A computer components & hardware forum. HardwareBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » HardwareBanter forum » System Manufacturers & Vendors » Compaq Computers
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

SR1520NX resolution limited to 1024x768!



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 7th 05, 08:13 PM
peter
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default SR1520NX resolution limited to 1024x768!

I bought a compaq SR1520NX computer from compUSA.
For some reason, the maximum video resolution is set to 1024x768, even if I
choose a monitor type that clearly supports up to 1600x1200.

If I uninstall the SiS video utilities, then I can set the resolution to
higher (1280x1024, 1600x1200, etc). But without the SiS utilities, some
features are lost. E.g. gamma cannot be changed.

If I then download the latest SiS graphics utilities from HP (for the compaq
sr1520nx), then after installing those utilities, setting resolution to
1280x1024 results in the resolution staying at 1024x768, but the desktop
becomes a virtual desktop with the size of 1280x1024 -- scrollable by moving
the mouse. I don't want a scrollable desktop. I just want the resolution to
change.

The motherboard is K8S-LA, I think made by Asus. Chipsets are made by SiS. I
have also tried the drivers from SiS with the same problem as the HP
drivers.

Any ideas? Or, is there a better forum else where to post this question?


  #2  
Old August 9th 05, 12:17 AM
Earl F. Parrish
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default


"peter" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I bought a compaq SR1520NX computer from compUSA.
For some reason, the maximum video resolution is set to 1024x768,
even if I choose a monitor type that clearly supports up to
1600x1200.

If I uninstall the SiS video utilities, then I can set the
resolution to higher (1280x1024, 1600x1200, etc). But without the
SiS utilities, some features are lost. E.g. gamma cannot be
changed.

If I then download the latest SiS graphics utilities from HP (for
the compaq sr1520nx), then after installing those utilities,
setting resolution to 1280x1024 results in the resolution staying
at 1024x768, but the desktop becomes a virtual desktop with the
size of 1280x1024 -- scrollable by moving the mouse. I don't want
a scrollable desktop. I just want the resolution to change.

The motherboard is K8S-LA, I think made by Asus. Chipsets are made
by SiS. I have also tried the drivers from SiS with the same
problem as the HP drivers.

Any ideas? Or, is there a better forum else where to post this
question?


You may have to switch to a lower color depth to get the desired
screen size. The screen size supported is a function of the memory
in the video card along with the color depth. The more bits per
pixel, the more memory is needed at a given screen size.


--
Earl F. Parrish


  #3  
Old October 9th 05, 11:37 AM
n00ch
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

wow, you've had this problem for some time. as i posted on another
forum, answering presumably u:

Peter-I have the same comp except HP model. Nuke that crap OEM
installation of Windows home and all its bloatware with a fresh
install. Temporarily use whatever vid drivers winxp decides to use,
and go to the SiS site for vid drivers for that chipset (760/964).
It's been awhile since I did it, but I know it's there-just look
around. The options are WAY better once u do, and u have a few
utilities. I highly doubt it's your monitor. If you get it right,
your display properties should say this:
651_661FX_741_760_760GX_M661FX_M661MX_M741_M

AND:

quick SiS page search led me to this:

http://www.sis.com/download/agreement.php?id=155810

download, un-rar it, and follow the setup.exe within. choose YES to
uninstall current driver. if u have any rollback software, might
wanna do that beforehand to save yourself a headache. pretty sure
it's the one i have.

GL.

  #4  
Old October 9th 05, 04:34 PM
dannysdailys
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

peterwrote:
I bought a compaq SR1520NX computer from compUSA.
For some reason, the maximum video resolution is set to 1024x768,

even if I
choose a monitor type that clearly supports up to 1600x1200.

If I uninstall the SiS video utilities, then I can set the

resolution to
higher (1280x1024, 1600x1200, etc). But without the SiS utilities,

some
features are lost. E.g. gamma cannot be changed.

If I then download the latest SiS graphics utilities from HP (for

the compaq
sr1520nx), then after installing those utilities, setting resolution

to
1280x1024 results in the resolution staying at 1024x768, but the

desktop
becomes a virtual desktop with the size of 1280x1024 -- scrollable

by moving
the mouse. I don't want a scrollable desktop. I just want the

resolution to
change.

The motherboard is K8S-LA, I think made by Asus. Chipsets are made

by SiS. I
have also tried the drivers from SiS with the same problem as the HP


drivers.

Any ideas? Or, is there a better forum else where to post this

question?

Is this on-board video?

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems with limited screen resolution choices in Games. BillL Ati Videocards 1 January 22nd 05 05:22 PM
Question - Microsoft Approved OEM Manufacturers [email protected] General 1 January 9th 05 07:04 PM
my new mobo o/c's great rockerrock Overclocking AMD Processors 9 June 30th 04 08:17 PM
DVI resolution limited to 640 x 480 Adrian Nguyen Ati Videocards 0 April 6th 04 10:51 PM
ScanDisk found errors but could not fix all of them Hupjack Storage (alternative) 7 February 10th 04 10:27 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 HardwareBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.