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Work Computer - What video card should I get?

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June 8, 2007 4:19:54 PM

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
a c 358 U Graphics card
a c 195 C Monitor
June 8, 2007 7:08:54 PM

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.
June 9, 2007 12:27:50 AM

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
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June 9, 2007 12:58:42 AM

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?
June 9, 2007 1:24:55 AM

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.
June 9, 2007 1:35:17 AM

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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.
June 9, 2007 2:49:08 AM

get the X1300.cheap and pretty srong. they even come with passive cooling thus reducing noise.
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