seems like we could use a thread for all things related to computers/networking, etc. i've been building pc's since '95, doing web development since '99, and SEO/SEM since 2006. i am more of a JOAT than expert in one specific area, but can help across a pretty broad range of things. i'm sure we have some seriously brilliant folks in here, however, who can bring much more to the table that i can.
that said, i've got a problem i cannot solve. it probably means a new monitor (never a bad thing), but i had to drop 300 for a monitor only to see it completely crap out in 2 years.
i run a custom built pc with an AMD Phenom chip, 8 gb of ram and a Gigabyte HD 6570 video card. i have dual monitors, the Sceptre X224WG that is giving me fits, and an Acer 23 inch. last week the CMOS battery started to fail and seems to be the only incident of note that precurses the failure of the Sceptre.
i have the Acer connected to the HDMI port of the video card and the Sceptre to the DVI port. the Sceptre has a native resolution of 1900x1200, but since sometime within the same day as the battery failure, it will now only display in 640x480. there are no drivers from Sceptre for the monitor, and the Gigabyte people tell me the monitor sends out its resolution options in a sort of call and response method.
i have tried everything i can think of...looking at the monitor.sys file, messing with an .inf file to provide resolution options, all of it. nothing works. this is the first pc problem i've had i've not been able to solve and it's really aggravating me!
anyone have any ideas?