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Windows 7: Screen Upgrade

22 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Screen Upgrade

Morning all

I've treated my Dell D520 to a few upgrades recently ie 4gb RAM, N rated wireless card, 500gb hard drive Windows 7 Ultimate and a new CPU Intel T7600 and so far all is running sweet. I'm also waiting on a SSD too.

My question is I also bought a SXGA+ screen for it too to upgrade it from the XGA screen already in it.

When I plug it into the motherboard strange things happen lol as in it either comes on but then starts to go all misty then flashes or it just stays black. It came with it's invertor too.

The motherboard has these specs.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33GHz 57 C
Merom 65nm Technology
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Dell Inc. 0NF743 (Microprocessor) 59 C
Generic PnP Monitor (1024x768@60Hz)
Intel Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Intel Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family (Dell)

Name Generic PnP Monitor on Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family
Current Resolution 1024x768 pixels
Work Resolution 1024x738 pixels
State Enabled, Primary
Monitor Width 1024
Monitor Height 768
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
Intel Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer Intel
Model Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family
Device ID 8086-27A2
Revision 4
Subvendor Dell (1028)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Driver version
Count of performance levels : 1
Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"
Intel Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer Intel
Model Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family
Device ID 8086-27A6
Revision 4
Subvendor Dell (1028)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Driver version
Count of performance levels : 1
Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"

Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0NF743 (Microprocessor)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i945GM
Chipset Revision 03
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801GHM (ICH7-M/U)
Southbridge Revision A1
System Temperature 57 C
Brand Dell Inc.
Version A08
Date 06/01/2009
PCI Data
Slot Type PCMCIA
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCMCIA 0
Characteristics 5V, 3.3V, PC Card-16, CardBus, Zoom Video, Modem Ring Resume
Slot Number

Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7600
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7600
Code Name Merom
Package Socket 479 mPGA
Technology 65nm
Specification Intel Core2 CPU T7600 @ 2.33GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model F
Extended Model F
Stepping 6
Revision B2
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, Intel 64, NX, VMX
Virtualization Supported, Disabled
Hyperthreading Not supported
Bus Speed 166.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 664.1 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2333 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 166 MHz
Average Temperature 57 C
L1 Data Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 4096 KBytes

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Where did you buy this SXGA+ screen? Are you positive it's compatible with the connector and the graphics card in the laptop?

Laptop screens aren't just interchangeable. They often have unique and proprietary connections that are only compatible with original equipment. OEMs do this to keep you buying their parts. Chances are that your new screen is not compatible with your laptop, and continuing to use it may damage other hardware inside the PC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi, it was bought from a seller on eBay. I've taken off and replaced the original one to prevent any damage.

Thanks for your reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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