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Hi,

I have a problem with a graphic chipset which bios does not support the resolution 1280x768. Is there any way i could force a custom resolution?

Any help appreciated!

--Mats
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Question by:Genfors
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    by:AZSanDiegoHB
    hi genfors,
    graphics driver update and bios update, are the two main ideas in the following thread.
    but also, may i ask what the chipset is, and what kind of computer this is? thanks
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Miscellaneous/Q_20999892.html
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    by:aymangray
    Hi

    i think your problem is wrong driver for your graphics chipset. the easy way to solve this , is to get your motherboard CD and re-install all the drivers specially for graphics and bios, or if you have a CD for your graphics card .... just use it to update your driver.

    this will solve your problem.

    otherwise your graphics card or chipset is damage.

    thank you
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    by:Genfors
    Hi,

    The chipset i have is VIA CLE266. I also suspect it is a BIOS issue, I have tried all the latest drivers and Bioses.

    Check this link if you need more info.

    http://www.viaembedded.com/product/epia_MII_spec.jsp?motherboardId=202

    --Mats
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    by:AZSanDiegoHB
    hi again,
    i just wanna make sure we're on the same page, based on your link above, and the fact that you said you've tried all drivers and bioses, there's one driver i wanna make sure you've looked at.
    http://www.s3graphics.com/
    >drivers tab>unichrome
    >windows xp
    >integrated graphics
    >CLE266 Unichrome integrated graphics
    under the CLE266 Graphics Driver heading, it states: "VIA CHIPSET drivers must be installed on a system with the CLE266 chipset as well as a CLE266 DISPLAY drivers for integrated graphics support. VIA chipset drivers can be found by selecting your operating system and then the "VIA Chipset or Platform drivers" option."
    (i take this to mean that the chipset driver and the display driver are separate and need to be udpated separately)

    let me know if this is a step forward. thanks
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    by:Genfors
    I have tried that and it does not work either. When i click the button "List all modes" in display properties resolution 1280x768 is not available. Do you think it could be solved without a Bios upgrade?

    --Mats
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    by:AZSanDiegoHB
    Okay, let's try something
    >display properties>settings tab>advanced>monitor tab> uncheck "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display"
    then take another look at the adapter tab>list all modes, see if it's there

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    by:Genfors
    I have tried that too, it seems like a hopless problem :-)

    The monitor installed is "Plug and Play Monitor". I have even tried to remove pin
    15 in the VGA cable which will remove PNP autodetection of the monitor.

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    by:AZSanDiegoHB
    hey, i haven't given up yet! here's a little utility, this is a new direction. download it and give it a try. if it works, it only costs $4.99 to register, from www.gadworks.com. i installed it and it looks good, a very small file, just might work.
    http://www.download.com/Screen-Mode-Switch/3000-2094_4-10219315.html?tag=lst-0-1
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    by:Genfors
    No luck with that app either....I really appreciate all your help though.
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    okay, i think this is my last shot, otherwise it's a graphics card issue. here's the link, go to the bottom of this page and you'll find "Change Your Resolution on the Fly"
    http://pcworld.about.com/magazine/2108p113id111111.htm
    this paragraph will refer to this program:
    http://pcworld.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.entechtaiwan.com/
    and this batch file:
    http://pcworld.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://ftp.pcworld.com/pub/printmag/changeres.bat

    don't worry if it doesn't work, i like helping. no sweat
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    by:Genfors
    I have already tried the tools Multires and Powerstrip without any luck. I guess i just need a new Bios for this to work.
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