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Recommendations on New Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by larryc43230, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. larryc43230

    larryc43230 Thread Starter

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    I will be purchasing a Dell 2407WFP-HC monitor a few days from now. This monitor has a native resolution of 1920x1200. The video card in my Dimension 4600 is now an EVGA e-GeForce 6200 LE 256MB DDR2 AGP. The maximum resolution I can get from this video card (digital out) is 1600x1200 (it can go up to 2048x1536, but only using analog). My setup includes a second monitor, a Samsung 912N, which accepts only an analog signal. I should also mention that I've installed a larger (380w) power supply in this PC to handle the higher power requirements.

    I want to be able to take full advantage of my new monitor's capabilities and provide it with a full 1920x1200 digital signal. Most of my work involves still images (Photoshop principally), plus the usual Web surfing, e-mail, etc. I'm not into gaming at all, so the animation-related factors aren't particularly relevant for me. Can anyone recommend a video card that can provide a 1920x1200 digital signal?

    Alternatively, can anyone recommend a Web site I can go to that can help me find the video card I need? For some reason, when I go to a video card vendor's Web site looking for possibilities, they often omit this spec (maximum digital resolution), and it's the crucial factor for me in choosing a new card. Any help or pointers would be most appreciated!

    --Larry
     
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    i swapped out my M783S for an lcd monitor also, & the video card i have already works fine, i don't do gaming either, just the usual, but do a lot of photo editing etc. I got my new monitor at newegg.com & was free shipping, no taxes & a $20 rebate; so look there for a vid card. a ? why would u want to purchase a new monitor from dell??? u can get them cheaper elsewhere lol :D
     
  3. larryc43230

    larryc43230 Thread Starter

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    I've already spent a lot of time looking at video cards at newegg and a bunch of other on-line vendors. I've also spent time at the local Micro Center looking at possibilities. The problem is the one I stated in my original message: I need a video card that can produce a 1920x1200 digital signal, and the video card vendors tend to omit this spec.

    As to why I'm buying a monitor from Dell, I've had consistent success with their monitors in the past. They're solid monitors and they do what I need. If you can point me to a monitor that has the same or better specs than the new Dell 2407WFP-HC, and comes from a reputable company, I'll be happy to take a look at it.

    In the meantime, I'm still looking for a video card that can output a digital 1920x1200 signal. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    --Larry
     
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