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).
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.
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.
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
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.