Help with setting up monitor resolution....

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Found 10th Sep 2008
I have this PC
h10025.www1.hp.com/ewf…063

and have recently aquired this monitor
pentranic-displays.co.uk/pro…htm

can anybody help me with selecting the right resolution, as i can't seem to get it to look right.

messed about trying all of the resolutions it will let me.

I'm thinking that it may not be possible as i dont have a graphics card?
Not to good on this side of computers...

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Taken from the display site:

Modes of Operation:
VGA 640 x 350 @ 70Hz
VGA 720 x 400 @ 70Hz
VGA 640 x 480 @ 60/ 72/ 75Hz
SVGA 800 x 600 @ 60/ 72/ 75Hz
XGA 1024 x 768 @ 60/ 70/ 75Hz
SXGA 1280 x 1024 @ 60/ 75Hz.
WXGA 1366 x 768 @ 60Hz

I'll assume that the native resolution of this display is 1366 x 768. Do you have this option?

Original Poster

yes i did, but when i selected it i just got a thin picture across the middle of the screen.
top and bottom thirds of the screen were black

What connection are you using to hook it up to your computer?
Very odd to see a 23" screen as they are normally 22" or 24" but saying that, it should still have a native resolution.

Original Poster

Just the vga? connector, think thats all the pc and monitor has

Magic_monkey;2937901

Very odd to see a 23" screen as they are normally 22" or 24" but saying … Very odd to see a 23" screen as they are normally 22" or 24" but saying that, it should still have a native resolution.



It's not that odd, both Apple and Hazro do 23" screens for example, although you'd usually expect them to be 1920x1200.

The one linked looks more like a public display then a monitor with it's high brightness and low resolution.

Do any of the resolutions Magic_monkey listed display a stable picture?

If you're switching from a CRT then do check your refresh rate is set to 60hz, LCDs don't tend to like any higher.

If you haven't got a graphics card you wouldn't get any display at all so you must have one even if it's built in.

Original Poster

yes, its integrated graphics (SIS 760?)
I'm not switching from CRT, from a 17"LCD.
some of the resolutions fill the screen, but things are still more blury than i would expect, doesn't seem right...
I got the latest driver from the SIS site as well.

I'll have to connect it again and have another mess around with all of the available resolutions

rep given:thumbsup:

sorry but i never managed to get the sis on-board graphics to support that res, i spent many months trying different chipsets/driver combis as this is the most common res on TV sets now and building media centre PC was keen to try all options.
Either get a new gfx card or run the drivers in another 16:9 mode ie 1280x720 if it will do that(next best thing)
for future ref for any one interested 1360 is only done by nvidia on-board gfx with one exception
native vista drivers will do it with the ati on-boards 1150/1250, which is strange because ati's own drivers won't lol

Original Poster

thanks maddogb
so what res should I be looking to set it at then? 1366 x 768?

phil001;2940622

thanks maddogbso what res should I be looking to set it at then? 1366 x … thanks maddogbso what res should I be looking to set it at then? 1366 x 768?



about that though its usually 1360x768,yup that will give you the best but as stated I never got your gfx chip to do that , you can try set to 1280x720 as a second best option but I never tried with the sis chip so can't say if it will do it or not
If not a new gfx card is best, pretty much any card will outperform on-board so no worries there

While the SiS graphics aren't great if they're having problems at standard resolutions like 800x600 and 640x480 there's an additional problem there too.

Would it be possible to try the screen on another computer or something else that can output in VGA?

Original Poster

yep, can try it on laptop.

not saying it has problems at those resolutions, will get it plugged in again later today anyway.

Banned

vga will look a bit blurry. you need a gfx card with dvi output and a monitor with dvi input for a good lcd picture.

csiman;2943450

vga will look a bit blurry. you need a gfx card with dvi output and a … vga will look a bit blurry. you need a gfx card with dvi output and a monitor with dvi input for a good lcd picture.



That's nonsense. DVI is generally a better choice for LCD-type screens for a couple of reasons but VGA is perfectly capable of producing an excellent picture.

Original Poster

I have sorted it now.
Got an old graphics card from a friend, and can now get the right resolution.

Many thanks for all the help:thumbsup:

What was the correct setting in the end?
I'm glad you have it working now!

Original Poster

the best was 1366 x 768
it had a decent picture on another resolution too, not sure what it was though

thanks again

(grrrr at on board graphics)
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