Change Resolution

Change Resolution

Using the controls on this page, you can

  • Change the colour setting, reduce screen flickering, adjust the amount of information appearing on your display.

  • Change the high-definition format for an HDTV or set the country-specific signal for a standard-definition TV.

Resolution: Use this control to set the screen resolution for the selected display. As you increase the screen resolution value, you display more information on your screen, but the information decreases in size. The current setting is displayed below the slider.

Refresh rate: Use this list to set the refresh rates for the currently selected display. A higher refresh frequency reduces flicker on your screen.

Colour depth: Use this list to set your colour quality for the selected display. Increasing colour quality lets you view more photo-realistic images and is recommended for most desktop publishing and graphics illustration applications.

NVIDIA note Change ResolutionNote: If you need to set your colour quality to 256 colours to run a game or other software program that requires it, right-click the program icon or name on your desktop or Start menu, then click Properties. Click the Compatibility tab and then select the Run in 256 colours check box. Your display will revert to your default colour setting when you close the program.

Connector: This indicates the connector that the GPU sees for the selected display.

  • LVDS – laptop display applies to a notebook display.

  • VGA applies to an analogue PC display.

  • Composite or S-Video applies to a standard definition television display.

  • Component applies to an HDTV with a component connector.

  • DVI applies to a digital non-HD PC display.

  • HDMI – HDTV (Windows XP) applies to an HDTV with an HDMI connector.

  • HDMI – HDTV (Audio Enabled) (Windows Vista and later) applies to an HDTV with an HDMI connector.

  • Select this option if your HDMI display does not produce audio. If applicable, make sure the S/PDIF audio cable is connected to your NVIDIA graphics card.

    NVIDIA note Change ResolutionNote: Some HDMI displays are incompatible with certain audio formats. Incompatible displays may go blank or malfunction during content playback.

    • The Audio Enabled option is the default when the driver does not detect that an incompatible display is connected.

    • The Audio Disabled option is the default when the driver detects that an incompatible display is connected.

    If you wish to use HDMI audio with an incompatible display, switch from the Audio Disabled option to the Audio Enabled option and the driver will prompt you with instructions for testing the HDMI audio with the display.

  • HDMI – HDTV (Audio Disabled) (Windows Vista and later) applies to an HDTV with an HDMI connector.

  • Select this option if your HDMI display produces garbled audio.

    NVIDIA note Change ResolutionNote: Some HDMI displays are incompatible with certain audio formats. Incompatible displays may go blank or malfunction during content playback.

    • The Audio Enabled option is the default when the driver does not detect that an incompatible display is connected.

    • The Audio Disabled option is the default when the driver detects that an incompatible display is connected.

    If you wish to use HDMI audio with an incompatible display, switch from the Audio Disabled option to the Audio Enabled option and the driver will prompt you with instructions for testing the HDMI audio with the display.

  • DisplayPort applies to an HDTV with a DisplayPort connector.

  • Auto Select applies to TVs connected to the S-Video or composite connector, and causes the driver to attempt to automatically detect which one is used. For best results, manually select the connection that matches your setup. This option may not be available, depending on driver version and hardware support.

TV format: If you are using a standard television and have chosen Composite or S-Video as your connector, this lists the signal formats based on country location.

Customise: Click to open the Customise dialogue box that allows you to apply additional resolutions to your display. This is useful if your display requires a resolution that Windows does not offer.

 

 

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