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Geforce MX420 and Widescreen LCD


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Hey

Recently my CRT screen stopped working and so I decided to get a LCD monitor. I found there were many widescreen monitors present.

My computer is quite old with a Geforce4 mx420 graphics card. The Lcd im interested in is the LGE W2242T-BF.

LCD Monitor details:

DFC (Digital Fine Contrast ratio) 8000:1

Experience clear and sharp images on an LG FLATRON LCD.
Colors literally jump off the screen.

Ideal for Movies
• Optimized for maximum image brightness
- Suitable for moving images with various brightness levels. e.g. movies, cartoons, games, photos, etc.
• Enjoy clear, crisp, and bright images
Advanced Dark Color Control
• Displays top-quality dark images
- Images remain clear even on dark backgrounds
• Superior range of dark colors
• Automatically displays perfect black tones
Clear Vision
• As real as it gets
- As if looking at a real object
• Reduces eye strain when looking at small image
4:3 in Wide
EWith the 4:3 in Wide Funtion, no more distorted images!
Enjoy original 4:3 images with an LG Wide Monitor!
• When playing a 4:3 format game
- Real 4:3 images look clear
- Easy to control games accurately
If you use a PC that doesn't support wide aspect ratio
- Distorted characters and non-life-like scenes.

Specifications:
Device : 22" Wide Screen LCD Monitor
Brightness : 300cd/m2
Contrast Ratio : 8000:1 (DFC)
Viewing Angle : 170/170 (Horizontal/Vertial)
Response Time : 5ms
Resolution : 1680 x 1050
Supported Colours : 16.7M Colours
Horizontal Frequency : 30 ~ 83 KHz
Vertical Frequency : 56 ~ 75 Hz
Input Signal : RGB Analog Signal / Digital Signal
Input Ports : 15-PIN D-sub, DVI-D
Power Type : LIPS (LCD Integrated Power Supply)
Normal Power Consumption : 40W
Suspend/Standby : Less than 3W
Power off mode : Less than 3W
Special Feature : 4:3 in Wide, HDCP, zoom, intelligent auto, photo effect.

Would my graphics card be compatible with this monitor?

PS im a newbie to LCD monitors.

Thanks :)

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There is no such thing as compatibility between graphics card and monitor.
All monitors and graphics cards are "compatible" at a basic level. You may need extra little bits to complete the chain (you don't as you'll use the blue 15-pin connector).
The only thing you may find due to the age of the card is that it takes a short while longer to draw everything on a larger screen. This'll be down to the limitations of the card. But it'll work at the basic level.
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Thanks for the reply Neil Jones...

But What do u mean by "You may need extra little bits to complete the chain" and what do you refer to as the "basic level"

Thanks

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At a basic level means the card outputs video and the monitor shows it.

Newer cards are exclusively DVI only so to use them on older monitors that don't have DVI you would need a converter that changes the signal from DVI to the 15-pin equivalent. Either that or buy a new monitor. The adaptors work really well though.

Edited by Neil Jones, 06 June 2008 - 05:31 AM.

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Hey

I bought the screen today and all is sweet, its compatible with my pc and im lovin it.

Thanks Neil Jones for the advice

Cheers

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