Windows 7 Displays Settings at Wrong Resolution

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  1. Wolvenreign
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    Hey all. I'm having an odd problem with Windows 7's resolution. I installed the graphics driver for my Nvidia GTS 250 (I know, old as dirt. :P) and now, for some reason, the resolution is stuck at 1280 by 720px. (I checked using http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com/ just to make sure I'm not imagining things.)

    The other odd thing is that Windows 7 seems to think that I'm at 1920 x 1080. I tried messing with the display settings so that it would go lower, hoping it would shake Windows out of it, but it doesn't fix anything. Nothing I mess with seems to help.

    I've also looked in the Nvidia PhysX configuration, and it also thinks that the resolution is set to 1920 x 1080. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, but that didn't do anything either.

    What in the world is going on here? =/

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Edit: Aww, man, why can't I edit the topic title? I meant it to say, "Display Settings at Wrong Resolution". =/
     
  2. marcus134

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    did you install nvidia drivers and control panel and set your resolution from there?
     
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    Yes, I did.
     
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    what's your monitor model?
     
  5. Wolvenreign
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    if you make a print screen, what will be the resolution of the picture?
     
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    Ah, nevermind, I found out what the problem was. My icons were set to 150%, which forced the resolution much lower. I set my icons to small and it's all good now.

    Thanks for your help, though, Marcus!