Windows 7 - how to change screen resolution to 1920 x 1080


  • I have recently bought a new computer with windows 7 64 bit and an ATI Radeon HD 5700 series adapter.
    I also have a 23" monitor which has an ideal resolution of 1920 x 1080 but the highest resolution that apears in the selections is 1600 x 1200, and the highest one that works is 1440 x 900. I've heard the problem is with the ATI drivers or something and not with windows 7.

    Any help will be most appreciated.

    Friday, August 20, 2010 7:09 PM


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  • you may need to get the drivers for the monitor,

    do you start the PC with the on?, if not do that and see if windows picks it up.

    My 23" soyo needs no drivers BUT if I boot up with the monitor off I only standard resolution settings, but if I boot up with the monitor on
    I get the wide screen resolution settings as well, windows 7 sees my monitor as a PNP

    Friday, August 20, 2010 8:34 PM
  • thanks for the help but i always boot up with my monitor on so..
    Friday, August 20, 2010 9:48 PM

  • If it's an onboard video chip, get the latest Win7 64-bit driver from the PC or motherboard manufacturer. If it's an add-in video card, get the driver suite from here:

    According to the specs for that card, it should support the resolutions that you want.

    SC Tom
    -There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.

    • Proposed as answer by Sabrina Shen Tuesday, August 24, 2010 8:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:14 AM
    Friday, August 20, 2010 10:43 PM