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How can I set the proper monitor resolution?

By sirslice
Mar 2, 2012
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  1. I'm replacing my monitor with a widescreen LCD (actually I have 2 I can use, an emachine and an LG). I don't have any additional video cards on my PC. My processor is an Intel core 2 CPU 6400@2.13 GHZ. My OS is XP

    I need a resolution of 1440 x 900. I can get control panel settings that are higher or lower but 1440 x 900 doesn't show up. I downloaded a monitor driver but I can't open the icm file. From what I can find online, this file basically deals with color issues. Is that correct?

    Right now I'm using a resolution setting that is OK but far from perfect.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 467

    you can only produce a resolution that your monitor supports, period. You can go 1600 x 900 for your widescreen. Why do you have to have 1440 x 900?

    List of 4:3 Monitor Resolutions
    Resolution - Aspect ratio
    640x480-----4:3
    800x600-----4:3
    1024x768-----4:3
    1152x864-----4:3
    1280x960-----4:3
    1400x1050-----4:3
    1600x1200-----4:3
    2048x1536-----4:3
    3200x2400-----4:3
    4000x3000-----4:3
    6400x4800-----4:3

    List of 16:9 Widescreen Resolutions
    Resolution - Aspect ratio
    852x480-----16:9
    1280x720-----16:9
    1365x768-----16:9
    1600x900-----16:9
    1920x1080-----16:9

    List of 16:10 Widescreen Resolutions
    Resolution - Aspect ratio
    1440x900-----16:10
    1680x1050-----16:10
    1920x1200-----16:10
    2560x1600-----16:10
    3840x2400-----16:10
    7680x4800-----16:10
  3. sirslice

    sirslice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The reason I'm wanting a 1440 x 900 resolution because that is what the manual recommends for this monitor. (1440 x 900 Hz freq 55.935 Vert freq 60Hz). I'm currently using 1024 x 768.
    The monitor is an LG 19" wide screen (L192WS - SN0)

    1600 x 900 provides crisp images/text but they're WAY too small. I've tried increasing the DPI setting yet some of the onscreen items look odd and some things still remain small.

    I'm at a loss.
  4. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 467

    did you try using large icons @ 1080?
  5. sirslice

    sirslice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Are you referring to DPI?
  6. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 467

    typically 1080 would be used for playing a game or watching an HD movie. I would keep your desktop at a lower resolution and use cntrl +/- to enlarge and shrink your display up and down. Have you tried 1600 x 1024?
  7. sirslice

    sirslice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually 1152 x 864 is proving to be not that bad. I use this PC for work purposes (no gaming). I'm involved in professional broadcasting, audio production and advertising. Most of my attention (for this PC) is aimed at the ability to record and produce audio + internet + word processing so I'm more concerned with my audio add on's (pro sound card)... although I did host 11 forty-five minute webinars in one day with the particpants viewing the video portion of the presentation (via the internet) as it was seen on my screen. My client commented, "You're screen looks different." Most of my work (including) audio voicing and production is done in my home studio where I have this PC and another right next to it.


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