Anyone know a graphics card that supports 1440X900

  ivesy 14:08 26 Dec 2007

I've got a HP W1907V running on my XP PC with a GEforce 6800 Graphics card.

It never occured to me that the card wouldn't support a resolution as specific as 1440X900. The display I'm using is 1360X768 which is making the text look fuzzy and not quite in focus. The tray icons looks blocky as well.

As far as I can see the only solution is to buy another graphics card that supports this resolution. My PSU is 375W. Unless somebody as a better idea!

I was surprised to find the monitor only has a VGA connector and not a DVI one. Would it be worth buying a VGA-DVI adaptor if this is the reason why the screen looks so bad other than the resolution issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  Devil Fish 14:19 26 Dec 2007

most newer retail cards come with a dvi vga adaptor included

you dont say wether your card is AGP or PCI-E

  Fingees 14:23 26 Dec 2007

If you Google for GEforce 6800

You will find its spec is far greater than you require, What I find is, it supports far higher res,

  Devil Fish 14:26 26 Dec 2007

forgot to add are you using latest drivers to see if that works

drivers for your card click here

  ivesy 15:08 26 Dec 2007

Thanks for responses. After I put this message on I went to the Nvidia hompepage and downloaded the latest drivers. Once I ran the program the resolution I needed could now be selected! So that's great!

The display looks loads better but I'm wondering if not having it connected via a VGA-DVI adapter would help make it better?

Thanks again!

  Stuartli 15:42 26 Dec 2007

Even my modest ATi Radeon 9550 supports 1440x900 - up to 2048x1536 in fact.

  DieSse 17:42 26 Dec 2007

"Would it be worth buying a VGA-DVI adaptor"

These are only useful if you don't have the correct sockets. They don't improve a signal in any way shape or form, and may actually degrade it slightly.

  100andthirty 18:23 26 Dec 2007

To add to last post:

The DVI-I socket contains both the DVI signal and the VGA signal. The adaptor simply connects to the VGA signal and presents it in a VGA socket. There's no electronics to change ths signal; just a couple of connections to degrade it!

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