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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    Monitor resolution support question

    So I finally ordered my 22" widescreen from New Egg. It came in yesterday, but I am on vacation and won't be able to enjoy it 'till next week. Anyways, I have a few concerns. Maybe it's unnecessary concern, I don't know. I just know I don't want to come home Saturday and have a beautiful monitor that doesn't work with my setup .

    So, I have an ATI Radeon 9200. Well actually, it's a Gigabyte, but has the ATI 9200 brain, 128MB. So my monitor has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050. WHat makes me nervous is that Radeon does not list that resolution as one that is supported. Check it out here:
    http://ati.amd.com/products/radeon92...200/specs.html

    It supports larger resolutions than I have, so I would think that what I have is no issue, but I don't want to take that chance. Does anybody know for sure whether or not I will be alright with my current card? It's AGP if that makes a difference.
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    I'm not sure what will happen there. Those specs may be out of date and it might (should) work, or it may force a non-native resolution. If it does, look for an updated driver. Otherwise, you'll probably want a new video card pretty quick.
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    Odd, that should be a supported resolution.

    Install the latest drivers, first. If that doesn't work, download PowerStrip, and set it that way.

    Directions for an Apple monitor of that size and resolution, that I found by Googling: http://forums.entechtaiwan.net/viewt...?p=20443#20443
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    Yeah, PowerStrip will let you do customized resolutions. Make sure the refresh-rate is set to 60hz for LCDs instead of the more common 75hz with CRT monitors.

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    Oh, and the Radeon 9200 is DEFINITELY capable of that resolution - the Mac version of the card supports it, due to that Apple display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth
    Reso won't hurt your vid card.. the stress is on the monitor.


    errr.. that's not to say that it will do that rez you want. It should.. but can't say for sure.
    So in effect, you just said nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    So in effect, you just said nothing.
    And you responded to a post about nothing.
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    And you in turn responded to a post repsonding to a post about nothing.

    (Is this going to keep going on like this? Or are we all gonna give up on increasing our post counts? )
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    The card should be able to do that....it's not listed probably since that card predated the "widescreen revolution".....it's a driver issue.

    Best bet, look for a 3rd party ATI driver pack that fixes this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhtooefr
    And you in turn responded to a post repsonding to a post about nothing.

    (Is this going to keep going on like this? Or are we all gonna give up on increasing our post counts? )
    And you... ah forget it...
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    Alright, I acquired powerstrip. Tomorrow, we shall see how it all works out. I really don't want to upgrade my video card. I do play some games, but I've always found the 9200 to be more than sufficient. I know some say that I can't get some extra effects, maybe a ripple in water or something, but I really don't care.
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    In case I do have to replace my graphic card, like in the event that for some reason Powerstrip makes awful performance or whatever, would the Radeon X1650 series be a good buy? It seems like a mid-range card, which is exactly what I want. Something that offers decent performance, and will continue to do so for 2 maybe 3 years, for not a lot of cash. I've got friends who spent 400 dollars on a card, I'd call that a waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    In case I do have to replace my graphic card, like in the event that for some reason Powerstrip makes awful performance or whatever, would the Radeon X1650 series be a good buy? It seems like a mid-range card, which is exactly what I want. Something that offers decent performance, and will continue to do so for 2 maybe 3 years, for not a lot of cash. I've got friends who spent 400 dollars on a card, I'd call that a waste.
    yeah but the radeon 9200 will definitely support the monitor with at most a driver update.

    BTW I've spent $700 in one pop on video cards for one PC. It's not a waste if you know what you want. I'd say all carbon bikes are a waste but I'd get sand blasted here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    In case I do have to replace my graphic card, like in the event that for some reason Powerstrip makes awful performance or whatever, would the Radeon X1650 series be a good buy? It seems like a mid-range card, which is exactly what I want. Something that offers decent performance, and will continue to do so for 2 maybe 3 years, for not a lot of cash. I've got friends who spent 400 dollars on a card, I'd call that a waste.
    I just dropped $2000 USD on a pair of eVGA 8800 Ultra's.

    I would look for a x1650XT or a 7600GT.

    Also, 256MB of DDR3 memory would be optimal.

    Both these cards are available for AGP. However, they will demand a premium over PCI-e cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinn-X
    yeah but the radeon 9200 will definitely support the monitor with at most a driver update.

    BTW I've spent $700 in one pop on video cards for one PC. It's not a waste if you know what you want. I'd say all carbon bikes are a waste but I'd get sand blasted here.
    That's why I ride a big, fat, aluminum Bianchi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger
    I just dropped $2000 USD on a pair of eVGA 8800 Ultra's.

    I would look for a x1650XT or a 7600GT.

    Also, 256MB of DDR3 memory would be optimal.

    Both these cards are available for AGP. However, they will demand a premium over PCI-e cards.
    $2000?!!? you got pwned. last i looked those things were going for ~$750ish ... wtf?

    oh... unless you got the bfg turbo ones with the water blocks. those are sweetness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinn-X
    $2000?!!? you got pwned. last i looked those things were going for ~$750ish ... wtf?

    oh... unless you got the bfg turbo ones with the water blocks. those are sweetness.
    Not when they came out 6 weeks ago.

    They were $800-$1100 USD.

    I had one of the BFG 8800 GTX's with the Liquid Cooling Radiator, but it was too much trouble to get the right connectors for it, so I sold it.
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