Resolution too high and can't change it

  1. About two days ago I was messing with my resolution in my computer whe I saw something wired that I never seen before and that was that there was some higher resolution than I seen before so I set it as that. Everything worked fine intill I started to play swtor and when I quit the game my computer screen whent blank and all it said was the resolution that my comp can hold. I have a Nvidia GTX 550 Ti. I done everything I know that might solve my problem but nothing works. I tried to run my computer on my onboard graphic card and it works fine and I can see everything. The problem only happens when I tried to run it on my other graphic card. I tried to run it on safe mode and change it through there but it still does not work. I don't know if is because the graphic card is not getting enough power or something like that. Can someone plese help me this problem is driving me crazy! If anyone knows what to do please tell me that will really help me.

    I have a:
    Nvidia GTX 550 Ti
    300W power supply
  2. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    First: Try changing resolution through Screen Resolution menu (Right-click on desktop)
    Second: Try changing it through Nvidia Control Panel
    Third: You monitor will have an auto-calibration function, accessible by the buttons under it, or any software provided by the manufacturer.
  3. Spasticmadnezz

    Spasticmadnezz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I can't do step on or two ecause I can't see anything on the screen but I will try step three
  4. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Yes, I realized that, but I didn't know what you had already tried, because you hadn't specified. Anyway, try it, and let us know.
    Generally, if you choose a resolution higher than what your display can handle, problems do arise.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,409   +281

    When you boot Windows, just before the splash screen press F8 to get the boot options. If you are using XP, select "Enable VGA Mode". If using 7, select "Enable Low Resolution Video". That will boot Windows normally, except with a low resolution. Once Windows has booted, switch the resolution to what you want.

    This is better than booting in safe mode because it boots a full boot of Windows, not a minimal boot. So once you switch the resolution to what it should be everything is ready to go, you won't need to reboot again like with Safe Mode.
  6. Spasticmadnezz

    Spasticmadnezz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I just tried what u both said and nothing worked. Thanks for your time and your help though. I really think is maybe because the graphic card is not getting enough power so ima buy a new Power Supply.
    Thanks for your help
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Yeah, it's definitely not the resolution since VGA mode didn't work, as SNGX suggested.
  8. Creigrus

    Creigrus Newcomer, in training

    Yea same thing happens to me and I donte have an alternative graphics card
    PC dell m33
    GC Intel g33graphics driver


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