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Well, my dad went out and bought me a brand new 22in HD monitor for my 22nd (donno if that was intended xD) b-day which is coming up...when I tried installing it, it turned out that my video card, a Geforce 9500 GT 512mb, refused to support the 1680X1040 screen resolution required for the moniter to function correctly. So, my dad agreed to get me a new video card to run the moniter. When I went to Best Buy, they reccomended a Geforce 250 GTX 1 gig video card, so I took it back home and installed it. It didn't function, at all. Turned out that the spare plugs that the directions showed as being optional weren't optional at all, but they didn't even match the plugs I had, they were MOLE, and mine were SETA. I brought it back to best buy to return until I could find adaptors for it, but they then informed me that as my power source is 500amp, it wouldn't be quite enough juice to run it and agh, this is all rather annoying.... I'm not really a computer person, I know how they run but I don't know what makes them run, if you catch my drift.

So I guess this brings me to my question: What would be the best card I could put in here that would run the 1680X1040 resolution needed for my new monitor, and would be a marked improvement over my current card, AND would work with my 500amp power source?




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#2 9 years ago

500 amp? I think you mean 500 watt, and 500 watt is plenty to run a GTX 250 and 22 inch monitor; however, I would recommend something like a GTX 260 or 275, or if you want ATi get a 4870 or 4890.


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#3 9 years ago

Whats your brand of computer? it sounds like you have a pre-built unit that has a power supply that only has sata connections left.

For video card, I'd go for a 4860 atm. That thing is surprisingly fast (faster than 4870, clock for clock)




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#4 9 years ago

I think you mean 1680x1050, which is a pretty common resolution...there's no way your 9500 shouldn't support it.

Anyway, any high end graphics card is going to need a PCI-e power connection. Either get a SATA to PCI-e adapter (if that even exists), or a new power supply.




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#5 9 years ago

A 9500GT will run anything fine, gaming aside for a moment.

When you had the 9500GT in, did you get to your desktop at all, with an error message, or did you get a blank screen, or what? Describe the problems you had, what you did, what happened in more detail, then we can better help you.




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#6 9 years ago

computernerd;5241475500 amp? I think you mean 500 watt, and 500 watt is plenty to run a GTX 250 and 22 inch monitor; however, I would recommend something like a GTX 260 or 275, or if you want ATi get a 4870 or 4890.[/QUOTE]

Ack, yes, watt...donno why I said amp. ANd ok, I'll look into those....

kow_ciller;5241480Whats your brand of computer? it sounds like you have a pre-built unit that has a power supply that only has sata connections left.

For video card, I'd go for a 4860 atm. That thing is surprisingly fast (faster than 4870, clock for clock)[/QUOTE]

Bingo. I just picked up some converters, so I can at least get that connection fixed. Its a Dell, got it about a year ago....

[QUOTE=Zamamee;5241489]I think you mean 1680x1050, which is a pretty common resolution...there's no way your 9500 shouldn't support it.

Anyway, any high end graphics card is going to need a PCI-e power connection. Either get a SATA to PCI-e adapter (if that even exists), or a new power supply.

Far as I can tell, it doesn't. I attempted to force edit in that resolution, and it didn't work, and gave me error messages. And I have a PCI-express port, its the secondary power source plugs that were different.

[QUOTE=The_Daedalus;5241498]A 9500GT will run anything fine, gaming aside for a moment.

When you had the 9500GT in, did you get to your desktop at all, with an error message, or did you get a blank screen, or what? Describe the problems you had, what you did, what happened in more detail, then we can better help you.

I could get to my desktop fine, but it was a wonky resolutions, and attempts to force it into the resolution the moniter demanded failed, it would not go above 1440X900.

Well, as I said above, I did pick up some adapters to switch to the mole style plugs. Hopefully this should fix the problems. I'll look into the 260 and 275, if I can find them, and I do hope they'll support that resolution. I'm not exactly sure why the 9500 doesn't want to support the larger monitor's resolution, but apparently it doesn't =/




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#7 9 years ago

What brand and model is the monitor?


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#8 9 years ago

Umm...ViewSonic 2230wm 22in HD.




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#9 9 years ago
Von Mudra;5241633 I'll look into the 260 and 275, if I can find them, and I do hope they'll support that resolution. I'm not exactly sure why the 9500 doesn't want to support the larger monitor's resolution, but apparently it doesn't =/

Don't waste your money. I have a 9500GT myself, and I just tested it on a 1920x1080 monitor; works fine. Try a different cable if you have one, HDMI, DVI, VGA, etc.




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#10 9 years ago

Ok, I just wanted to make double sure that that particular one supported 1680 x 1050 (it does).


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