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    Dangerous Resolution!? 840x480

    Ok i've searched and read lots about people using powerstrip or flashing their bios to get the right resolution on a 7" (in my case Xenarc TSV) screen. With 800x600 resolution i cant see the start bar so i had to use 1024x768 which was killing my eyes and just not fun to use. I got powerstrip and set the resolution to 640x480 and everything is a lot better but i noticed the words looked a tiny bit jumbled so i was wondering--- is this safe? Does anyone know if it will affect my monitor or computer. Im using an M9000, onboard video. Thanks everyone!

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    Change back to 800x600. If part of the picture appeares off-screen for you, recalibrate the screen. If that does not help, change the screen refresh rate from its default to something that will do the trick. Usually 70 Hz is what works for everyone.

    Should not this be in FAQ section?

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    Ok well this 840x 480 works fine im just wondering if its safe or not. As for 800x600, ive tried using the buttons on the screen to auto correct- didnt work, i tried changing it horizontally and vertically- didnt go far enough, I tried changing refresh rate- its greyed out and wont let me change it. Should I set to 800x600 and change with power strip to 70hz?

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    FYI, the native resolution for Xenarc is 800x480, not 840x480.

    For those that aren't using native resolution (or for those that can't because of the choices they made for their PC parts), you don't know what you're missing.

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    so are you talking about 640x480 (mentioned in the post) or 840x480 as your thread titlke says?

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    That helps a lot, just putting me down =P lol, is there a way to get the native resolution through powerstrip or would i have to do the flash bios thing to get it working?

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    If you go into the BIOS on the SP13000, somewhere you'll find an option that lets you select your display type, LCD or CRT. If you select LCD and your physical resolution, Windows will play nice and use this resolution. I've done this with my SP13000 using the 640x480 native resolution of the 8" lilliput.

    Now, there is the annoying problem that some Windows dialogs are larger than 640x480, and you've got to finagle them someimes, but it is worth it for the crisp display.

    -g.

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    I have the m9000 board but ill try and check for something of the like, thanks a lot =)

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    I went into the bios and it only has options for crt or tv or crt+tv =/ I can set it to i think it was 640x480 with powerstrip but it does look a little weird, and i cant change monitor refresh rate either. Thanks though

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntegraKarim
    I went into the bios and it only has options for crt or tv or crt+tv =/ I can set it to i think it was 640x480 with powerstrip but it does look a little weird, and i cant change monitor refresh rate either. Thanks though
    LCD's doesn't really have a concept of "refresh rate" in the same way that CRTs do. In theory, 60 Hz should look no different than 85 Hz on an LCD, and this is the case on *most* LCD displays. The Lilliput LCDs are a special case in that higher refresh rates do improve resolution. I believe this has to do with the way they do the pixel rescaling. It has been a while since I checked the details, but I'm pretty sure my 8" Lilliput does run just fine at 640x480 60 Hz, even though it requires a higher refresh rate at non-native resolutions.

    I'm in the middle of re-building and re-installing my carpc, so I'll be checking through all this again in the coming week or so...

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