dell monitor will not disply 1440X900 resolution

January 29, 2012 at 17:22:46
Specs: Windows 7
My son is trying to play a web-based game that requests a 1440 X 900 resolution. I have a dell monitor with windows 7 and HP Tower. With monitor offers higher resolutions but not this one. But the monitor will not display the game even though we can hear it working in the background. Any ideas?

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January 30, 2012 at 02:56:27
1440 X 900 is a "widescreen" format (ie a widescreen resolution).

The resolutions that are available are determined by the graphics adapter inside the PC (it's not determined by the monitor).

So it's probably the graphics adapter that does not support any widescreen resolutions, or at least not the one that you want. The only cure in that case is to install a new graphics adapter, often referred to as a "graphics card" or "video card".

Using a different monitor won't make any difference to the resolutions that are currently available from the existing graphics adapter.

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January 30, 2012 at 03:36:31
Check your computer device manager that your computer have no Yellow sign ? for graphics adapter. or may be you can try to install the driver for your computer.

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January 30, 2012 at 04:06:08
I have used some NVIDIA graphics cards that did not have the 1440x900 resolution in the preset menu, however I was able to manually set this resolution using advanced settings in the NVIDIA interface. and pip22 is correct in that the monitor must also support the selected resolution. In the low-end LCD market monitors have a native resolution that is best and setting your graphics card to a different res can produce undesired results.
I have also used some HD TVs as monitors and they seem to support a much wider variety of resolutions.

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January 30, 2012 at 05:42:33
It would help to know the make/model of computer & monitor. You may simply need a driver update.

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