Posted 02 May 2007 - 02:02 PM
I hate to say it, but no. Those cards were made before widescreen monitors existed, and the latest driver for them is five years old. Unless you've upgraded your motherboard somewhat recently, chances are a newer video card that would support widescreen resolutions wouldn't fit the AGP slot (modern cards are 8x, and will not fit into the older AGP slots, which are smaller.
So you'll probably need a new motherboard and video card. What's worse is that the motherboards with 8x AGP slots (or the far better PCI-Express slots) won't support the processors and older RAM DIMMs from the old motherboards (again, they just won't fit).
With all that in mind, you're looking at a new motherboard, processor, video card, and RAM, and most likely a new power supply to support the more modern components...you would be best served, finances allowing, by a completely new system, OR by running the monitor in a non-widescreen resolution (I have a Samsung widescreen at work and an LG at home, and they can both do this (I run them both at 1024x768 normally and adjust the home monitor for gaming as necessary), so I'm assuming all monitors can adjust themselves to work at standard 4:3 resolutions, but I'm not sure about this, and have never had an Acer monitor either).
Oh, and I would suggest avoiding Dell like the plague. For that matter, avoid any and all store-bought PCs like the plague--go with a custom-built PC, which will have much better components at a not-much-higher-if-at-all prices.