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trayd

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Hi. I have a Dell Dimension 3000 (yeah I know, a dinosaur) with a Radeon 9250 graphics card which has vga and dvi-i outputs. I recently purchased a Toshiba 32" lcd tv. It has vga and hdmi inputs. I can connect to the tv with a the vga output, however the screen is cropped (pillarboxed). I tried to get a full screen through my video card but certain areas like 16:9 are greyed out. I'm wondering if this is because I'm connected with a vga cable. If so, would I get a better result using a dvi-i to hmdi cable? Or is something else the problem? I'd appreciate any insights. Thanks in advance.
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Hi trayd

Your video card does not have enough VRam (video memory) to fill your screen and unfortunately your MB only has the standard PCI type slots (not express) so upgrade options are very limited.
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I figured it was something like that. I guess it's just time to get rid of this relic. Thank you for your help.
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You are welcome - sorry it wasn`t better news.
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