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Old 06-22-2008, 06:00 PM   #16
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I think that the standard resolution for 22" widescreens (1680 x 1050) is usually called WXGA - but someone please correct me here!

Most decent monitors these days come with both DVI and RGB input (RGB is often known as VGA or D-Sub), but you should use DVI if your graphics card supports this.

There's a huge choice of 22" screens, so I can only tell you about the ones I've tried.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 06:07 PM   #17
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Is it fine to buy a VGA supported 22" wide screen?
The monitor will be fine. The real question is whether your video card can handle the specific resolution. The following resolutions are standard and are supported by pretty much any video card:

640x480
800x600
1024x768
1280x1024
1600x1200

Note that NONE of the above resolutions have a widescreen aspect ratio. ALL widescreen aspect ratios are "nonstandard" in a sense. Most video cards will support nonstandard resolutions, given the appropriate driver. Some, though, you're out of luck.

Do you know what video card hardware you have? Do you know what driver you are using?
 
Old 06-22-2008, 06:07 PM   #18
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Gins - You should also check that your graphics card will support this resolution. Most newer cards will, but older machines/cards may not.

EDIT/ Isaac beat me to it!
 
Old 06-22-2008, 06:18 PM   #19
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I have to buy a new graphic card. This is very old. It does not support DVI. I am 100 percent sure about it.

What is the difference between video cards and graphic cards?

I guess it is the same thing. Some people called it video cards.
Please tell me.

I can find out the name of the current graphic card and the driver later on.

Now it is very late here. I must sleep. I must go to work tomorrow morning.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 07:07 PM   #20
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Video cards = graphics cards.

The problem is that an older PC may not be suitable for a new graphics card. Most current graphics cards need a PCI-E (PCI Express) slot on the motherboard, and older machines won't have this.

Unfortunately, to upgrade a PC you may end up having to replace everything - technology moves so quickly.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 10:33 AM   #21
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General, as it isn't a Linux question, and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 01:14 PM   #22
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Thanks Xavier.
It is your prerogative to move the questions.


Silkstone says the PCI-E slot should be on the motherboard to have a latest graphic card. I don't think it exists on the motherboard. This is about 4 years old.

I don't want to throw away this computer. Because it works fine.

I have fitted 3 hard drives.

However, I hope I will find time to sort out the graphic card problem this week.

Today I bought a new monitor. It is Samsung. It is 21.6" wide screen monitor. The model number is Samsung 223BW.

It has the DVD support.

It was a bit expensive. There are some cheap models too. I paid 2700.00 Swedish crowns.

There were models under 2000.00 crowns. However, this model attracted me. I didn't open the package. Sooner or later I will open it and install.

I must first solve the problem with the graphic card.

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