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Dell Inspiron Laptop Display

By is-dwc ·
I have a Dell Inspiron 3500 that I'm having a problem with. The monitor will display great at 1024x768 resolution, but if I take it down to 800x600 (or below) the screen fonts are distorted and the graphics unacceptable.

I've loaded the driver from the Dell site (NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV).

This is happening whether I have Windows 98 or 2000 loaded.

Does anyone know if this particular laptop is only capable of displaying 1024 X 768 resolution?

Thanks!

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by qmeier In reply to Dell Inspiron Laptop Disp ...

My insp 3500 looks good at 800 x 600, I also downloaded my driver from dell, but mine also has problems at 640 X 480, nothing seems to make it better

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by 1stladytech In reply to Dell Inspiron Laptop Disp ...

Unfortunately, the laptop displays seem to be set to a given resolution. Most of the laptops that I work on do not look proper if the resolution is set to low. The size of the desktop does seem to be tied to the amount of ram on the video, and it changes if the video uses system ram or has it's own. Usually a system using system ram will display at a lower resolution that one with seperate ram.

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by patty In reply to Dell Inspiron Laptop Disp ...

The Dell Inspiron 8000 seems to work fine with 1024 x 768

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by wennock In reply to Dell Inspiron Laptop Disp ...

I have the Inspiron 8100 with all updates from dell, XP has problems at anything other than 1280X1024, but 98 can do most apart from 800X600 upwards.
Never really looked into this as not really a problem for me.

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