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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gemma_meow, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. gemma_meow

    gemma_meow Thread Starter

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    first im sorry if this in wrong forum bit :/

    well i just got a new monitor but now i have set it up the screen is really fuzzy and big, which is actually hurting my eyes to look at. when i press autoset it says for optimal display change resolution to 1680x1050.. but in propoties there isnt a option for thatr. any advice or help would be brillliant to save my poor eyes :(
     
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    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - Hardware - Device Manager.

    Click the + in Display Adapters

    Click the + in Monitors

    What's listed in both entries?

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    What's the brand name, model name, and model number of your computer and new monitor?

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    LCD flat-screen monitors display best at their native resolution.

    One problem that can occur is the display adapter/video card in the computer not being able to support the resolutions of newer wide-screen monitors.

    The end result is a resolution too large and washed out and fuzzy.

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  3. gemma_meow

    gemma_meow Thread Starter

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    thers just one list that says via/s3g unichrome IGP
     
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    You're not answering all my questions and not providing all the information that I asked for.

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    VIA/S3G Unichrome IGP is an integrated graphics controller that comes in old computers.

    It's not designed to support and provide resolution settings for new wide-screen monitors.

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  5. gemma_meow

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    i didnt see the bottom bit :/ . oh i see so what would i need a new pc?
     
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    You have NOT provided me with any information about your computer or your monitor, so I don't know what to advise you at this point.

    A new computer will come with Windows 7 and not with Windows XP, so you would need to learn how to use a whole new operating system.

    Am I correct in assuming that you've been using Windows XP for a long time and aren't very computer-knowledgeable?

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  7. gemma_meow

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    i have no idea what model etc of computer , i was giving it to help with my school work a year ago with xp. was working fine untill i put this monitor on it. the monitor is a lg l227w. ill try find out what computer it is but it looks like it has a custom case so no make etc on it. and yes im not very computer-knowledgeable
     
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    You previously advised there was NO entry named Monitors in the Device Manager?

    That entry should be there, and there should be something listed in that entry.

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