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Old 10-25-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Laptop Screen Resolution Issue

Alright, I bought an HP from a friend of mine almost a year ago and just gave up on trying to figure this out, because well I have a desktop that I use primarily so it wasn't THAT big of a deal...anyways, I can only have the resolution to 1024x768. Whenever I try to increase the pixel ratio and then click "apply" it does in fact apply the change, however the viewable screen doesn't show the whole desktop. Basically if I go to a higher pixel ratio, it doesn't format itself to fit the screen at that ratio, no matter what I put it at, above 1024x768.

Any ideas? Or does my Laptop (which is at last 4 years old I'm guessing) just not support any higher than 1024x768?
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:54 PM   #2
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look on the hp website and downlaod the latest graphics drivers and install them see if that makes a dirrernce
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look on the hp website and downlaod the latest graphics drivers and install them see if that makes a dirrernce
that pretty much says it all. if its that old and hasnt been updated thats the most likely cause
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if that dosent help at least we have ruled out one cause
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1024x768 is probably the max resolution of the monitor
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Default Re: Laptop Screen Resolution Issue

See I'm beginning to believe that 1024x768 is in fact the max resolution...I tried updating all the drivers, no luck at all.
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more than likely, it doesn't support any higher..

what size is the screen?
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more than likely, it doesn't support any higher..

what size is the screen?
15"
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Is it a widescreen laptop? The optimal resolution is probably 1024X768 if it isn't.
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Is it a widescreen laptop? The optimal resolution is probably 1024X768 if it isn't.
No it's not a widescreen. It's an HP Pavilion ze4325
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