I just bought a new monitor the other day. A Samsung Syncmaster 2333sw.
I'll state my pc for reference.
EVGA 8800gt 512mb
Windows XP 32-bit SP3
Monitor connected via DVI-DVI.
-Refresh rate is set to 60hz
-currently using 2 monitors, an Acer 20" and this one, both connected via DVI. (Tried to fix this with using JUST the samsung, but no success.)
Okay. For some reason, my monitor wants to be at 1024x768 resolution.
Whenever I set the resolution to say, 1920x1080 (which the monitor can do, 100%), the viewable area on the screen seems to be 1024x768 OF the 1920x1080. Sort of hard to imagine if you haven't seen the problem.
At 1920x1080, the icons are the same size as they would be in 1024x768. The taskbar would be OFF-SCREEN. I could drag my mouse to the edge of the screen downwards, and the screen would move to the bottom, eventually displaying the taskbar.
I have tried 190.15 guru3d Forceware drivers, and am currently using the latest Nvidia 185.3(or something) drivers.
I have also tried a 17x.xx driver, don't have any information on which one anymore though. I've also installed the drivers for the monitor too, although that didn't do anything.
My other monitor, the Acer AL2016w, works fine. I can set the highest resolution for that monitor (1680x1050) and there are no issues.
Not sure what's going on here, and I'm positive this monitor can use 1920x1080.
Need some desperate help on this matter. =D