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Intel Extreme Graphics and LCD WideScreen

By JMMD
Nov 29, 2006
  1. I want to get my parents an LCD for their Dell PC. The PC is using Intel Extreme onboard graphics which claims to support resolutions of:

    350 MHz DAC for 1800x1440 @ 85Hz max CRT resolution or 2048x1536@60Hz max FP resolution

    However, here is what I found for supported resolutions:
    1024 x 768, 16M colors (60, 70, 75, 85, 100,120 Hz)
    1152 x 864, 16M colors (60, 70, 75, 85, 100 Hz)
    1280 x 1024, 16M colors (60, 75, 85, 100 Hz)
    1600 x 1200, 16M colors (60 Hz)
    1920 x 1440, 64K colors (60, 75 Hz)
    2048 x 1536, 64K colors (60 Hz)

    Those may be for CRT and maybe not for LCD. I just don't want to buy the monitor and have it not work.
     
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Just get an LCD and a cheapo graphics card for like $30. Get like a X300 or Geforce 6200 or something. They are cheap, and support resolutions of up to 2560x1600 at full 16m color instead of crappy 64k. Also, they come with a VGA and a DVI output (DVI is for LCDs and that intel graphics card doesn't have DVI) so it will work.
     
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