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Monitor native resolution changed with new computer?

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  • Nvidia
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Last response: in Displays
October 16, 2012 3:02:14 AM

Hello,
I previous was using a Viore LC37VF55 LCD TV with my Dell Dimension 8400 (which I had upgraded with a eVGA GeForce 8600GT. When I use that computer, my monitor shows in the NVIDIA Control Panel as "1080p, 1920 x 1080 (native)" which me and my wife love. The text is crisp.

I just built a computer that is using the exact same Viore LC37VF55 LCD TV, but the new rig is custom built and uses an eVGA GeForce GTX650. When I use this new computer, my monitor shows in the NVIDIA Control Panel as "720p, 1280 x 720 (native)" which me and my wife dislike. The text is blurry. I used the "Adjust desktop size and position" to set the size of up to 1842 x 1036. That looks best, but the text is still below the crispness of the old computer.

I also want to add that I'm using a DVI (connects to video card) to HDMI (connects to TV) cable.

How can we fix this? I just built the computer, and I used the newest video drivers from the eVGA web site on Sunday. Should I load older drivers? What other suggestions can you give to fix this problem?

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October 16, 2012 3:30:08 AM

Try loading the newest drivers straight from nvidia. Manufacturer drivers aren't always the best.
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October 16, 2012 4:40:47 AM

I checked and version 306.97 is the driver version listed on both the eVGA driver web site and the NVIDIA web site.

I tried loaded the NVIDIA drivers despite my doubts. Unforunately that course of action didn't work. The driver "update" did not fix the native resolution.
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October 16, 2012 4:48:14 AM

Well if it doesn't help, sorry. That's a rather unusual problem. :/ 
Did you try looking in the default Windows screen management thing?
(Right-Click Desktop>Screen Resolution)

It may just be the fact that it's a newer card, and decent drivers haven't _quite_ come out yet.
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October 16, 2012 5:17:01 AM

I did try using the Screen Resolution settings built into Windows 7 Ultimate. In fact I tried that before I delved into the NVIDA control panel. I didn't realize that this card was only released last month until just now. I never intended to be an early adopter. :( 
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October 16, 2012 11:47:46 PM

Well sorry. It's a good card either way. Just give it some time. :) 
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