Resolving Resolution and other things


G

Guest

Hello,
Mixture of things this so wasn't sure which section to post this.

I quite recently had to rebuild both my PCs, the builds went quite smoothly,
both are working just fine. M/Bs are ASRock 939 dual-sata 2, AMD Athlon 3200,
Win XP home,1 gig of memory.

Both are basically the same spec' both are non-gamers but the one I write
about now has a new budget PCI express card, ( a Radeon x 300 SE/ model
GV-RX30HM128D) complete with it's ATI drivers CD, I had to fit the included
DVI to D-sub adapter and couple that to an existing TFT moniter.
My reason for choosing a new PCI express card over AGP was simply because
the shop where all the above came from was prepared to do a deal, £20 odd
quid that's all, I thought what the hell.

My monitor is an 17in AOC, model LM720a

Before and after the rebuilds I never had a problem with the monitor but
since fitting the PCI I have been unhappy with the resolution which is
800x600, colour 32bit, before the rebuild and with the AGP card fitted
resolution was at 1024x768-- I think and I never had any issues.

This 800x600 settig is the only resolution that gives me a decent desktop
and icon size, if I set to something else the desktop and icons shrink, maybe
it's me, I'm really not sure but this 800x600 resolution makes the desk top
icons seem a little blurred.

Last week the monitor developed a fault, ( it kept flashing on and off ),
and I'm wondering if the fault might have been caused by the above 800x600
resolution, ( although' I had no choice in this), or am I being daft?

AOC are replacing the monitor under their warranty, in fact as I write
they're delivering it now, ( not bad customer service, not bad at all), I am
writing this on an old CRT monitor.

But is this 800x600 resolution OK?

Other things have been upset a bit, when on a web page it no longer fits the
screen, I have to scroll from left to right to read it, it's annoying---Grrr,
can I do something about this or is it out of my controll.

I don't often print web pages but when I do the page won't fit, there's a
way of resolving this in IE6 but I can't remember how.

Lastly, I mainly use Word or Lotus Word Pro as my WP and I'm now what,
three/ four printers down the road, it didn't always be this way but can some
one suggest how I stop the last page of a document from printing first on a
permanant basis.
Thanks
 
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G

Guest

I take it you're using an LCD monitor? Resolutions below the LCD's optium
advised resolution always look blury. The installation of the new VGA card
possibly resetted your old screen settings. Your LCD or the VGA card it self
should come with adjustment options where you can center and stretch the
image to desired positions. Some LCD monitors have an auto-adjust button. The
ability to reach higher resoltions also depends on the refresh rate, try
lowering it to 60hz, and work your way up if prone to.
 
D

DanS

I take it you're using an LCD monitor? Resolutions below the LCD's
optium advised resolution always look blury. The installation of the
new VGA card possibly resetted your old screen settings. Your LCD or
the VGA card it self should come with adjustment options where you can
center and stretch the image to desired positions. Some LCD monitors
have an auto-adjust button. The ability to reach higher resoltions
also depends on the refresh rate, try lowering it to 60hz, and work
your way up if prone to.

Sandal, be sure all the correct/latest video drivers are installed.

It is always recommended to use the 'native' resolution of an LCD panel
for the best picture.

To adjust the size of items individually, got to the display properties
-> Appearance Tab, click on the Advanced button.

From there you can adjust the geometry of individual items. There is a
dropdown box titled 'Items:', drop that and select 'Icons' and up the
size a few pixels. You can change the font and font size as well for the
Icons. Every item in the dropdown can be adjusted. You can shrink down
the titlebar height, the caption button, etc.

Regards,

DanS
 
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G

Guest

Hello DanS

Thank you very much, your reply has given me some more options to try,
many thanks
 

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