I just got a widescreen LCD monitor. 21.6" viewable.
When I connected my 7600gt VGA to VGA, the monitor displayed everything normal at its native res except for a wave/ripple effect moved from top to bottom of the screen. There was also a "shaky" effect to those ripples.
This only happen at the native res of the monitor. I can easily set the res to lower then native and those effects do not appear, however, it looks very crapy
I tested the monitor with my xbox360 1080i and it worked... so I am guessing its the video card.
Has anyone got a solution so I would not have to replace the card?
Supposedly the card can handle much higher res then my native one.
I know its hard to imagine what i'm saying, so I took a small clip of the LCD monitor problem and posted it on youtube.
Here are 2 clips
This is exactly how the screen looks like. notice the wave effect.
For internet and videos, an onboard 6100 is sufficient - I had one for over a year and it ran even Vista Aero flawlessly. For gaming on the other hand... well basically any game released in the past three years is either flatout not going to run or you'll have to run it on low detail/resolution so it looks like crap. If you're not going to play, though, it should be fine.
If you do want to upgrade, tell me your budget and I'll let you know what the best deal is. 7600GT's are going to $60-70 nowadays.