Q: Screen resolution 1680*1050 on ATI Technologies Inc. 3D RAGE II+ PCI


T

Torben Birk

Hi

Is it possible to update/change driver for

"ATI Technologies Inc. 3D RAGE II+ PCI" videocard

in order to obtain full usage of my newly bought Xerox 22" Wide Screen
monitor with wide resolution (WSXGA+, 1680*1050)

So do I have to purchase a new video card or does a chip/card-driver which
support the wide-screen resolution exist?

Best Regards

Torben Birk
 
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T Shadow

Torben Birk said:
Hi

Is it possible to update/change driver for

"ATI Technologies Inc. 3D RAGE II+ PCI" videocard

in order to obtain full usage of my newly bought Xerox 22" Wide Screen
monitor with wide resolution (WSXGA+, 1680*1050)

So do I have to purchase a new video card or does a chip/card-driver which
support the wide-screen resolution exist?

Best Regards

Torben Birk

Seriously doubt it. It hasn't been supported for many years. Probably before
WS was available. AFAIK amd.ati doesn't even host the files anymore.
 
F

First of One

In the absence of another driver, you can always try Powerstrip, which
reportedly allows you to set custom resolutions.
 
D

DaveW

That older underpowered video card is NOT capable of LCD's required high
resolutions. Time for a modern video card of some power capability.
 
M

Mercury

Torben Birk said:
Hi

Is it possible to update/change driver for

"ATI Technologies Inc. 3D RAGE II+ PCI" videocard

in order to obtain full usage of my newly bought Xerox 22" Wide Screen
monitor with wide resolution (WSXGA+, 1680*1050)

Even at 8-bit color (256 colors) that resolution would require 14MB of video
memory.
32-bit colour would require 56 MB.

IIRC, the 3D Rage II+ maxed out at 8MB video memory.

So, definitely not.
 
T

Torben Birk

Hi Hg

How can you then explain that I use 24 bit color with resolution 1280*1024
right now. Using your calculus this multipli to exactly 30 MB?
 
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Mercury

Torben Birk said:
Hi Hg

How can you then explain that I use 24 bit color with resolution 1280*1024
right now. Using your calculus this multipli to exactly 30 MB?

Whoops. Good catch. Definitely an error on my part. My figures should be in
megabits (Mb) not megabytes (MB)

Okay, let's try that again:
1680x1050 8-bit color: 1411200 bits = 13.46 Mb = 1.68 MB.
1680x1050 32-bit color: 564480000 bits = 53.83 Mb = 6.73 MB.

So it would seem possible to go to 32-bit color if you have 8MB on that
card, and even with just 4MB you could still push 16-bit color.

I agree with T Shadow, try PowerStrip.
 
T

T Shadow

Mercury said:
Whoops. Good catch. Definitely an error on my part. My figures should be in
megabits (Mb) not megabytes (MB)

Okay, let's try that again:
1680x1050 8-bit color: 1411200 bits = 13.46 Mb = 1.68 MB.
1680x1050 32-bit color: 564480000 bits = 53.83 Mb = 6.73 MB.

So it would seem possible to go to 32-bit color if you have 8MB on that
card, and even with just 4MB you could still push 16-bit color.

I agree with T Shadow, try PowerStrip.

Not smart enough to suggest using it. FoO did. Actually I've never used it.
 
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Mercury

T Shadow said:
Not smart enough to suggest using it. FoO did. Actually I've never used
it.

WTF? Not only can I not do math but I apparently can't read, either. :-(
 

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