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VGA Mode

By Phatty Styx
Jun 19, 2002
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  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: 4,916   +9

    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

  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    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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