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Dell IN2030M PC Monitor

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sb99000, May 18, 2013.

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  1. sb99000

    sb99000 Thread Starter

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    I have recently purchased Dell IN2030M PC Monitor (20 inch). It is fine but one thing is slightly disturbing -
    most of the pictures and videos appearing in the monitor are slightly squeezed vertically. Photos and Videos of
    Human,animal,natures, plants are squeezed or pressed vertically. Otherwise quality and clarity is nice.
    I have tried to adjust but not successful. Switched to auto adjust but not improved so much
    need some suggestions
     
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    its probably the aspect ratio - what program are you viewing the pictures in ?
     
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    The Dell IN2030M is a 20" wide-screen monitor that has a native resolution of 1600 X 900.

    If your computer is running Windows XP and is several years old, its graphics device may not have resolution settings for that monitor.

    Can you advise us your computer's brand name and model name and model number?

    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - Hardware - Device Manager, then click the + in
    Display Adapters
    What's the exact description listed there?

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  4. sb99000

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    Thanks for the suggestions.
    You are right flavallee, my computer is running Windows XP and 2 years old.

    Display Adapters showing -- AMD 760G
     
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    You didn't describe your computer, so do the following:

    Download and save the

    TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe)

    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

    Information about your computer will appear.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire text here.

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 260 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 1790 Mb
    Graphics Card: AMD 760G, 700 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 38162 MB, Free - 908 MB; D: Total - 38152 MB, Free - 1678 MB; E: Total - 38152 MB, Free - 27240 MB; F: Total - 38129 MB, Free - 176 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M5A78L-M LX
    Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
     
  7. flavallee

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    Why is your computer still running Windows XP Professional SP2?

    The SP3 upgrade for it was released in May 2008, and there have been over 100 post-SP3 security-related updates released since then.

    You're running a very outdated and very insecure operating system. :(

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    Here is the support site for the ASUS M5A78L-M LX motherboard in that computer.

    According to its specifications section, it has an AMD 760G (780L)/SB710 chipset and ATI Radeon HD 3000 integrated graphics - which supports a maximum resolution of 2048 X 1536 at a refresh rate of 75 Hz.

    Standard monitors have a 4:3 aspect ratio and wide-screen monitors have a 16:9 aspect ratio.

    Here is some reading about aspect ratios.

    The graphics device in your computer may possibly support only 4:3 aspect ratio resolutions.

    The current graphics driver listed for Windows XP in that motherboard's support - download section is version 8.710.0.0.

    Double-click the AMD 760G entry in the Device Manager, then click the "Driver" tab.

    What's the driver version and driver date listed there?

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    Driver Version 8.710.0.0

    Driver Date 2/10/2010
     
  10. flavallee

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    It looks like you already have the most current Windows XP driver for that graphics device. (y)

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    Right-click an empty space on the desktop, then click Properties
    - or -
    Go to Control Panel - Display.

    Select the "Settings" tab.

    Make note of the resolution setting that your computer is currently using.

    Move the adjustment slider and see if there's a resolution setting of 1600 X 900 or 1680 X 1050.

    If there is, select it and then apply the change.

    Don't be alarmed if the screen blacks out for a few seconds.

    When the screen reappears, it'll give you a few seconds to decide whether to accept the new setting or not.

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  11. sb99000

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    According to your suggestion I have set the resolution 1600 X 900 and that is the maximum I can adjust.
    Problem has been solved, now the videos and pictures are appearing normally like my previous
    Samsung sync-master 794 mg. Though the Desktop icons and the alphabets are appearing so small but that's not a big issue.
    Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestion.
     
  12. flavallee

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    I'm glad to hear you got the issue resolved. :) (y)

    You can increase the icon and menu sizes to fit your needs.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-xp/help/setup/personalize-windows-xp

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310543

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