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Just ordered a pc and display and am now wondering if it's going to work?

By NiceGuyEd ยท 4 replies
Oct 24, 2007
  1. Hello all,
    I am in need of a very basic internet browsing/emailing desktop system. I just bought the following computer and display off of newegg:


    The acer system has integrated Radeon X1200 graphics. I realize this only has VGA out and that I would sufffer loss of quality not getting a PCI express video card with DVI out to that Acer LCD. But since this is just an internet/office system I wanted to save the dough...

    But I just had a thought. Is it going to be likely that the X1200 won't support the resolution of that Acer LCD (which is 1440x900)? And if not, would it be possible to get drivers that adds that resolution?

    And if all fails and I can't run that display at 1440x900 using the integrated graphics, any recommendations of a *really* cheap PCI express vid card that won't cause me a compatibility headache? The system will never be used for gaming, high end apps, etc. Just email and web browsing.

    Thanks for any insight or suggestions!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Email and browsing... you should be fine D-Sub out, D-Sub in (VGA is D-Sub)
  3. NiceGuyEd

    NiceGuyEd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply!

    But regarding my real concern... will the integrated graphics be able to run at 1440x900 which that display requires?
  4. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    They should run @ that resolution but the integrated graphics themselves may not be too great for many applications.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    It will run that resolution without problem. If you find the image not sharp enough you'll have to get a card with DVI out. 1440x900 is just on the low end of where you'd want to use DVI over VGA, you'll probably be ok.
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