01-11-2019 09:59 AM
I recently had a database software upgrade which now requires a better screen resolution to optimise it. My desktop came with a GeForce GT 635 graphics card, which on the NVIDIA website is stated to support screen resolutions via VGA of up to 2048 x 1536 (more than I need) but yet when I check my NVIDIA control panel screen it shows a maximum resolution of 1360 x 768 which is too low for my upgraded database software package.
I then thought that perhaps the GeForce driver might not have been updated so I downloaded the latest update from their website but all that has done is to no longer recognise the LG monitor I have plugged in (which it did before) and has not changed the options available on the NVIDIA control panel screen. I need a minimum of 1280 x 1024 but would be happy with more than this. My screen is an LG Flatron W1946 but I would be happy to buy a new, bigger one, if I can be sure the graphics card will support the improved screen resolution!
Does anyone know why there is this discrepency between what NVIDIA say this graphics card is capable of supporting and what I am actually getting from my desktop? Many thanks in advance for any help you can give!
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01-11-2019 02:11 PM
Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Are you sure about the monitor's model number? The closest LG monitor I can find specifications for is the LG W1946S-BF.
If the monitor I found is indeed one in the same with the one you own, the resolution limitation is caused by the monitor. The W1946S-BF model has a maximum resolution of 1360 x 768. Getting a newer monitor with a higher resolution will expand the capabilities of your graphics card.
For reference, here are the W1946S-BF specifications from LG......
01-11-2019 02:20 PM
01-11-2019 02:31 PM - edited 01-11-2019 02:31 PM
The resolution problem with using your son's monitor on your system maybe driver related. If your system does not have the latest monitor drivers for your son's display, it may not be able to achieve the higher 1280 x 1024 resolution even though your graphics card can support it.
Try plugging in your son's monitor and then boot up the computer. Once it is fully booted, check Windows Update to see if Microsoft is offering a newer monitor driver for you to install. Hopefully there will be one available to install.
01-11-2019 02:40 PM
01-15-2019 06:41 AM
01-15-2019 06:46 AM
You are more than welcome. I am glad to hear you were finally able to obtain the screen resolution you needed.
Thanks for posting back with an update!
01-15-2019 01:02 PM
GS61, I was thinking about the difficulty you had in trying to get your desktop to recognize a new monitor. I was wondering if you have your system set to Sleep or Hibernate instead of fully shutting down when you turn off the computer? If you do, when the desktop wakes up, it was most likely missing the change in monitors and just continued on as it did before. If Windows was fully shut down, on the cold boot, the operating system would automatically check the available hardware for any changes and then make the necessary adjustments or driver install for the new monitor. Just a thought.