LG 22in monitor + Radeon 7500 - can't find proper resolution

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by oogieboogiex, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. oogieboogiex macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2009
    I received a LG Flatron W2242TQ monitor for Christmas, and I really like it. It replaces my 19" crt on my G4.

    The G4 is a Quicksilver, with a ATI Radeon 7500, and it's running OS X 10.4.11.

    The monitor is to be set to 1680x1050 @ 60 Hz, but in my VGA display preferences, I only have...
    1400x1050 at various frequencies
    1600x1024 @ 76 (currently using this setting)
    1600x1200 at various frequencies and a variety of others, some of which work some don't

    at the current setting, I am having some resolution issues (fuzzy lines across the screen)

    I should also note, the install calls for an adapter which I do not have or the video cable... but again, the monitor is essentially working without it

    anyone know what my solution would be? I have googled for any driver updates but cannot find one (tried the model number + mac os driver, also model number + ATI Radeon 7500, and variants)

    is there a driver update I need, either for my OS or my ATI card?
    do I require that adapter?

  2. oogieboogiex thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2009
    ok so I believe I have found out I need a PCI/PCI-X capable machine, meaning no way to upgrade this old G4 near as I can see...

    as I said, the screen works, though it has fuzzy bits... is there a long term issue with using this monitor at a seemingly workable (though incorrect) resolution?

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