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PC will not allow me to run higher than 1024x768 resolution

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I have connected a large 42" TV to this PC as a wall board, the monitor will run at 1280x720 (16:9) but the maximum I can select is 1024x768 in the video settings. As far as I know it has the right driver, "Intel 82815 Graphics Controller) " Driver Version is 6.13.1.3198 - quite up to date I think.

I'm not sure where to start!

Thanks,
Andrew.
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Andrew,

This is most probalaly a limitation of the graffics card.. do you have another one you can test with?

/Fox
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by:Karl12347
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Start by looking on the graphics card manufactuer website to see what the supported resolution is.

Probably 1024x768 is the maximum settinsg for that graphics card.

Hope this helps
Karl
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by:Brum07
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The problem is going to be that 1024 x 768 is the maximum resolution of the 42" TV

If you have HDMI Inputs you could get a DVI to HDMI and possibly get a higher resolution but if you are just using 15 pin video cables you will be stuck with this resolution.

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by:andrew_2706
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The TV will do much higher resolution than the 1280x720 I need, and yes its only a VGA 15-pin which if supported will obviously go upto 1900+ lines. I cant find the supported resolution so will have to find another card to put in the machine but I'm not sure if it is standard PCI.
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There is only certain resolutions that your panel will except through the VGA cable. The manual lists all the resolutions that the panel will show (probably max of 1024 x 768

You can only get 1920x1080 resolition via HDMI.

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by:jamietoner
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How long is the VGA cable you're using? If its too long and not a high quality(expensive) cable then it will be limited to 1024x768.
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by:knightfox
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the fact that i am sat in my front room on a 37" LCD sony bravia, VGA cable and 1360x768 is it a HD ready tv or an LCD pannel designed for computers?

/Fox
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by:andrew_2706
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I too have used large tv's in the past and at home on very high resolutions and am using a high quality VGA cable as discussed. I think there is a problem with the settings in XP recognising that the monitor will accept the higher resolution.
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