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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 11: Installing A Dual Boot Operating System (Linux And Windows XP)
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Choosing Screen Resolution and Color Depth

The next dialog box (Figure 184) will ask you to choose a screen resolution and a color depth. Color depth refers to how many colors you want your monitor to display. Resolution is how many pixels by how many pixels your monitor displays.


Figure 184: Customizing graphics settings

Setting the color depth and screen resolution. For most monitors today, 1024x768 pixels is a good resolution. You might want to decrease the color depth from high color.

 



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