Samsung B2230 Monitor

Samsung Business b2230 21.5
August 13, 2010 at 09:29:35
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon XP/2gb
I just purchased a Samsung B2230 LCD monitor. I have it hooked to an older HP (a735). I am using Windows XP Pro. I don't appear to be able to get the resolution set to the optimal setting. I have down loaded the new driver from Samsung but no help. The proper resolution does not show up when I go to display/settings. Do I need a new graphics card? Thank you.

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#1
August 13, 2010 at 10:24:44
The Samsung driver is only so the advanced settings can recognise the correct monitor and allow some special settings.

What you need to do is to update the graphics drivers. If you don't know what graphics card/ chip you have I suggest you download SIW to determine that.

Most likely the graphics will be based on either ATI or nVidia GPU. When you determine that, go to the respctive ATI or nVidia website and search for the correct driver download based on the version of Windows and the series of the GPU.

Get SIW at the link below.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...


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#2
August 13, 2010 at 20:07:35
Thanks OtheHill,
I just purchased a new graphics card and it fixed the problem. Well the resolution problem. I am having trouble getting the monitor/card to run in digital. Works great in analog.

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#3
August 13, 2010 at 20:41:22
Only use one cable, not both.

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#4
August 14, 2010 at 11:18:04
I do. but it still doesn't work in digital mode. The screen starts at reboot, the window logo appears then the screen goes black and the off/on light starts to blink.

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#5
August 14, 2010 at 11:24:44
Are you using an adapter on the cable?

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#6
August 14, 2010 at 11:59:37
No. Just the DVI cable that came with the monitor.

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#7
August 14, 2010 at 12:28:29
Did you remove the old Graphics drivers and then install drivers for the new card? What card did you have and what did you buy?

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#8
August 14, 2010 at 13:44:25
No I did not remove the old driver. It is an onboard card. I purchased a Diamond S120 Stealth from Staples. It was the only one they had that would fit my old computer. The computer shows the card as a 9250 series. The drives are for a 9250. Ain't got a clue why Diamond calls it a 120???????

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#9
August 14, 2010 at 13:45:13
I did disable the old on board card.

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#10
August 14, 2010 at 14:04:30
List the complete model of the Diamond card.

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#11
August 14, 2010 at 14:33:22
Diamond S120AGP256


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#12
August 14, 2010 at 14:55:39
Go to the link below and follow the installation instructions.

http://www.diamondmm.com/S120AGP256...

Click on the support tab.


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#13
August 14, 2010 at 15:07:54
Sorry OtheHill. I did not see anything about installation on this page.

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#14
August 14, 2010 at 15:19:06
I think I found the problem. Diamond does not have a driver for my card for Windows XP. Just Vista. Bummer.....

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#15
August 14, 2010 at 15:48:47
You can go to the ATI site and download a driver. Look at the link below.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo...

Read both the release notes and the installation instruction too.


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