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Widescreen Resolution

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:09 pm    Post subject: Widescreen Resolution Reply with quote

Hello i am new to this forum so i hope you can help me and i wil try to help anyone if i can. I have bought a widescreen display for my desktop pc, an old celeron 466mhz, 320 mb ram running windows 98SE and i have updated the drivers for the graphics card (intel 810) and monitor (Proview 19" widescreen) but it does not give me the option of widescreen resolutions. Is there any othe way to get it to work correctly. Also would you recommend installing XP on this machine.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello. Welcome to the forum.

It would appear that the Intel 810 chipset only supports 4:3 resolutions.
810 Supported Resolutions

Unfortunately, I don't think you will get around this, even by installing Windows XP. With regard to Windows XP, it should work on your PC OK, however you will notice that it runs slower than in Windows 98SE. Personally, I wouldn't put XP on unless you need to.

Motherboards that use the 810 chipset don't normally have an AGP slot onboard, so if you want a new graphics card, it's either a new motherboard (probably with new processor and memory - virtually a new PC), or you use a PCI graphics card that supports widescreen resolutions. This one should work fine:
XFX PCI Graphics Card
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