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Resolution for a 22inch TFT monitor

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January 23, 2008 8:40:51 PM

I'm thinking about buying a 22" TFT monitor and all those I've looked at have a native resolution of 1680*1050.

However the manual for my basic nVidia Geforce Sparkle 8400GS graphics card (with latest drivers) lists loads of different resolutions right up to 2048*1536 but not 1680*1050 - the nearest is 1600*900 or 1600*1200.

Now I'm not sure what to do. Can someone explain to me if it is possible to use a 22" monitor with that card please?

Thanks.
January 25, 2008 12:04:29 AM

If its for games you will need a newer video card. A 8400GS cannot handle games very well even at low resolutions. You can create your own resolutions in the nvidia control panel. I use the classic display mode and it under "Manage custom resolutions". Should be a similar option in the new display mode.
January 25, 2008 12:58:17 AM

Yes, its just the manufacturer was too lazy to include 1680x1050 in the manual. The card can push that resolution easily (as long as you dont game ;)  )

in fact, you can run any resolution you want via the custom menu
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January 25, 2008 2:06:54 AM

I'm sure the 8400 can run older games at that res. newer ones if you tone the res down.

Yes your card supports that resolution. It'll be fine.
January 25, 2008 3:25:22 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I'm not a gamer so there's no problems with the 8400.

I decided to go ahead and get a 22" but I came across a good deal on a 24" HP w2408h. Not being able to resist it the cash was splashed.

...and it is great!
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