|Geez, I can't even read right. I saw NEC multiSync and thought that was an old series of CRT monitors. |
If you can try another monitor to verify it isn't the graphics chip/card. If another monitor displays the same then try re-installing the graphics drivers using the latest from the chip makers site.
1280 x 1024 appears to be the native resolution which you should use.
Below is a link to a monitor driver. Scroll to your model.