So i've been using an older Visiontek Radeon X700 video card for a while now (256MB, PCI-E, VisionTek Xtasy Radeon X700 (PCI-E, 256MB) specs and Graphics Card specifications - CNET Reviews ), and I just recently upgraded to a Samsung 22" 2253LW LCD monitor. I've been using the VGA/D-SUB/Analog connections for a while and it will display the native solution for the monitor 1680x1050 no problem.
So I decided to get a DVI cable to up the quality, but now it doesn't display right. I can adjust the screen resolution in display properties to 1680x1050, but it streches it out past the edge of the monitor and i have to scroll over with the mouse to get to the other parts of the screen that are streched beyond. I check in my ATI Catalyst Control Center and it says the maximum reported resolution for the monitor is now 1280x1064, and when I have my monitor display information about it's resolution it displays 1280x1064, even if I have it set on 1680x1050 in Windows.
I have a Compaq SR2038X with 2 gig RAM running Windows XP SP3, the Visiontek card is 256MB PCI-E. What the hell am I doing wrong? It will display 1680x1050 on analog fine! Do I need a different video card, ie. the maximum resolution the video card can put out for DVI is 1280x1024? Did I get kinda screwed on the monitor and the max resolution it can handle/accept for DVI is 1280x1024 despite it's ability to display 1680x1024 in analog, so I would need a new monitor? Am I missing something? I downloaded all the latest drivers for the card and everything I could find, I just want to get things to work in 1680x1024 for DVI!
are you running the latest catalyst drivers? i'd personally run a driver sweeper, remove all ati drivers, and then install the latest drivers, even if you already had them. also, make sure you install the display drivers from samsung...