Macbook Pro 2084 by 1536 screen resolution on bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Artmuzz, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008

    I recently installed Windows XP on my new Penryn 15" MacBook Pro and I am a bit curious that the maximum screen resolution on Mac OSX is 1440 by 900 pixels yet on Windows XP the maximum screen resolution is 2084 by 1536:eek:

    Ofcourse when I set the maximum setting of 2084 by 1536 on windows XP the XP desktop is missing its menu bar.

    Is this normal? And why is Windows XP's maximum screen resolution greater than OSX's?

    Please advise

  2. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    I wonder how do you wanted to get a resolution 2048x1536 on physical resolution 1440x900?
  3. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    That is more-than-native resolution. It is actually OSX doing the right thing and not just leaving the graphics card to it's own devices. Your MBP running xp is trying to display more pixels than physically possible.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It's because Windows has problems reading the resolution information off the LCD panel, so it just gives you all possible resolutions; if you choose that high, either the LCD will go blank or you will have part of the desktop showing.
  5. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    Yeah I got part of the desktop showing when I selected 2084 by 1536 in Windows XP. Strange thing is when I installed the Bootcamp Driver for Xp on my iMac the display automatically set itself but on my MacBook Pro I had to manually set the screen resolution.



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