<CT> Re: Screen res

  • From: Billy Wong <bhs1989@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 12:14:02 -0400

On Tue, 11 Jun 2002 01:30:09 -0600 (MDT) "Brian L. Johnson"
<blj8@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> Me thinks it's just the crummy monitor (oh why did I have to sell
> that nice NEC Multisync...), but does anyone know of ANY way to get
> this (*&#(*&#@! up to at least 800x600?

   Brian (and to others on the CTML who may own PS/2 hardware)...

   The IBM 8513 monitor can ONLY do 640x480 and nothing else, because
remember that this model was made in around 1988 - long before 800x600
was in fashion.  However, the 8513 CAN do UNLIMITED colors - ahead of its
time - so at least you won't go blind.  If any of your three video cards
can do 640x480/High and True Color resolution (and they should), then you
won't have any trouble.  Bottom line is that there's NOTHING you can do
about it.

   FYI I know this because I was a longtime IBM PS/2 PC user and once
owned an IBM 8512 monitor (1987-1999) which can only do 640x480,
unlimited colors.

   Why you sold that NEC Multisync to downgrade to an antiquated screen
is beyond me.  :-/

   ___Billy Wong___
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