 1200.
SA300 series start off from 20 inch.
May 29, 2012 5:31:34 AM

@ Frontwing recommended resolution 1366x768

@ Sinius Samsung SyncMaster SA300 Model: S19A300B
a c 289 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 29, 2012 9:45:25 AM

What cable are you using? Did you try DVI cable?
May 29, 2012 11:27:20 AM

@ sunius analog cable, don't have a dvi cable available to try it

Question: will my system benefit with the 6850 upgrade ? 6770? :D 
a c 289 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 29, 2012 11:31:42 AM

It will benefit a lot. Those cards are much more powerful.
May 29, 2012 2:33:46 PM

@ Sunius glad to hear that :D  and i though that my e5300 will hold ( bottleneck ) the performance of those cards :D 
a c 289 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
May 29, 2012 3:38:46 PM

Maybe lightly, but you will still see an amazing increase in performance.
a b U Graphics card
May 29, 2012 4:15:32 PM

bettter go for 6850 for budget your raptor 500 psu handle like a charm it requires only
one pci 6 power connector
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