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Old 04-26-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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W00T! I finally have enough money for an LCD. I'm tired of my huge 19" CRT.

I'm ordering an Hanns·G 19" Wide screen. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254023)

I never had a wide screen before. So my question is will my graphics card's resolutions work with it? On the specifications for the monitor it says the recommended resolution is 1440x900. My card only goes up to 1600x1200.

Heres a screen shot of all the resolutions I can choose from:


Can my graphics card handle it? If so which would be the best for 19" wide screen?
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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It should work. To my knowladge rezolutions taht your moniter cannot support are hidden by windows. which would be why my graphics card will not allow me over 1280 x 1024.
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It should work. To my knowladge rezolutions taht your moniter cannot support are hidden by windows. which would be why my graphics card will not allow me over 1280 x 1024.
same limit here..i have a 17" LCD (got it for $150)

i almost got that same monitor, in november it was like $200 so i got this one (no problems with it yet):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112004
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:09 AM   #4
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thats weird becuase i was originally looking at that monitor. its a great deal. but i'm probably going to get this one
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...497&CatId=2776
the refresh rate is low but w/e
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Default Re: Buying my 1st LCD monitor

But do you guys think that I'm good with this monitor? I'm sure I can find an alternative resolution.

I really don't wanna pick another monitor. 160$ for a 19" wide screen LCD is an awesome price.
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You should be good with it. I highly suspect taht your list of avalible resolutions will go down to match compatablility. If not, and things are streached/blurry, then its not wide-screen and you have to try a different rezolution.
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Thanks for the info you guys

Ordering now
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yeah. When setting the resoloution, make sure the ratio between the 2 numbers is 16:9, and it will be all good.
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thats alot of resolutions you have there. i have about 3 on my laptop and about 6 on my desktop. some just dont look right though.
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