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Which card for 1024x768 resolution

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January 21, 2011 1:25:55 AM

i have a 8600gts and tried to upgrade to a 460 gtx but that card didnt work out for me on 1024x768 resolution settings. i have an old dell 17 lcd monitor.anybody have any ideas for a better card thats probaby faster than my old 8600 gts that supports 1024x768 for my monitor? budget is under $100

cpu - q9450
windows xp pro

cooler master elite 341 case

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a c 80 Î Nvidia
January 21, 2011 1:34:06 AM
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At that low a resolution you are more limited by the CPU. Something like a GTS450 or HD5750 would be fine.
a c 80 Î Nvidia
January 21, 2011 1:54:28 AM

How did the 460 not work out for you?
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January 21, 2011 2:06:30 AM

Best answer selected by cooldude209.
January 21, 2011 2:07:26 AM

cool thanks buddy,i hope the 5750 plays nice with my monitor.
January 21, 2011 2:12:03 AM

bystander said:
How did the 460 not work out for you?



well i installed the newest drivers 260.99 and set my resolution to 1024x768 which worked fine on the 8600gts but with the 460 gtx the folders and fonts looked weird,it worked with 1284x1204 i believe it was. but at the highest resloution the folders looked too small,i cant work with that:p 
a c 80 Î Nvidia
January 21, 2011 2:22:11 AM

cooldude209 said:
well i installed the newest drivers 260.99 and set my resolution to 1024x768 which worked fine on the 8600gts but with the 460 gtx the folders and fonts looked weird,it worked with 1284x1204 i believe it was. but at the highest resloution the folders looked too small,i cant work with that:p 


This sort of problem is not due to the card itself. It's a driver issue that all the Nvidia cards will have and likely will be an issue with the new card you will buy.

There are ways to increase the folder size within windows and will work with any new card.
January 21, 2011 2:25:51 AM

hmmm so your saying the ati cards dont have this issue with 1024x768?
a c 80 Î Nvidia
January 21, 2011 2:29:19 AM

cooldude209 said:
hmmm so your saying the ati cards dont have this issue with 1024x768?


No, I'm saying your small font and folder issue will happen with any card you buy, but you can adjust some settings in windows to fix it. I'm also saying that your 460 upgrade path should work for you. If you had issues with the 460, you'll have issues with the 450 or 5770 too. You need to just figure out how to setup windows to look the way you want it.
January 21, 2011 2:42:36 AM

hmm that sucks hehe,i wonder if they sell new widescreen monitors under size 16.cant really picture myself staring at a huge 23 monitor lol.thanks for all the help guys.
a c 80 Î Nvidia
January 21, 2011 2:47:57 AM

I found the settings you'll want. It's quite easy. These instructions are for Windows 7 (there are ways with other windows versions).

Right click the desktop, click screen resolution. and near the bottom of the tab has an a link to "Make text and other items larger or smaller". Go there and adjust.
January 21, 2011 3:01:30 AM

thanks for trying but i have windows xp pro and i dont think the folder size will increase,just the fonts.
January 21, 2011 3:02:56 AM

If you have already bought the 460 then I don't see any reason to downgrade to a HD 5750. I reckon your next upgrade should be to get a larger monitor, preferably a 1080p. GTX 460 just shines at that res. Your cpu is fine, it was a high end quad core at its time (3 years ago) and most high end CPUs nowadays are just overkill for gaming. a Q9450 is perfect!
January 21, 2011 3:16:07 AM

All text and icons (folder size) can be increased in size in Windows XP Pro. The problem at 1024x768 is not the video card. Your GTX 460 is a great card. If you'd like to spend money and make things look good, I suggest a new 22" monitor, not a new video card.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
June 16, 2011 10:18:51 PM

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