Build 5744 does not recognize my Widescreen monitor's resolutions - my fix

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by Bellz, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Bellz


    Oct 21, 2006
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    Up until build 5744, my Viewsonic VA1912wb monitor worked fine and showed the native resolution of 1440x900 available.

    When I installed 5744 (a fresh install, as always), it shows a generic pnp monitor and only offers me resolutions for a typical square 19" monitor. My 1440x900 wasn't listed, and despite all of my efforts, could not be used. It only offers these resolution options: 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1920x1080. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the monitor and installing the viewsonic xp display driver and rebooting, but I couldn't get it give me the 1440x900 resolution option. I didn't have this problem in previous builds.

    So after pulling out almost every hair on my head, and even going back a build temporarily, I found the fix.

    I found THIS POST at the nVidia Forums, and found out about the 96.37 RC2 drivers. I installed the driver by using device mgr to update the driver and pointed it at the folder where I put the new driver. It worked and I can now use my native resolution!

    Evidently, it wasn't a monitor driver problem at all, but a glitch in the RC2 nVidia display drivers and this fixes the problem.

    Here's the link to the 96.37 driver. Anybody having widescreen resolution problems in RC2 should try this.

    On another positive side note, Star Wars:Empire At War works in this configuration.
    Bellz, Oct 21, 2006
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