help apreciated,not sure what resolution tft monitor my pc can display

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Found 27th Jun 2009
hi just wondered if someone with a bit of knowledge could help me out
i am after a new tft lcd monitor but have read that some pc,s cant display certain resolutions,

on my control panell,display,resoution settings i can slide the setting slider to 5 settings which are, 1024x768 , 1280x768, 1280x 1024, 1600x1200, and 1920x1440

the tfts i have seen to buy have resolutions of 1600 x 900 ,1680 x1050,1440 x 900, etc which are not on my setting sdoes this mean they wont display on my pc?
it says my graphics card is via/s3g unichrome pro igp if thats any help

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What size is the monitor?

I doubt that card will support widescreen resolutions although you could probably buy a cheap used card for £15 that does

Original Poster

the ones i am looking at are 19 inch and 20 inch models
i am currently using a 17 inch lcd tft

i havent a clue about graphics card thats the only problem

Original Poster

dont know if this helps but my motherboard is a asrock p4vm800

You can fit a AGP graphics card and if you put an add on here for Cheap AGP graphics card wanted that supports 1440 x900 someone will be able to sell you one for £10 -£15,

Original Poster

so basically i just need an agp card that can suport that resolution?
is it easy to install just slots in where the old one was ?

Original Poster

my manual says 1 agp slot supports 1.5v,8x/4x agp card

Original Poster

would this be ok ? GeForce4 MX 440SE, (64 MB) PCI Video Card

kaiser051;5606392

would this be ok ? GeForce4 MX 440SE, (64 MB) PCI Video Card



no not really would be miserable performance even compared to your on-board,
see if you can pick up an agp nvidia 6600 or maybe even a 6800 they will be the best price/performance for your needs

Original Poster

cheers,i manages to get a unused boxed agp SAPPHIRE RADEON 9550 Graphics Card 256MB DDR off fleabay for 20.00 hope ive made a good choice, ive read that i may have to up my power supply though i hope not

kaiser051;5608776

cheers,i manages to get a unused boxed agp SAPPHIRE RADEON 9550 Graphics … cheers,i manages to get a unused boxed agp SAPPHIRE RADEON 9550 Graphics Card 256MB DDR off fleabay for 20.00 hope ive made a good choice, ive read that i may have to up my power supply though i hope not



you should be ok on the psu with this but the reason i suggested the nvidia was because a few years ago i had an ati when i bought my 1440*900 monitor and the ati wouldn't do that res then..hopefully they brought out newer drivers since :whistling:

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