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by sjunejo / November 24, 2010 2:47 AM PST

Hi Guys,

I have Dell Latitude E6410 with Windows 7 [64-bit] as OS.

My video card specs are as follows;

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: NVS 3100M
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A6C&SUBSYS_040A1028&REV_A2
Display Memory: 2197 MB
Dedicated Memory: 474 MB
Shared Memory: 1722 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: AUO4147
Native Mode: 1440 x 900(p) (60.001Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.6099 (English)
Driver Version: 8.17.12.6099
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/16/2010 18:55:00, 12788840 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-492C-11CF-4B64-06241CC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0A6C
SubSys ID: 0x040A1028
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Driver Strong Name: oem32.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section035:8.17.12.6099:pci\ven_10de&dev_0a6c&subsys_040a1028
Rank Of Driver: 00E60001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
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D3D9 Overlay: Supported
DXVA-HD: Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled

The problem is that I have very few screen resolution options to select

Only Following Screen Resolution Options are available which is nothing.... Sad

1440 X 900
1280 X 800
1280 X 720
1024 X 768
800 X 600

How can I increase number of options in screen resolution?

P.S. I have a Desktop [Windows 7 32-bit] which is not loaded with very hi-fi graphics card and I have many screen resolution options to select.

Your comments and helps will be appreciated;

Thanks & regards,

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SJunejo

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Odd.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2010 3:55 AM PST
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On Windows 7, There's A Slider...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 24, 2010 5:26 AM PST

When you right click on the desktop, choose "Screen Resolution", there's a slider that can be moved and it will select a lot more resolutions than the numbers show..

If that's not the problem here and you do need to "unhide" those resolutions that your monitor won't show, Windows 7 does it this way:

*Right click on the desktop.
*Left click to select 'Screen resolution' from the menu.
*Left click on 'Advanced Settings' little blue link.
*Left click on 'List All Modes' button.
*Left click to select the resolution you want.
*Left click on the 'OK' button three times to exit the application.

( Or you can click on the "Monitor" tab, then UNCHECK the box next to "Hide modes that this monitor won't display" in the "Advanced Settings" tab)

In some cases, you still may not see more resolutions until you change the monitor to one that requires something different. If you still don't see more resolutions, it's possible the graphics card simply doesn't support them.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Option is grayed out :( but its not Selected though
by sjunejo / November 24, 2010 8:10 AM PST

Hi,

Thanks for the useful info. I have been to the options but the 'Hide...' option is grayed out but its not CHECKED.

I have seen in 'All modes' and I can't see any more than what I have mentioned earlier. How can I really find out what my Graphics Card can support or can not? By the look of it [dxdiag output above] its looks good... Sad

Regards,

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SJunejo

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Let's try simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2010 8:30 AM PST
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Ohhh...crap!!!
by sjunejo / November 24, 2010 5:41 PM PST
In reply to: Let's try simple.

On Dell Website I have seen following under 'Tech Specs';

Display

14.1" WXGA+ Anti-Glare LED Display (1440x900) Sad
14.1" WXGA Anti-Glare LED Display (1280x800)

This means my laptop screen can not support more resolutions..... which is wiered and not good...because the graphics card can handle quite a lot for gaming and stuff....but that require many different screen resolutions.....

I tried to look for monitor driver [Laptop screen driver] individually but couldn't find one.....let me know if you guys have an idea how to update monitor Driver to support more resolutions.

Thanks

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SJunejo

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I think we need to stop for a moment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2010 11:55 PM PST
In reply to: Ohhh...crap!!!

Let's talk about the LCD. Since the LCD is exactly so many pixels and we can't change that without changing the panel and more, why would we need to change the display settings? You haven't revealed what is driving you here.

As to not supporting other resolutions, those are useful for external displays but you didn't reveal what those are.

Stop before you break it.
Bob

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Didn't really understand what you have asked for? :(
by sjunejo / November 25, 2010 5:13 PM PST

Hi Bob,

The only thing which is driving me here is that some of my games require certain screen resolution to perform well with full colors. If I don't have that screen resolution I loose colors.

I had a discussion with my colleague and we come to conclusion that I have not very good quality LCD screen installed in my laptop...in other words its cheap quality Sad . But I gave up now because I found out that all new games do adjust according to screen capability and I am trying with bit old which only has three options...

I think we can not fix this until unless we change the panel [Screen] as you mentioned.

Thanks for all your support guys,

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SJunejo

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LCD Panels
by Jimmy Greystone / November 25, 2010 10:18 PM PST

LCD panels have fixed resolutions. Older CRT displays could adjust the electron guns to effectively resize pixels, but LCD panels have a fixed resolution. There are X number of liquid crystal cells that make up each pixel on the display.

You can drop to lower resolutions and the display circuitry will try and make it work by making two or more pixels function as if they were one, but you'll typically notice there's a significant quality drop on LCDs at lower resolutions.

Add to that the fact that laptops make for horrible gaming systems, and yours is a business class laptop so isn't designed with gaming in mind, you've not only nailed the coffin shut, you've given it a Viking funeral by setting it on top of a burning ship headed out to sea.

If you take the time to read up on how LCD panels work, you'll very quickly come to understand the problems you're up against.

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I had an idea...but didn't realise its that crapy.... :)
by sjunejo / November 26, 2010 9:21 AM PST
In reply to: LCD Panels

Thanks Jimmy for the elaboration...I had an idea about that..but couldn't satisfy myself that why on earth we spent huge amount of money to buy these new gadgets and they are no use....I mean its expensive but not worth it....My desktop on the other doing a great job....

Anyway...I think I have to settle myself and live what I have...

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SJunejo

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That helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2010 1:37 AM PST

My advice is to install the game and try it. HOWEVER since this is a business laptop it may not have a GAMING GRAPHICS PROCESSOR UNIT (GPU). The number of times folk ask how to upgrade a laptop's GPU is sadly asked many times and the answer is unchanging.
Bob

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