1440 x 900 over VGA?

BothBarsOn

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Jan 27, 2008
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Hi all,

Quick one: how come my MacBook can use my Samsung 932GW monitor's native resolution of 1440 x 900 over DVI but not VGA? 1440 x 900 just doesn't show up in System Preferences as an option.

Is there a workaround? I'd like to use the monitor's DVI port to hook up a PS3 (HDMI/DVI) in case you were wondering ...

Thanks in advance - hope someone can help!
 

ryan42

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Dec 3, 2003
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I am fairly sure that widescreen resolutions are not supported over VGA.

Edit: That's way wrong. I just remembered for four years I used a 24" Sony GDM-FW900 over VGA at 2304x1440 on my G4. Is the Mac detecting the monitor/showing you the model number in the Displays system preference?
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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Does your monitor support VGA or are you using a converter?

Try using SwitchResX and forcing the resolution. Look up the timings too so you don't mess those up.
 

BothBarsOn

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Jan 27, 2008
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Thanks everyone. Switchresx did the trick. Now I just have to decide if I can live with a VGA quality MacBook picture ...