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    Monitor Resolution Terrible

    Hello all I just installed windows XP on my computer. I am using a Samsung 2343NW monitor which supports up to 2048 x 1152 resolution, along with an ATi Radeon 3850 graphics card that does (and has on other operating systems) support that resolution. However when I right click on my desktop and go to settings, the highest I can set my resoution to is 1920 x 1440, even on the advanced menu. Do I have to download some drivers? If so should I download Samsung or ATi drivers or both, or is there something else I must do?
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    Re: Monitor Resolution Terrible

    try the latest catalyst drivers from ati.com not sure about the max resolution on the HD 3850 so you will have to check on it

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    Re: Monitor Resolution Terrible

    I know the 3850 supports my resolution. Will the catalyst driver allow me to change resolution as well?

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    Re: Monitor Resolution Terrible

    Quote Originally Posted by Varmint View Post
    I know the 3850 supports my resolution. Will the catalyst driver allow me to change resolution as well?
    The 3850 supports those resoloutions with the correct drivers!

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    Re: Monitor Resolution Terrible

    So I have to download catalyst? Because on Windwos 7 it worked without catalyst.

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    Re: Monitor Resolution Terrible

    Windows 7 is far far more advanced than XP...

    XP is the archaic old coon that just won't go away, so yes, you have to download the drivers...
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    Re: Monitor Resolution Terrible

    Actually I changed FROM windows 7 to XP due to instability...
    Anyway the problem fixed itself when I restarted (either through the drivers or windows figured it out). Thanks for all your suggestions.

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    Re: Monitor Resolution Terrible

    Quote Originally Posted by Varmint View Post
    Actually I changed FROM windows 7 to XP due to instability...
    Win7 still isn't officially available to the general public..
    So it is likely that the version you have is a beta OS, which is bound to have issues hence why it is a beta...

    Unless of course you have access to the RTM..
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