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May 7, 2008 6:46:24 PM

I am looking for a PCI video card that will display the 1440 x 900 resolution. DVI output would be preferred but not required. When I shop, I can only find the card's max resolution, not all supported resolutions. Can anyone point me in a helpful direction or even better suggest an inexpensive card that will satisfy my request?


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May 7, 2008 6:57:48 PM

You have a mobo that doesn't have an AGP or PCI-E slot?

Ouch. There are cards out there that do this though. My computer at work is that way and I have a 19" Widescreen LCD thats 1440x900 and the only way for me to get that resolution was to throw in an old, and I mean old, ATI Radeon 9250 PCI card. Card works fine displaying that resolution. Though sometimes even web pages slow down if they have too much Flash stuff going on.

Here's a link to the card I have in my work computer, displays 1440x900 fine.

Edit: You might want to look around on eBay for these cards as I just noticed this is the price that I paid for the card from Newegg in 2005!
May 7, 2008 7:01:13 PM

What programs do you plan on using at that resolution? Office apps, movies, games, photo editing?
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May 7, 2008 7:22:13 PM

EVGA 256-P1-N399-LX GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI, $53 after shipping

It has DVI. Don't expect much speed, of course. Some modern video games will not even install on this. It should be OK for movies and Office and photos.
May 7, 2008 7:49:02 PM

Its just for general office use. No more than word processing and light web browsing. I'll look into these two recommendations, thanks!
May 12, 2008 9:45:11 PM

I tried the GeForce 6200 because it was a bit cheaper. It failed me. When it came to the login screen, it was all black. I was able to still login without seeing what was on the screen, so I know it wasn't the computer failing. I entered safe mode and it would at least show something on the screen, but the resolution options did not include 1440 x 900.

Trying the Radeon 9250 from above next...