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Hello!

I just bought a 23" widescreen which recommends a setting of 1920*1080, the problem is I do not have that option.

I'd appreciate if anyone could help me.
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It sounds like your graphics card does not support that resolution. What kind of graphics card do you have?
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Thanks for responding.

How would I check that?
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Thanks for responding.

How would I check that?
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Basically the easiest way to find out on Windows(if drivers are installed)
1. Go to your Desktop.

2. Right click on your background and click Properties.

3. Click on Settings and look under "Display:". It should state your graphic card model.

Or


Go to Start.
Right click on my computer and select Properties.
Select the "Hardware" tab, and press deviceprocessing.
Go down to Screen card (Click the +).

Answer to Simply Find out ALL your system settings
You Can download this program called "Everest Freeware Edition" Just google it and run a report you can save it, e-mail it, Or do whatever you want to with it. Its very simple and easy to use.




Answer for people who already have the proper graphics card drivers installed.
Go to start then run and type "dxdiag". That will show you information about your computer as well as your video card type. You can also get this information from the device manager.


Answer for people who do not have the graphics card drivers installed.

Shutdown and unplug the computer.
Remove the outer casing.
If possible carefully remove the graphics card.
Read the model number off the card. (write it down)

Place the graphics card back in to the place you removed it from.
Close the casing
Power up the computer.
Look on the manufacturer's website for the exact name of the hardware

Answer for people who do not have the graphics card drivers installed, and don't want to open up the computer.
There are several programs available which can tell you the pnp (plug and play) info from the card itself. Using this information with a little googling it should be easy to determine what video card you have.

Some of these applications are linked below.

These instructions were copied from wiki. Please see the following link for more information.

http://wiki.answers....s_card_you_have
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This appears to be my graphics card.

Any info at what I can do?

Do I need a new Card?

(If you know, What does it run for?)
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I forgot to put down the name

this is it:


32 MB ATI Rage 128 Ultra

Can I update a driver?
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is the card built onboard or is it in a slot on the back of your desktop?
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I Don't Know

(I have a dell dimension 4550, if that helps)
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I will need some more information.
Brand/model of your computer
If it is custom then I will need the following,
The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/ SATA
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots
Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started

All this will help in determining a course of action to best correct the problem you are experiencing.
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XP Home Edition
version 2002 SP2

Dell Dimension Dim 4550
Intel ®

Pentium ® 4 CPU 2.00 GHZ

1.99 GHZ 768 MB of RAM
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Found this info on ati site

ATI RAGE 128 provides up to 3X 3D performance, next generation 3D display quality and ultra high resolutions up to 1920x1200.

To find out if video is onboard or not. Look at back of system. Is video in a slot or is it by the keyboard and mouse connectors?

Edited by rshaffer61, 01 April 2009 - 04:58 PM.

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From what I can tell I do not see it in the back in a slot
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That means its onboard. that being the case you would have to buy a newer agp video card
The oher option is to find newer drivers for your existing video.
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If you look at the back of your computer you should see a blue connector plugged into the back. It will eaither be near the moddle(ish) or down near the bottom at one of the expansion bays. If you look at the link below there is a picture that shows a computer. This picture has a graphics card in the expansion bay. If you need further help let me know.

http://technology.oh...E-2000_back.jpg

Sorry about the delay. I'm at work. :)

Edited by Oreo Collas, 01 April 2009 - 05:15 PM.

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