Logitech Monitor Showing VERY FEW Resolution Options in Win 7

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I am running Win 7, 64-bit.  I have been using dual 19" CRT monitors for some time now--a Samsung 955DF and a NEC 19'.  Both worked fine but the NEC just crapped out and I replaced it with a Logitech e790, 19" monitor.  When I went in to adjust the resolution to match the Samsung (I prefer 1024 X 768), the Logitech monitor was properly identified to Windows 7 but the only resolutions shown that were available were 1280 X 1024 and 800 X 600.

I went to the Viewsonic web site to get a Win 7 driver for the screen. I downloaded the signed driver for Win 7, 64-bit.  When I tried to installl it, the program said "screen not found" and suggested to try the unsigned version instead, which I did.  The install completed but I still have the same two pathetic choices only.  My Samsung monitor shows up as "Generice Non-PnP Monitor and has ALL possible resolutions, but the Logitech, which is properly identified only has two, AFTER I apparently installed the driver.

What will it take to be able to have ALL possible resolutions this monitor can run available to Windows 7?  Is it possible that this monitor will not work any better with Windows 7???

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Commented:
I MEANT TO SAY IT IS A VIEWSONIC MONITOR, NOT A LOGITCEH...STUPID OF ME...SORRY.

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Commented:
I ALSO MEANT TO ATTACH A SCREENSHOT SHOWING MY CHOICES:  HERE IT IS:  
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Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Go to the Advanced settings on that screen and check the "Screen Refresh Rate" and drop it down a little. The real answer is that those are the resolutions that are displaying by default. If you drag that slider up and down, you'll see that you have several more resolutions available to you.
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and the 1280 x 1024 setting can be the best generic setting - that is why it is suggested imo
also look at the suggested refresh rate here :  http://www.viewsonic.pt/support/desktopdisplays/crtmonitors/e2series/e790/

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Yeah the best resolution for any LCD is the recommenced settings from its manufacturers.. so you may get used on 1280 x 1024 or you may change the screen refresh rate which will offer you more resolutions to select from!
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
its NOT an LCD...before answering..look things up

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thanks Nobus...these days we used to use LCD's, though refresh rate can't be changed for LCD, so its a CRT monitor which will enable changing refresh rate and ease the things up!

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changing refresh rate and a reboot did it...thanks!

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