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Solved: Need 1650 x 1050 Display Option

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Diogenes6969, Dec 12, 2008.

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  1. Diogenes6969

    Diogenes6969 Thread Starter

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    Just purchased new 20" monitor and am unable to adjust display to 1680 x 1050. I have a dell dimension e310 running xp media edition 2002 sp 3, the maximum resolution available within display properties is 1600 x 1200. Please, please someone help!
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    See if there's an updated video driver on Dell's website for your PC model.
     
  3. Diogenes6969

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    I did..it is not there. I know someone can find it somewhere I tried for hours doing different searches, finally gave up and came here.
     
  4. JSanguancheu

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    Can we have the service tag number from your PC? It should be on a sticker either on the side or back.
     
  5. Diogenes6969

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    First of all thank you for your help. The tag appears to be H6FB291

    The monitor came with a cd, It addresses this issue. I followed instructions... downloaded driver R138477.zip. I extracted to desk top and followed instructions exactly, which was to go to- RUN - Enter File Path - Choose OK . It has no effect on my display options. Thank You Again!
     
  6. JSanguancheu

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    The only driver I can find is this one from Dell: R126541.EXE
    http://support.dell.com/support/dow...IM_PNT_P4_3100&hidos=WW1&hidlang=en&TabIndex=

    If that does not work then I would say the integrated Intel graphics chipset does not support that resolution (which is not that big of a surprise for a PC from 2005). Widescreens were not really "IN" back then yet.

    Your PC's specs: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/specs0.htm#wp1052310

    I've been seeing this problem come up a lot lately.

    You may need to add a discrete video card into your system instead. The specs say you have a PCI-Express 16x video card slot available. Be careful though as you only have a 230w power supply. Most of the newer video cards won't work with that amount of power.
     
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    Does the new monitor support widescreen resolution? I think its usually a 20.1" or a 22 inch monitor that supports 1680x1050. A 20" monitor may be 4:3 and natively support 1600x1200. Unless I missed the mention of it being verified as a widescreen monitor....
     
  8. Diogenes6969

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    Thank You Very Much!
     
  9. JSanguancheu

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    So what happened?? :)
     
  10. Diogenes6969

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    I was able to sneak in to dell support even though my desktop warranty has expired. The tech did a remote connect to my computer found the right driver ( not the one the the damn cd said to use ) installed it and presto...1650 resolution. I really appreciate you time and effort. Thank you very much.
     
  11. JSanguancheu

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    Cool. Please mark as Solved. (button at the top of the 1st post) :)
     
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