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I have Asus G31 m-vs . G31/33 family Chipset. Chip Type: Intel GMA 3100. No additional Graphic Card. I use a CRT monitor and my resolution is set to 1080*768. When I right click on desktop--->Graphic Properties--->Graphic Settings. I find that the maximum resolution available in the dropdown is 1152*864. Although the Asus's site says that G31 m-vs -supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 60Hz I am not sure if I will be able to set resolution to 1920*1080 if I get a bigger monitor since I only have 1152*864 available in graphic settings.

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The maximum resolution capability of the Graphics Card & connected Monitor are two separate limits.

If the card can do 2048x1536 yet the monitor can only do 1152x864, then that is what Windows will tell you is the current maximum. Windows can 'see' the monitor's spec & will not allow 'unsafe' resolutions.

(It can be forced, but that wouldn't answer your question)

  • Presumably this only applies to plug 'n' play monitors? – DavidPostill Oct 18 '14 at 8:06
  • I wasn't aware there was any other type, tbh - not the 'windows-branded' plug & play, but just the concept of any device not being able to tell the computer what its capabilities are. – Tetsujin Oct 18 '14 at 8:14
  • The monitor I am planning on buying has max resolution of 1920*1080(16:9). Do you think I will face any problems setting resolution to 1920*1080 with this new monitor? Asus G31 seems to support 2048x1536 (4:3). – Arbaaz Oct 18 '14 at 8:33
  • I remember displays that didn't provide this info (showing my age). I was surprised when I checked and found that the Display Data Channel standard dates back to 1994. So I guess all displays not in museums will provide this info :) – DavidPostill Oct 18 '14 at 8:44
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    @Tetsujin I got the new monitor. I had absolutely no trouble at all setting resolution to 1920 x 1080. Infact I did not even have to set it myself. It was already there. Cheers ! – Arbaaz Oct 20 '14 at 5:46

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