LCD Monitor resolution confusion

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mktman, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. mktman

    mktman

    LCD resolutions confusion

    Setting up a new system.
    Need dual LCD's.
    Now have 2 191t's- Samsung.

    Want an AGP and a PCI video cards.

    Looking at ATI 9600 line and ATI 7500 PCI line.

    Here is my confusion.
    LCD is listed native resoltuion in digital at 1280X1024 - 85Hz.

    BUT say the 9600 line says 1280X1024 - 120Hz.
    1600X1200 85Hz

    7500 PCI 1280X1024-160Hz
    1600X1200-85Hz

    So am I too assume that neither of these cards would work because resolution not supported?
    Confused.
    Many using 191t's.

    tia.

    mktman
     
  2. You are quoting the "maximum refresh rate" for the card at a given resolution. Your card won't indicate a possible refresh rate which is higher than it can handle, so that part is not a worry. However, you don't want to exceed the monitor's capability, either. Any refresh rate at/lower than the maximum the monitor can handle is OK.

    Safe way.... select Display/Settings/Advanced/Monitor and check the box, "Hide modes this monitor cannot display". Then, choose from one of the alternatives left.
     
  3. mktman

    mktman

    Thx