Just going to throw this out there. I'm sure somebody knows more about computers than I do.
Issue: Yesterday, a huge lightening storm passed our house and knocked our power out. I do have everything on surge protectors though. Anyway, when my computer came back on, it had a default display setting of 1280x1024 (21" monitor). Before the storm, I had it at a comfortable 1680x1050. However, the display setting refuses to go above 1280x1024.
I downloaded the newest drivers from NVIDIA's website, and installed it, but that didn't help. I then did a system recovery, which didn't help. I'm not sure what to try now. My brother mentioned my video card could be fried. Suggestions? I tried 'google', but everybody just said to reinstall the official driver, which I've already done w/ no luck.
The video card is a "NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430". Nothing great, just stock. I don't watch TV or Videos or play games on PC, so the video card isn't too important to me, I just want my resolution to be around 1680x1050. Thanks.
On a side note, if the video card is done, I have an old card I pulled from my old computer before I trashed it. It is a Asus GeForce 4 MX440 (V8170 DDR) - it's like 10 yrs old. Would this card provide me w/ my basic needs, or should I look to shell out some $ and find a suitable replacement?