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DELL Monitor Problem

by Steve16 / September 1, 2008 8:39 AM PDT

So I decided to hook my computer up to a plasma 37 inch screen and then after I was done with it I unplugged the tower from the tv to my regular 17inch Dell monitor. Unfortunately the screen image on the Dell looks bigger and somewhat stretched. I've tried pressing the auto adjust button on the monitor and going on the screen setting but nothing has seemed to work! Can someone please help me out over here?

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System output to display
by Willy / September 1, 2008 1:28 PM PDT
In reply to: DELL Monitor Problem

It seems your video port/card adj. on its own to accept the new display. Provided you can view it, go to the setting and return them under the video properties within the system itself, not the monitor. -OR- use the video port/card own s/w(Nvida/ATI) to do this if available.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by Steve16 / September 1, 2008 1:31 PM PDT

I'm sorry can you explain how to do that clearly like step by step I've never done that before!


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Check into...
by Willy / September 1, 2008 1:44 PM PDT
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Specs and Details...
by Steve16 / September 1, 2008 1:46 PM PDT
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It's an HP Pavillion desktop a1710n and I am running Vista on it.

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by Willy / September 1, 2008 10:53 PM PDT
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Here's HP own info
by Willy / September 2, 2008 3:14 AM PDT
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Step 4: Setting up the software

Turn on the monitor.
Turn on the PC.
When Windows opens, it should find the monitor(s) using Windows Plug and Play process. Give Windows extra time to start up while it installs the necessary files for the monitor.
If the monitor name cannot be found, such as when connecting an older monitor, find and install the monitor software and try again. For more information about connecting older monitors, please refer to HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Connecting Older VGA Monitors .
Once the device is found, right-click anywhere on the Windows desktop and select Properties to open a Display Properties windows.
Click the Advanced tab, and adjust the color depth and display resolution to your needs.
NOTE: Click the Advanced button to adjust advanced settings, such as the monitor refresh rate, and special 3D graphic setting for certain video cards.
Click OK .
Your monitor has been installed.


good luck -----Willy Happy

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Old monitor on a new PC?
by Dango517 / September 2, 2008 3:47 AM PDT
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Your aspect ratio is off/incorrect. 1) Go too the desk top, right click it then chose personalize, then display settings, here use the slider and chose 1156x864 pixels or less. 2) Check to see if your drivers are current and up to date for both the monitor and the graphics chip/card for your system. It is best to get the graphics chip set/card driver directly from the manufacturers web site. Do not down load a Dell monitor driver to this PC. You need a HP monitor driver. 3) If these fail you may need a new monitor. This could be a driver compatibility problem. Thou generally 'universal" monitor drives can be incompatible with some monitors. Yours might be one of them. Only HP or Dell can tell you if this is the problem. You will need to contact them about this directly. If you need a new monitor chose a compatible monitor when you switch the old one out. HP with HP, Dell with Dell. Keep it simple.

Hope this works. Now back to Willy

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