New LED monitor requires 1920x1080 res

December 2, 2011 at 07:19:15
Specs: Windows XP
Highest Compaq Presario display setting is 1280x1024 w/ Windows XP ... thus pixelated images ... how do I fix?

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#1
December 2, 2011 at 07:39:33
Laura, post the model # of your computer. If your video card or chip isn't capable of that resolution, you'll have to upgrade the graphics if possible.

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#2
December 2, 2011 at 08:22:12
You shouldn't be getting pixelated images at a resolution of 1280x1024. That is the same resolution I am using and I dont have a problem with pixelation.

Are you sure the images you are trying to display are not low resolution to begin with. If that is the case then there is little you can do about it except obtain a high resolution version.

Stuart


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#3
December 2, 2011 at 09:51:02
Make sure you have the latest graphics drivers installed. Older drivers don't support wide screen resolutions. And if you're upgrading from a CRT (tube type) monitor, you need to check the screen refresh rate setting. LCDs use 60Hz, but many CRTs used 75 or even 85Hz. It's very important to set it correctly for the LCD. To check the settings, just right click on the desktop, then click Properties. When Display Properties pops up, click the Settings tab - this is where you can adjust the resolution. To check the refresh rate, click the Advanced button, then click the Monitor tab.

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#4
December 2, 2011 at 11:03:38
Many thanx for the tips & sorry for slow reply! 1-1/2 hours of transfers later, HP rep #6 confirmed I need new AGP/VGA Video Card & old Compaq Presario SR1030NX does support one ($50 + $40 install at MicroCenter, who promised monitor would work fine on very old Presario ... more $$ than I'd rather invest on old computer)-:

Online JPG's of varying quality were crisper on CRT at 1280x1050 than on LED & didn't waste 5" of width to avoid sttrrretcched display.


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#5
December 2, 2011 at 11:40:29
That's what I suspected. I wouldn't dump any money in it either. Maybe Santa will bring you a new one :)

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