Intel 950 and 1680x1050 resolution

Dana J. Laude kc9aae1 at
Mon Nov 26 04:18:42 UTC 2007

Jesus Roncero wrote:
> Hi guys
> I've just managed to get a shuttle barebone, model SD30G2B. So far the
> box has been doing very well and I am quite happy with it.
> I am thinking of buying a nice TFT monitor that supports 1680x1050 but
> I am worried that this wouldn't work with the graphics card. IT has an
> intel Graphics Media 950 (GMA950). More precisely, lspci spits this:
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ
> Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
> I've been googling for a while but results seem contradictory. Some
> people seem to have it working[1] an other don't. So, is there anyone
> here knows about this graphics card supporting such resolution? I am
> worried because on windows the driver supports 1280x1024, 1400x900 and
> 1600x1200, but not 1680x1050, and don't know if this is because the
> card doesn't support it, or the driver or that it detects that my
> monitor doesn't supports it (which doesn't as it is an old CRT model).
> Any help/hints/suggestions on this would be appreciated.

Try this link -
It shows that the 950 chip set will go up to 2048x1536.

Looking at the specs on your system at newegg, the 945GC is the 
North Bridge chipset.

Hope this helps.

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