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What drivers, give the Dell Optiplex GX150 better monitor resolution display from 16 bit, to 32 bit display?

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    Yeah. I'm gonna do that. Thanks alot.

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It all depends on which video card you have installed, that model optiplex shipped with at least two different video cards. It would be best to go to the dell website HERE and put in your service tag number. It's located on the back of the PC on a white label with a bar code with a mix of letters and numbers. After you put in your service tag number it will give you a list of drivers specific to your PC. download the most recent driver under the "video" section and install it and see if that helps. your video card may no even be able to achieve 32bit color. as a last resort you can purchase a PCI video card and use it instead of the video built into the motherboard. pretty much anything you buy today will be able to achieve 32bit color

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