Hd6950 non-optimal resolution on dell 2408

Hi all,

I've been experiencing this annoying issue of non-optimal resolution. Every time I boot/reboot, my screen resolution will be in 1920x1200 for several seconds at login screen before automatically change to 1920x1080. I have to manually change it back to 1920x1200 which is native for my dell 2408. Any way this can be fixed? Thank you!

Setup: Gigabyte HD6950 1GB OC version, win 7 pro 64bit, and latest driver from AMD website.
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  1. What cable are you using? HDMI supports the 1200P resolution, if you're using DVI Single link cable it will revert back to 1080P, yopu have to use DVI Dual Link Cable
    Make sure your cables matches the DVI-I Dual Link or DVI-D Dual Link
  2. ilysaml said:
    What cable are you using? HDMI supports the 1200P resolution, if you're using DVI Single link cable it will revert back to 1080P, yopu have to use DVI Dual Link Cable
    Make sure your cables matches the DVI-I Dual Link or DVI-D Dual Link
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fb/DVI_Connector_Types.svg/181px-DVI_Connector_Types.svg.png


    Thanks! Yeah I got a single link unfortunately...but what I don't understand is that the same problem happens even if I use DP to connect my monitor. Any comments on that?
  3. your problems shouldn't be from the dvi cable. Single-link dvi supports upto 2.75 megapixels @ 60hz. 1920x1200 is 2.3 megapixels, so its probably something else (supported by the fact that it does that with DP too). DP supports 2560x1600+.
  4. soloist_huaxin said:
    Thanks! Yeah I got a single link unfortunately...but what I don't understand is that the same problem happens even if I use DP to connect my monitor. Any comments on that?

    In CCC go to Desktop Mgt>>Desktop Properties and choose 1920 x 1200
    Apply and then restart see what happens
  5. ilysaml said:
    In CCC go to Desktop Mgt>>Desktop Properties and choose 1920 x 1200
    Apply and then restart see what happens
    http://pcper.com/images/reviews/1050/03.jpg


    Tried that and didn't help...
  6. Have you tried using HDMI? Are you sure that the refresh rate is @ 60 Hz?
  7. ilysaml said:
    Have you tried using HDMI? Are you sure that the refresh rate is @ 60 Hz?


    tried hdmi, didn't help. Refresh rate is 60 confirmed.
  8. So your only left option is to try the card in another PC, it could be OS problem.
  9. Does sound like a software/os issue. You said it starts at 1920x1200 at login screen? does it revert back to 1080p after you login or just automatically after a couple seconds of sitting there uninterrupted?
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