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Can my Asus Radeon 9200SE 128meg handle 1440x900 (19" Wide)?

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May 21, 2007 10:09:11 PM

My second computer has an Asus Radeon 9200SE 128meg (VGA, RCA, S-Video: outputs) video card and an old CRT monitor that is dying, so I was looking into replacing it with a new 19" Widescreen LCD (debating between the ACER AL1916W or the LG L194WTX-BF, if you have any suggestions please) mostly used for browsing and watching movies. Thing is before going to make the buy I wanted to confirm that my video card could at least handle that resolution.

So I installed the latest ASUS video card drivers for the 9200series (new ati catalyst) and went through the options there, I notice that if I set the REFRESH RATE to 60Hz I can bring my resolution (desktop area) up as high as 1920x1080 but the option for 1440x900 (19" Widescreen) isn't there.

Is there a way to be 100% sure that my video card can handle the new 19" LCD Widescreen monitor?
Any help or hints will be much appreciated.
Thanks,

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May 21, 2007 10:26:03 PM

If it helps, I've run 1440x900 on a 19" Iiyama widescreen with a 9200SE (stock ATi drivers), and even though the option wasn't available to me before I switched screens it worked fine at native res after I connected it up.

In summary, you may need to switch to Catalyst drivers instead of the custom Asus ones, but it'll support that res.
May 21, 2007 10:43:19 PM

Windows will only show resolutions that your current display device can handle. So if your current display (NOT vidoe card) doesn't do 1440x900 it won't show up until you install a display that does.

Short answer: yes, video card will support that resolution no problem.
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May 21, 2007 11:29:44 PM

MesaRectifier: ok now I'm getting conflicting information - I just found the following link that pretty much lists all the supported resolutions for the 9200SE (http://ati.amd.com/products/radeon9200/radeon9200/specs...) and 1440x900 is not on the list. How did you get it to work then? The option was actually available? And the Asus drivers included the ATI catalyst (that is what I am running now) so I don't think there is anything to "switch to".

mpjesse: How can you be so sure it is supported then?
May 22, 2007 2:04:29 PM

There isn't anything you need to 'switch to' - it just has it as an option in the usual place, I don't have any website that says it but if you want to take my advice there it is - I've used this GPU to run that resolution myself, take it or leave it.
May 22, 2007 2:05:23 PM

There isn't anything you need to 'switch to' - it just has it as an option in the usual place, I don't have any website that says it but if you want to take my advice there it is - I've used this GPU to run that resolution myself, take it or leave it.