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November 26, 2009 1:31:43 PM

I'm a newbie. I have a new Dell S2409W 24" monitor with an old Dell GX280 SMT with Intel 82915G/910GL integrated graphics. Despite all sorts of attempts, I can't get the monitor to run on it's native 1920 x 1080 resolution. According to Dell, the integrated graphics simply can't handle the resolution.

So, I'd like to install a PCI-e video card just to be able to run the monitor at it's native resolution. It won't be for any gaming, just some streaming video such as Youtube, Hulu. Would something like an old Geforce 6200 256mb work and be enough to just use the monitor at native res? I can't spend too much and don't want to change out the power supply.

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November 26, 2009 1:39:28 PM

Get the HD 4550 which has hardware video acceleration for Blu-Ray movies, if you intend on playing HD content.

GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550 - $20 after + free shipping after $20 mail-in rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 26, 2009 2:30:28 PM

jaguarskx said:
Get the HD 4550 which has hardware video acceleration for Blu-Ray movies, if you intend on playing HD content.

GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550 - $20 after + free shipping after $20 mail-in rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Much thanks for the advice and info!
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December 3, 2009 1:16:53 PM

jaguarskx said:
In case you want a review of the card:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/ati-rade...



jaguarskx,

'Just wanted to say thank you again. I received the Gigabyte HD 4550 and setup/install was a breeze. No power issues. So far, everything is working fantastic! Thank you for your very helpful expertise and information, and for going out of your way to even find a super deal at Newegg.

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