View Full Version : Alternative resolution to 1680 * 1050

10-21-05, 04:15 PM
I'm new to this whole LCD thing, so please forgive my ignorance.

I recently purchased a 2005FPW from Dell. Its native resolution is 1680*1050. Now I know your supposed to play games in native resolution, however being "stuck" with a 6800GT (AGP board) I'm wondering if there is another "prefered" lower resolution for this monitor.

I mean, when I had a 4:3 CRT I could do 800*600 or 1280*960 dependant upon how the game ran, so what is my lower res option with the 2005FPW?

Thx in advance

10-21-05, 05:16 PM
1680x1050 is a 16:10 res, so you can use that ratio to figure out other possible resolutions. I think I used 1280x720 once but I really didn't like it compared to running at 1680x1050, plus DVI doesn't support any other WS resolutions for me except 1680, so i have no choice....

10-21-05, 06:02 PM
Go into the config files for all your games and you can manually put any 16:10 resolution you want.

10-21-05, 09:14 PM
Run 1280x1024 or anything less than the native res with 1:1 scaling.

10-23-05, 04:23 PM
Games that don't support the 16:10 i use 1280x1024 it's the next best thing.

10-23-05, 04:28 PM
Games that don't support the 16:10 i use 1280x1024 it's the next best thing.

Yeah, I was thinking that. There just does not seem to be any other 16*10 resolution out there, so I was looking for "best fit" option.

Well see how this looks in FEAR

10-23-05, 04:34 PM
It's ok i perfer 1680x1050, i must say i have seen games pick up on wide screen recently so it looks hopeful in the future.

10-24-05, 02:26 AM
I usually play at 1280x800 on my Apple 20", the 6600GT wouldn't allow me to use 1680x1050 effectively ;)

It's better than 1024x768 and a little less than 1280x1024. In fact, I still prefer it to 1280x1024 on a 4:3 monitor. I love the extra horizontal fov :D

10-24-05, 04:13 PM
My laptop is 16x10 and runs at 1440 x 900. 1280x800 is the other common 16x10 resolution.

Might try some 16x9 resolutions...1280*720, 1600*900

10-25-05, 10:57 PM
There's a tool in Nvidia drivers to allow custom resolutions.. 1024x640, 1280x800,1440x900 are all viable options. Once you set these up at the driver level you can ofte times select the resolution in many games, And for the ones you can't you can normally force it via a config file.

10-26-05, 12:26 AM
I would not run on non-native res unless the LCD supports 1:1 scaling.