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New PC and HD monitor issues

By Cetrax
Jul 12, 2012
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  1. Hello I am a newbie. I just purchased a HP Pavillion HPE h9-1110t Phoenix CTO Desktop PC It has a Radeon HD 7670 1gb video card. I also purchases a 24 inch 1080p viewsonic monitor.

    I set it up and the monitor displayed a message saying I should change resolution to 1920x1080.

    I went to change the resolution on my computer and these are my options:
    1600x1200 1600x900 1440x900 1366x768 1360x768 1280x1024 1280x960 1280x800 1280x768 1280x720 ???

    What's up with that and what resoluion should I choose?? Monitor is hooked up via VGA

    Thank you for your help..
  2. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Odd..that card was supposed to be HD. What is its max. res. support?
  3. Cetrax

    Cetrax TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply. The Video Card PDF states DVI- 2560x1600 VGA 2048x 1536 HDMI 2560x1600.
    When I right click and select change resolution the highest it will go is 1600 x 1200.

    Is there software or a driver update I should download?
    Was I sold a computer with a bad video card?
    It is connected via VGA if I switched to DVI would that make a difference?
    Should I leave it on 1280x720 since that is 720p hd?

    I am very confused. Please help??
  4. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Yes, download and install the latest drivers (12.6) from AMD's website.
    Try the monitor's auto-calibrate function. Then, try raising the resolution through the Catalyst CP or Windows Res menu.
    If the monitor supports it, try DVI to see if it helps.
    Cetrax likes this.
  5. Cetrax

    Cetrax TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Switched from vga to dvi and it solved my problem. Also updated the drivers which were over a year old.

    Thanks, appreciate your help...
  6. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Glad I could help. :)


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