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How to get monitor resolution of 1680x1050 using ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO in a dual monitor setup

How to get monitor resolution of 1680x1050 using ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO in a dual monitor setup

I have Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics card in my Windows Server 2008 x64 machine. It has two outputs a VGA and a DVI. I have connected the DVI to my Dell 24" monitor with 1900x1200 resolution and it works 100%. The VGA I have connected to my second monitor a Samsung 22" with native resolution of 1680x1050. But the ATI driver and Catalyst control centre doesn't show this resolution as an option. If I choose a lower resolution like 1280x1024 it looks really bad and fuzzy. I searched in google and downloaded the powerstrip tool that allowed me to create a custom resolution of 1680x1050 and then this option shows up in Catalyst control centre and my 2nd monitor works fine now.

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Guest [Entry]

You may want to try the ATI Omega Drivers. I don't use them anymore since I'm using a Mac now, but when I did I think they came with a utility to help with resolutions. Of course, they are free.