New resolution suddenly appeared!

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drgonzo Posted: Sun, Feb 28 2010 5:38 AM

This is not a problem, It's just strange and therefore is bugging me.

I have a Radeon HD 5770, which I've had since November 2009. With my generic branded piece of s**t monitor, the max resolution I could get was 1440 by 900, which I was happy with. Today, after changing nothing, I have woken up to a max resolution of 1600 by 1200, and it works!

Just out of morbid curiosity, how can a new higher resolution suddenly become available over night after doing no kind of update?

I'll be honest with you, I've thought long and hard about this for at least 2 minutes and the only logical explanation I can come to . . . . is gremlins!

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Super Dave replied on Sun, Feb 28 2010 11:52 PM

That is very odd, indeed. Is it possible that you have Windows set to update automatically?

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drgonzo replied on Mon, Mar 1 2010 4:39 AM

Actually, come to think of it, windows did install an update right before this happened. Could a little windows update possibly open a higher resolution for my monitor?

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