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Old 07-31-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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my monitor only has two choices for the color 16 and 2 howcan i get it to go to 256 caan anyone help?
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Only up to 16? Go to Windows Update and see if you have any driver updates needed.

Or go to your Graphics Card Maker's site and see there. I would imagine you need to load up a driver.
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What graphics card and monitor are you using? Are they both installed?
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my monitor only has two choices for the color 16 and 2 howcan i get it to go to 256 caan anyone help?
Sounds like your GFX card hasnt been installed yet. Either use the drivers from the cd you should have got with the card, or if its part of a company built pc (e.g. Dell) pop in their master cd and get the drivers from that or find out your GFX card make, go the the manufacturers site and download the latest drivers


Hope this helps (and yes i know its been said before, i just thought i would be more specific with what the problem could be)
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my monitor only has two choices for the color 16 and 2 howcan i get it to go to 256 caan anyone help?
Read all the instructions you have to set up this computer.
It's all there.Do you not have a video card cd to install the drivers and detect the monitor ?
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Yeah; install CD would be the easiest idea.
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The windows update is a good suggestion it detects lots of video cards. When your computer first boots it will tell you what kind of video you have. If you do not have the system disk for your computer you can get the drivers you need by doing a search for the video system displayed at boot.
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Check that the motherboard drivers for the AGP port are installed. This can be the Via 4 in 1 drivers or equivalent for your particular M/B.

Until this is done, your Graphics card will not be recognised correctly.

Then install the graphic card drivers, directx, monitor etc.
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Doesn't it anoy you when they don't post back
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yeh but im sure they have a gd enough reason
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