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Old monitor to use w/ XP


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richclan

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Is there anyway to get an unsupported monitor [era 1992 works great ]to run under win xp. i have tried the original, default & many other best guess drivers from the manufacturer but nothing brings better than 480x640. The monitor can run 1024x768 @256 color res.
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Most people run monitors without a driver, that's not your problem. It's the driver for the computer's graphics chip that's missing. Without it, Windows is forced to use it's own 'generic' driver which can only support the resolution you are currently getting. identify the make/model of graphics card/chip in your PC then download and install the correct driver. This will allow you to increase the resolution and the colour-depth. Alternatively, if you already have the correct driver, the graphics chip may be an old one with only a small amount of video-memory. At the end of the day, you could simply buy a new low-end graphics card which comes with it's own driver on cd. As long as it's got 32MB it will give you 1024 x 768 no problem.
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the vid card is integrated,its an intel 82810E
and i'm running win xp home
total memory is 384 meg
i do have an old 8 meg vid card should i try that one?
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