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how can I get the best display if I have a 1980 resolution monitor screen and that pc can display at best a 1280 by 1024 resolution?
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  1. You are saying that you got a 1920 x 1080 monitor. And your PC only has 1280 x1024 available in settings. Have you hooked up the monitor yet? If not try that since the computer should recognize it (plug and play) and make more settings available. If you have already hooked it up check whether you have a driver CD with the monitor.
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    Your information isn't very clear.

    Do you have a 1080P (1920 x 1080) resolution capable monitor? This would mean you have a NEW (last year or two) monitor with a widescreen aspect. (it's rectangular more than it is square).

    1280 x 1024 sounds like a traditional (square like) older LCD or CRT monitor. So you'll need to clarify. If your monitor is only 1280 x 1024 you cannot go any higher than that, period.

    If you do have a 1080P capable monitor, and the computer only allows you to SET 1280x1024 then you probably need to install the latest graphics drivers for your video card / integrated graphics chip.
  3. I have a HP multimedia edition A620N , with XP SP3, it is a 5 years old PC and yes it is a brand new monitor wide screen , I installed the monitor and downloaded the required driver, but my image still seem a little distorted and I cant see the good resolution available in the listing on my PC the maximum capability I can see listed on my PC is for a a 1280X 1024 screen.

    thanks for your help
  4. jerreece said:
    Your information isn't very clear.

    Do you have a 1080P (1920 x 1080) resolution capable monitor? This would mean you have a NEW (last year or two) monitor with a widescreen aspect. (it's rectangular more than it is square).

    1280 x 1024 sounds like a traditional (square like) older LCD or CRT monitor. So you'll need to clarify. If your monitor is only 1280 x 1024 you cannot go any higher than that, period.

    If you do have a 1080P capable monitor, and the computer only allows you to SET 1280x1024 then you probably need to install the latest graphics drivers for your video card / integrated graphics chip.


    Hi jerreece, I have a HP multimedia edition A620N , with XP SP3, it is a 5 years old PC, yes it is a brand new monitor wide screen , I installed the monitor and downloaded the required driver, but my image still seem a little distorted and I cant see the good resolution available in the listing on my PC the maximum capability I can see listed on my PC is for a a 1280X 1024 screen.

    thanks for your help
  5. caroline400 said:
    Hi jerreece, I have a HP multimedia edition A620N , with XP SP3, it is a 5 years old PC, yes it is a brand new monitor wide screen , I installed the monitor and downloaded the required driver, but my image still seem a little distorted and I cant see the good resolution available in the listing on my PC the maximum capability I can see listed on my PC is for a a 1280X 1024 screen.

    thanks for your help

    You will need to install the driver for you graphics card. As far as I can see it looks like your computer has integrated VIA graphics. Can you confirm?
    If it is VIA here is their download page. http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp
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