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A little help with new TFT please?

Starlet Avatar
9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
My dad just bought a 19' widescreen tft from ebuyer, it's listed on the site as having a maximum resolution of 1440 x 900 (WXGA), but he's just set it all up and it's getting no where near that, it's max is 1024 x 768 which is less than he was getting on his old 14' CRT!

I have no idea what to tell him as I don't really know about this stuff, is the monitor faulty in some way? is it his PC that doesn't support the resolution (though that doesn't explain why it's LESS than it used to be), is it something to do with because it's widescreen? do I just need to tweak some settings?

Thanks to anyone who can help or point me in the right direction.
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Starlet Avatar
9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
have you got the latest drivers for your graphics card?
[admin]#2
Sounds like graphics card drivers to me too - it sounds like its using the default Windows vga driver.

Also - not to nitpick but it's doubtful he had more than 1024x768 on a 14" CRT :) It was more likely 800x600.
#3
When the pc is on, if he right clicks the desktop, he'll get some options. Select properties

and summa similar to below will appear

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/2314/properties1pd4.th.jpg

Where it has screen resolution on the bottom left of image, the slider well should be able to be slid.

As has been said, sounds like drivers not been added before or just too old perhaps

I'm running a 19 wide, but still opt for 1024x768 lol
#4
Ok, that's what I needed to know...I was unsure what it is that affects the resolution, now I know it's the graphics card I can look into it, thank you :)

As for the old monitor/resolution - that's just what he says, I don't know personally what it was so you could well be right & he was talking BS/Exagerrating, but he seems convinced he had a higher resolution before.
#5
i had this problem before and found the memory was not big enough for it too run sounds very strange i know but i had a spare memory hangging around before i put in new graphics card and that seemd to work ok
#6
1024x768 is a 15" monitors resolution ;-)
#7
Maybe your graphics card/motherboard can't support that size? 1024x768 is fine anyway to be fair.
#8
jamesterror
Maybe your graphics card/motherboard can't support that size? 1024x768 is fine anyway to be fair.


It looks really blurred on the resolution it is now, and the main reason he bought it was because he wanted a bigger resolution.

I'm still not sure what the problem is though, have updated both the graphics card drivers and the monitors drivers & it's still not shifted, as far as I can tell it should be good now. Does anyone have any other suggestions of things to try?
#9
Starlet
It looks really blurred on the resolution it is now, and the main reason he bought it was because he wanted a bigger resolution.

I'm still not sure what the problem is though, have updated both the graphics card drivers and the monitors drivers & it's still not shifted, as far as I can tell it should be good now. Does anyone have any other suggestions of things to try?


Just a quick one, is it graphics card connected or to the integrated card in the motherboard?

If it is the motherboard, how old is the computer? (/motherboard if you've upgraded it.)

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