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Can a high resoultion monitor cause video card to freeze?


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synonymous87

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I recently posted a problem on your site which I thought was malware, but I was told was not. My computer has been freezing lately, and the only recent change I made was connecting a high resolution HD monitor. I have a GeForce2 mx 400 video card, and I think it might be the cause of my freeze. I ran a windows repair as instructed in this forum, and the computer froze shortely after. Any suggestions?

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The physical monitor itself shouldn't make any difference, its more likely the card, because of its age, struggles to run at higher resolutions. Therefore a first test is to reduce your screen desktop resolution through Windows and see how it goes from there.
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I will most likely buy a new video card. Is there one you could recommend that would be compatible w/ my motherboard n cpu?
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Not without knowing what you've got.

Geforce 2 MX 400 is an AGP card so supposedly any AGP card you can get your hands on should be okay.
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Mother board is
VT8366A-8233

CPU is 1.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP 1900+
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VT8366A-8233 is the variation on the chipset, it'll have been used on a lot of boards that take that processor. A board brand name would be better if you can find one, please :)
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One of the best of it's time AGP graphics cards was the ATi Radeon 9800XT. There are some cards today which have been made PCI-E then changed to AGP, these would be good performance too.
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VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366A-8233

Is that what you mean?
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