Help Me pls with this wide screen lcd monitor

Hi,
I am quite new in this monitor things. I am planning to buy a new lcd monitor, my system using ati radeon 9000. I like the 19" wide screen lcd one but I heard that if my system doesn't support the 1440 X 900 resolution the picture will be ugly? is that true? if yes, then how to overcome this problem?
And if I apply 1280x1024 resolution to this wide screen, does it looks weird?
Please someone help me here... I am really interested in buying one of those...


Thx
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  1. Quote:
    Hi,
    I am quite new in this monitor things. I am planning to buy a new lcd monitor, my system using ati radeon 9000. I like the 19" wide screen lcd one but I heard that if my system doesn't support the 1440 X 900 resolution the picture will be ugly? is that true? if yes, then how to overcome this problem?
    And if I apply 1280x1024 resolution to this wide screen, does it looks weird?
    Please someone help me here... I am really interested in buying one of those...


    Thx


    1. You ALWAYS want to run at native resolution if at all possible.

    2. Probably yes... might be ugly.

    3. Yes, probably weird.

    Instead of 19", get a 20"... 1650x1080 native. If your video card does not support that resolution, get a new card.
  2. Native Res will look best no matter what Display/GPU you use. Your Radeon 9000 supports a resolution of 2048x1536, show yes the 1440x900 res will be supported. This doesn't matter now, but the 1440 res is a wide screen resolution. The 1280x1024 is a regular screen and would look terrible on the widescreen monitor. If you have problems with the res you can upgrade the card. But judging by the card you are using your computer is old and it would be easier to just buy a new computer.
  3. Thx For the reply guys...
    Well I'd love to buy a new system, but later after a got the money hehehe...
    Well if its not working with my card then I should get the 19" normal one isn't it...
    I read in other forums, and people try to change their registry to be able to use the 1440 resolution,does anybody know how to do this? or is this really working?

    Thx.
  4. hi.
    if your card doesn't support wide screen reolution,then
    you can let the monitor do the scaling,
    but think there would not ber a problem showing your right resolution.
    i have a widescreen monitor,and i use ati 9200 series,it supports that resolution1440x900.
  5. Hi again, I manage to find out the resolution supported by my graphic card. It can support 2560x 1024 and above until 3200 x 1200 but there is no 1440 X 900, is that mean my card doesn't support it?
    And what do you mean by let the monitor do the scalling? is that mean by changing the horizontal and vertical zoom? sorry bit confused here 8O

    thx guys...
  6. Quote:
    Hi again, I manage to find out the resolution supported by my graphic card. It can support 2560x 1024 and above until 3200 x 1200 but there is no 1440 X 900, is that mean my card doesn't support it?
    And what do you mean by let the monitor do the scalling? is that mean by changing the horizontal and vertical zoom? sorry bit confused here 8O

    thx guys...


    If your video card does not list 1440x900 as one of the resolutions it supports, there is a *possibility* you can set the resolutions manually through the driver. If not, just get a new card. They are cheap and you are due for a newer one anyway if you want to run widescreens.
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