Not all resolutions available in Windows

Discussion in 'iMac' started by PaulieORF, May 14, 2009.

  1. PaulieORF macrumors regular

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    Hi. I've had my 2009 Mac mini for a while now, and one thing has bothered me and I've yet to find anything on Google for this. I have an Acer 22" X223w monitor and in OS X I can select a bunch of 16:10 resolutions including 1280x800. Using Boot Camp, in Windows I do not have 1280x800 as an option. Is there any particular reason why this resolution would be in OS X but not Windows? Is there a way to get 1280x800 to work in Windows?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 24usedtorock macrumors regular

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    Device driver
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    In computing, a device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Apple's drivers suck.

    This is Apple's passive aggressive way to get you to use OS X.

    you'll also notice that if you install Windows, when you hold down the option key during boot, to select the OS, the mac OS looks anti-aliased, while Windows looks ugly.
     
  4. PaulieORF thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are a freaking genius....
     
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  6. PaulieORF thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyways, back the matter at hand. No drivers for the nVidia card nor the Acer monitor yield any results here. I've exhausted all efforts before posting here. Asking for help in a forum is a last ditch effort for me.
     

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