04-18-2007, 02:16 PM
| | Re: Vista Video problem
"Lil' Abner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Not sure just where to post this but I'll try it here. I will also send
> it to ATI support if I can find a place to do so...
> I have an Diamond ATI Radeon 9500 graphics card installed on a computer
> with a Biostar P4M800-M7A motherboard with a Pentium D 3.2Ghz Dual Core
> processor. I am have 2Gb of ram. I am presently using a Dell 19" CRT
> monitor but have also tried it with a Gateway 19" CRT monitor. I bought
> the card to be Vista compatible.
> It works fine for me in Windows XP. I installed Vista on another partiton
> and dual boot the two operating systems. I did not install the Catalyst
> Control Center in XP and had no problem getting my desired settings. My
> preferred screen resolution is 1152 X 864. However in Vista, the highest
> resolution I can get to work properly is 1024 X 768. I installed the
> Catalyst Control Center in Vista to see if I could improve the situation.
> 1152 X 864 is not even an option in the Control Center, although the
> default Windows "slider" will let you set it at that. But it is too
> narrow and can't be stretched out horizonally to fill the screen. The
> same applies to 1280 X 960 which I could live with. I have tried various
> refresh rates with all of these but they do not solve the problem. 1280 X
> 1024 works but it does not have the 4:3 aspect ratio desired.
> What I can't understand is why it works properly in XP but not in Vista.
> I downloaded the Vista drivers from the ATI site.
> Are there possibly some different drivers I could obtain that would solve
> my problem?
Perhaps you should look for drivers for the monitor. That will instruct the
catalyst control centre on the maximum refresh and size setting for the