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Video card upgrade needed.

I bought a19" AOC monitor, calls for 1440x900 resolution. Max resolution in settings is 1040x1040.

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  • roger_ryon Mar 11, 2009

    Thanks a bunch. Can you point me to the place where I can download the latest drivers for the onboard card?



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Hello, I have the same Sony VAIO PC (PCVRX850) and came upon a EIZO LCD Flexscan L685 monitor. The monitor has DVI-I inputs and of course this pc has a vga. Do I have to change the video card? If so, what would you recommend? I'm not very computer savy, but I have access to people if need be. Thanks for any help someone can give me!

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Your Sony has an integrated video card which can't be upgraded. It does have an AGP slot where you can install a video card, though. If you tried to download the latest drivers for this onboard card and that hasn't worked, then a new VGA card is in orde. These are getting hard to come by, as the standard is now PCI-E graphics.
I would look for something like an ATI Radeon 9600 with 128 MB RAM if you want decent performance.

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    Art Ellison Mar 11, 2009

    Sure--try this link. The link will open up to the Sony download page for your machine.
    Video drivers are close to the bottom:
    http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-lis...


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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.
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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.

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You don't say what kind of monitor you have, but that's probably where the problem is. Most likely you have the new video card set for a higher resolution than the monitor can handle. When Windows starts up and switches to your settings, the monitor shuts down. Some monitors will display a message like "input signal out of range" before shutting off, but not all brands or models do.

Look up your model of monitor and find its maximum resolution, and don't set your card greater than that. Press the F8 key when your computer starts up after turning on the power, and choose the "start in VGA" option from the startup menu. This will allow Windows to come up with a resolution setting all monitors can handle. Then you can change your settings.

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You'll have to update your drivers for your video card by going to the Mfg. website and seeing if they have any later drivers than you're currently using. In my case, the 1440x900 monitor was recognized when I downloaded later updates, though upon initial installation it wasn't recognized. My card is an ATI from about 6 years ago.

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You can always try uninstalling the current driver. Go to control panel | system, click on the hardware tab, then click on the device manager button, expand "Display adapters" then delete your default display device. The best then then is to reboot Windows and let it find your display adapter. Possible that it will boot into the proper resolution, but if not, follow the above directions again, but this time don't delete the driver, instead right-click and select, "update driver." Let's see if that works for you.

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