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Improving external monitor's resolution

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July 18, 2012 5:58:57 PM

Hi guys,
I have an external Benq 22-inch monitor connected to my laptop. My monitor is actually 1920x1080p, but my laptop is only 1024x768p (I think so), so I get the same resolution in the monitor and it does'nt look very good. Do I have any option to improve the resolution of my monitor @ this stage to full resolution it can support?

Thanks in advance.

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July 18, 2012 6:16:09 PM

Try right clicking your desktop and selecting either properties or screen resolution and you should see to little screens in a box the one labeled #2 should be your monitor if it's not already selected select it, there should be a drop down box labeled resolution, drop that down and pick 1920 x 1080 if your laptop can produce that, mine can only go as high as 1600 x 900 but yours might be able to go higher or you may just have to live with a bit lower resolution than your monitor can go.
Edit: Also which os are you on and what kind of cable are you using?
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July 19, 2012 3:39:57 AM

Already tried that and my laptop can only produce 1080x780 resolution :(  I use vista home premium and the cable I got along with the monitor connected directly to the port in my laptop.
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July 19, 2012 3:48:09 AM

If it's a vga cable, it's not possible due to vga only being able to do about 720p so grab yourself an hdmi and you oughta be fine.
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July 19, 2012 4:11:07 AM

I personally have never used dvi and do not know what it can carry but I'll do some research and get back to you soon. (Also you're based in India?)
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July 19, 2012 4:12:31 AM

yes. I'm in INdia. Thanks mate :) 
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July 19, 2012 4:50:23 AM

Hi Ghouldude,
I'm sorry, I just changed the monitor resolution like you said and it works fine totally.
I tried it few days back and since I had a low resolution wall paper, it looked like a monitor that's inside my monitor ( It looked as if the wall paper was in the center and 3 inches on either side were blacked out).
Screen looks beautiful now. I have a 1920x1080 wall paper now.
Thanks :) 
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July 19, 2012 4:54:32 AM

Where's an emoticon for face smacking when you need one, lol.

Well enjoy your new fancy monitor! :) 
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July 19, 2012 5:05:09 AM

Best answer selected by GODMODE09.
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July 19, 2012 5:07:21 AM

Haha.. My monitor looks so large now :D 
Thanks :D 
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July 19, 2012 5:09:27 AM

Don't forget to select a best answer and let the thread be labeled [solved] it'll do that after you pick.
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