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By Jb3700 ·
i have an old VGA monitor but a new dell PC. My desktop only uses have of my screen, and 256 color is not an Option. I called dell thay siad the monitor is to lod for the PC. Is there a patch ican get to fixs this so i do not have to know buy a new monitor?

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Monitor driver

by TheChas In reply to Old monitor

You can check the monitor manufactures web site for an updated driver.

However, I suspect that Dell is correct and you will need a newer (not necessarily a new) monitor.

When I first started installing XP, I had numerous video problems. Turned out that my bench monitor did not support the default refresh rate that XP uses.

You can find new 17" CRT monitors for under $130 US.

For used monitors, check your local PC dealers, or:

www.comprenew.com
www.compgeeks.com
www.pcliquidator.com

By the way, you will usually get a quicker response to technical questions if you post them in the Technical Q&A section.

Chas

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