Work Computer - What video card should I get?

Hello,

I have an Intel 946GZ motherboard and I am having problems getting my 22" wide screen monitor to stay on it native resolution. After extensive research it seems that it is Intel's problem with the on board video card.

I was thinking that an easy way to get around this would be to buy a used video card off Ebay. I have available PCI Express slots. Can anybody reccomend a card?

I use the computer for clerical work. I can't think of anything I do regularly that would require a graphics card, other than wanting to run my monitor at 1650x1080.

I know a good amount about the current GPU's but nothing about the last few generations. Thanks!
-Dave
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  1. Any basic video card should be able to drive a 22" LCD for non gaming purposes. Get an ATI X300 or a GeForce 6200 PCI-e video card whichever is cheaper.
  2. you can get a better card then x300 or 6200 - what ever card you find in your price range do some research on it.

    you could get a low end x1950 pro or 7900g3

    or 7800 series or x1900xt or even x1800xt
  3. a few questions need to be asked before anyone can offer up a suggestion.

    How much do you want to spend?
    and
    Do you plan on running Vista?
  4. Quote:
    you can get a better card then x300 or 6200 - what ever card you find in your price range do some research on it.

    you could get a low end x1950 pro or 7900g3

    or 7800 series or x1900xt or even x1800xt


    Why would he need all of that extra 3D acceleration?

    I recommended an ATI X1300 or NVidia 7300. They will perform better than you need and will last a while.
  5. Quote:
    you can get a better card then x300 or 6200 - what ever card you find in your price range do some research on it.

    you could get a low end x1950 pro or 7900g3

    or 7800 series or x1900xt or even x1800xt

    What the hell are you talking about?

    A X1300 or 7300 like jjnguy13 said will be more than enough.

    Why get a X1950Pro or something in that range if there's no gaming involved.
  6. get the X1300.cheap and pretty srong. they even come with passive cooling thus reducing noise.
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