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By ted_s ·
I have, asus p5ad2 mobo w/1g ram and
an intel p4 3.0 mhz cpu
2- 60g sata drives
asus extreme ax600xt w/128m ram
mitsubishi diamond pro87txm (tfm8705) 17inch
win xp /sp2
My problem, initial setup set the screen
res to 640-480
some programs will only load at 800-600 min when I reset the res to 800 useing the ATI 'display' tab the system acts like I have a 21 inch screen. I can scroll w/mouse off the edge of the screen to see whats there - but - why ??
if I go to 1024 its like I have a 12 inch
monitor, lots of black around the edges.
or - if I use the ATI prog. to set the res
at 800 useing the 'display' tab it too will
go to 12 inch monitor size.
if I use the win screen/properties/settings/slide
bar it goes to smaller. and the slide bar no
longer alows a return to less than 800.
I have tried microsoft and nec/mitsu for new
drivers to no avail on their web sites.
the monitor has the 1024 capability but whats
with the smaller/larger screen crap.??
what am I not doing ??

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to monitor resolution

I assume you have installed the driver for your graphics card and the Mitsubishi monitor. If this is the case, the Display Properties should identify both of them under Settings - Display:

Set the screen resolution to the highest the adapter can support and then select Large or Extra Large from Display Properties - Appearance - Font Size.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to monitor resolution

have you played with resizing the display thru the *monitor* controls (not the windows controls)?
lcd displays usually are optimized for one resolution. don't always display the others so gracefully. thin looking fonts.
i would expect a 17 inch to be optimized for either 800x600 or 1024x768...

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to monitor resolution

What is happening here is that when you resize the screen resolutions you are getting a smaller picture than what the monitor can display so you need to reset the monitor on the monitor not in Windows.

There should be a Menu switch on the monitor and with that you can bring up the menu and then chose different options to increase the size both Horizontally and Vertically this is a very common thing that you need to do whenever you first setup a new monitor;/Video Card.

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by ted_s In reply to monitor resolution

OK - WHO WANTS TO SMACK ME UPSIDE THE HEAD FIRST ?
I GOT THIS MONITOR EARLY 90'S - TOP/LINE TO LAST LIKE FOREVER - WHICH IT HAS/IS DOING - -
FORGOT THERE WAS THAT LITTLE POP OPEN TRAY ON THE MONITORS **FRONT** - - PROBLEM SOLVED.
THANKS TO MR TOLIKKA FOR THE FONT HELP AND THANKS TO SGT_SHULTZ AND HAL9000 FOR THE MEMORY
JOLT. MY FIRST PC (1979)WAS FROM POPULAR ELECTRONICS. A KIT- TOOK A MONTH TO PUT TOGETHER AN AWESOME 8K RAM. #2 WAS THE C-64 THEN A IBM
TYPE THAT I BUILT VIA CATALOGS - THEN MADE A NICE
SIDELINE SELLING QUALITY PC'S THAT I WOULD BUILD.
LOVED ERROR CODE 1701 - WAS USUALLY A MAXTOR.
I THINK I AM LOSEING IT - GETEN OLD I GUESS.
NOT AS INTO IT AS MUCH.
THIS NEWEST CREATION IS SUPPOSED TO LAST ME A LONG TIME. (DONT I WISH) DOOM 4 WILL PROBABLY
REQUIRE AN 8GHZ CHIP :-)))
THANKS GUYS
TED
TED_S@HOTMAIL.COM

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