I have a Dell S2209W with Desktop XPS410, I was not able to get the 1280 x 720 resolution setting, while my friend, who has the same monitor, with a Laptop Inspiron 6400 can. Is there any way I can get the 1280 x 720 setting with my desktop? Is that has something to do with the graphics card I am using (I have WX093 128MB while he has NJ887 256MB). If so, is there any way to go around it?
We both have Windows XP SP3.
Any suggestions/comments are much appreciated. Thank you.
Since your friend can get it, the problem would appear to be the Video Card.
A "WX093" card means nothing to us as we are not Dell employees and have no access to Dell part numbers. In the Device Manager it will list what the Video actually is, such as NVIDIA and a model number or ATI and a model number.
I have a Samung 22" monitor and a fairly new ATI Radeon HD4850 video card and I can get 1280X800 but not 720.
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I am sorry, I should have given more information on the WX093 card. It's a NVIDIA card. I found that there's a custom resolution settings in the NVIDIA Control Panel (right click on Desktop and the option is there). I set up a custom setting of 1280 x 720 but it does not look properly, it is much bigger than it is supposed to be (since I have two monitors to compare). It must be the video card that makes the difference. So I revert it back to the original monitor setting. I guess the only way I can get the 1280 x 720 resolution is using the same video card as my friend's laptop.