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Old 12-27-2007, 12:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I received a monitor for christmas... 19 inch widescreen. the problem is when I play games my computer definitely isn't fast enough to run games at that high of a resolution. when I lower my computers resolution, and play games at that resolution, it looks really ******. And, if I play a game in a window, it looks really ****** as well, and plays choppy. Right now I'm thinking of using my other smaller monitor to play games on, and use the wide screen for everything else. is there a way to get around this?

Also, I was wondering what's the best graphics card for 150-200$, and one that doesn't require a huge power source. I ran my 9600 fine with out any problems, but I need a better card now. I'm not sure how many watts my powersource is, I'm using the one that came with the case.

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no you cant get around it. A 9600 should run it fine though, do you have updated drivers for it?

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no you cant get around it. A 9600 should run it fine though, do you have updated drivers for it?
I'm not using a 9600 now, I had to give it to my cousin, right now I have a geforce 6150 se.
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Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100226L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail is a nice card in your price range

not sure about that psu though -- that case are you using? so we can look up info on the psu
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