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By Al Guzman ·
I have a windows 98SE computer with AMD-K6 450Mhz and 128MD ram. The display driver is Oak Technology Super VGA but the problem is my only display options are 256 or 16. My resolution is 800-600. How can I get more display options like 16bit 24bit etc..

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by Al Guzman In reply to Display Help

Point value changed by question poster.

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by DKlippert In reply to Display Help

From the forums:
"Windows almost always detects Matrox cards as Oak Technology Super VGA. You need to change the drivers first to the plain vanilla VGA or plain Vanilla Super VGA drivers included with windows reboot and install the Matrox drivers."

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by Al Guzman In reply to Display Help

Went with the second answer, I think it was more helpful. Thanks anyway.

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by jereg In reply to Display Help

First you need to check and see if OAK has any new drivers for that card. The next thing is to determine how much memory the card has. Less memory means lower color display. While OAK cards will work, they are generally considered very low-end videocards. If you look around, you should be able to find an ATI or some other name brand card for well under $50, giving you a much better display. try to find a card with no less than 8mb of memory, with 16mb being much better.

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by Al Guzman In reply to Display Help

Thanks for the quick advice, I just brought a new card $35 ATI. Much better.

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by TheChas In reply to Display Help

Start by installing / updating the AGP mini port driver for the motherboard. Even if the card is a PCI card, the mini-port driver will improve performance.

If the card is an AGP card, or built in AGP graphics, enter BIOS setup, and make sure that the AGP aperature is set between 32MB and 64MB.

If the graphics is built into the motherboard, I recommend that you purchase a seperate PCI graphics card. This will greatly improve system performance.

Either way, install the latest driver for the graphics system.
If a plug in card, get the driver files from the card or graphics processor mfg web site.
If built-in, you may need to use the drivers from the motherboard / system mfg.

There are tools to help you identify the drivers youneed, and links to mfg web sites at www.driverguide.com

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by Al Guzman In reply to Display Help

Thanks for the advice, I just went with a ATI card for $35.

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