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Old 11-28-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default 1080p monitor , can my computer handle it? with specs

Hi new to the site , and i'm thinking of getting a new monitor and was wondering if my current computer can handle a 1080p monitor, and if it cant support it can you make some suggestions on what i could upgrade so that i can. i mostly watch movies and play video games on this computer also.

Here is the details of my computer.

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 2 (build 6002)


3.00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Main Circuit Board

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. Berkeley 1.xx
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 5.05 07/11/2007


750.15 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
42.16 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
ATAPI DVD A DH16A1L ATA Device [Optical drive]
EPAHAJ GLMFWXU SCSI CdRom Device [Optical drive]

Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
ST3750640AS [Hard drive] (750.16 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3QD0SF9B, rev 3.AHG, SMART Status: Healthy

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT [Display adapter]
COMPAQ FP7317 [Monitor] (16.8"vis, s/n CNN33203LN, August 2003)

Hopefully this is enough information, i got this data from "Belarc Advisor" and if you need more data let me know.

Here is the computer i have , everything is original except the video card, which is a NIVIDIA Geforce 9500 GT.


Thank you.


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Old 11-28-2010, 12:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1080p monitor , can my computer handle it? with specs

Gaming will be pretty meh, but yeah, your computer can handle it.

Get a new video card for your next upgrade.

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Old 11-30-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1080p monitor , can my computer handle it? with specs

The key component is the NIVIDIA Geforce 9500 GT video card. It should reach a resolution of 2560 x 1600 digital output (DVI port) and 2048 x 1536 VGA output. Check the specs at the Nvidea website.

By computer monitor standards, 1080P isn't super high. I'm running 1680 x 1050 with a Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO 512 video card.
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