Getting Native Resolution on a External Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nerof50, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Nerof50 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    Hey guys I hooked my MBP up to my Dell W1700 today, and everything went fine except i can only pick resoultions of 800x600 or 1024x768. I know the dell also supports 1280x720 and 1280x768 yet i cant select those resolutions. When i have the monitor hooked up to my desktop, everything is fine and i can select all the resolutions. So do i need to install the monitor dirvers onto my MBP or what? Anyways this happens in Both OSX and Windows Vista. I would just kind of like to get the native resouluton out of monitor.

    Help would be appreciated
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    try a restart with the external hooked up. Usually works for me.
  3. Nerof50 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    well i got it to display 1280x768 in OSX fine, but in vista i can still only go up to 1024x768 so i still need help

    any ideas
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    Is this a widescreen monitor? If it isn't then it should be able to go up to 1280*1024, if it is then that is a really weird res that I thought most companies had stopped using.
  5. Nerof50 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    yea its a widescreen monitor with a maximum and native resolution of 1280x768. So i have no idea why the hell it wont even let me select that resolution

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