Windows 10: Windows incorrectly identifies optimal resolution

Discus and support Windows incorrectly identifies optimal resolution in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; I'm experiencing a blurry/small display for text (and some images) across a wide variety of apps and the desktop. Using Alienware x51 R2. Basically... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by EpicWestern, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Windows incorrectly identifies optimal resolution


    I'm experiencing a blurry/small display for text (and some images) across a wide variety of apps and the desktop.
    Using Alienware x51 R2. Basically this started about a month ago after installing Witcher3. So I'm not sure if driver updates caused some problem, playing the game caused some sort of hardware fail, or something else. Originally this problem existed in 8.1, so I thought windows 10 might fix it, but I had the blackscreen error during installation that a lot of people seem to be getting. The black screen was fixed (I replaced old cable to HDMI cable) but the text is still blurry. I'm also getting a weird notification popping up when I log on that my resolution is supposed to be 1980,1536 while my montior's (Samsung SyncMaster 2494 HM) top resolution is 1980, 1080. This error also seems to occur when I cycle through sources on my monitor.
    I've also tried switching back and forth between intel and nvidia video drivers (by disabling them one at a time in settings), but the problems seems to be about the same.
    All drivers are up to date. I've also messed with dpi settings in about every configuration possible without success. I'm starting to think its a monitor problem but I'm just wondering if anyone has any good tests/fixes if they think its something else.

    :)
     
    EpicWestern, Jul 29, 2015
    #1
  2. RDLouks Win User

    Hardrive identified incorrectly

    Thanks, same here I ended up installing "Smart Defrag 4".

    I can't help but think this is related to why I can't install Intel's RST program to view and control my RAID ARRAY.

    If I would have had any idea of these kind of problems with Windows 10, I would have stayed with Win 7.
     
    RDLouks, Jul 29, 2015
    #2
  3. Brian_74 Win User
    Hardrive identified incorrectly

    I had to go to a 3rd party defrag software. I am not at my computer so I can not tell you the name of it.

    It will be a few days before I can get to it to tell you the name but it is a free defragmenter program.
     
    Brian_74, Jul 29, 2015
    #3
  4. Knocks Win User

    Windows incorrectly identifies optimal resolution

    Same problem with Samsung SyncMaster 2432M. This issue is also causing my desktop icons to be messed up every time Windows wakes up from sleep and complains about a non-optimal resolution.

    Did you ever get it resolved?
     
    Knocks, Aug 7, 2015
    #4
  5. Dch48 Win User
    After the upgrade my desktop picture was shrunken into the middle of the screen and text looked chopped off at the bottom. I discovered that Win 10 had set my resolution to something like 2560 X 1440 which my monitor doesn't even support. I changed it back to 1920 X 1080 and everything went back to normal. I did notice that text was blurry though so I ran the cleartype wizard and fixed it. It's all good now.
     
    Dch48, Aug 7, 2015
    #5
  6. TopGeek Win User
    Since installing Win 10, a couple of days ago. twice when my PC wakes from Sleep Mode, the screen resolution has been incorrect with much larger icons and stretched horizontally. Rebooting corrects the problem but it is a nuisance.
     
    TopGeek, Aug 8, 2015
    #6
  7. Update: I feel like I've narrowed the problem down to being some weird driver issue. When I had both the NVidia and Intel card disabled windows basic adapter kicks in which actually correctly displays my desktop with clear icons/text. Somehow, after reinstalling the Intel drivers (I'm keeping Nvidia disabled for now), my screen is correct *sometimes*. Over the past few days coming in and out of sleep mode or after a restart its almost totally random whether my display will be correct or not.
     
    EpicWestern, Aug 9, 2015
    #7
  8. TopGeek Win User

    Windows incorrectly identifies optimal resolution

    Well, I thought the rule was "If it worked in 8.1 it will work in 10" so maybe MS will tweak it when they get this feedback.
     
    TopGeek, Aug 9, 2015
    #8
  9. Knocks Win User
    I have installed the latest version of Intel HD video drivers, released specifically for Windows 10, hoping that it would fix the problem. It didn't help.

    My desktop icon layout still gets messed up every time Windows comes out of sleep, and I have to use a third-party utility to restore the layout manually every single time. It's extremely annoying!
     
    Knocks, Aug 13, 2015
    #9
  10. TopGeek Win User
    Mine is not as bad as that but it seems to be every 4 - 5 wake-ups display the incorrect screen resolution. Just rebooting puts it right. It has not yet happened with full shut-down. However, I tend to leave it in Sleep mode overnight to allow updates to take place.
     
    TopGeek, Aug 13, 2015
    #10
  11. Knocks Win User
    Has anyone been able to fix this yet? I have to manually restore my desktop icon layout several times a day, and it's starting to get really old.
     
    Knocks, Sep 6, 2015
    #11
  12. TopGeek Win User
    I still get this and it does also happen from the full shutdown state, not every time but maybe 1 in 3.
     
    TopGeek, Apr 5, 2018
    #12
Thema:

Windows incorrectly identifies optimal resolution

Loading...
  1. Windows incorrectly identifies optimal resolution - Similar Threads - incorrectly identifies optimal

  2. How to disable the 'optimal resolution notification' in win 10

    in Windows 10 Customization
    How to disable the 'optimal resolution notification' in win 10: Hi, does anybody know how to disable the optimal resolution notification in Win 10? Thanks. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-to-disable-the-optimal-resolution-notification/d3d05727-8571-4e29-b352-82a69ea6551a
  3. Incorrect active signal resolution

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Incorrect active signal resolution: So I got a graphics card and I was gonna put the resolution to 1366x768 (the default one) but I accidentally clicked 1920x1080 and my monitor showed a text saying ''Input Not Supported'' and then I clicked the default but the message still didnt go away and everything was...
  4. Identifying computer

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Identifying computer: Office is installed on laptop blah blah but this doesn't match device blah blah. where do I find all this info on my laptops to to match up all the devices and products. It might as well be in greek. I don't want office on a small laptop but I do want it on my large one...
  5. windows delivery optimization

    in Windows 10 Customization
    windows delivery optimization: My computer is the only one on my network. Do I still need windows delivery optimization to be enabled and further presently I can get about additional 37 GB back in storage but dont know if I can safely delele this in disk clean up since I do not know if these files are...
  6. Resolution in the game is not optimal 3840x1080

    in Windows 10 Graphic Cards
    Resolution in the game is not optimal 3840x1080: Hello everyone, I just played NFS Payback from the origin with specifications: -1080Ti -Samsung Monitor CHG90 (49", 32:9 , 3840x1080) The problem is the resolution is not optimal, if I play at the highest resolution (3840 x 1080), the image will be truncated, and not fit....
  7. Windows Cursor Appearing Mid-Game, Freezing my battery icon, optimal resolution dialogue...

    in Windows 10 Gaming
    Windows Cursor Appearing Mid-Game, Freezing my battery icon, optimal resolution dialogue...: So i have had this issue for a while now, the windows cursor appears in middle of the game causing me to go back to the main menu and making it impossible to play certain game. So far I've faced this issue for a few games like Vampyr, Phantom Doctrine, The Hunter Call of the...
  8. Identifying an App?

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Identifying an App?: Greetings! Somewhere around since the RS2 Update I'm experiencing an unknown app to occasionally pop up but also immediately closing itself making it impossible with just with the eyes to identify what it is as it happens too fast. From my impression it looks like the...
  9. network identifying

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    network identifying: so i just installed a new network driver and when i boot up afterwards the connection will say identifying for nearly 30seconds before i actually get a connection. ive tried reinstalling the driver but to awe 25719
  10. Windows 10 optimization

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Windows 10 optimization: Hi, I'm not having any notable issues, but I have a question for a little bit more experienced users. I've recently upgraded ram from 2 GB to 16 GB and installed a ssd which is awesome, but I don't have the best CPU in the world. So, I was wondering is there anyway I can...