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set up mac os9 with lower res monitor

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by NOV, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. NOV
    macrumors 6502



    recently i gave away my 266mhz g3 minitower to a relative and tonight i tried to install it.

    problem is that when i used my own monitor it was capable of high resolution (1600*1200).
    But now i attach the mac to my relative's monitor that's only capable of 1280 * 1024. The monitor doesn't give a signal, but a notion that frequency is out of range...

    is there anyway to adjust this setting on the mac without having to take my Mac home?
    Or will I have to lower the resolution with my own monitor and then reinstall the low res monitor? :rolleyes:
  2. macrumors 603


    The frequency is the Hz that the monitor refreshes at. 60 Hz, 85 Hz, etc, all are refresh rates. That doesn't have much to do with resolution. I think that by zapping the PRAM, you default it to 60 Hz and 640x480 which is supported by just about everything, but I'm not sure on that.
  3. NOV
    macrumors 6502


    You're of course correct about the refresh rate vs. resolution :cool:

    I'll have a look at zapping the pram.

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