DPI in your screen

By Mr.Jacobs
Jun 26, 2007
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  1. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Not by any definition I know.
    Perhaps you could describe what you mean by "...mount up you dpi in your screen..."
    You can adjust your settings in Control Panel -> display -> settings... but that is controlled by your video graphics card or port... and by the monitor as well.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    DPI: Dots Per Inch. This is a term related to printed media. Reasonable printers
    perform at least a 300 dpi, and camera ready work is more like 1500.

    Monitors display at 72 or 96 dpi, which is much different than the scren resolution
    measured in pixels.

    Now then, what is your question?
  3. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Thank you about your helpful definitions and descriptions about dpi... now I would like to hear from the person who posted the orginal questions... about using an old computer with an old graphics card that will not output an adequate resolution. I think I know about dpi after 31 years in the business, but I am not sure the person making the query does.
    He apparently believes that changing the dpi ("...mount up your dpi in your screen...") will enable him to reach the resolution he needs for gaming... when what he wants is apparently impossible for that Compaq Armada 1750 (Value Line Pentium II, 333 MHz with 66 MHz FSB, and 24 bit 1024 x 768 when the 4 MB of installed video memory is utilized.)

    Sometimes it is not helpful to keep searching for an answer that is satisfactory, but DPI isn't going to bypass the limits on that 12.1 inch TFT Active Matrix screen with 4 MB of video memory.
  4. Mr.Jacobs

    Mr.Jacobs Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok ty all


    srry for my noobiest behaviour
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    don't be sorry! no one learns until they ask :)
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