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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?

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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!!!!

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Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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    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.


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