5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2012 10:50 AM by jeremyrareparts RSS

Intel HD  3000 and 1920x1080 resolution

mpbrede Community Member
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Just installed an Intel DZ68BC board and the graphics settings are driving me nuts.

 

I have a Viewsonic VA2223wm monitor with native resolution of 1920x1080. I believe I have downlaoded a current drier for the monitor. My BIOS is up-to-date, My Intel raphics driver is up-to-date.

 

The monitor is connected to the DVI port on the motherboard. In the BIOS settings, I have that it is the primary Display (there are no other displays attached at this time).

 

Whenever I chose the native resolution, it completely messes up. THe monitor's information display tells me the resolution is 1400x1050 instead of 1920x1080. The image appears distorted and truncated. No amount of fidding with the Intel Graphics utility can seem to fix this.

 

The best resolution I can find that works is 1680x1050.

 

Any help out there?  Please, I don't have that much hair and I can't stand many more sleepless nights. 

  • 1. Re: Intel HD  3000 and 1920x1080 resolution
    mpbrede Community Member
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    Wow, so much for a support community. Nothing, nada, zip, zilch.

     

    Anyway, I was looking around and finally found this article.  http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19679

     

    But that is old (in terns of computers). Maybe, perhaps, perchance someone here has any advice on whether that is still a good driver to download to try out to resolve my issue?

  • 2. Re: Intel HD  3000 and 1920x1080 resolution
    pwertz Community Member
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    Paragraph 1.7.1.3 of the tech spec for your board states the max DVI resolution supported on your board is 1900 X 1200. Perhaps you might get more response to  resolve your problem if you provided more data on your system like O/S, processor, HDMI input (?) and what you have already tried to resolve the problem. Regards. Peter

  • 3. Re: Intel HD  3000 and 1920x1080 resolution
    mpbrede Community Member
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    That certainly *might* be the answer, however, the referenced paragraph reads "...maximum supported resolution is 1900 x 1200 (WUXGA)." 

     

    In Section 1,7,1,2 for the HDMI port, I read "... the maximum supported relolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)."

     

    From everythin I can find, the WUXGA standard is in fact 1920 and not 1900 x 1200.  So either Intel misappropriated the WUXGA nomenclature or made a typo in the horizontal resolution.

     

    It hardly makes sense that they truncate the display output 20 pixels short of the corresponding HDMI output.

     

    As for all your other questions, let's see if I can give you that and if any responses are forthcoming.

     

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit.

    Processor: Intel i5-2500K

    Memory: 16 GB G-Skill DDR3 1333 Mhz

     

    There are no other  monitors attached, so I'm not sure what you mean by HDMI *input*.

     

    As for what I tried: AS I stated im my first post, I tried installing various drivers, both for the HD graphics from Intel and for the Viewsonic monitor.  I tried various resolutions to determine when and how it fails, I've also considered ordeing a DVI-D Dual link cable to see if that might resolve the issue.

     

    Other than that I've also considered reusing (temporarily) my old GEForce 9500 card to see if that resolves the issue. However, my previous PC died as the result of an electrical issue somewhere on the motherboard (Intel DP35DP) and I'm a little reluctant to take componets from that on to this new motherboard.

     

    Further than that, I'm a litte lost as to what other alternatives I have.

  • 5. Re: Intel HD  3000 and 1920x1080 resolution
    jeremyrareparts Community Member
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    I have the same problem - I have a Samsun SyncMaster EX2220, and when connected VGA I have native 1920x1080. I tried to 'upgrade' to DVI, and add on a 2nd monitor, and my Samsung won't display over 1024x768. After disconnecting the 2nd monitor, the Samsung STILL wouldnt go over 1024x768 on the DVI. Switched back to VGA until I can replace this POS onboard vid card.

     

    **edit** I was able to get it to work - when I went to "screen resolution" and changed it there, nadda. But after plugging in the monitor, then, without adjusting any resolutions, right click on desktop and go to "Graphics Properties..." (win7), then select wizard mode, and follow that through. It worked for me.

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