Help with Graphics Card

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  1. Jedo_03

    Jedo_03 TPF Noob!

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    Family bought me an LCD widescreen for father's day...
    20 inch DELL with 1600x900 resolution...
    And that's the problem.
    I have an Acer stack and the graphics card doesn't support 16:9
    Furthermore, only has a VGA outlet (the Dell has VGA and DVI inputs...
    So after hours reading the net and downloading just about every graphics card driver I could see, it seems that I have to buy a new graphics card...
    Ok - so now I'm stumped.
    How do I know what to look for..?
    What specs in the various adverts (on ebay) tell me that card is suitable for the Dell with 16:9...?
    Many thanks if you can help
    Jedo
     
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    Whats the full spec of the system ? Partucuarly the orgainal graphics card ? There is more than one standard of card.
     
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    Jedo_03 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for replying James...

    Here's all the info - I hope...

    $monitor chip.jpg

    $monitor profile.jpg

    $system01.jpg

    $graphics chip.jpg

    Jedo
     
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    integrated graphics ftl
    open up your computer and take a picture of the motherboard so we can see what available slots you have
     
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    Do you have the model name and number of the pc ? (should be on a sticker on the box) or was it a custom build ?
     
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    Yea a picture would be great. Some motherboards support agp and some pci. So when you know what slots you mb has then you will know what is compatble and what is not
     
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    A picture would surely solve it. Once we see what kind of slot you have, pretty much any modern graphics card will do, though you may have some trouble finding one if all you have is AGP...
     
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    good god 32mb integrated graphics :(


    i see youve got a dual core system
    i suppose that has PCI-Express but the 32mb integrated graphics makes me think otherwise

    post pics of the board

    run this -> msinfo32 then post the screenshot
     
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    Donno if you've tried this, but have you changed the resolution to say 800x600 ? Do you know how to ?
     
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    but thats 4:3 aspect ratio :/
     
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    Ok then...
    I'm really thankful for all this help.
    Here's the guts of the computer...
    Hope it's what we're all looking for...
     

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    Looks like you have 3 pci slots and one agp slot. Any pci card with a dvi out should do the job. Bear in mind pci is different from pci express.
     

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