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#1 wavemaker

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:44 AM

Gooday all at Bleeping computers. I have done a clean install of XP on an old box of mine. I can't change the resolution. According to device manager I need VGA compatible drivers. I have tried a number of things like driver detective but have not been able to resolve this issue. I expect it should be relatively simple. Could some kind person point me in the right direction. Many thanks in advance, James.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:37 AM

Hi -
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Ja0pq4flK2Lt7iSlMlkJcia
Sorry, cant do make or model. It has been put together using bits and pieces. Thank you and regards, James.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Having a look at the Speccy report:

Monitor Frequency: 1 Hz

This doesn't look right.

Normal refresh rate for most old monitors seems to be 60 Hz (somewhere between 60 and 80 Hz). Not sure whether it is a problem with that particular monitor, or the setting is way off. I would not expect that you would need any special driver for the monitor.

Do you get the same result with a different monitor?

Did you install all the drivers necessary for your motherboard to start with?
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

Thanks AustrAlien. At this stage all I have installed is off the win xp disc. I will endeavor to download the drivers and will get back to you.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:21 AM

For your convenience, here is a link to the Gigabyte website, and your particular motherboard. You will find drivers etc there. Download and install them all. Ensure you choose XP (32 bit) as your operating system (if not already selected).

http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?pid=1737&dl=1#dl
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:04 AM

Thanks for the reply AustrAlien. I went to the site and downloaded what I think was the best choice for me. However after numerous attempts using different download locations, US, Europe. Asia, I am still unable to get the correct screen definition. I have 640 x 480 with 4bit colour quality, and that is not open to any change. Thanks again, I have to hit the sack now, get back onto it after the Easter break. Safe travelling to you all. James
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:13 AM

Thanks for the reply AustrAlien. I went to the site and downloaded what I think was the best choice for me. However after numerous attempts using different download locations, US, Europe. Asia, I am still unable to get the correct screen definition. I have 640 x 480 with 4bit colour quality, and that is not open to any change. Thanks again, I have to hit the sack now, get back onto it after the Easter break. Safe travelling to you all. James



from the link above ,it only shows 4 drivers ,you would likely need all 4 so download them and then you need to install them ,starting with the chipset first ,then the video,followed by the other 2

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:16 AM

Thanks for that caperjac. I did as you suggested. ie download them in the order you suggested. When the download finishes I double click on the downloaded file (I use Firefox)It opens up and asks me do I want to run the file. I click yes, it unzips to my download folder and asks where to be kept and offers location. I click yes. Nothing further appears to happen and having done this with all 4 files I am still not there.Could you please unravel the last part of this mystery to me?
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:23 AM

it unzips to my download folder and asks where to be kept and offers location. I click yes. Nothing further appears to happen




you need to go to the final destination[they upack to a Driver folder ,in there you will the .exe file to install the driver ] and click on the application file ,the .exe file for each driver

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:18 AM

Thank you all, this machine is up and running well. How do I mark this as solved? I now have to do the same for my daughters Dell machine.

Edited by wavemaker, 11 April 2012 - 02:24 AM.

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