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Buying A New Monitor


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#1 fritz171

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:46 AM

Hi to all. I'm going to buy a new lcd monitor( a Acer X193W+BD) to replace my old CRT. My question is will this monitor work well with my current computer ( a Dell dimension 3000 running windows XP W/ integrated intel extreme graphics 2?? Can I just plug and go?? Thanks . Fritz

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:26 AM

As long as it has a vga output it should work fine. I would make sure if it has DVI input for the future. Also with the integrated graphics and VGA you normally cant run as high of resolution so if you got a graphics card with DVI output and if the monitor has DVI then you will be able to get much higher resolution.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:27 AM

Hmm...looking at the specs, it appears that you get a DVI cable and a VGA cable with the monitor, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824009127

I'm still using CRTs so I can't say for sure but wait for some input from someone with an LCD monitor.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:37 PM

Check your resolution capabilities of your Graphics card. The display hamluis linked to has a Recommended Resolution (AKA Native Resolution) of 1680 x 1050. If not you may want to look into getting a inexpensive video card. Your Intel graphics chip does support flat panel displays and resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 BUT may not support a wide screen monitor at 1680 x 1050.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 26 March 2008 - 06:37 PM.

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