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256k color option w/XP/A.T.I.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ekozlovich, Feb 13, 2003.

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  1. Ekozlovich

    Ekozlovich Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I want to try and improve my screen by choosing different color options. I usually have
    32 bit,
    16 bit,
    256K,
    True Color, options.

    On this new system I built, I have windows XP Pro installed, and no onboard monitor hookup. I have a A.T.I. AGP 64mb 8500DV for vision.

    I went into sytem properties to try changing the screen and it only allows me 16bit, or 32bit, choices. No more true color, or 256K ability.

    Is there something that ATI walked on when I installed the software, over the XP, or does XP not include the other types in the color changes. Hope I explained this right.

    I would like any ideas on how I would go about loading, and from where, these extra choices to my Dislapy Properties settings.

    Thank You.

    Eli
     
  2. Jtoast

    Jtoast

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    display property choices are governed by your video driver.


    changing drivers may restore those options.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

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    The default setting of XP won't allow you go to go 256 colors.

    You can get around this:
    In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
    Click the Advanced button.
    Click the Adapter tab, and then click the List all modes button.
    Select the resolution, color depth, and refresh rate that you want and click OK.
     
  4. Ekozlovich

    Ekozlovich Thread Starter

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    ok, thanks you guys, Bob, thanks for the directions, I knew there had to be a way around this.

    thanks again

    Eli
     
  5. Ekozlovich

    Ekozlovich Thread Starter

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    Bob,

    you have a real nice web site

    Eli
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Glad it worked and thanks for letting me know. I'll probaby add this to my list of XP tips.
     
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