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Tips on how to adjust computer's resolution and what needs to be considered

Everybody likes a nice looking display but of course it's beyond our control. Check out the things that we need to consider about the resolution adjustment.

  1. The highest resolution of the monitor.
  2. The resolution of the Video card.
Why? The monitor can only handle a limited resolution let's say you have a monitor that has a resolution of 800X600 and you have a video card with a resolution of 1280X1024, you can increase the resolution up to 1280X1024 but since your computer can only handle up to 800X600 the display will look really bad like a double vision. I hope you got the Logic of that. For example, personally, my built computer is not a high-end type of computer and the video card I'm using is a 512MB 2048x1536 but since my monitor can only handle 1024x768, that's what my resolution is. I move it up to a higher resolution, I get a black screen. Now, if you want to increase the resolution of your computer consider both the monitor and the video card. Of course it would be best if both the video card and the monitor has equivalent resolution or much better the monitor to have a higher resolution than the video card for upgrade purposes.

Now, to adjust the computer's resolution:
  1. Right Click on your desktop.
  2. Click on Personalize.
  3. Click on the Settings tab.
  4. There you will find the drop down for the resolution of the video card.
  5. Select the desired resolution. The higher the resolution, the finer it looks.
  6. If it gets blurry, black, or simply goes bad or grainy, it means that the monitor cannot handle that certain resolution, so lower it down.
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Click OK.
There you go! Should you have any questions feel free to post a reply on this post and I'll be more than happy to help you out with it. Thank you for choosing FixYa! Have a good one. A 4 thumbs up and a comment will be greatly appreciated.

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not able to use full screen


Hello,
This sounds like bad resolution is set on your computer. The LG 22" FLATRON monitor has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050. However, your video card may not support this so you can also try any other 16:10 resolution like 1440 x 900.

To change your resolution in Windows XP:
1. Access the Control Panel.
2. Choose "Display".
3. Click the "Settings" tab.
4. Under "Screen resolution" move the slider to a 16:10 resolution like 1680 x 1050 or 1440 x 900.

If you computer does not support higher resolutions, you may consider replacing your video card to take full advantage of your nice 22" Flatron monitor.

If I can further assist you, please let me know.

Regards,
KYTechnology

Mar 01, 2011 | LG 22" FLATRON LCD Monitor

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ATTENTION OUT OF RANGE 74.7 kHz v:59.8 KHz


This means either your Refresh Rate or the resolution has been set (usually in the display settings of the operating system) beyond the monitors display capability. On a windows OS, go to START == CONTROL PANEL == DISPLAY == SETTINGS (for XP) or R click on the desktop and select SCREEN RESOLUTION for Windows 7 & VIsta. Use the slider to reduce the screen resolution to one that both looks good and fits within your monitors capability.

Hope This Helps FixYa! Please leave us some feedback if you found this information helpful.

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The reason why everything is too small is because you can now see your screen on a wider/bigger view of the graphics (it's like looking down from a tall building or looking down from an airplane. The difference is that looking at your screen is not that far. The Resolution is higher than before, graphics, pictures/images, video games, movies are all displayed fine. Having a high resolution screen is a GOOD THING! If you are not comfortable with this kind of high resolution then you can switch back to lower resolution but of course the consequences would be other softwares/programs may not work. It's just your personal perception.

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Hi i have big problem with my ViewSonic VX2235wm monitor


check did you insert external display card or using internal if not inserted then internal display card will not support above 600x800 if you want to work with high resolution then insert AGP card and reinstall drivers there are 4 type cards 1x,2x,4xand 8x you use 8x AGP card then select high resolution also you can look best movie and good support to 3D games

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