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zacker
12-25-2007, 12:12 PM
ok, I got my wife and myself Acer 20W LCD's for xmas, i hooked mine up, no problems.. you have to change the monitors reso size to 1680 x 1050 which in my comp was no problem, the problem (and it figures) is with my wifes comp... there is no 1680 x 1050 choice... it just goes to 1280 x 1024... so the screen is a bit distorted.. and i cant figure it out.. i down loaded the newest driver from the Acer site but it didnt help.. both comps are XP also.
so, is this something i can fix with a download or do i need a new computer now? lol

JUMPquick
12-25-2007, 12:26 PM
Do they have the same video cards or different ones?

zacker
12-25-2007, 04:28 PM
different....im afraid i will need a new card.....great!!!
lol

JUMPquick
12-25-2007, 06:14 PM
What kind of card does the computer that isn't working right have?

Seems a bit odd... I've gotten decent widescreen resolutions even with onboard (nothing special) graphics...

I'd be more inclined to think it's a drivers issue before it's the actual video card... but I've definitely had my share of being wrong... haha.

Orgnoi1
12-25-2007, 06:17 PM
See if you can update the drivers for the video card online...

zacker
12-25-2007, 10:07 PM
do i need to know what the card is? if so, how do i find out? thanks guys!

Oh, its an older HP Pavillion...

JUMPquick
12-25-2007, 10:12 PM
If you can get the model number for the HP Pavillion, it's not too hard to track down the video specs, etc.... Post it up and I'll help you track the stuff down...

StudioCMC
12-26-2007, 12:28 AM
Video Display ratios come from the video card,

You can see if there are updates for the drivers, but this is a typicaly a fixed ratio setting coming from the video card.

If the driver update does not help, You will need to get a newer video card, you DON'T need a billion dollar gamer card. You just need to know what sort of video card slot your PC has in it. AGP 4x or 8x is the older cards.

SLi is the newer cards.

You can get a cheaper card for $40.00 to $100.00 that will cover this issue. Make sure the card can cover this image ratio.


Chris

zacker
12-26-2007, 07:54 AM
heres the computer..

HP Pavillion 8760C..

thanks guys.

zacker
12-26-2007, 08:40 AM
a link to the specs page if it helps...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph05813&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=59299&lang=en#N935

JUMPquick
12-26-2007, 09:48 AM
Checkin' it out...

zacker
12-26-2007, 10:05 AM
thanks Jenn!

JUMPquick
12-26-2007, 10:12 AM
Okay, so I checked out Newegg for the AGP 4x Video cards (which the specs say you're upgradable to).

Here's the whole list of results (in the $25-$50 price range):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+1069609639+4025&name=%2425+-+%2450

I kinda like this one... and pretty cheap, too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161213

zacker
12-26-2007, 01:26 PM
thanks Jenn..... So, It will go to 1680 x 1050 then? ( I have no clue about this part of the computer....) what would i ask for at a place like CompUSA? theres one up here in Milford thats going out of business and they prolly have a good deal on these... ( and i wont have to wait for it to be sent to me..lol) what do i ask for?

JUMPquick
12-26-2007, 04:24 PM
Double-checking all that... :)


thanks Jenn..... So, It will go to 1680 x 1050 then? ( I have no clue about this part of the computer....) what would i ask for at a place like CompUSA? theres one up here in Milford thats going out of business and they prolly have a good deal on these... ( and i wont have to wait for it to be sent to me..lol) what do i ask for?

JUMPquick
12-26-2007, 04:57 PM
Okay, so it'll get you the rez you want.... but I couldn't find it on Bestbuy or Circuit City's website, so I'm thinking you might get stuck with ordering it....

But... I've ordered from Newegg before and you usually don't have to wait too long.

zacker
12-26-2007, 09:05 PM
cool.... thanks jenn.

JayVig
12-31-2007, 12:00 PM
I like to buy those things in person too Craig. I hate waiting and when there's a chance it's not going to do what I want, I like to be able to run it right back to the store.

However, if you're ordering online, then Newegg is the place to do it. Their prices are competitive (but not the bets), but their customer service makes up for it. And the reviews of products on newegg are usually spot-on.

zacker
12-31-2007, 03:20 PM
Hey Jay!!! Wazzz up? lol

yeah, sometimes i like to just go get it and not wait but... Dell is selling brand new Desktops with pentium chips, P and i can get it with word.. no speakers, keyboard or monitor for around $450.00 why spend the $100.00 on a card? lol i thinking of getting here a new Desk top now.