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Looking for new graphic card (checking for compatability)

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September 25, 2006 2:58:42 PM

I have an Olevia LT23HVX 23" Widescreen LCD TV and I'm looking to get a new graphics card (I have an Albatron GeForce 6600GT PCI-E 128MB now and it's just not cutting it)

I'm looking at getting -XFX PV-T71J-YHF9 GeForce 7950 GT PCI-E 512MB- but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get a res.&refresh within it's range.

If somebody has the chance to try these two together let me know what the results are, please.

My current system:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3800+
MoBo: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
GPU: Albatron 6600GT
Monitor: Olevia 23" Widescreen LCD TV
RAM: Kingston KVR400 2GB (PC3200)
a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2006 6:14:41 PM

I think video cards can pretty much adapt to any odd resolution that you need (within it's limits of how high a resolution it can go). I suggest asking whether this is true in the graphics card section, as somebody there might be more familiar with this.

As for refresh rate, they might also be able to do a minimum of 60Hz at those odd resolutions. Whether they can do something higher, I don't know. Again, you may want to confirm whether this is true in the graphics card section. BTW, I couldn't find out what refresh rate the monitor runs at.
September 28, 2006 6:58:18 PM

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I have an Olevia LT23HVX 23" Widescreen LCD TV and I'm looking to get a new graphics card (I have an Albatron GeForce 6600GT PCI-E 128MB now and it's just not cutting it)

I'm looking at getting -XFX PV-T71J-YHF9 GeForce 7950 GT PCI-E 512MB- but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get a res.&refresh within it's range.

If somebody has the chance to try these two together let me know what the results are, please.

My current system:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3800+
MoBo: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
GPU: Albatron 6600GT
Monitor: Olevia 23" Widescreen LCD TV
RAM: Kingston KVR400 2GB (PC3200)


Just about any newer card, especially the high end ones, will support all the widescreen resolutions.

Most LCDs suggest 60hz as preferred refresh rate, with 75hz as maximum.
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2006 11:28:53 PM

Why preferred?
September 28, 2006 11:44:28 PM

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Why preferred?


I don't know why. However, there normally are no problems at 60hz. When I try to set some of my higher than 60, I get a message, "60hz is preferred setting".
a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2006 1:08:55 AM

Well if it lets you, I would set it as high as it can go (for gaming); on the other hand, if there is a reason for it (why you wouldn't want to set it higher) I would want to know. :) 
September 29, 2006 1:44:30 AM

I don't think it's really a problem. The specs usually say "60 or 75", and if you try to set it higher you get some sort of "out of range" message.
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