New monitor resolution prob

  podlod 10:30 AM 07 Jan 12
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Hi, I have purchased a new Moniter for my pc and it prefers you place the resolution at 1920 X 1080 for full HD, and I must admit it works perfect. My problem being is that when I revert back to work or do something else on my pc, I have to change the resolution again in the control panel area.Even though I have enlarged the Icons to work with if I stay in the resolution 1920 X 1080 because it is difficult to read. Surely there is a way I can leave my game at that setting instead of having to reduce again at the control panel area for the screen?

  ams4127 13:10 PM 07 Jan 12

May I ask, without being rude, if you have sight problems?

The reason for my question is that my monitor runs at 1920x1080 all the time and, despite my lifelong astigmatism I have no trouble.

Have you thought perhaps of trying a different theme? Have you tried the "Ease of Access centre" in Contro panel.

  KRONOS the First 06:30 AM 08 Jan 12

Can I take when you say that when I revert back to work or do something else on my pc, I have to change the resolution again in the control panel area you mean following a gaming session that the screen does not revert to default settings?

If this is the case then that indeed should not happen. You have posted elwhere that you are running Windows XP, what graphics card are you using? Make and model number please and not just series number. When was the last time you updated the drivers for your GPU?

  podlod 09:53 AM 08 Jan 12

Hi, I have catalyst ATI Radeon HD 4800 series ( 2795E ) My 3D Refresh rate is disabled in my display options if that has anything to do with the prob? No the screen does not revert back when I shut down my game, previously which would be workable at 1360 X 768 resolution

I wear glasses and have to strain my eyes to see, where I would prefer not to.

  KRONOS the First 10:15 AM 08 Jan 12

I did ask quite clearly what graphics card you had and not to just put the series. You answered with the series, as you can see here:HD4800, there are 5 different GPU's in the 4800 series. I also asked when you last updated the driver for your GPU, you failed to answer. If you could answer these two questions,hopefully I will be able to help you with your problem.

  dms_05 15:35 PM 08 Jan 12

19201080 seems to be the native resolution of your screen - just as my 22" 19201080 screen is. Although mine will display some other lower resolutions it won't display all those available from my nVidia card. Having said that I find W7 and XP perfectly usable at the 1920*1080 setting.

  podlod 10:22 AM 09 Jan 12

Hi, Sorry my series is HD4870, and I have recently updated last week, and I have a 27 inch monitor.

  KRONOS the First 10:32 AM 09 Jan 12

Its like pulling teeth,make/model of monitor please.

  X7-250 13:55 PM 10 Jan 12

you should leave the monitor set to its native resolution (1920x1080) using any other resolution is going to give you an inferior display.

try increasing the DPI setting, display\settings\advanced.

the DPI setting will give a universal increase in the size of text/icons, just like dropping the resolution, but the screen still displays correctly.

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