CRT Monitor wont change to a certain resolution that i want.

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June 4, 2014 at 20:59:16
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Intel Core 2 Duo/3 GB RAM
My CRT monitor is a Compaq MV720, and its connected to a EVGA Geforce gt 610 with 2gb of vram. i've been trying to set the monitor to 1152x864 so i can get a refresh rate of 75 hz, but all it does is change the resolution to the operating system, not to the monitor itself.
lets say i change the resolution to 1152x864. it applies, but all it does is zoom in the desktop without changing the resolution at all as the monitor still stays at 1280x1024. this monitor can handle 1152x864 @ 75 hz, because the last graphics card i had allowed me to do that.
i dont know how to make the card truly change the resolution. but the weird thing is that garry's mod actually changes the resolution truly to 1152x864, and i dont understand why i cant change it in windows.

EDIT: Disregard this post. I've figured it out.

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#1
June 5, 2014 at 00:03:36
Posting how you fixed it would have been preferable. It may have helped somebody else.

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#2
June 5, 2014 at 09:24:30
My guess is it was a driver issue?

"this monitor can handle 1152x864 @ 75 hz, because the last graphics card i had allowed me to do that"

What graphics card did you upgrade from? The Geforce GT 610 is a pretty low end card, it's actually just a rebranded GT 520. And even though your card has 2GB memory, it's slow DDR3 @ 64-bit rather than GDDR3 or GDDR5 @ 128-bit. A gaming card it is not.

http://www.nordichardware.com/Graph...


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#3
July 17, 2014 at 19:44:21
Im still using a CRT monitor too. Now your monitor supports max 60hz a native resolution but the more you decrease the resolution on any crt monitor the higher the refresh rate goes. First i was confused until i noticed he actually lowered the resolution. Now i know for a fact that lcd monitors scale automaticaly Crt monitors dont. Of course you have a zoomed in image because you have a lower resolution. You can scale down in windows and also i think in the driver somewhere. What i do not understand why on earth you need that resolution with that refresh rate ? The native resolution on that CRT is 1280*1024 with 60hz. Why do you need a higher refresh rate,why are you sacrificing so much image quality for 15hz ? 60hz is still perfectly enough even for gaming and i even managed to get 1900*1600 at 60hz on a 17 inch crt monitor just fine using custom resolution.
Please tell us why you need thoose 15 extra hertz ?

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