i have a dell dimension 3000 - pentium 4, 2.8ghz, 768mg ram. umm current video card - it says 'Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller' under device manager/general.
im not gaming or anything, just movies and online stuff...but i just want to maximize my 22" monitors full resolution you know. anything below that the viewing fonts/desktop/screens look weird when i checked it out at the store.
Here's an X1300 for $114. It might game a bit even, but you'd surely have to lower the resolution to 1024x768 or 800x600 for gaming.
But it'll work with Vista, and it'll do a 1680x1050 desktop no problem:
It's a chinese support site that lists the compatibility of different graphics chipsets with a 22" widescreen's relatively offbeat 1680x1050 resolution. Apparently, the 865G cannot support this res, although it can support higher resolutions over 1680x1050 (it's just the aspect ratio the 865G's driver isn't designed for). Interestingly, the older 845G, which uses almost the exact same Extreme graphics 2 IGP, can in fact do 1680x1050. Weird. :?
I'll post if Intel has come up with any newer driver to solve this problem.
yes, but that is not the correct answer to this problem. Even 32MB of video ram is more than enough to run 1680x1050, as shown with a Radeon 7000. The 865g can use up to 96MB of ram, although 64MB would more likely be the max. If you were to calculate the actual amount of videomemory needed to run a resolution of 1680x1050x32bit, you get only 6.8MB of vram needed, which is only ~13.5MB needed for double buffering; well within the capability of even a 16MB PCI Rage 128, as long as there is a driver that supports the resolution of 1680x1050 (or as long as you don't mind using the Powerstrip utility to set your own custom resolution). The answer to the problem here is that the driver for the i865G does not designate 1680x1050 as a supported resolution. It's as simple as that. There are folks in the Linux community that have made a utility to modify the video BIOS of the 865G to get around this problem, and have been able to successfully run their moniters at native 1680x1050 using the 865G chipset.
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