I recently bought a 24" ViewSonic LCD monitor. I plugged it in, started my PC up, and when I got to the log-in screen I straight away knew something was wrong. Everything was pixelated, blurry, shabby and darn right hideous. The resolution was appalling. So, I right-clicked on the desktop and went to go change the resolution to 1920x1080 (the resolution which the monitor is intended to be viewed at and the very reason I bought it in the first place), when to my suprise I discovered the resolution slider bar stopped at 1400x1050! There were no other options! My computer was trying to tell me that was the max resolution! I couldn't believe it.
That's the story. Now my current situation.
There's no way I'm settling for this absolutely unbearable resolution that hurts my eyes because it's so pixelated and blurry. I'm getting that 1920x1080 resolution no matter WHAT.
The only way to achieve this (aside from using PowerStrip or DTD Calculator), is to buy a graphics card that supports that resolution.
My question to you is which graphics card will be compatible with my system, CPU, and motherboard.
I have no budget. I will pay whatever it takes to get this resolution.
Here are my specs:
Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX280
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.10 GB HDD
Current Video Card:
Name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 128.00 MB
Current Display Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60GHz)
Please post links to any TradeMe auctions that are for graphics cards which are comaptible with my Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower PC while at the same time offer the 1920x1080 resolution. I need ones that are 512MB+ and VGA. I have heard "AGP" cards are good but I have no idea what this means.
Please help me on my quest to find a compatible graphics card which will be guaranteed to offer the desired resolution.
Thankyou so much in advance and sorry for the long post. I'm stuck and I need your help.