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1440 x 900 resolution needed

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 12, 2009 12:29:20 AM

I work in a Mac environment but bought a (used) PC for the sole purpose of checking to see how web sites look in IE7.

The computer is fine: Optiplex GX 150 Intel Pentium III; 930 MHz; 512 MB of RAM, running Windows XP Professional v.2002, Service Pack 3. It has an Intel 82815 Graphics Controller.

Bought a new 19" wide screen monitor ... and it looks terrible. Apparently a graphics card that will support 1440 x 900 resolution is needed.

The only program that will ever be run on this computer is IE7, but we need a decent display.

Can you help?

a b U Graphics card
January 12, 2009 12:47:55 AM

any pci gpu should be fine. but why not just run parralles or whatever vmware program they have for mac? Anyway try this card.

It's a nvidia 8400 gs. so the drivers should still be available. Also it's a half hieght card so pc form factor shouldn't be a problem. Also being pci based it shouldn't draw enough power to stress out the PSU. Plus it's practically guaranteed to work in your PC.
a b U Graphics card
January 12, 2009 12:55:50 AM

Yeah, practically any card.
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a c 101 U Graphics card
January 12, 2009 1:12:25 AM

Running a Geforce4 MX 400 at 1920 X 1200 :) 

Make sure your Onboard video has its graphics drivers actually installed.

As said above, why not just run VM or bootcamp?
a b U Graphics card
January 12, 2009 3:19:32 AM

If you have any intel macs, make a seperate partition on one of your drives and install windows as a dual boot option on one of your drives using bootcamp. Most of the newer intel macs are coming with at least half decent graphics chips.
January 12, 2009 1:17:17 PM

Thanks to everyone who responded.The drivers on the PC are all up to date according to RadaraSync ( I used to have Windows installed on a Mac but I prefer the two-screen system and it was working great until I "upgraded" the monitor. So I'm looking for the least expensive video card that will support the 1440 x 900 resolution.