Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Using a lower resolution screen in my laptop.

Posted on 2009-05-06
4
Medium Priority
?
288 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a high resolution screen.  The screen was recently damaged and as much as i would like to replace the screen with another high resolution i cannot afford to.

There's 2 types of screens for the Inspiron 6000 a high res and the cheaper normal res.  Would the normal resolution screen work or do i have to replace the screen with a high res one?
0
Comment
Question by:kreeyon
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:karstieman
ID: 24312687
It will work for 99%.
It is your videocard that must be able to handle the resolution of the new (low res.) screen.
Going lower in resolution is most of the time no problem for videocards.

But if you want to be 100% sure do this: go to the homepage of your videocard manufacturer and check here if your card supports the resolution of the low res screen.

Good luck !
0
 

Author Comment

by:kreeyon
ID: 24312857
Thanks.  I have just types in my service tag into the dell website to find out what the graphics is on this model but all i seem to get is 'Intel driver', it doesn't tell me what the videocard is.

There appears to be an Intel vesrion and an ATI Radeon X300 version, according to my service tag it's the intel version that i have but don't know what it is in order to look up supported resolutions.
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
karstieman earned 2000 total points
ID: 24313301
It's the X300, but probably onboard.
Here's the specs of this card : http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonx300/specs.html

And here's what this card can do regarding resolution
Resolution  
640x480      
800x600
1024x768
1152x864
1280x1024       
1600x1200       
1920x1080      
1920x1200       
1920x1440       
2048x1536       
0
 

Author Comment

by:kreeyon
ID: 24313337
Thanks karstieman.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SCOPE I WILL CONCENTRATE ON LCD SCREEN INVERTOR , CCFL BULB PROBLEMS.   The old question "My laptop screen is black what can it be ?". POSSIBLE PROBLEMS ARE.  1. INVERTER BOARD IS BAD.  2. CCFL BULB IN LCD SCREEN IS BAD.  3. NO VIDEO TO T…
As hardware bugs go, this is a strange one! I upgraded a laptop in December 2011 with a 512GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch/9.5mm SATA Solid State Drive (SSD), Crucial part number CT512M4SSD2: http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT512M4SSD2 …
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

660 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question