Maximum monitor resolution capped at 1024 x 768 - can it be increased

Posted on 2006-07-10
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a Philips Freevents X51 laptop and a separate 19" Dell Ultra sharp monitor. When I try to increase the resolution on the Dell to the recommended 1280 x 1024 there is no option to do this in windows (winxp). I have installed the driver for the Dell. The chipset in the laptop is an Intel GM/GME, 910GML, 915GM chipset, and I have read somewhere that this chipset "caps" the resolution at 1024 x 768.
I have installed the most up to date driver from the intel website.

Any advice greatly appreciated  

Thanks, David
Question by:smalltalk10
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bcaronongan earned 84 total points
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I dont think you can go any further.  Most Laptops are maxed at 10 X 7 res.

I keep running into the same problems you do when I "inherit" laptops at work.
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rindi earned 83 total points
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Sometimes lowering the number of colors, maybe to 16bit, allows you to use a higher resolution. Also check the BIOS, maybe you can alocate more RAM to the grafical subsystem. Laptops often share the main RAM with the VGA card, and often you can allow more for the VGA card which may also allow you to use a higher resolution.
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Mark earned 83 total points
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This laptops specs show a 12.1 tft XGA video @ 1024 x 768
but the video card is an Intel  GMA900 which is capable of 2048x1536 at 85 Hz maximum resolution.
You may have to force the resolution through the display properties -->advanced--> monitor settings.
Is the monitor identified correctly in the display settings?

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all answers are valid...split the points if possible...doesn't make a difference to me.  Thanks!
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