How-To Change your Monitor Resolution and Refresh Rate in Windows 7

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Change Monitor Resolution, Windows 7

Once you learn how to change the screen resolution in Windows 7 you will find out how simple it is to adjust. The higher the resolution the sharper the screen will be. When you increase the screen resolution

your Windows 7 desktop, icons and anything else displayed on the monitor will shrink in display size. While you are at the display settings, selecting a resolution you will notice that there are various ones to choose from. There is no right or wrong resolution. It is personal preference. I always try to find a high resolution that is sharp but not so high that all the icons, text and windows on my desktop are so small they are hard to see. On my laptop the resolution maxes out at 1680 x 1050 and that is what I prefer to use. My 22” CRT monitor at home peaks at the high resolution of 2048 x 1536. That is too high for my eyes. I set it to 1600x1200 which is a good medium for me. After you set your resolution it is important that you also adjust your refresh rate. The refresh rate is the number of times in a second the on-screen image from your computer is redrawn (aka “refreshed”). If the refresh rate is too low it can cause eye strain. So set the refresh rate to the highest possible setting that is compatible with your monitor. In the following Changing of your Monitor Resolution and Refresh Rate in Windows 7 video tutorial I will take you step-by-step and you will easily learn the following… 1. How-To bring up the screen resolution display settings dialogue window 2. How-To change your monitor resolution 3. How-To access the graphics adapter and monitor dialogue window 4. How-To change your monitor screen refresh rate

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my Screen Resolution cant change it

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Hello Elia,

What version of Windows 7 do you have? Or do you have Windows Vista or XP? If so what version of them do you have?

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Hi I have a vizio model E320VA and I need to force my laptop to have a higher resolution for it. I'm using windows 7. How do I do this?

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The Vizio E320VA LCD TV supports a max resolution of 1366 x 768. It can't go any higher.

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i cant change my screen resolution and highest frequency is 60 hertz what to do now to change the resolution

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If you can’t change your monitor resolution or the frequency (hertz) that means that either the graphics card or most likely that monitor can’t go any higher.

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it will not show any other refresh rates. it only shows default

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I have a all in one Inspiron computer. I had it almosr 2 years now. When I am watching a video on the computer mainly on You Tube the monitor flicker and jump around. It does it when I am not watching videos. I tried what was suggested on this web site and others. Adjustment refresh rate is 60 There is no choice of rate on mind. No joice but one 60. I can not raise it to stop the flicering. What can I do to raise it to 75 refresh rate ? I think it is my grapthic card doing it. Or the power source is weak.

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If it only shows one refresh rate then that is what your PC supports. If your graphics card and monitor supports more refresh rates then the solution is to update to the latest graphic card driver.

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I need to know the exact graphics card model you have. Also what version of Windows XP, Vista or 7 you are using and if it a 32 or 64-bit version. Then I can search the Internet for newer graphic drivers for you which may solve the problem.

Here is how to find the info I need...
--- Hit the START button, then RIGHT-click “Computer”, select “Properties”. A new Windows will pop-up
--- Within that new Window you will be able to grab the following info…
----- Windows version and if it is 32 or 64-bit
-----If you have service pack 1 installed it will be displayed near the top
----- Exact processor model and specs
----- How much RAM your PC has installed
--- Next Step: Click the “Device Manager” link at the Top-Left of the Window that you have opened
--- Within the new Window that popped up click, “Display adapters”
--- Your graphics card model number will be displayed

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