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Windows 7: Planning to Upgrade My Monitors

03 Oct 2011   #11
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
I do appreciate your input but I must ask. If my existing video cards will function properly and provide the level of resolution that I need/want - why should I upgrade? Is it only because my GPUs are of the old (5 years) technology.
I didn't look at your specs tab. If you already have the 7950 GX2, I suggest staying with it. It ought to be OK. (I dimly recall some problem with dual monitors and SLI setups, but it seems like you'd laready know about that.) I got the false impression that you intended to buy one.

(Why do you have a card that was mainly aimed at gamers?)
I have this computer because the gentleman who originally owned it was dissatisfied. He was not a gamer but was big into model railroads and railroad stations. He ran a lot of graphics intensive software. One day he had a failure at a time that really disappointed him and he shut it down. He went out and bought a new custom build (from the same builder) and I ended up with what you see in my specs.

I had trouble loading Windows 7 but I think the problem might have been more me than Windows or hardware. Everything seems to be working great.


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03 Oct 2011   #12
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
Why do you have a card that was mainly aimed at gamers? Good question bobkn.

If you only want to upgrade to save space the I would recomend not to upgrade. If you are not gaming then you don't need all of the flashy new tech that the new monitors have. I think that you would be disapointed if you upgrade. Wait until they die then upgrade. Thats just what I think.
For financial reasons, I will probably do as you recommend but my monitors take up a large portion of my desk space and two flat screens would not. My financial manager will most likely have the final word on that expenditure. She is fair but she is also logical and frugal.

I wanted to know what would work however because I never know when the situation may change. If her sewing machine drops a stitch or two, she might decide she needs a new one.
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04 Oct 2011   #13
champ2010

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The ports on the graphics card also contribute to the resolution.

If you use VGA port you can get a maximum of 2048*1536 and if you use DVI you get 2560*1600.

With HDMI you get you can get 1920*1080.

Most of the graphics card have these ports and support these resolutions but if you go for a very old card in NVIDIA you might not be able to get these resolutions.
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