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Waynesworld

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I just purchased a new Dell monitor and I need to set the resolution at 1366 x 768 @ 60Hz.

Bad thing is, is that it is not a choice where I select the monitor resolution, therefore I need new drivers.

I have a kinda old desktop. An emachine T3114


Please help me.
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rshaffer61

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When you open the video properties does it show your monitor there?
Did you receive a drivers disk with the monitor?
What is the model of the Dell monitor and i will try to find the drivers for you.
Are you actually running Win 98 as your OS?
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Yes I have a disk
Monitor model is Dell IN1910N
Im Running .. Windows XP Home Edition
On Display Properties it says....... Plug n Play Monitor VIA / S3G Unichrom Pro IGP
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ok try this to get everything fixt.
Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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Waynesworld

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print_screen.jpg

I did not have paint but I did what you said with another progam. here is the image
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OK now where it shows Monitors expand that entry.
Now right click on the PNP monitor and we will try to update the driver first.
When it comes up and wants to know where to look point it at the disc you have. Hopefully you already have it in the drive before you start the steps.
If this doesn't work then repeat and instead of update click on uninstall.
Then install the driver from the disk and hopefully it will auto detect the monitor then.
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Ok the monitor has been detected and is now listed but it still the setting that I am looking for to set the reslolution at the best available is not listed.

This is documention here that tells me about setting the resolution.

Important instructions to set the display resolution to 1366x768 (Maximum)
For optimal display performance while using the Microsoft Windows® operating systems, set the display resolution to 1366 x 768 pixels by performing the following steps:

1. Right-click on the desktop and click Properties.

2. Select the Settings tab.

3. Move the slider-bar to the right by pressing and holding the left-mouse button and adjust the screen resolution to 1366x768.

4. Click OK.

If you do not see 1366x768 as an option, you may need to update your graphics driver. Please choose the scenario below that best describes the computer system you are using, and follow the provided directions:

If you have a non Dell™ desktop, portable computer, or graphics card
1. Right-click on the desktop and click Properties.

2. Select the Settings tab.

3. Select Advanced.

4. Identify your graphics controller supplier from the description at the top of the window (e.g. NVIDIA, ATI, Intel etc.).

5. Please refer to the graphics card provider website for updated driver (for example, http://www.ATI.com OR http://www.NVIDIA.com ).

6. After installing the drivers for your Graphics Adapter, attempt to set the resolution to 1366x768 again.

NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 1366x768 , please contact the manufacturer of your computer or consider purchasing a graphics adapter that will support the video resolution of 1366x768 .
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Hmm that is a strange setting.
What settings do you have around that?
I have
1280x1024
1400x1050


Nothing in between.

Edited by rshaffer61, 09 January 2010 - 08:07 PM.

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