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I CANT USE RESOLUTIONS LOWER THAN 1600X1200


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i formatted my laptop(dell inspiron 1800) and used windows xp pro sp2(first time to reformat) and i dont have a driver for my video card so downloaded one.

i guess you all know what my videocard is, its an NVIDIA GeForce2 GO VGA BIOS Version 3.11.01.44.b4 and i have a driver i dont know if it is right i downloaded it i says:

Title : Video:GeForce2 GO Driver

Version : A09

OEM Name : nVidia

OEM Ver : 17.60

Computers : Inspiron - 2650, 4100, 8000, 8100, 8200; Latitude - C810, V740;

OS : Windows 2000, Windows XP

Languages : Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese-S, Chinese-T, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai

Created : Fri Mar 1 11:22:45 CST 2002

and i installed it i also installed a directX runtime. and when i tried to change the resolution because my mother cant read things in my laptop she needed a resolution maybe 1024 by 768

but when i pressed appy this message showed up

"warning: you have selected a non-optimal sxreen resolution setting for you LCD display panel. selecting this resolution may result in fuzzy text and pictures.

unlike external computer monitors, LCD display panels have one particular screen resolution setting that looks best. it is recommended ypu set ypur screen resolution to 1600x1200"

my former OS is an XP home edition and i was using 1024x768 resolution and im not having a problem like this.

please help me solve the problem please tell me what to do or the step by step procedure please.. thanks in advance.. i really dont know what to do..

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I would recommend you to use the recommended resolution and set the iconsize and font size a bit bigger so your mother can read them =)

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Ignore the warning and set it for whatever you want. It may be "non-optimal" but it will work fine.

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Using a lower resolution is like buying an HDTV and a HD cable box and hooking the cable box up to it with composite and running non HD 480i, your wasting a bunch of money.

I'll never understand you people running UXGAs/WUXGAs that you paid for at lower resolutions.

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Using a lower resolution is like buying an HDTV and a HD cable box and hooking the cable box up to it with composite and running non HD 480i, your wasting a bunch of money.

I'll never understand you people running UXGAs/WUXGAs that you paid for at lower resolutions.

How about playing older games which don't run on these resolutions which is my problem exaclty.

what i get is that at lower resolution it only fill's up part of the screen, how can i get for example 1024/768 on full screen??

Thx

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Using a lower resolution is like buying an HDTV and a HD cable box and hooking the cable box up to it with composite and running non HD 480i, your wasting a bunch of money.

I'll never understand you people running UXGAs/WUXGAs that you paid for at lower resolutions.

If you read his post, he did mention that his mom can't see text very well at the higher setting....

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You can turn the text DPI setting up, so that argument holds no water. His mom should wear glasses when using a computer or turn the DPI up. (I wear glasses when computing)

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...s.mspx?mfr=true

For the older games, I bet most you can still run at 1600x1200, especially since its a 4:3 ratio.

But the scaling option can be found in the nvidia control panel. In the old style control panel, go to the nview settings page and right click on the display, and go to "device adjustments"

In the new control panel it is also under the display options, and should have its own page too.

Nvidia has PDF guides on their driver download pages, so find a driver with a similar version number to what your running and there is a guide explaining how to use the nvidia control panel.

To the topic starter, you should upgrade to a 4x series driver at the very least. (44.68 is a good one, so is 42.58 for Dells)

Pre 20 series drivers are super ancient, and a lot of things weren't optimized/working on DX7 cards yet.

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