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By Notretired ·
I bought a generic 17" monitor that doesn't have a name. The model # is DH-1764 and the company looks like RIC on 3225 Laurleview Ct. in Freemont, CA. I cant get the monitor to size to 600x800 or display more than 16 colors. My motherboard has a built in graphics adapter it looks like.

Any thoughts,

Peter

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by CompZone9 In reply to Generic Monitor Driver

Your monitor driver files are useless unless you can first get windows to use the standard VGA adapter in device manager. If you can't load the right drivers for your video card, you will never get your monitor to work the way you want. As always in windows when things don't work well or something "else" was chosen by windows during installation for your hardware, remove it in device manager and reboot. If it doesn't work, you need to find the type of video you have (the number on the big video chip or a logo like S3, Cirrus, etc.) and then find the right drivers. I have found that onboard video is the hardest to get up and running but you should have gotten the drivers for it with your motherboard if it has onboard video. If nothing else works, disable onboard video, plug in a different video card. Most boards will disable onboard video when a video card is plugged in but check bios setting when restarting after new card is in.

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by Notretired In reply to Generic Monitor Driver

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by fred_e944 In reply to Generic Monitor Driver

I don't think the monitor's the problem. Sounds like your video display doesn't have the correct drivers, and is defaulting to 16-color, 640x480 VGA. Check Display Properties in Device Manager. The Drivers tab lets you select "Update Drivers" andinstall drivers (the most current ones from the WebSite of the Manufacturer of the motherboard)

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by Tracer In reply to Generic Monitor Driver

In addition to what everyone else said, you might check the BIOS to see if your default graphics adapter is set to PCI or Onboard. I think it's AMIBIOS that has this option...

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