Lab 1.3.3 Determining the Screen Resolution of a Computer

Objectives

* Determine the current screen resolution of a PC monitor.
* Determine the maximum resolution for the highest color quality.
* Calculate the number of pixels needed for resolution settings.
* Identify the type of monitor and graphics card installed.

Background / Preparation
The resolution of a monitor determines the quality of the screen display. The resolution is determined by the number of horizontal and vertical picture elements (pixels) that are used to produce the image on the monitor. The number of pixels is typically predefined by the manufacturers of graphics cards and PC monitors. The highest number of pixels that a monitor and graphics card can support is referred to as maximum resolution. An example of maximum resolution is 1280 x1024, which means the display is composed of 1280 horizontal pixels and 1024 vertical pixels. The higher the resolution is set, the sharper the display image. The maximum resolution of a PC monitor and the number of colors the monitor can display are determined by two factors:

* • Capability of the monitor
* • Capability of the graphics card, especially the amount of onboard memory

The following resources are required:

* • Computer with Windows XP installed
Step 1: Determine the current screen resolution

1. To view the current screen resolution and color quality settings, right-click on any empty space on the desktop and select Properties from the context menu. In the Display Properties window, select the Settings tab.
2. You can also access Display Properties by opening the Control Panel and clicking the Display icon.
3. Use the Display Properties Settings tab to record the current settings on your PC: The screen resolution is (H by V) Answere: Horizontal The horizontal resolution is: 1024, The vertical resolution is: 768, The color quality value is: 32 bit

Step 2: Determine the maximum resolution for the highest color quality

The slide bar under Screen resolution is used to configure the desired resolution.

a. Move the slide bar to see the range of screen resolutions that are available on your PC. (The range is determined by the operating system when it identifies the display card and the monitor.)

b. Use the Display Properties Settings tab to fill out the following table for the current settings on your PC: Answere:

Minimum screen resolution 800×600 pixels

Maximum screen resolutio 1280×800 pixels

Available color quality settings medium (16 bit) dan highest 932 bit)
Step 3: Calculate the pixels for current and maximum resolution settings

1. The display on the screen consists of rows of pixels. The number of pixels in each row is the horizontal resolution. The number of rows is the vertical resolution. To determine the total number of pixels in a screen resolution, you multiply the horizontal resolution by the vertical resolution. For example, if the current resolution is 1280 x 1024, the total number of pixels is 1280 times 1024, or 1,310,720. Answere:
2. Calculate the total number of pixels for the lowest resolution: 600 pixels
3. Calculate the total number of pixels for the maximum resolution: 1280 pixell

Step 4: Identify the type of graphics card installed

You can get detailed information about the graphics card (also called the display adapter) in the Display Properties screen.

a. In the Display Properties screen, click the Advanced button.

b. Select the Adapter tab.

1. Use the information found in the Adapter tab to complete the following table:

Answere:

Intel Chipset(R) 4 Series familiy

Chip type, DAC Type, memory Size, adapter string, Bios infoemation128 MB, but this is based on speck of the each of the computer.

Step 5: Identify the type of monitor and available refresh rates

You can get detailed information about the monitor in the Display Properties screen. The screen refresh rate determines the number of times per second the screen is illuminated or redrawn. A refresh rate of 60 hertz means the screen is illuminated 60 times per second. Higher refresh rates provide less screen flicker, which reduces eye strain, but may adversely affect the monitor. You should set the refresh rate to the highest level the monitor can safely support.

1. Click on the Monitor tab to see the monitor type and current refresh rate.
2. Use the information found in the Monitor tab to complete the following table: Answere

Monitot Type : Intel Chipset(R) 4 Series family

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