How to create custom resolutions on Windows 10 [EXPERT GUIDE]

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Create and set a custom resolution in Windows 10
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Sometimes you want to change the resolution of the display to a custom one, and in today’s article we’ll show you how to create custom resolutions on Windows 10.

To do that, just follow the guide below.

How to set custom resolution on Windows 10?

1. Use the Nvidia Control Panel

  1. Right-click on your desktop and choose NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. In the left side-panel, under Display, click on Change resolution.
  3. In the right section scroll a bit, and under Choose the resolution click the Customize button.
    change resolution nvidia control panel Create Custom Resolutions on Windows
  4. In the new window that appears, check Enable resolutions not exposed by the display and then click on Create Custom Resolution.
    create custom resolution nvidia control panel Create Custom Resolutions on Windows
  5. Now, fill in the boxes with the desired values and then hit the Test button.
  6. If the test is successful and you’re satisfied with the result, Save the resolution. If not, revert to the previous one.

2. Use the AMD Catalyst Control Center

  1. Right-click on your desktop and choose AMD Catalyst Control Center.
  2. Navigate to Information > Software > copy the 2D driver file path.copy driver information amd catalyst control center Create Custom Resolutions on Windows
  3. Now, press Windows key + R to open Run, and type regedit. Hit Enter.regedit run window Create Custom Resolution amd
  4. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the 2D path from step 2.
  5. Double-click the 0000 folder and inside find the DALNonStandardModesBCD1 registry key. Right-click it, select Edit and then type your desired values in order: The width of the resolution > The height of the resolution > Type four zeros > The refresh rate of your monitor. If any of the values don’t add up to a 4 digit number, then start the number with 0.custom amd resolution registry editor windows 10 Create Custom Resolutions on Windows 
  6. Click OK and Restart your PC.
  7. After the restart, when you launch the AMD Catalyst Control Center, you should find the custom resolution there.

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3. Use Custom Resolutions/Modes for Intel Graphics driver

  1. Right-click on your desktop and choose Graphics Proprieties.
  2. Select Advanced mode if you’re prompted to select an application mode.
  3. Under Display Devices tab, check to see if the Custom Resolutions/Modes button is available. If it is, click on it. If it’s not, then go to
     C:>Windows>System32>CustomModeApp.exe

    and run the app.intel graphics control panel intel custom resolution

  4. In Basic Settings, type your preferred values.custom resolution intel graphics control panel Create Custom Resolutions on Windows
  5. Click on Add and then, when prompted, on Yes.
  6.  If you’re not satisfied with the result, click on the Remove button. If you are, click OK.

4. Use Custom Resolution Utility (CRU)

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  1. Additionally, you can use Custom Resolution Utility (CRU) to create a resolution.
  2. The app has support for NVIDIA, AMD and Intel graphics cards so no matter of the system configuration, it will work.

As you can see, it’s not that hard to create and set a custom resolution in Windows 10, regardless of the GPU manufacturer and drivers. What’s your favorite GPU manufacturer and why? Leave the answer along with any other questions you may have in the comments section below.

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