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    Screen resolution

    I have a 10.4in touch screen that I bought off of e-bay (3m micro touch). When I had it hooked up to my home computer (800x600 resolution) everything was fine. Now that its in my truck (800x600) the video is kind of funny somtimes. I had a friend look at it and he told me that the screen would have no problems if I ran it at 640 x 480 I would have no problems, but 800x600 is the lowerst my computer will go. My question is this: Is the resolution dependant on the software (windows) or the hardware (motherboard/video card). Also, is there anyway to change this to where I can use 640x480? thanks

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    I know there's another way, but I just trick Windows into using 640x480 this way. Right click on a program you're running, go to Properties, Compatibility Mode, and there's a checkbox for 640x480 mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futuresweets10
    I have a 10.4in touch screen that I bought off of e-bay (3m micro touch). When I had it hooked up to my home computer (800x600 resolution) everything was fine. Now that its in my truck (800x600) the video is kind of funny somtimes. I had a friend look at it and he told me that the screen would have no problems if I ran it at 640 x 480 I would have no problems, but 800x600 is the lowerst my computer will go. My question is this: Is the resolution dependant on the software (windows) or the hardware (motherboard/video card). Also, is there anyway to change this to where I can use 640x480? thanks
    My understanding is that windows recognises the resolutions your monitor and graphics card are able to achive and gives you a list of recommended resolutions avaiable. You are able to force other resolutions going into the advanced properties of you display adaptor but I wouldn't recommend it. If windows isn't letting you chose a resolution, I think you will find there is an underlying problem somewhere.

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    In general, you can't go for higher resolution, but you can ALWAYS go for lower resolution.
    Maybe the combination of resolution and refresh rate can fix what appear to be "weird"
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles
    I know there's another way, but I just trick Windows into using 640x480 this way. Right click on a program you're running, go to Properties, Compatibility Mode, and there's a checkbox for 640x480 mode.

    Damn I just noticed where you live. I am in Biloxi MS, so I am only a few miniutes from you.....

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    It's important to run any LCD at it's 'native' resolution (or an exact multiple of)
    Otherwise it will look ****e. unlike a CRT an LCD has a fixed number of pixels.

    But if it was running fine in the house, you probably have an electrical issue.
    Is your VGA cable too long? (>3m)
    Is the VGA cable a good quality one?
    Do you have a general noise or grounding issue (search forums)

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