Higher Resolutions

Ste

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I have a G4/500 Cube with 17" ASD and I was wondering if this monitor can sustain a higher res under OSX?

I have the Radeon option, and the tube on the ASD (Sony?) must be capable of higher then 1600x1200@64.

It's just too much for my eyes at that res.

Cheers

Ste@1280x1024@85
 

VGZ

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When your under OS X does your 17" ASD support lower resolutions than 800x600 (like 640x480)?

Mine refuses to go that low and this prevents some apps from running (Quake 3 for instance).

Not sure about getting higher res than 1600x1200 though. What is the highest res supported by the Radeon? There will probably be a way of choosing non-recomended resolutions like there is in 9 in the final version.
 

Ste

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Cheers Matt

I've only got 800x600 as minimum as well.

It's not so much the resolution I'm after increasing, it's the refresh rate. 64 mhz is too poor for my eyes.

What I'm after is 1600x1200@72 or 75 mhz.

I tried Super Res under MacOS 9 but I couldn't better the defaults.

Never mind, maybe Apple will do a 21" or 22" monitor similar to the ASD 17" and make me completely penniless.

I don't like LCD screens and 3000 UK PDS is a bit steep for the 22" one.

Thanks

Steve
 

VGZ

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Hey Steve I was just messing with my system and found what your looking for. Press the monitor button on the front of your monitor and click on customize.

Is this what you are doing and it greyed out?

Hope this helps :),
 

Ste

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Just tried, but I\'ve tried it before.

I get the situation you describe, greyed out.

I want 1600x1200@70mhz. I\'m sure the ASD 17 can do it.

You sat \'greyed out, right\', have you got a solution?

Cheers

Steve
 

VGZ

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Did you uncheck the recommended checkbox? It may be the display can not support the higher refress rate or you may have to wait until the radeon drivers have been released for OS X.

Not sure what else to tell you it is a beta OS after all,
 

VGZ

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Maybe we will be able to switch back to 640x480 so that games and other apps can run full screen again when the final ships.

Good luck :),
 

WinterEC

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Originally posted by Ste
Just tried, but I\'ve tried it before.

I get the situation you describe, greyed out.

I want 1600x1200@70mhz. I\'m sure the ASD 17 can do it.

You sat \'greyed out, right\', have you got a solution?

Cheers

Steve
It just so happens that I went to CompUSA today and was playing around with a cube/17"ASD setup while there. Very nice, BTW. They didn't have it running OSX, but it was running OS9.1. The max res was the same that you're listing. The screen is actually a diamondtron NF as opposed to a Sony FD Trinitron (not that there is much difference, visually). 1600x1200 on a 17" diamondtron or trinitron is unusual to go at a higher refresh than 60hz, so I was somewhat suprised it was 62hz. At that res, it looked "nifty" but wasn't really usable.

I'm currently running my Cube/450 on a Mitsubishi Diamond Plus 200 22" .24agp DiamondtronNF and it's a sweet screen at 1600x1200 (or about any other res). although it goes up to 18xx by 1440 per the spec sheet (at 72hz) it isn't a listed option in the control panel for either OSX pb or OS9.04.

Oh well!

I'd say stick with 1280x1024. That ought to put plenty of strain on the eyes!

-Winter
 
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