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emgeemg
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2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

As the subject says, I'm currently unable to run my 2007WFP at the native 1680x1050 under Windows XP SP2. It's not an option in my display properties; the highest available resolution is 1600x900. I *used* to be able to select 1680x1050 but then I upgraded my nvidia drivers to the latest 84.21 version and 1680x1050 disappeared. I tried to revert the driver back to original 81.98 but still no joy.

I use the DVI input, but have not tried VGA so I don't know if it would work under that or not.

I'm pretty stumped here and absolutely can't stand this 1600x900 resolution. Any ideas on how to resolve this?

edit: fixed the driver version. I mixed them up.

Message Edited by emgeemg on 06-15-200607:00 PM

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meyer6847
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Re: 2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

From the looks of things, you actually installed older drivers. I recently installed new drivers for my card and it is like 84.21 or something close to that. I upgraded from 80 or something.

Where did you get your drivers from and do you still have the disk for your card?

Message Edited by meyer6847 on 06-15-200606:57 PM

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emgeemg
Copper

Re: 2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

I mixed up the order of my drivers in my original post. I was originally using 81.98 and 1680x1050 worked, then I upgraded to 84.21 and 1680x1050 disappeared. I then reverted back to 81.98 and 1680x1050 was still not available.

The drivers are directly from nvidia.com.
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Crzywolf
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Re: 2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

You would probably want to download the .inf file and update the monitor driver. You can find that here at . Extract it to the default folder and then open up the Display Properties, go to Settings then click on the advanced button, click on the Monitor tab and click on properties, click on update driver. Choose that you want to specify the driver in a certain location then hit next, put a check on "Include this location in this search." and then browse to the directory that was created when you extracted it. It should be C:\Dell\Drivers\R113372\2007WFPb unless you changed it. Click next and it will install the driver for that monitor and let your system and video drivers know what resolutions the monitor supports.

If, that does not work, I would recommend removing the drivers all together by first booting into VGA Mode (press F8 at the very first of your boot process) and then downloading DriverCleaner Pro from http://www.drivercleaner.net/. Once downloaded and installed, run it and make sure you add all of the nVidia filters to use. once you do that reboot and then re-install the LATEST nVidia drivers again.

And if all else fails, I would recommend format and re-installing your OS. If that option was there before, plugging in the monitor is not going to remove it when you update the video driver.

Message Edited by Crzywolf on 06-15-200607:33 PM

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Goldy67blue
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Re: 2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

I don't have a nvidia card but on my ATI card I can go to display properties-->Advanced - where I installed Catalyst Control Centre (came with the ATI drivers). From there I can set any resolution I want, even if my monitor/card can't actually support it.
Does Nvidia not have a similar "control centre" ?
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DingoJunior
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Re: 2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

Goldy67blue wrote:


I don't have a nvidia card but on my ATI card I can go to display properties-->Advanced - where I installed Catalyst Control Centre (came with the ATI drivers). From there I can set any resolution I want, even if my monitor/card can't actually support it.

Well, not ANY resolution - just from the list of resolutions they make available to you. At least, you've never been able to define your own resolutions with any ATI drivers/cards I've ever used (I've used the most recent, but not the most recent cards). My only fallback with ATI cards for custom resolutions was PowerStrip (this was for a CRT - it handled the standard 2007WFP resolution just fine).

nVidia drivers, on the other hand, really DO let you define ANY resolution (within the limits of the card) - 1000x1000, for example, if you had any possible reason why THAT would be useful Smiley Happy.

Dingo

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gpro
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Re: 2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

FWIW, I'm using 1680x1050 with nVIDIA ForceWare v84.21 - no problems, but I installed the Dell driver too.

You should be able to uninstall the drivers from Add/Remove Programs, Device Manager or Display Properties.
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writesimply
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Re: 2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

I had a Mobility Radeon M6 on the laptop. Compaq said it cannot support 2007FWP's native resolution. So I installed the latest Omega Drivers. Worked fine. Smiley Very Happy

Only install Omega Drivers if you can't get official drivers to run your Dell monitor.


fuad
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_AH_Stryker
Bronze

Re: 2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

You never said what kind of card you have...thats likely the problem. My 5950 Ultra had no problem and my recent purchase of a 6800GT works very well too. The widescreen resolution was not in the list until AFTER I installed the monitor. Again...maybe your card doesn't support widescreen resolutions.
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emgeemg
Copper

Re: 2007WFP - 1680x1050 not a listed resolution in display properties

My graphics card is an nvidia geforce 7800 GTX.
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