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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by xbill, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. xbill

    xbill Regular member

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    i just got a 22"wide screen hanns-g monitor with avga&hdmi connections.Best resolution is1680 x1050. the video card i have is a ati rage128 proagp4x.it only has a vga connection.top resolution of 1280x1024' What kind of video card do i have to have for the PC. so i can use the hdmi on the monitor.it dosn't have dvi. i have a dell 4400 , pent 4 .1.6 g,512 mem.i don't use it gaming just watch movies or videos, but would like a good pict.a noob.thanks for any help you can give me on this. xbill
     
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    depending on your price range many of the newer vid cards should be able to support HDMI (such as ATI radeon HD2600)... If you're not looking for gaming, I would think that the most budget cards with HDMI output should be sufficient for you.

    On a side note check your Power supply, because alot of the newer cards will require 350-400 watts, and the description of your computer sounds old so it may not be able to handle a new card.

    * hmm after some further research I have realized that these HD2000 series vid cards don't have an actual HDMI input. You would need to purchase a DVI to HDMI adapter to have it function. I went to the ATI website, and apparently even their most expensive models do not have a direct HDMI cable output... Note that if you get the adapter, you will lose the audio signal, as DVI is ONLY video...

    ** I did notice that some of the new video cards say they have an integrated audio solution, but I'm not really sure how that works...

    *** I'm assuming that since it is a computer monitor that you purchased, it should be HDCP ready but check the manual and make sure, otherwise your video will be downscaled, or not display properly.
     
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    My power supply is 250 watts.looking for a low budget card that will get the 1680x1050 resolution. xbill
     
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    My power supply is 250 watts.looking for a low budget card that will get the 1680x1050 resolution.Thanks for the reply. xbill
     

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