The craze for high-resolution displays is growing every day. It’s 2017, and people are ready to say goodbye to 1080p monitors and switch to QHD and 4K displays. However, if you expect these screens to drop in price, you’ll be stuck with your good old Full HD panels for a long time. You might still want to experience what it feels like to have a higher resolution display, right? Also, some people may want to lower the resolution of their screen for better performance of games. Well, you can make custom resolutions for your display panel. Well, without further ado, let’s take a look hTo create custom resolutions in Windows 10:
Things You Need
Depending on the graphics card you’re using, there are several equally good software to choose from for adding custom resolutions to your monitor:
- NVIDIA Control Panel It is a software that comes by default after installing an NVIDIA graphics driver directly from NVIDIA’s official website. This only works on machines with NVIDIA graphics cards.
- Custom Resolution Utility the software can be installed on any machine regardless of the GPU you have, but it is mostly preferred by users with AMD/Intel GPUs. You can download the software from here.
note: I will not be responsible for any damage you may cause to your monitor or system in the process. Therefore, proceed with this guide with extreme caution.
Create Custom Resolutions Using the NVIDIA Control Panel
Users with NVIDIA GPUs can use the control panel with a simple right click on desktop -> NVIDIA Control Panel To open the software After opening, create your custom resolution by following these steps:
- Click “Change Resolution“ inside view The menu in the NVIDIA Control Panel. Then scroll down and click “Customize“. Now, a menu will pop up on the screen.
- Check the box that says “.Enable resolutions not displayed by the screenClick on ” and “Create Custom Resolution“.
- Now type the resolution you want In Horizontal Pixels and Desired Lines. If you are aiming to create a custom QHD resolution (2560 x 1440), medicine 2560 inside Horizontal Pixels and 1440 inside Desired Linesor if you’re aiming for 4K resolution, type 3840 in Horizontal Pixels and 2160 in Desired Lines. If you want, you can also choose a lower resolution than your screen’s native resolution.
- Click “Scale“ To check if the resolution change works. If it doesn’t work, you should be able to revert to your previous resolution.
You can also choose any other resolution, but if you don’t have an ultra-wide screen, make sure the aspect ratio is the same as your monitor, which is normally 16:9. Otherwise, icons and other text may start to appear elongated.
Setting Custom Resolutions Using Custom Resolution Utility
The process of creating custom resolutions with the Custom Resolution Utility is quite similar to the NVIDIA Control Panel method. So, once Downloaded and after installing the Custom Resolution Utility, simply follow the steps below to install it:
- Hungry CRU.exe File from the install directory to start the Custom Resolution Utility. Next, click “Add” inside Detailed Resolutions Menu.
- A menu will open where you can type. Horizontal Pixels and Vertical Lines ” in the boxes next toActive“ choice. Do not make any further changes to the parameters episode. Click now OK to exit the drop-down menu OK again to close the software.
- Once done, restart your PC.
Once it restarts, navigate to: Display Settings -> Advanced Display Settings and check available resolutions. If the resolution you selected in the software appears in the drop-down menu, click it and press the “ button.To apply“ Well, that’s it for changing the resolution of your monitor. Your screen will now scale to the custom resolution you just set.
How Custom Resolutions Work
Make no mistake, you can’t really see 4K quality on a 1080p screen because it’s a hardware limitation and you can’t increase the number of pixels on your monitor with software. Setting a custom screen resolution basically scales the screen to the resolution you created, to give you more screen real estate to view your content, something you normally see on higher resolution screens.
SEE ALSO: Mirroring the Windows Screen to Android, iOS and Mac
Choose the Custom Resolution You Need
Well, as you can see, the process was far from difficult. With these softwares, you can probably choose any resolution you need. So, are you ready to try this and scale the screen resolution to your personal needs rather than being limited to the default resolution set by the manufacturer? If so, let us know how the process went by dropping a few words in the comments section below.