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comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
All I know is that Windows Update offered me an optional update that said it was specifically for that driver. Unfortunately I don't know what the version was before the update, nor did I check to see if the update installed successfully.
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comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
I agree, nice comprehensive answer - this is totally worth the +50 you're getting. And for the record, the driver I had was not the one originally bundled with Windows 7 but one that I received through Windows Update.
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comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 I'm asked to approve about 4 different apps when I log in. The utility I spoke of is called GfxUI.exe and it's located in Windows\System32. The resolution seems to be holding. TotalDTDCount is still 0. Monitor Asset Manager is now erroring out when I start it so I'm unable to rerun those tests.
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comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 you've actually solved my problem. Please leave an answer so I don't have to waste the bonus.
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comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 I tried the Intel utility that was installed with the driver and it let me create a 1280x1024 profile. Once I unchecked the "Hide modes" checkbox I was allowed to choose it, and it's working! Let's see if it will hold this time.
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comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 the driver version reported in driver properties is 8.15.10.2869. Regedit shows 5 DTD entries but TotalDTDCount is 0. Results from Monitor Asset Manager are at pastebin.com/XZMtc7ti pastebin.com/ih89yB4V and pastebin.com/qEatJDNZ.
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comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 I got the latest from the Intel site, no help.
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comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 the adapter is built into the motherboard. There are 4 hardware IDs listed in device manager: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&SUBSYS_3036103C&REV_03 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&SUBSYS_3036103C PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&CC_030000 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&CC_0300. The driver version is 8.15.10.1749 and it's Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.
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comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
Powerstrip isn't free, it's $30 shareware. But it did point out to me the way to get 1024x768 working, by setting the refresh rate to 60hz, so it was helpful for that. Still couldn't get me to 1280x1024 so I uninstalled it. As for the aspect ratio difference I suspect that the resizing logic in the monitor simply makes the pixels non-square at the lower resolutions since it has to rescale them anyway. The difference isn't enough to be noticeable.
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