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Old 09-30-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Help!! Gaming resolution all screwed up!

Hey everyone, I play counter-strike everyday so I don't understand why this happened. I didnt change any hardware or anything, the only thing I did was install a new gaming mouse. But as I opened counter-strike to test it out, I noticed that my resolution looks way off now. I have a 22" Samsung and I usually play on 1280x800 widescreen mode. It used to look very sharp and very clear, and I always had a constant FPS of 60 which I was satisfied with. Now, if I use the same resolution, it is very misaligned and choppy, and everything doesnt show up on screen, you can see it being somewhat cut off. I am not sure exactly what the problem could be, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the latest drivers. Is there something that could have caused this??

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Old 09-30-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help!! Gaming resolution all screwed up!

have you tried it in different resolutions?
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:30 PM   #3
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Yeah I have, all of the widescreen resolutions dont look too good except for 1680x1050 which is what I use for my regular resolution as well. That one looks perfect. I would use it but my video card gives me too low of FPS.
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reinstall the drivers that came with your video card
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um dont you have to put it in 1280x1024 and then put it in 16x9 mode?
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seams like the driver are trying to crash each other
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:31 PM   #7
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damn your board is OLD max 1gb ram?!

i'd recommend u upgrade a lil, to help overcome this: if u want a really cheap upgrade, get a new board that supports your ram and AGP, but make sure it supports an Athlon X2 (dual-core is everyhting).

then, u can give it like your original RAM and graphics card, and then upgrade to like 4GB and a 7950 - your PC will be screaming by then

..just a suggestion
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um dont you have to put it in 1280x1024 and then put it in 16x9 mode?
But 1280x1024 shows up as a normal display mode in steam and it makes the game look kind of flat but really wide if that makes any sense. Thats why I used the widescreen resolution since it seems to fit my monitor better. And there is no 16x9 option anywhere.


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damn your board is OLD max 1gb ram?!

i'd recommend u upgrade a lil, to help overcome this: if u want a really cheap upgrade, get a new board that supports your ram and AGP, but make sure it supports an Athlon X2 (dual-core is everyhting).

then, u can give it like your original RAM and graphics card, and then upgrade to like 4GB and a 7950 - your PC will be screaming by then

..just a suggestion
Yea the system is pretty old... I always think about upgrading some of the internals but I read that you cant really customize dell's too much so I thought I would try to save up for a nice PC. Or maybe get one built, If thats cheaper.
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Default Re: Help!! Gaming resolution all screwed up!

Also, is there a way I can find out what motherboards will work with my system?
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well if your getting a new mother board you just build a brand new computer
and use the hard drive and dvd player
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