Problems with Resolution and Color Depth

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Graphics' started by Neomic, May 24, 2009.

  1. Neomic

    Neomic New Member

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    I downloaded the build-7000 when it came out, and I couldn't get Win7 to go any higher than a resolution of 640x480 with a color depth of 8-bits. I think it might've been a driver problem, since my motherboard is a little out-dated (2002).

    I was wondering if I were to download the newest build (7127, x86), with all the updates they've had since build-7000, would I be able to use Win7 with a normal resolution (768 or higher)?

    Processor a
    2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
    8 kilobyte primary memory cache
    128 kilobyte secondary memory cache


    System Model
    Gateway ESSEX2 4000811
    System Serial Number: 0031817457
    Chassis Serial Number: 0031817457
    Enclosure Type: Desktop

    Main Circuit Board b
    Board: Intel Corporation D845GERG3 AAC29595-101
    Serial Number: ABRG32821088
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: Intel Corp. RG84510A.15A.0037.P15.0304012013 04/01/2003

    Display
    Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller [Display adapter]

    Memory Modules c,d
    1534 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'J6G1' has 1024 MB
    Slot 'J6G2' has 512 MB



    Any information would be helpful. I'm very eager to make the upgrade, but I can't exactly afford a new computer at the moment.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I would advise against downloading the newer build and it definitely will not fix your resolution problem.

    I checked Intel's site for your graphic controller and no Vista support is available, let alone Windows 7.

    Actually, I think you should be able to get at least 800x600.

    What error message do you receive when trying to change resolutions?
     
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  3. loathe

    loathe New Member

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    Have a look at this. They claim to have tested successfully on Windows 7 RC.

    "Tested ok on Win7RC1. Boot to safe mode. Uninstall the driver installed for the adapter. Boot into windows 7 and open device manager. Update the driver manually and restart. If it doesnt work redo everything once more."

    Maybe they will work, but reghakr is probably right, there is no support for your chip on Intels site. Having said that you do have a greater chance of Windows having a driver for you with the newer builds. I recommend the RC. Did you run Windows update in 7000 to check for drivers?
     
  4. Neomic

    Neomic New Member

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    Yes I did. I think I ran Windows Update a few times, rebooting between each run. I also tried downloading a few other Intel drivers that were similar with no luck. I may give it another shot soon.

    When does the trial period for the newer version end? Is it still August 1, 2009?
     
  5. loathe

    loathe New Member

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    No itsJune 1, 2010, with bi-hourly shutdowns beginning on March 1, 2010.
     

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