Graphic Card Question Help ASAP

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  1. D-50

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    I recently got a 19" wide screen monitor with a resolution of 1440x900 My current VIA/S3 Unichrome IGP card does not support this resolution I have heard I can downoad a driver but that does not work right, does anyone know what I need to doto get this monitor working correctly?
     
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    The monitor should work at lower resolutions?

    Until then if the new driver doesn't support this res, you may need to buy a cheap graphics card that does. You don't need anything too powerful. Speak to a local PC repair guy and I'm sure he'd be able to source and fit something.
     
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    I think it depends if the video card supports the monitor's resolution. What is the video card?
     
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    It was in the original post - not a card but integrated on the Mobo (which generally = cr@p)
     
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    But this is the Motherboard card, not the video one. Often this kind of problem is caused by the Video card.
     
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    that is his video card...its integrated
     
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    You'll have to get a driver from VIA or your computer manufacturer, although I can't say for sure whether it's going to support that resolution.

    Do you know what motherboard you have? If not, what is manufacturer and part number of your PC?
     
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    Many cheaper boards use "integrated graphics" on the mobo itself. So you don't need to add a separate video card. They are generally poorer performers than dedicated cards.

    Many of us don't require the bells and whistles that a dedicated card provides. Email, word and preadsheets don't tax a video card too much. Throw on a 3D gamne though and the game won't even start or perhaps as in this case use a high res monitor and the integrated video won't be able to run at the required resolution.
     

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