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Ati radeon mobility 3450 resolution question

by cospet / April 4, 2009 11:35 PM PDT

My current laptop can display the same max resolutio as my old one (1280x800) but the old one I could display A higher resolution and the sreen would scroll up and down to accomadate the higher resolution. Can I do that with my new laptop (full specs below)? One of the program i use regularly needs a higher res.

HP DV5-1211 EA

15.4"Maximum Resolution 1280x800 WXGA

ATI Radeon HD 3450 512mb dedicated

AMD Athlon X2 QL-64 ProcessorClock frequency 2.1

3gb ram

Windows Vista? Home Premium 32 Bit

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2009 12:20 AM PDT

Not an offer to duplicate the web on how.

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by cospet / April 5, 2009 12:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

I don't undestand. How?

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The answer was yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2009 1:16 AM PDT
In reply to: ?

As to how, it's the same way we did that before. As this is widely found on the web I stopped there.

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Not widely found on web
by cospet / April 5, 2009 2:18 AM PDT
In reply to: The answer was yes.

At least i couldn't find it with a web search. Can you tell me the website or at least a heads up as to what i should search for. I've changed resolution in display settings to max, but it seems odd that a 3+ year old radeon x200 has more options and capabilities than an up to date hd card.

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The trick is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2009 2:50 AM PDT

The "trick" is to show all modes in the video control panel. As a software example Knights Online needs more pixels so we set it to a virtual big screen. If you select a higher screen resolution most notebook computers create a partial view of the screen that you must "pan" around to view the entire screen. Panning is typically accomplished by moving the mouse pointer to the edge of the display in the direction you wish to pan the screen.

I see you want me to give you exact click by click instructions. Sadly the area of the control panels varies with each model so without a manual (you provide that!) or screen shots (you provide those too!) all I can do is note that I've done this on every notebook so far with out fail. But in the forums I have problems since I can't see what you have and members often expect click by click instructions without supplying manuals or screen shots.

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