Doesn't have widescreen resolution option

January 19, 2014 at 22:17:14
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4 2.8 GHz, 1 GB
I have Windows XP Professional SP3.
Processor Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
Ram 1 GB DDR-1
Motherboard asus p5vdc-tvm s
built-in VGA VIA/S3G Unichrome Pro IGP (installed driver from

I have recently connected a widescreen LCD monitor to this computer. i.e. LG Flatron W1942TE

I did not find a widescreen resolution option in Display settings. Only these resolutions are available.
Monitor is installed as Default Monitor. I did not find monitor's drivers on LG website.

Kindly help.

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January 20, 2014 at 01:01:08
Go here:

and click on the 'software update' tab. Drivers for win2000 thru win7 are supposed to be included.

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January 20, 2014 at 01:50:32
Resolution you need for that monitor is, 1440X900

Are you sure you have the latest graphics driver?

If the above option isn't supported, it may pay to dump the on-board graphics, buy a cheap, low power graphics card.
Could be obtained new for as little as £25.00.

I think your mobo is here:
If so it'll take a PCIE card.

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January 20, 2014 at 07:03:11
"built-in VGA VIA/S3G Unichrome Pro IGP"

Try downloading & installing the VIA Hyperion Pro chipset drivers, then the VIA Unichrome graphics drivers. Get them directly from the VIA website. You will need to know which chipset your board is based on.

If that doesn't give you the proper screen resolution, consider investing in a cheap graphics card. The VIA IGP sucks anyway.

EDIT: see the following about your board model number, it appears to be an OEM board:

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January 21, 2014 at 23:09:19
Dear DAVEINCAPS I have visited that link. All drivers on LG's website are not supporting.

Thanks Peet100 for the advice.

Dear riider I have tried installing Hyperion chipset driver, it does not support.

Thanks everyone.

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January 21, 2014 at 23:34:22
I have checked and installed these drivers.
VIA S3G Display Driver V6.14.10.0275 for Windows 2000/XP(WHQL)/2003 & VIA S3G Display Driver V4.14.10.0065 for Windows 98/ME

VIA S3G Display Driver V6.14.10.0230 for Windows 2000/XP/XP MCE/2003
both downloaded from

Kindly help.

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January 22, 2014 at 11:08:03
I could NOT find p5vdc-tvm s at the ASUS site. Google searches turned up a P5VDC-TVM, P5VDC-TVM SE, P5VDC-TVM TE but no P5VDC-TVM S. And they all seem to be OEM boards. The ASUS site only lists a P5VDC-X & P5VDC-MX.

Regardless, you do not need a monitor driver, you need the correct chipset & graphics drivers. It's possible that the drivers for the VIA IGP (if that's what you have) do not support the resolution you need. If that's the case, you would need to install a more modern graphics card.

"I have tried installing Hyperion chipset driver, it does not support"

You need to know exactly which chipset your motherboard has & then install the correct driver. Are you 100% sure you have a VIA based board? Which one of these did you try to install?

Here's something else I found. The following site lists a P5VDC-TVM S but if you zoom in on the model number printed on the board, it's P5GC-TVM/S. They may have used an incorrect photo, but if you haven't already done so, I suggest you open your case & see if there's a model number to be found. That should clear up all the mystery.

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January 22, 2014 at 14:29:08
Some older onboard graphics just don't do the resolution you need - advice above re cheap discrete graphics card best if you want proper resolution. There used to be some third party software that let you set manual resolution rates (this is years ago, so can't remember what it was called or if it still exists - obviously google best tool to find) that is the only other possible way to go - if its still there. And it still might not be possible.

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January 23, 2014 at 03:20:04
Thanks everyone.

riider I don't remember, which Hyperion driver I tried. I think version 5.24A.

By the way VIA 8237R+, RTL 8100C, ALC 655 are the chipsets on the board. A user above posted the link.

Kindly help.

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