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I have a Dell 2209WA 22 inch wide screen monitor which I use as an external monitor for my Lenovo t60p laptop. The desired display resolution in 1680 x 1050 which worked fine when my computer was running XP but after I installed Windows 7 the 1680 x resolution is not available - only 1400 x 1050 whic is not good enough.
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by:Reece Dodds
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Jump on the Intel or AMD website and get the newest drivers for your card (the T60 came with either intel integrated or ati discreet)
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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One of two things:

Download and install the Vista drivers for your video option from Lenovo's site:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/migr-62928.html

Or download and install the Windows 7 drivers from your video option manufacturer's website:
Intel.com for the onboard Intel Integrated Graphics, or
AMD.com for the ATI Radeon/FireGL graphics.
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by:KPAYNE123
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See if the video card manufacture has an updated driver for Windows 7. The new driver should allow you to use the same resolutions as Windows XP.
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by:gtomasson
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I am not sure what video card I have, the only thing I can find is ATI ATOMBIOS under chip type and when I search for that I can not find anything.

When I try updating the driver by clicking on the advanced setting on the display tab I only get the message that my driver is uptodate.

How do I proceed.
1. Findng what is the video card (there is no label on my computher anylonger).
2. Getting the driver
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Go to Device Manager (right-click Computer, Manage), right-click your Video/Display device, Properties, Details tab, Hardware Ids from the dropdown.  Give us the VEN and DEV ID's.
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by:gtomasson
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Thanks. In the Device managure Under Display adapters, it says
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
When I select Hardwar Ids from the drop down I get get the following:

PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_71C4&SUBSYS_200717AA&REV_00
PC \VEN_1002&DEV_71C4&SUBSYS_200717AA
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_71C4&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_71C4&CC_0300



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Your graphics card is the ATI FireGL 5200, and according to ATI/AMD, they do not provide these drivers, as the drivers have been altered and customized by the OEM's to work with their configurations.
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/737-28041SupportforATIMobility.aspx

Your best bet is to use the Vista driver from Lenovo that I linked in my first post:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-66884
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by:gtomasson
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Thank you very much for all your help. This works!!
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Good to hear!
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