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19-inch Monitor and Video Memory

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I have a Cyrix-166 computer with SiS 6205 Video Adapter and 1 MB of video memory.  I'd like to know if it would be able to support 16-bit color on a 19-in monitor.

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By the way here is the Mathemetics:

Resolution x (color depth in bytes) = Ram utilized.

for example (800x600)(resolution) x (2)(color depth at 16 bit) = 960000bytes which is just under 1MB

the 2 I have used in the above equation is 16/8 (16bit divided by 8 bits, this gives me the number of bytes)(there are 8 bits in one byte)

Kinda confusing but theoretically that would be your maximum resolution (800x600)

Practically though you would be able to use only 640x480. Anything higher would be way too slow and unusable.
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