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Old 09-01-2008, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dell dimension 4600
1.5 gig ram
Windows XP

I came home from work and stared up the pc and got a 640x480 with 4 bit color quality screen and cannot change it. I then did a fresh os and try ed both drives from cd and nvidia web site. Every time computer will set its resolution to 640x480 when I install the drives. Next I tryed to see if mabey it was my monitor and tryed another but still same 640x480 Res and canot change in the display properties. I have tryed two diffrent video cards and both same thing and did get the drives for each one from the nvidia site.Need help .....BAD

...Any one???...

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Old 09-02-2008, 06:39 AM   #2 (permalink)

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By drives do you mean the nVidia video card drivers? These are the nVidia Drivers you should be downloading.

Did you install this video card yourself after you bought the PC from Dell?


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Old 09-02-2008, 09:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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After downloading and installing the latest graphics card driver compatible with your graphics card from Nvidia, did you try changing your monitor's resolution in the Nvidia control panel?

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