1680 x 1050 vga output from aluminum macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by smeghead91, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. smeghead91 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    hey guys got my new aluminum macbook 2 weeks ago and loving it however, i got a display port to vga adaptor hooked up to my samsung monitor and can't seem to get it to run at 1680 x 1050 resolution (which is the monitors native resolution) any ideas on how to fix this?

  2. chilipie macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2006
    Have you been into System Preferences -> Displays? Should be able to change it in there.
  3. smeghead91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    hey yeah i tried that all i got closest to the resoultion i want (1680 x 1050) was:

    1400 x 1050

    1600 x 1200
  4. dbowen123 macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2008
    Have you looked at the refresh rate for the monitor? I had a similar problem where my external screen would randomly flash black for about 2 seconds then come back, while set to 1680 x 1050. The refresh rate was set to 59.9 Hz and couldn't be changed. Since my monitor is under warranty, it was returned to the manufacturer and I'm waiting for the replacement.

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