Question about Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Display Resolution on Dell Dimension 2300

I restored the system from scratch using only Dell resource CDs. Everything works, except I cannot get the resolution over 640x480. It used to go to much higher originally. Tried downloading drivers etc. No luck. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • pamac7 Dec 03, 2008

    i tried to go to display click on settings click on advance for monitor to set properties will not let me click to change resolution off of 16 bit medium`

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    cannot get the samsung sync master to work with dell dimension 8110



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 149 Answers

Thats really low. are you sure you don't mean under. my computer doesn't go under 800x600. Max resolutin is 1280. Are you sure you're downloading the right monitor driver, because that hapened to me before, but it was because i had the wrong driver.Nothing is wrong with the monitor!!!!

Please Rate!!!

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

  • john doe
    john doe Jul 17, 2008

    After some reaserch i found out that maybe the video card in the computer is working properly because you restored will dell only discs. When you got the driver, did you just download the monitor driver? If thats the case, the monitor doesn't have to do anything with the resolution. It is the video card that will need a new driver/updated driver.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I am using a new Dell 3100 USB dock with two (2) Dell E197FP monitors. I can not get the monitors to change resolution and they are grayed out on 640x480. What do I need to do to get them to change?

I imagine you have just "plug-n-play" the monitors? You need to install the monitor drivers in to your computer from the driver listed on the Dell site and compatible with your operating system. This should clear the grayed out for you.

Apr 24, 2015 | Dell Computers & Internet

2 Answers

How can i restore factory settings without password

You can only restore the BIOS settings by selecting F2 on reboot. You need the password to restore operating system settings. Geek squad can break password.

Jul 20, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 560 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Optiquest vs11201 monitor not above 640x480 resolution

You need to download the driver from DELL for your video card, my 3000 use video driver R79733.EXE.
You may have virus in your computer if you cannot update the drivers, sometime it is better to start from clean drive to help get rid of stuff that get installed into the computer.

Apr 12, 2010 | ViewSonic Optiquest Q19wb LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Cannot set resolution higher than 640x480

what monitor,?
did you load the most current Nvidia driver from Nvidia.?
what OS?
we can not guess any of that.

May 19, 2017 | HP NVIDIA GeForce4 MX420 (64 MB) Graphic...

1 Answer

On my Dell, I reinstalled the OS, and now only 640x480

Ok your default monitor is the screen that your using. The reason why it says that is because people can add more than one screen to their computer I don't do it personally but some people think that having two monitors is easier than having one. If you have any other questions please let me know!

Apr 08, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

1 Answer


you need to uninstall the game and reinstall and make sure your disk is clean i have had this myself

Nov 16, 2008 | Tablets & eReaders

1 Answer

Setting up a toshiba tecra 9100 to output with composite (av) out plug but on the tv the computer is plugged into only shows the top left quarter of the computers screen,, can this be solved by adjusting...

Your tv may not support resolutions greater than composit 640x480@60Hz

If you plan to use composit signaling set everything to 640x480@60Hz

Selah :-)

Sep 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop Logo

781 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides