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    LtoP89 is offline Senior Member Regular
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    Hey, just wondering if there was another way i could increase my screen resolution apart from the usual right click --> screen resolution then clicking the highest range.

    I ask this cause i recently got a AMD Athlon 64bit X2 Dual Core 4200+ processor (i'm usually an Intel fan) and i don't know what the problem is but my highest resolution seems to be 1024 x 768 and this is kind of bugging me cause when i had an Intel processor (p4) i could get a higher resolution. Needless to say the screen is making me feel cramped and everything just looks too big in general.

    i mean even the internet seems cramped! Any input would be awesome.

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    Did you re-install your operating system when you changed the hardware by any chance?

    The only thing I can suggest right now is to update your video card drivers and try again. If you can't get a higher resolution through "Right Click->Properties" then that resolution simply isn't available. Usually it means your video card drivers aren't installed or there's a problem with them when your screen reverts back to a low resolution like that.

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    I would have thought that if his drivers were the problem, he wouldn't be able to go above 800x600, maybe I'm wrong. Either way, the first thing I would have done is update my VC drivers.
    Failing that, and assuming you have a graphics card, have a look in control panel or in the task bar to see if your graphics card has any utilities that allow you to change graphical settings.

    As for another way to change resolution (this isn't a solution to your problem, I'm just saying), its Control panel -> Display -> Settings tab.

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    LtoP89 is offline Senior Member Regular
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    damn, i have a pretty average nVidia graphics card 7300 SE or something i think, either way i've upgraded the driver and it still wont let me go higher. i guess i'll fiddle around with it for a bit btw how do i update VC? what is the vc..lol

    anyway, someone said get a better graphics card. that a good idea? this cost me 65AU$ >.>;;

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    Processor, has no bearing on max resolution, that is dictated by your video card!
    But for your question, is there another way to change from right click> properties?

    ATI video card, may use "ATI TRAY TOOLS" Where you going to get a little icon near your clock, and you can just chose your resolution from there plus alot of stuff that you shouldn't mess if you don't know
    Also MULTI-RES is another tray program that offer, fast access to change resolution.

    Now if you can't see anything over 1024, there is only two possibilities
    1- Outdated drivers, or not even installed
    2- Wrong monitor configuration.. or even monitor do not support higher resolution.

    So, if you have the right drivers, your card might not support, if your card support, you monitor doesn't.. if your monitor do, and your card also do.. its a driver problem, get new ones(or rollback one release)
    "Chile is a thin and tall country"

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    Oh one more question. Do you have an on-board video card, and after unplugging/opening up your computer, did you plug your monitor into the on-board video by mistake? I hope you don't take offense because I suggested that, I know it's a stupid question to ask, but I just thought I'd ask it to be sure.

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    okay well i don't know what was up originally but i bought this comp from some comp fair and it didn't seem to have a graphics card/ or the graphics card was some integrated crap so i got the guy to install a 256 nvidia 7300 SE card in front of me, all he seemed to do was open it up and pull out some thing and insert another thing that was big, green and plastic looking. anyway the monitor cable is connected to the plastic card thing he inserted.

    In regards to drivers i went to the nvidia site and installed the driver that was recommended, and i know for a fact my monitor can support a higher resolution cause i had it on a higher setting before this new comp.

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    What is the monitor's Make and Model? Are you using a adapter anywhere, like DVI to VGA?

    Also, you are plugged into the big plastic thingy, not the port thingy comming off the mother board, right?
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    lol yeah i'm connected directly into the graphics card, the thing that parallel to the ground. (i've got a tower type case and the motherboard is on its side)

    The monitor is a LG flatron LCD 575LM using a NVIDIA GeFore 7300 SE/7200 GS
    btw i'd like to stress that this monitor has had HIGHER resolution then 1024 x 768 before. I know it's capable.

    btw what is DVI to VGA? all i know is i haven't touched the monitor, just connected everything to the new tower.

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    VGA, DVI. Vol is asking if you are using an adaptor to make VGA (usually you monitor cable) fit into DVI (usually on your graphics card).

    I'm just clutching at straws here, but try this.
    Go into control panel, open add/remove software, find your video card (herein refered to as VC) drivers and uninstall them, you should be asked to restart your computer. Restart your computer, if you uninstalled correctly, your screen resolution should be 800x600. You now need to reinstall the driver (This should be the correct one. After reinstalling, you should be asked to restart your computer. Once you have, try changing the resolution like you normally would.

    Note: When reinstalling VC drivers, I was told that it was always best to unistall the previous one first.

    EDIT: Another thing you could try is updating the monitor itself.
    Go here.
    Enter your location (I assume its Oceania and Australia).
    Wait for the page to relode automatically. In the search box, select monitor as the product and then select your operating system. Use "driver" as the search term.
    I'm not sure if this is the driver you need, so instead open the install guide PDF and follow the instructions for XP users.
    That should make your computer search for the most recent driver for your monitor.
    Last edited by 98abaile; 02-25-2008 at 08:23 AM.

 

 
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