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win XP screen res

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by feel4real, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. feel4real

    feel4real Thread Starter

    Apr 1, 2004
    i was just round at a friends house on his pc and i noticed he was working with a screen res of 800x600 when i tryed to change it for him, there was only the option to change to 1024x....
    when i look on my pc i have about 4 more higher settings to go to.

    why is this?
    dose he need tto get new drivers for the graphics card?
    (how do i find what card hes using)

    or is it the monitor?

  2. MFDnNC


    Sep 7, 2004
    Video card - drivers may not help depending on the card, but worth a shot
  3. Cadet


    Dec 22, 2004
    Hi there feel4real

    would be useful to know the age and make/model of his Monitor and video card . (also what operating system ).

    Quite a few older 17" monitors will not go any higher than 1024*768. This is annoying but nothing you can do appart from get a new monitor.

    As for video card, unless it is very old or very cheap i would expect it to go higher than 1024*768.

    i will guess you are using XP, if so

    Right click "my computer" >
    Manage >
    Device Manager >
    Display adapters > ( this should show you your graphics card make/model )

    then just go into google and search for that make/model and install the latest drivers.

    but saying that, if i would have to guess i would guess it is the monitor.

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