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Intel 82845G Graphics doesn't support 1680x1050

Got a Samsung Widescreen monitor but can't get the right resolution 1680x1050 set on the intel video card. The latest driver from Dell for GX620 dated 2006 doesn't solve the issue. Trying to install latest driver from Intel site fails saying the driver is not validated for the computer.
Any help?
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  • borisguru Aug 30, 2008

    I actually was able to install the latest intel drivers, bypassing Dell's "not validated" message (manual install). Anyway, as it turned out the problem was not in the video driver but in the kvm switch I was using. Once video cable is connected directly to the computer the resolution 1680x1050 works just fine with the updated intel driver.
    Thanks anyway.



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You also have to install the monitor drivers.
And yes, the drivers directly from Intel will not work. Dell has a perpritory video, and you have to use the Dell Intel drivers.

I've installed a few of these, and I know they will work.
But I had to go with a 1280x1040 setting. It does work, and will fill the entire screen.

Another option is to put in a PCI video card (yes, a full size card will fit in the GX260's) One bonus to that is you can do multiple monitors. I've had best luck in the GX260's using video cards with an ATI chipset.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

  • Coss Aug 30, 2008

    KVM's will play hell with some machines.

    And depending on the KVM it can change a number of properties.

    In the future, please include information on items like that. It does play a big factor in the solution.

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