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Monitor resolution wont go higher than 1920×1080

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April 11, 2012 8:05:24 AM

Hi people.

Bought a new computer recently. Installed graphics card, installed latest drivers. However the monitors resolution wont go higher than 1920×1080.

I realize this is 1080p but i have a wide screen monitor and it cuts out quite a bit of the screen. Anyone experience the same problem? Any solutions?

Windows 7 64-bit
HD 7970
April 11, 2012 8:36:29 AM

whats the model of the monitor? does it support a greater resolution than 1080p?
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
April 11, 2012 8:41:05 AM

What cable are you using to connect monitor to the card?
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April 11, 2012 8:42:44 AM

Yeah, the monitor's native resolution is probably 1920x1080, which is a widescreen resolution. The aspect ratio is 16:9. I can't comment on why the screen is being cut off.
April 11, 2012 9:22:56 AM

Model: Philips 230C1HSB 23"

I had a bigger resolution on the PC i was using before so it must support it, unless i did it manually somehow i forget.

Im using a HDMI cable.

dpmcbrde said:
Yeah, the monitor's native resolution is probably 1920x1080, which is a widescreen resolution. The aspect ratio is 16:9. I can't comment on why the screen is being cut off.


So it definitely shouldn't be cutting off the screen?

Bloody PC's!! Annoying things. (unless its my monitor haha) Thank you for replies so far :) 
April 11, 2012 9:28:56 AM

atsharrock said:
Model: Philips 230C1HSB 23"

I had a bigger resolution on the PC i was using before so it must support it, unless i did it manually somehow i forget.

Im using a HDMI cable.



So it definitely shouldn't be cutting off the screen?

Bloody PC's!! Annoying things. (unless its my monitor haha) Thank you for replies so far :) 



HDMI can only display up to 1920x1080, so switch to dvi for beyond that. but it looks like your monitor only supports 1920x1080 anyway. 1080p is a great resolution, anything beyond that is overkill for gaming or video viewing.

the resolution isnt pc dependent, its monitor dependent
April 11, 2012 10:00:33 AM

Ah, gotcha.

From what i remember the desktop had a bigger resolution on my old PC but when gaming it switched to a different one.

Thanks for all replies, appreciated.
April 11, 2012 2:16:11 PM

IIRC, CRT monitors can do higher resolutions than LCD ones. You have a CRT monitor if it weighs 30 lbs and sticks out a foot behind the screen. If that's the case you should be able to turn the resolution up...but otherwise, most LCDs max out at 1080p.

Maybe the issue you are experiencing with the screen being "cut off" is with overscan? See here for demonstration and a fix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rzDg_hqoPg
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