I've just purchased a new monitor (an HP 2309v) which has a native resolution of 1920x1080. However, when I attempt to set the desktop resolution to this (in order to get optimal performance out of the monitor), Windows switches to a zoomed/panned "scrolling viewport" desktop mode that I can't seem to disable. It's as if Windows and/or my graphics card thinks my monitor is incapable of displaying that resolution, when I know for a fact it SHOULD be able to handle it.
Anyone know what the problem could be?
I have tried installing the drivers included on the CD. No joy. Oddly, though, in "Display Properties" and "Device Manager" the device still shows up as "default monitor". Is that to be expected?
I'm connecting the monitor to the PC using a VGA cable via a VGA-to-DVI adapter (my graphics card, an EAH3850, only has DVI outputs). I'm using Windows XP.
I can only suggest updating the graphic card's driver.
I've tried that, to no avail, but I appreciate your time anyway, so thanks man!
My thought was maybe that the VGA-to-DVI adapter was causing some screwup in the display data channel, causing the computer to mis-identify the maximum resolution of the monitor. I'm probably wrong though.