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    Graphics card and widescreen resolutionb mismatch.

    I've just acquired a second-hand XP Pro PC (Intel 82945G graphics chipset) and a 22" LG monitor, default resolution 1680x1050.

    Unfortunately the graphics 'card' doesn't support 1680x1050, the nearest being 1600x1200, with the maximum supported being 2048x1536. Obviously I need to use the default screen resolution to get decent image and text quality.

    I've tried installing the 'driver' (well, the .INF file) from the LG website, but it won't install. I'm left with Plug and Play monitors in Device Manager.

    The graphics card drivers are as up-to-date as they can be (Feb 2008!).

    Question: does the graphics card HAVE TO support the 1680x1050 resolution BEFORE the monitor driver software will be accepted?

    Here's a screen dump:

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    Yes. The graphics card has to support the resolution you need first.

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    Thanks, Joe - that was what I had suspected!
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