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Hello everyone,

I Really need some help and it would be greatly appreciated.

For x-mas my family bought me the new gateway FPD2185W 21" LCD : http://www.gateway.c...cd/index~~shtml

Which has a native resolution of 1680x1050 But i only had a crappy intergrated videocard that didnt support it, So i went out and bought a EVGA GeForce FX5500 256 for around $100

I got it home and installed it and everything and Hooked it up through DVI

And everything works fine but the highest Resolution i can get it to is 1280x1024. :tazz:

Each time i select anything higher from the settings menu it attempts it but the screen goes blank for a few seconds then goes back to 1280x1024?

I Know i'm an idiot but Please, If anyone can help me that would be awesome :-)

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Welcome to G2G MichaelNJ

It sounds like your video card that may be the problem. If you know that the card claims to definately support that resolution, they try updating the video driver as a first step & see if that helps.

Out of interest, what colour depth are you using?
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Here's a link to the latest nVidia drivers for Windows XP/2000 for your video card - http://www.nvidia.co...p_2k_81.98.html
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You also got ripped off for that FX5500 they arent that good as to be worth 100 bucks.
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