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Old 07-13-2007, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I think I need a new monitor.

I would like to get a 24" if my system will drive it.

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The ones that interest me the most are the Dell 24" and the Samsung 244T.

Will my system handle a 24"?

Which one would you suggest.

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Old 07-13-2007, 10:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Harry your card won't handle that big sorry. I'm assuming you have an AGP bus... you would have to upgrade your video card. Save up for a new system....

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Old 07-13-2007, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it'll display windows, but you'll be able to play solitaire and nothing else.

And even that is a little generous.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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lol yeah. but if ur not planning on gaming then doesnt matter
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes it is an AGP

I don't want to do a new system until Penryn appears and if my monitor finally goes it's going to leave in a bind and a dilemma.

Thanks all for response I knew you all would come thru for me.

Thanks again for your time.

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Old 07-13-2007, 10:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You could still pickup a nice budget pc that will give you the ability to use that monitor and still allow you to upgrade to Penryn when they are released and drop in price You could get a new system for <$1000 that will hold you over until you upgrade.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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you could get it, plug it into the dvi output on your videocard and watch movies. you could also play FFIII on an emulator in AMAZING 8bit color glory. the low resolution would make it huge!
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Why not just run games at a lower resolution...just because it has the ability doesnt meen you have to use it untill you upgrade your pc.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you shouldn't use monitors at resolutions lower then there native it can cause glitches such as ghosting or just poor image reproduction
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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thats never happened to me i gamed on a geforce 4 mx on a 1440 x 900 widescreen at 640 x 480 for many years

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