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    Question VIA SN-18000 and Xenarc 1020YV (Windows XP)

    Hi, some questions.

    Is it possible to get 800x480 on the SN-18000 board? If not, is there any VIA ITX-Mini board that support 800x480?

    Is it possible to get 800x480 on a Nvidia 6200LE card (on the PCI Express slot on SN-18000) without powerstrip? I get 800x480 in Nvidia controlpanel and custom resolution and in powerstrip, but not a good picture. The only time the picture is crystal clear is when i enter some 800x600 resolutions and missing the top and bottom of the picture.

    Why is it so difficult to get WVGA (800x480) resolution, its 2008 not '80

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    The S3 unichrome graphics that are used on the Via MiniITX EPIA line of motherboards do not support 800x480 output.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    The S3 unichrome graphics that are used on the Via MiniITX EPIA line of motherboards do not support 800x480 output.
    WHAT, this must be the joke of the year. On of the best places for a ITX-Mini board is togheter with a small lcd display and today everyone use widescreen. I went for the SN-18000 becuse it had good performance, and i thougth that VIA was a ground breaking developer of chipset and stuff, but thats how wrong i can be. Is there any other Mini-ITX board that can take 4 GB ram, has a fast CPU and support 800x480 ?? I cant belive that a displaychip that show 640x480 and not 800x480, its f**** wierd.

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    S3 Unicrap graphics have lacked that resolution for YEARS.
    It's nothing new. There have been attempts to hack the BIOS, get new BIOS code written by S3, work up custom drivers, custom settings w/ PowerStrip and so on.
    Nothing has worked.

    The problem isn't Via. They buy their video chipsets from S3 for the EPIA MiniITX line. S3 has NEVER made anything but low-end garbage video. They buy this cheap crap from S3 to keep the costs of their miniITX boards down. That's even more important now that Intel is producing quality boards in the market that Via once dominated.

    If you'd done a bit of research before buying your hardware, you'd know the limitations and you wouldn't be ranting about it now. You could have gotten an Intel Little Valley with even more performance (and a good price, too!) and not had this problem.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    S3 Unicrap graphics have lacked that resolution for YEARS.
    It's nothing new. There have been attempts to hack the BIOS, get new BIOS code written by S3, work up custom drivers, custom settings w/ PowerStrip and so on.
    Nothing has worked.

    The problem isn't Via. They buy their video chipsets from S3 for the EPIA MiniITX line. S3 has NEVER made anything but low-end garbage video. They buy this cheap crap from S3 to keep the costs of their miniITX boards down. That's even more important now that Intel is producing quality boards in the market that Via once dominated.

    If you'd done a bit of research before buying your hardware, you'd know the limitations and you wouldn't be ranting about it now. You could have gotten an Intel Little Valley with even more performance (and a good price, too!) and not had this problem.
    Okey, but i have also ordered this board (Gigabyte/Intel) to see if that works, is that a good choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    S3 Unicrap graphics have lacked that resolution for YEARS.
    It's nothing new. There have been attempts to hack the BIOS, get new BIOS code written by S3, work up custom drivers, custom settings w/ PowerStrip and so on.
    Nothing has worked.

    The problem isn't Via. They buy their video chipsets from S3 for the EPIA MiniITX line. S3 has NEVER made anything but low-end garbage video. They buy this cheap crap from S3 to keep the costs of their miniITX boards down. That's even more important now that Intel is producing quality boards in the market that Via once dominated.

    If you'd done a bit of research before buying your hardware, you'd know the limitations and you wouldn't be ranting about it now. You could have gotten an Intel Little Valley with even more performance (and a good price, too!) and not had this problem.

    Hi, i got this answer from VIA today

    "Do you need this resolution for vga or lvds output? For vga output this resultion should be possible. Please check your bios version. The latest bios version you will find on our website.
    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/ma...erboard_id=550
    "

    But i have bios 203 on my board and on the download the version is only 201, should i downgrade it to 201? Have someone testet 800x480 on Windows XP with bios 201 ??

    /PWB

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