I have a laptop (MSI GE60) with FullHD screen and I want to connect this with a QHD monitor (2560x1440), but when I connect by HDMI I have FullHD as max possible resolution. I don't know how to set the UHD resolution. OS Windows 8.1. Any ideas?

  • Thats because windows knows your monitor, he doesnt know anything more than it. Like mine I have a Geforce GT 640M LE which is quite powerful and can render UHD too but look at this: upload7.ir/uploads//… – TechLife Jan 7 '15 at 19:46
  • I need Windows :) – Damian Nowakowski Jan 7 '15 at 20:12

That's the maximum resolution that machine can output over HDMI.

See http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/support/TechFAQdetail.aspx?formid=3076


This could be the HDMI cable. You'll need at least a High Speed HDMI cable to support this resolution. Standard speed cables only support resolutions up to 1080p.

  • Still not work... – Damian Nowakowski Jan 8 '15 at 14:22
  • Not just the cable. All parts need to support it. Laptop, cable and monitor. – Hennes Dec 7 '15 at 11:08

A lot of monitors using HDMI 1.x have the resolution limited to FHD when receiving the image data through their HDMI port.

A workaround for this problem is using displayport (if the laptop has it) or an HDMI-to-DVI cable where you connect the DVI-part to the monitor. But make sure you use a Dual Link cable for this (DVI: 24 + 1 pins), because a Single Link (DVI: 18 + 1 pins) is limited to 1920x1200 which is again lower than the native resolution of your monitor.

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