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Colour vs Monitor Driver File Issues

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Copernicus, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. Copernicus

    Copernicus Thread Starter

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    Last Fall I changed up to a 17" Monitor,made by Dell, used, and a the same time installed an SVGA card. I cannot get 256 bit color resolution nor can I get past 840 x 600 pixels with the Hardware Graphics Accelerator on high. The SVGA card came with its own software which I did install but I am wondering if there is a conflict with the differing driver software, like the Microsoft vs the Card software that is causing all this. Do I need a dedicated driver file for the Dell monitor and, if so, how do I get one without having to deal with Dell's cookie monster? Thanks in advance
     
  2. brushmaster1

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    Since the video card was installed at the same time as the monitor, it is much more likely to be the source of the problem.

    How much VRAM is on the card? A 1MB card will not be able to run more than 256 colors at any resolution higher than 800x600, for instance.
     
  3. Copernicus

    Copernicus Thread Starter

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    The card is described as being SUP-VC-CP-VANTA 8mb AGP V/C.
    I take that to mean that it possesses 8 megs of RAM which, if I understand you correctly, should be more than enough to support the Monitor in 256 colour mode. If the card is the issue do I need a Dell AGP or Video Card and the associated software and what would be the best source? Thanks.
     
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