Dell 20" flat screen

So I bought a bell 20 screen today and I hooked it up. The picture is slightly blurred, especially the text. Now I heard that I need to change the resolution to 1,440 x 900 or something like that. I don't know how to find out if my graphics card can support that. I have a Dell E-Series desktop computer, It's kind old, built in 2003.
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  1. I assume you are using Win XP.

    Right click the desktop and select Properties.
    Select the Settings tab and adjust the resolution on the slider.
  2. Yeah, I am.
    I tryed that, the highest resolution I have is 1280 x 1024, I even tryed the lower resolutions but no difference with the blurryness.
  3. You can fix the text by turning on Cleartype.
    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearType/tuner/Step1.aspx


    Download CPU-Z and run it. What is listed under the Graphics tab?
  4. The Cleartype helped a little but not completely. I already have Cpu-Z, It says "Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics controller".
  5. What is the monitor model number?
  6. It's a Dell 2001FP
  7. Well both are capable of resolutions higher than 1440 x 900.

    Go back to the resolution setting options. Click Advanced. Should be something there letting you show hidden or unsupported resolutions. Check that and then set it to 1440 x 900.
  8. I right clickedon the desktop , went to properties, Went to the settings tab where the resolutions are shown, clicked advanced, went to the adapter tab and there is a button that says "list all modes" and when i click are it a bunch of resolutions show up, id that what your talking about?
  9. Yes. Select 1440 x 900.
  10. The highest on the list is 1280 x 1024.
  11. I fixed it! I had to go to the monitor tab in the advanced options window and uncheck a box labled" Hide modes that this monitor cannot display". Then went to "list all modes" in the adapter tab and the resolution was there. lol Thanks for your help TheViper.
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