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Looking for video card update recommendation


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I am using a 5-year-old Dell Dimension Desk Top 8300 series w/2.6GHz Pentium 4 - 120GB Hard Drive
WinXP SP3 OS - and an NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 video card and 19" monitor. I would like to change to
a flat-panel monitor with better resolution (clearer images, easier to read). At the time I purchased the
computer, I was told that if I ever wanted to update to a flat-panel monitor I would have to change the
video card as well. Could someone make a recommendation of a video card/monitor combination
which would be compatible with my system and suitable for use mostly for reading articles, blogs,
some video viewing, not much gaming going on.
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Neil Jones

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You do not need to replace the graphics card. Just buy a new monitor. It'll be fine.
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Thanks, Neil, that'll save some bucks. Wonder why the Dell rep who sold me the computer said my card wouldn't
support a flat-panel?
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The rep was probably thinking about any commission due his way, since a lot of sales people get paid either regularly with top-up commission or full commission - no sale, no pay. Probably changed now though with minimum wages and everything.
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He possibly suggested that you replace the video card because the card that youre running might not support the resolutions of the monitor.
-P.
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Hi, P-Zero!

Now that makes sense. Is there a way to determine the maximum resolution supported by my card?
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Max Resolution 2048 x 1536 . got that from newegg. might not be able to play many games at ur new monitors max resolutions.
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Thanks! :)
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