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i bought a 22 inch wide screen monitor to plug into my imac flat panel. the recommended resolution for it is 1680x1050, but on my mac the highest resolution you can choose is 1024x768. is there some other way i can change the resolution to 1680x1050???
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http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...ac_700_fp.html

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2nd Display Support: Mirroring Only
2nd Max. Resolution: 1024x768
Details: Apple reports that this system has a "mini-VGA output port ([that] requires [a] VGA display adapter)" with support for video mirroring at output resolutions of "640 by 480 pixels at 60 Hz, 800 by 600 pixels at 75 Hz, and 1024 by 768 pixels at 75 Hz".
Translation:
Apple took a video card that would otherwise be capable of outputting at least 1600x1200 (and the resolution you want to run, 1680x1050) and crippled it so the iMac wouldn't cut into PowerMac sales.

Unless someone knows of a program to get around this, there's nothing you can do.

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ok thanks for your help
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