VGA Mode

By Phatty Styx
Jun 19, 2002
  1. In Windows XP Pro, what does enabling VGA mode do? Does it boost performance, or slow it down or what? :confused:
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    It forces the OS to use 640x480x4 (ie. 16 colors) 60 Hz display mode. It's normally used when troubleshooting display-related problems. All the acceleration functions are disabled so it does slow down things.
  3. Phatty Styx

    Phatty Styx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks!
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    A nice little feature when some inferior technical power has fitted a new flat screen monitor and not tested its capabilites as I recently found in my work.....
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