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Manta2005

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Hello all. I'm quite new to all this, so be gentle ;) .
I am wondering how to achieve a better display resolution/refresh rate with my somewhat older setup. Here's what I have first of all:

AMD Athlon 1Ghz
386Mb of RAM (soon to be increased)
20Gig HDD
Nvidia Geforce 5200FX 128mb DDR (PCI)
Acer V771 17 Inch monitor

Suppossedly, I am able to enjoy larger resolutions/refresh rates with my video card/monitor setup (up to 1280x1024, 85Hz - Im currently using 800x600, 60hz and the highest colour quality - 32bit), so I was wondering what people recommend? And how I go about best getting these? - I mean, I can get them, they're just a little blurry etc, somethings not right.
Also I can't find updated (and XP compatible) monitor drivers for my monitor, nor updated video card drivers which may help solve the problem.

Anyhoo, I really hope someone can help me with this!
Cheers in advance :tazz:
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austin_o

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It really comes down to what will work best in YOUR system, not what someone else thinks or recommends. You want what looks good to you and settings that keep your system up and stable. Check Nvidia web page and make sure you have the current driver loaded. If you need to update your driver, use Driver Cleaner to remove the old one. :tazz:
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