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Old 08-20-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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if i have an old 98 crt monitor, should i get a new one to fit my new 256 mb video card?
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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The old monitor should work fine with the new vid card.
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:13 PM   #3
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A CRT monitor from 1998? Yeah, I'd consider getting a new one. If you're looking into LCD though, I'd wait until after the holiday season. Flat panel prices have been dropping, and they will follow that trend for awhile.
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:15 PM   #4
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would you reccomend getting a monitor with 85hz which fits the video card?
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Anything above 60Hz is fine. 70Hz or more would be better on the eyes though.
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Every monitor should fit in every vid card. And if u want a new monitor go for a flat one. And about the refresh rate, some ppl use 75hz, I prefer 85hz and some prefer higher. (I can't go higher than 85 so I don't really know how the faster ones feel like) But u should be fine with 85hz.
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:22 PM   #7
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Yes, so true. My mom has an old monitor back in the early 90's when she had her first IBM Aptiva running the original Pentium processor. Her monitor works just as good on a new PC I built for her like it did on the Aptiva.
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Hehe I'm using a monitor from 96 with a brand new video card. Works fine, I know it could look better on a newer monitor, but there wouldn't be a vast difference.
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