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Optiplex GX 270 resolution problem

by kr236rk / February 20, 2010 8:50 PM PST


have just done a re-install on an old Optiplex which was behaving strangely, so i reloaded XP and all apears to be fine apart from a couple of driver issues. am back on line, so that's okay. But the resolution is haywire - 640x480 / 16 bit. The slider won't work at desktop properties and XP has obviously chosen some kind of default setting. I did find a list of options for resoloutions but each one was dreadful - ended up with an 8 bit setting at one point!

help appreciated Happy



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Re: resolution
by Kees Bakker / February 20, 2010 9:07 PM PST

That's one of "couple of driver issues". Install the driver for your videocard and possibly the inf-file for your monitor and everything will be fine. Nothing strange here.


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by kr236rk / February 20, 2010 9:18 PM PST
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YES! Genius! - thanks!! Grin

spent most of last night saving drivers to CD and it was worth it Happy

many thanks again!


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Guaranteed Solution (Tested) for Optiplex GX270 Resolution
by WS-Jeefo / January 7, 2013 4:51 AM PST

1. Power up the computer
2. Press F2 to enter BIOS
3. Scroll down and select INTEGRATED DEVICES (LEGACY SELECT OPTIONS) and press ENTER on keyboard
4. Scroll down to ONBOARD VIDEO BUFFER and change value to anything other that 1 MB. e.g. change value to 8 MB. (to change the value, use the right and left arrow keys)
5. Press ESC twice
6. Save BIOS configuration
7. Voilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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