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Powerstrip 'Custom Settings' greyed out?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by MarkR, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. MarkR

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    I need to install a res of 856x480 to run my Panasonic Plasma from my HTPC.

    I have just set my graphics settings with the Sony W900 driver.

    The problem I am having is with Powerstrip. When I goto 'Display profiles' and then 'Advanced timing options' for some reason the 'Custom Resolutions' button is greyed out.

    Any ideas?

    Mark :lease:
     
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    On the first page of display profiles make sure the "hide modes not supported by this monitor" is unchecked.(worth checking the graphics display settings don't have a similar setting checked).

    Make sure custom timings is selected in the drop down underneath the refresh slider on the right.
     
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    This is the box I have now unchecked on display properties (see pic) and have also selected 'custom timings' on Powerstrip.

    The custom resolution button is still greyed out? :(
     

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    There is some not very encouraging information on the entech website regarding Intel graphics chipsets and custom resolutions. However 856x480 is pretty much a standard resolution these days. Ensure you have the latest graphics driver and maybe think about updating the bios on your motherboard if this is an integrated gpu ( which I think it is).

    Otherwise you might have to think about upgrading to a different gpu ( you don't need anything special a 10quid radeon VE will handle this no problem). Not much help if you have a laptop , I had a powerbook hooked up to a panasonic ae200 the other day and it supported the res as standard.
     

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