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October 16, 2012 9:32:16 PM

Hey there,

I have an AMD Trinity A10-5800k APU with AMD Raedon HD 7660D Integrated Graphics on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I can't seem to get my screen resolution over 1024 x 768. I've tried to change it through windwos and through the display control panel, still won't go higher.

Full Specs:
Processor: AMD A10-5800k 3.8Ghz Quad Core APU w/ AMD Raedon 7660D HD
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard
RAM: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
PSU: Orion 585W
HDD: Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10000RPM 16MB Cache
Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Any Ideas? Drivers fully updated.
a b À AMD
October 16, 2012 10:21:30 PM

did you install all the driver that came with the motherboard cd also check you user manual page 19 after go to bios settings page 45 if you use only the onboard video chipset for this since pci-e is the default one you have to put onboard first http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A55M-DGS/index.us.asp?c...
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a b À AMD
October 16, 2012 10:44:27 PM

Bios is up to date and you have all the latest drivers including the drivers on the ASRock website ( he linked it above ) ?

Just FYI you should replace that power supply with something less likely to explode. Something between 300 and 400 watts from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ or Antec. Antec has a few lower wattage good models. Really closer to 300 watts is fine but it's hard to find any cheap quality units that small.

Also any newer 7200RPM hard drive including storage grade drives like the WD Blue will be quite a bit faster than that old Raptor.
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October 16, 2012 10:51:56 PM

anort3 said:
Bios is up to date and you have all the latest drivers including the drivers on the ASRock website ( he linked it above ) ?

Just FYI you should replace that power supply with something less likely to explode. Something between 300 and 400 watts from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ or Antec. Antec has a few lower wattage good models. Really closer to 300 watts is fine but it's hard to find any cheap quality units that small.

Also any newer 7200RPM hard drive including storage grade drives like the WD Blue will be quite a bit faster than that old Raptor.


I'm downloading drivers from the website now to see if they fix anything. I know about the power supply I've already ordered an Antec EarthWatts 500W 80 Plus Bronze PSU. I'll just wait a while on the HDD I'm on a budget. Could my monitor limit the resolution size?
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a b À AMD
October 16, 2012 10:57:41 PM

what is the max resolution your monitor could support
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a b À AMD
October 16, 2012 10:57:43 PM

^ Good PSU.

What resolution is the monitor?
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October 16, 2012 10:59:02 PM

I'm not sure. I know the model is RCA lcdx2620w

I used this monitor in Windows XP just a few days ago and i could get it higher than 1024 x 768
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a b À AMD
October 16, 2012 11:04:27 PM

You sure? It's only a 720P monitor. That would mean it's natively 1280 × 720. That should be as high as it goes. Do you maybe have the aspect ratio set wrong? Or the refresh rate set to something other than 60Hz?
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October 16, 2012 11:08:23 PM

I believe the aspect ratio is 16:9, though not completely sure. I can't find that in the Control Center. It says its refresh rate is 75Hz. I could run this higher than 1024 x 768 in Windows XP with my ATI Raedon HD 4550 a few days ago before I upgraded.
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October 16, 2012 11:27:54 PM

Well, I couldn't find anything in the manual. I mean, 1024 x 768 is alright, I don't do much gaming, but the desktop is too small for my liking.
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a b À AMD
October 16, 2012 11:34:35 PM

the manual tel you how to set the tv for pc signal look page 30 it will tel witch screen size you tv is set to
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October 16, 2012 11:41:16 PM

It says:

Resolution: 1024 x 768
V Frequency 75Hz
H Frequency 60.02Hz

BTW, If you are wondering I'm using DVI connection.
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a b À AMD
October 16, 2012 11:53:28 PM

if your connect same as page 6 your good also see page 27 if close caption is on,try to reduce the vertical sync output from the computer to 60 hz in the video control panel
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October 16, 2012 11:58:32 PM

vertical frequency down to 60 Hz still can't raise the resolution. And yes my connections are O.K. Also, there is no captions settings in preferences so I'm guessing it isn't supported in this type of video input.
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 12:02:12 AM

i got just a idea could be working or not worth a try do you have a rgb cable that could go from computer to tv and not using the dvi
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October 17, 2012 12:19:35 AM

Hmmm well I remember making it higher on Windows XP... maybe it "said" it made it higher but downgraded it automatically. Whatever the reason, I just want to make my desktop bigger. Anyway to do that?
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 12:22:16 AM

get a monitor that will support the higher desktop size
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October 17, 2012 12:28:39 AM

muh no money :( . I guess I'm just gonna have to live with it then :/ 
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 12:32:30 AM

aren't there settings in the CCC that can help you get this right ?
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 12:33:05 AM

but if you set resolution to max tv could support you will have a full screen
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October 17, 2012 12:40:51 AM

swifty_morgan said:
aren't there settings in the CCC that can help you get this right ?


I actually spent a great deal of time looking for CCC after i installed drivers and utilities. It seems that these integrated graphics have something else called "AMD VISION Engine Control Center".


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but if you set resolution to max tv could support you will have a full screen


Not exactly sure what you mean..
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 1:00:44 AM

AMD VISION Engine Control Center"

it's the same thing.
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October 17, 2012 1:20:53 AM

Yeah, thats what I meant. Still it wont go over that resolution. So looks like I'm stuck with 1024 x 768
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 1:33:35 AM

one thing in this vision panel do you have hdtv settings
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October 17, 2012 2:12:10 AM

Yes, there is a tab called "HDTV Support(Digital Flat-Panel)" and i think it lets you manually select modes supported by your display. Example: It lets me check boxes like: Add 1080p60 to Display Manager (NTSC)
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 2:17:07 AM

go to flat screen property activate adap picture to pane then active scale by gpu
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October 17, 2012 2:28:55 AM

Okay I did that and it made the screen resolution smaller(looked like 800x600).
I selected:
-Enable GPU scaling
then:
-scale image to full panel size
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October 17, 2012 2:33:38 AM

Hmm... I added 1080p60Hz options to the display manager and actually was able to get the screen to run at 1080p but it was messed up... lines across the screen and not scaled right.
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 2:36:00 AM

are you getting full panel if not we try this other setting under the hdtv support page you see personnalized check if you see the one you want to have or the nearest one and press apply format and apply at the botttom donr forget you always apply the chanfge you made on each page of the control center
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October 17, 2012 2:40:00 AM

scout_03 said:
are you getting full panel if not we try this other setting under the hdtv support page you see personnalized check if you see the one you want to have or the nearest one and press apply format and apply at the botttom donr forget you always apply the chanfge you made on each page of the control center


I can manually set the screen resolution to 1920×1080 60Hz but it is very messed up... there are lines on the screen and I am not getting full panel (taskbar is off the screen) looking like 1920x1080 is too big for the screen
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 2:43:32 AM

then lower the resolution to a more lower setting and use the one is more useful for you you will have to get a computer monitor ,that all we can do for now
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October 17, 2012 2:47:43 AM

Well, its unfortunate I can't raise the resolution but I can live with it. All answers were excellent thanks for all the help guys. I doubt I'll buy a new monitor until this one breaks or something. Again, thanks for the help!
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October 17, 2012 2:48:17 AM

Best answer selected by iamjjj.
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 2:48:50 AM

your welcome enjoy the system the best you can
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a b À AMD
October 17, 2012 4:29:13 AM

why didn't you select 720p at 60Hz ?
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October 17, 2012 7:08:29 AM

Try choosing the smaller task bar option through properties and decreasing the size of the desktop icons? If the desktop is what you're seeing as too small, then decrease the icon size, I hate the default Windows 7 sets them at. Click on any icon and scroll your mouse wheel down. I also don't use that giant taskbar Windows 7 has, it looks clunky.
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October 17, 2012 11:13:51 AM

swifty_morgan said:
why didn't you select 720p at 60Hz ?


It dosent quite completely fit. Only half the taskbar fits and the icons are a bit off.
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October 17, 2012 11:17:04 AM

michael stone said:
Try choosing the smaller task bar option through properties and decreasing the size of the desktop icons? If the desktop is what you're seeing as too small, then decrease the icon size, I hate the default Windows 7 sets them at. Click on any icon and scroll your mouse wheel down. I also don't use that giant taskbar Windows 7 has, it looks clunky.


Thanks man! Didn't now you could change icon sizes before >.<. I like the default taskbar so I'll keep it :) 
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October 17, 2012 6:13:09 PM

Yeah, some prefer the larger taskbar. I find it aggravating how I can't see each window and the icons in the quick launch disappear when clicking them. I fixed it and I suppose it looks more like XP; I guess I'm still stuck trying to have that Windows XP feel. :p 
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