I am planning on buying a 22 inch monitor which has resolution of 1920x1080. Right now I am using a CRT monitor with 1080*768 resolution. When I right click on on desktop go to Graphic Properties----> graphic settings. I can see that the maximum resolution available is "11 hundred something * something"

I have Asrock G31 m-vs mother board. Intel G31/33 family Chipset. No additional Graphic Card.

Will I be able to set display resolution to 1920*1080 if I get this new monitor? Or will I be limited to what I am right now?

The AsRock website says that G31 m-vs -supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 60Hz

I am not sure if it supports 2048x1536 without any additional graphic card or with a better graphic card.


The specifications given for a motherboard are specifically for that motherboard and do not include additional hardware that would need to be connected.

Therefore, the specs for your board indicate it supports 2048x1536 thru the VGA port (D-Sub). This leads me to believe that monitor will work.

Note: Verify the proper cable interface is available from the monitor. If the monitor has a DVI connector, that will not that will not connect to you motherboard.

This is a DVI connector:

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Your motherboard uses a DB-15 (D-Sub):

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(D-SUBminiature connectors) A family of plugs and sockets widely used in communications and on earlier PCs. For example, the analog VGA monitor interface uses a D-sub 15-pin plug and socket. Also called "DB connectors" and "D-subs," they come in 9, 15, 25, 37 and 50 pin varieties. The D-sub designation defines the physical structure of the connector, not the purpose of each line.


  • The monitor I am about to buy is has D-Sub andHDMI connectivity so that should not be a problem. BUT why does I see maximum resolution available in graphic settings to be 11 hundred and not 2048x1536 ? Are you sure that I will be able to set resolution to 1920x1080? – Arbaaz Oct 18 '14 at 4:55
  • The monitor has a limit too. So, you may be seeing the limit the card recognizes the monitor has. By using a web site to discuss this, there is no way I can be sure of anything. I answered the best I could with the information I was given. – CharlieRB Oct 20 '14 at 11:37
  • Well, I got the new monitor I had my eyes set on. And it worked like a charm. I did not even have to manually select 1920 x 1080 resolution. Windwows 7 prevents the user from seeing high resolution that are not supported by monitor. When I connected my new monitor with my computer it automatically set optimal resolution of the monitor. Thanks for your reply. – Arbaaz Oct 20 '14 at 11:48

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