Lcd monitor

  capt dibble 09:05 07 Nov 2007
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can i just plug in and go if i buy new Lcd monitor
on my 4year old computer,and which 20in would you recommend.

  ambra4 09:28 07 Nov 2007

LCD Monitor
You should first check that your display card can handle the required resolution of 1440 x 900 if for a 20” wide screen if just a normal 20” screen than the your present resolution should work

If your display card cannot handle a wide screen resolution 1440X900 you need to buy a new display card

Make sure that you get the correct one for your motherboard AGP or PCI-E

Check this site
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  dms05 11:53 07 Nov 2007

Take a look at this Samsung 22" LCD click here Looks a good price at £180+VAT.

  Diemmess 13:31 07 Nov 2007

In a word - Yes

Almost any graphics card will allow the optimum settings for a new monitor.
What the card may not support is demanding games, but you will already see that happening with your old monitor.

I agree with ambra4's idea of a Samsung 226 BW. I bought one last month during a Novatach free delivery offer.
22" and quite spectacular performance.
Its native resolution is 1680 X 1050.

There is software with this model to allow (Via the Video card) callibration and various fine tuned modes to suit the lighting in the room.

What is absolutely certain is that should you change your video card for something more exotic, this monitor will handle it.

Just to confirm your hopes can you tell which g card you are using at the moment?

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