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Video Card Question/New Monitor


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ewufan

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I currently have a Radeon x550 video card (256mb.) I had a dual monitor setup with 17" monitors. One of my monitors died so I am looking for a new setup. I don't want dual monitors anymore. I am looking at buying a new 22" monitor (or so.) Looking at the new monitors I notice that nearly all of them are widescreen. My question is... If I buy a new widescreen monitor, will my video card support its resolution or will I need a new card too?

When I change the resolution in my display setup (Windows XP) I don't see a resolution that appears to be able to handle the new monitors 1680 x 1050 resolution (or so.) Will my resolutions be different if I have a different monitor plugged in? Thanks in advance.

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Edited by ewufan, 26 August 2007 - 07:19 PM.

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The resolutions you can currently see in your display setup window are only the resolutions that your current monitor can handle.
When you put your new monitor in, you will be able to go up to different/higher resolution values as your graphics card will not be held back by the old monitor anymore.
It seems that the max resolution of your card (X550) is 2048 x 1536. You should be fine for anything up to this unless your new monitor does not support this.

So a short answer to your question.. Yes. Your resolutions will change once you connect your new monitor.
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Fantastic... Thanks
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