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Custom Resolution Utility

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Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7
Jul 21, 2018
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Custom Resolution Utility Review

Sven Sorensen
Overrides AMD and NVIDIA settings and create custom resolutions
A review of Custom Resolution Utility by Sven Sørensen

Custom Resolution Utility is a small freeware utility which can tweak your NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards to create higher resolutions.

As a portable application, CRU does not require installation and can be run without installation.

The layout of the program provides a list of currently supported resolutions for your monitor with the option to add new ones.

The application isn't perfect, but if your monitor can support higher and/or different resolutions from what's displayed in your graphics control panel, Custom Resolution Utility will create EDID values in the registry so that you may select the resolutions in your graphics settings.

Currently supported GPUs are limited to some AMD/ATI and NVIDIA cards, as Intel GPUs are not supported.

It's worth pointing out that you should have an idea of what your monitor and GPU are capable of. If anything goes wrong, the download comes with an app called "reset-all.exe" which can be run to revert any changes you have made with Custom Resolution Utility.

Custom Resolution Utility features and highlights:
  • Detailed resolutions are the preferred way to add custom resolutions
  • The first detailed resolution is considered the preferred or native resolution
  • HDMI is treated as single-link DVI unless an HDMI support data block is defined in the first extension block
  • HDMI limits depend on the graphics card
  • AMD/ATI's driver also listens to the TMDS clock limit in the HDMI support data block
  • Passive DisplayPort to HDMI adapters are limited to 165 MHz unless the driver is patched

Custom Resolution Utility is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from video tweaks without restrictions. Custom Resolution Utility 1.4 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This custom resolution software is filed under:
  • Custom Resolution Utility Download
  • Freeware Video Tweaks

Compatibility with this custom resolution software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from ToastyX.

Custom Resolution Utility has been picked by our editors as very good.
Custom Resolution Utility has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Custom Resolution Utility 1.4 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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