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I have an old dell laptop, a latitude D610.
The display is an LCD display capable of running at a 1400 x 1050 resolution.
the graphics card is an ATI x300.
I've installed windows 7 on this laptop, and here where it all starts to go wrong.
if I use the default windows driver I can get the resolution up to 1400x1050. but sadly with that driver I can't use the peek functionality on the task bar, and can't run Aero for all the nice window transparency and all that stuff...
(also I can't play on-line poker because of direct X errors).
it also doesn't recognise that I have a second display output, (though I don't know if this would change if I actually connected a second display).
so I've gone to the ATI site and downloaded the latest drivers -my card is now in legacy support only, and am now using the driver that is labelled
"ATI Radeon x300/x550/x1050 Series Secondary".
(version 8.593.100.0, driver date 21/07/2009).
with this driver...
I can play online poker, I can use the aero features like peek etc...
but the resolution seems to be limited to 1280x1024...
(and has black bars down either edge of the screen).
I can detect that I have both a VGA monitor output and an SVideo output.
so any tips on how to force the resolution to 1400 x 1050? -whilst keeping all the other features that I want.
I've already tried.
>changing the detected display type from generic LCD (1280x1024) to a larger Res LCD, (like the one I actually have).
>adding custom resolutions to the registery in hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\ati2mtag\de viceX\DALNonStandardModesBCDX
(in this case 14 00 10 50 00 00 00 60 (1400x1050 default colour depth 60Hz)
>using power strip - didn't work (though perhaps I wasn't using it correctly).
so... any suggestions as to what to try next?
I just want the native resolution for my monitor using the latest drivers, -I don' see why that should be so hard!