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Master Geek

# 39836 20-Aug-2009 08:52
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Just like the title says, how is screen resolution determined. I am working on a pc that requires the screen to be set at 1440*900 however when you got right clcik/properties/advanced there is no 1440*900 option. The pc has a integrated intel graphics chip on the mobo.

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  # 248951 20-Aug-2009 10:35
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When you say the pc requires the particular resolution do you mean the lcd screen's natural resolution is 1440*900?

Depending on the specifics of the integrated graphics card (memory etc) it may be that it is not possible to run the card on that resolution (integrated graphics are not very powerful compared to their physical card counterparts). You may find the only way to run the screen properly is to buy a cheap graphics card. There's plenty out there to choose from and the days of having to spend a ton of money on a card are long gone.

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  # 249118 20-Aug-2009 17:12
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The native resolution is literally that many pixels across and that many pixels up/down.

Smaller resolutions can be displayed by combining more than one pixel to produce a similar result but it will almost always result in a blurry image.

If the native resolution can't be set in windows you probably need to install/update the drivers for the video card and possibly the monitor.

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