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PostSubject: Higher resolution? March 8th 2009, 10:26 pm

Hey I was wondering if it is possible to get a higher resolution on my monitor. My current one is 1280 x 1024 and I have a 20" monitor (fullscreen). My older laptop is a 17"(fullscreen) and it can get 1400 x 1050. How come I cant get that. By the way I am running Vista Ultimate.
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 8th 2009, 10:28 pm

If you cant go higher on your display settings then try to update your video driver then try again.
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 8th 2009, 10:29 pm

Cash Eye wrote:
If you cant go higher on your display settings then try to update your video driver then try again.

How do I do that...and if that doesnt work what do i do ?
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 8th 2009, 10:46 pm

Your pixels are big, simply put. My 20" iMac is at 1680 x 1050. But my iMac is mostly likely newer than your monitors, thus having smaller pixels.
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 8th 2009, 10:47 pm

Find out the brand of your video card and model.

When you know the brand, go to their website.
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 8th 2009, 10:48 pm

Cash Eye wrote:
Find out the brand of your video card and model.

When you know the brand, go to their website.

I have a HP vs19b
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 8th 2009, 10:59 pm

i have a 20 inch widescreen monitor and i got 1680 by 1050 res.
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 8th 2009, 11:06 pm

nav94 wrote:
i have a 20 inch widescreen monitor and i got 1680 by 1050 res.

Urs is widescreen
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 9th 2009, 12:18 am

It won't go any higher that that unfortunately, that's the maximum for your monitor.
Older laptops have higher resolutions, im not sure why, but if you compare new laptop to older laptops, the new ones always have a smaller max resolution (my old sony vaio could go to 1400x 1050, but my HP only goes to 1280x800).

If you're video card supports it, you could get a bigger resolution with a newer, bigger monitor.

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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 9th 2009, 12:47 am

I was planning to get a second monitor to dual screen but then i would have to change my video card too... it all equals to big bucks worried
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 9th 2009, 12:51 am

Screw all of that, get a Mac. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 9th 2009, 1:00 am

Mitch wrote:
Screw all of that, get a Mac. smile

Money Mitch Money...sad
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 9th 2009, 1:16 am

ja2pc wrote:
Mitch wrote:
Screw all of that, get a Mac. smile

Money Mitch Money...sad

Yep, that's the sad truth about macs, they're very expensive tongue
But apple markets their products so well, people buy them anyways and they make a lot of money lol
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 9th 2009, 11:52 am

sometimes you get what you pay for...
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? March 9th 2009, 11:56 am

Graphic Card Drivers can definitely increase the resolution though only upto a certain limit (i.e the monitor's full capacity)
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? April 5th 2009, 3:04 am

Okay I heard of people talking on other sites about programs to make the monitor artifically simulate higher res. or something like that. Possible...?
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? April 5th 2009, 11:23 am

Don't know if this could help you.
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? April 5th 2009, 1:33 pm

ja2pc wrote:
Okay I heard of people talking on other sites about programs to make the monitor artifically simulate higher res. or something like that. Possible...?

Ok, let me give you a one word answer - NO.
It is IMPOSSIBLE to get a higher resolution (although you can get one that makes your screen "scrollable" - it will just give you more space and confuse things).

You cannot do it, you need a new monitor. Even if you got a new graphics card, your monitor would not be able to support a higher resolution
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PostSubject: Re: Higher resolution? April 7th 2009, 5:28 pm

Mitch wrote:
Screw all of that, get a Mac. smile

True...True...
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