Monitor Settings and Refresh Rate

Dell St2320l 23-inch widescreen flat pan...
September 26, 2012 at 12:31:17
Specs: Windows XP, ASTONE
How can i un-greyed the checkbox of hide modes that this monitor cannot display??
im using Nvidia GForce 9500GT display adapters..
display monitor: PLug and Play
screen Resolution: 1024x768(32-bit) (60hz)..

hoping for response.. thanks alot

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September 26, 2012 at 12:52:12
You have to install the monitor driver (usually in the form of an .inf file) which is supplied with the monitor or available on the manufacturer's website. Without the monitor's information file, Windows has no idea what the monitor's limitations are or which display modes it supports.

When you install the monitor driver, the monitor will be listed in Device Manager by it's actual make & model instead of just "Generic" which it is now.

Do not confuse Monitor Driver with Graphics Driver. They are not the same thing.

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September 26, 2012 at 13:21:53
I partially agree with phil. Windows does need to identify the monitor. You MAY be able to select the monitor model from a list that already exists in Windows.

Not all monitors will have a driver file.

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September 26, 2012 at 13:33:31
If you're asking about a Dell ST2320L monitor, the native resolution is 1920x1080@60Hz.

If that resolution isn't available, install the latest nvidia graphics drivers:

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September 27, 2012 at 02:29:09
thanks alot 4 the replies.. Cant find the monitor.inf file of my graphics driver.. but then the checkbox is still greyed out..
how can i install the inf file of my monitor? tnx.. muah!!

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September 27, 2012 at 04:12:20
Did you try to locate your model or a sililar model in the monitor listings section of display properties?

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October 28, 2012 at 08:03:33
"Cant find the monitor.inf file of my graphics driver"

I'm guessing you're a newb to all this stuff? Did you install the latest graphics driver as recommended? The link is in response #3.

The graphics driver & monitor driver are 2 completely different things. More than likely, you do NOT need the monitor driver but if you want to try it, all you need to do was go to the Dell site & get it:

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