Oliver Posted December 4, 2006 Report Share Posted December 4, 2006 Hi there :) Not quite sure if this is the correct subforum to post to, but if I'm wrong - sorry :S Since I'm planning to buy an external TFT monitor for my laptop (this one is 15" and since I spend a lot of time programming - it's getting much like a torture with lots of palettes and tabs/windows). Since the nature of my job, there is no much need for vertical size - only for width, and I'd like to buy some 20-22" widescreen monitor. BUT, some people I know had issues and even had to buy new graphic cards in order to have correct resolutions, because the "old" ones did not have widescreen modes supported. I am not sure if they could do it by some software tweaks or not, and I'm here to ask the people who know more than I do :) I wouldn't like to drop few hundreds of euros and find out that I can't use my monitor in the way I want. My video card is GeForce FX5100 Go, with 64MB of memory, and the secret question is: - Does it support widescreen resolutions? I've been looking at nVidia panel/drivers, max resolutions showed are 1400x1050 and 1600x1200, but the list may be adapted to the current display size and/or type (not sure). I use old 53.60 drivers, released by the manufacturer, since some of the new versions decreased the performance (latest ones I tried were <9x.xx). Thanks in advance for your replies, Oliver Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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