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    Widescreen LCD Monitor (1366x1024) with older PC

    Hi all

    I recently bought a LCD monitor (18.5") with max. res. of 1366 x 1024

    but this is not offered with my PC (dell optiplex GX270, with Intel 82865G video)

    Is there some driver update from intel to resolve this issue?

    Currently I have to use some resolution meant for 4:3 monitors (e.g. 1280 x 1024) but things are not looking right.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Kamran
    Islamabad, Pakistan

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    Kamran,

    The only resolution I know of to your problem is to purchase a newer video card that supports the higher resolutions. Drivers for a video card will, even in the 1st version, support all resolutions the hardware is capable of in my experience.
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    I suppose if a new video card is not an option perhaps you could check to see if updated drivers are available for the present video card to give better resolutions.
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    Is the monitor listed as generic (plug and play)? If so and you could find the monitor drivers (basicly just a data file that tells the system the identity and capabilities of the monitor) you might be able to get some widescreen dimension settings. There is usually a disc included with the monitor that would have those "drivers" on it or some manufacturers have good online support for monitor drivers, such as Dell.
    Also check the device manager and see if any other monitors are listed there that might be preventing proper detection of the one in use now and remove them if there.
    Lastly, if there is a video driver update, try it, it might have software included for better detection of plug and play monitors.

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    The the card does not support that resolution, so no driver will overcome that: http://superuser.com/questions/94011...-do-widescreen

    It's either a new card or a new monitor, unfortunately.

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