I just purchased an Asus P50IJ-X2 laptop which has a Intel GMA 4500M video card running Windows 7. At work I output this laptop to a Dell 1907FP LCD which has a maximum resolution of 1280x1024. Not matter what I do the Windows will not allow the laptop to set a resolution higher than 1024x768 to this LCD monitor.
Ive even gone to the extent of downloading PowerStrip to create a custom driver for my monitor thinking Windows was having a hard time seeing the available resolutions it would accept. However, PowerStrip read the registry and properly sees the monitor and what its capable of so I'm now at a complete loss as to why Windows 7 will not allow me to set/use a 1280x1024 resolution for this external monitor (as my last laptop did running Vista).
The Intel documentation indicates that the GMA 4500M should be able to run up to a 2560x1600 max res.
The Dell 1907FP specification states it can run up to a 1280x1024 res.
However no matter what the computer will not allow me to set higher than a 1024x768.
I'm completely baffled but I would really like to be able to output this laptop to a reasonable resolution, 1024x768 makes me feel like I'm using my mom's computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Here are some attached images:
Image 1 - This image is from PowerStrip which shows the monitors max accepted resolution and at the top right the max res my PC currently allows.
Image 2 - This shows my Windows 7 resolution picker.
Image 3 - The 'List all modes' option taken from the Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings > List All Modes.
Image 4 - Monitor information from registry read by PowerStrip, this shows the laptop is able to read the necessary info from the LCD monitor.