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Widescreen LCD on GF4 MX440

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June 19, 2006 9:12:28 PM

I'm looking to get a widescreen LCD monitor for my old computer but I want to know if my video card will support it. I have a MSI G4MX440-T (Geforce MX 440) and will be using the VGA connector. The possible resolutions I'm interested in are: 1440x900, 1680x1050, and 1920x1200. I'll be buying a new computer in a few months so please no flaming about DVI and new video cards (I know).

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June 19, 2006 9:54:50 PM

I've used widescreens with VGA connectors on nVidia cards before so I'm sure that won't be a problem.

With an MX440 I'm sure you're not used to extreme gaming performance anyway, but with large widescreen resolutions it's going to be even worse. But if you don't game, whack the res up with no problems.

With a driver update I'm fairly certain that your card will support the newer widescreen resolutions, if it doesn't already.
June 19, 2006 10:22:00 PM

If you don't plan on gaming it'll be fine.
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June 19, 2006 10:29:45 PM

I doubt that card natively supports those resolutions.

However, download PowerStrip by Entech of Taiwan, and create your own custom resolutions at any size you like. That's the ticket.

Oh, PowerStrip allows you to overclock your GFx card too. :) 

Oh, and lock geometry, adjust refresh rates, lock icon positions and about 7,641 other things too.
June 19, 2006 11:57:16 PM

Yes, All Nvidia Cards From The Geforce2 Series Up Will Support Them Resolutions Im Pretty Certain, Afterall I Do Own A Widescreen Witch I Have Used With The A Geforce2 MX400, Geforce4 MX440, GeforceFX 5200Ultra, GeforceFX 5800Ultra, And Finnaly My Current 7800GT.
June 20, 2006 12:03:10 AM

I don't plan on doing any modern gaming until I upgrade my box. The most recent computer games I play are circa 2001 or 2002. So as long as the drivers will support it then good.
June 20, 2006 12:24:26 AM

An MX440 wont even play Quake 3 at those resolutions, report back though after your purchase...I'm kinda curious.
June 20, 2006 12:57:23 AM

nice looking comp :D 
June 20, 2006 2:14:30 AM

Yours too man....I rarely see green L.E.D.'s/cathodes anymore.....nice...
June 20, 2006 2:25:06 AM

From MSI's site:

Supports super high resolution graphics modes

640x480 8/16/32 bit colors with 150Hz
800x600 8/16/32 bit colors with 150Hz
1024x768 8/16/32 bit colors with 120Hz
1152x864 8/16/32 bit colors with 120Hz
1280x1024 8/16/32 bit colors with 100Hz
1600x1200 8/16/32 bit colors with 85Hz
1920x1200 8/16/32 bit colors with 75Hz
2048x1536 8/16/32 bit colors with 60Hz

I think a geforce 6000 or radeon x is in order for new widescreen resolutions.
June 20, 2006 6:27:26 AM

i have an MX440 2 of them one PCI(64mb) one AGP(128mb), both can run 1600 x 1200 and play CSS fine....well at like 14-20 frames....14 frames is playable
June 20, 2006 4:48:15 PM

i have an MX440 2 of them one PCI(64mb) one AGP(128mb), both can run 1600 x 1200 and play CSS fine....well at like 14-20 frames....14 frames is playable

strangly, i want to try that lol
June 20, 2006 5:05:19 PM

Tell Me How To Post[/img] Pic Of My PC So You Can Judge It
June 20, 2006 5:26:34 PM

Tell Me How To Post Pic Of My PC So You Can Judge It

June 20, 2006 5:28:46 PM

(1600x1024 Res, .23mm Dot Pitch, 40ms <-- can u game with that response time ????? 8O
December 8, 2009 5:08:19 PM

just to confirm that forceware 71.90 works perfect (abet without aero of course:)  in full retail windows 7 at 1440x900 on my lcd.
i had to do this on old machine (p4) due to badflashing my core 2 duo laptop & not wanting to "downgrade"
i tried later versions which caused serious problems & had to reinstall windows & use 71.90 cleanly.
this leads me to believe that Nvidia was writing drivers for vista at an early stage but then saw that they could disable the use of a lot of their cards & generate new sales.