Ok, I was given two nice graphic CRT monitors. When I looked them up, they said their maximum resolution is 1920 x 1440, so I was excited since my old Sony only did 1600 x 1200. However, when I hooked it up and downloaded the drivers from Viewsonic's website, the desktop resolution will only go to 1600 x 1200. I have a MSI Nvidia 6600 GT AGP 128 mb memory (Yes I managed to monkey with it and fix it, again and for good hopefully!).
I thought my card did that resolution, but it may not. I can't find the box to check what it says. Oh, and here is the link to the Viewsonic page on my monitor. Any ideas why it isn't letting me do what it claims the max resolution is?
First of all you got a pretty kick ass CRT monitor. Probably one of the better CRT monitors out there. With that aside let's see what's wrong with the resolution. First of all do you use this on a Mac computer? If you do then the highest resolution you can get is 1600 x 1200. Because you're using an Analog (RGB) connector you should be getting that 1920 x 1440. You're video card can support up to 2048 x 1536 (1600 x 1200 max w/DVI). I was thinking that you could download the latest drivers for your video card but unfortunately MSI doesn't do updates for your video card anymore. Sorry but that's the best advice I can give you.
It's not a mac (there is no 6600GT for mac).
What concerns me is that you said that you downloaded and installed the drivers from Viewsonic's website. However, viewsonic dosen't release Nvidia drivers. So go to Nvidia's site, and download the newest drivers there.
What's the brand/model number of your new CRT monitor?