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New wide screen monitor incompatibility issues with older comp

Just replaced my old monitor with a wide screen 16:10 monitor.

I tried 2 new video cards & niether worked.
They were Gforce Nvidia cards & both had issues with a device resource ( Win 2k code 12 ). mem range unavailabe.

mobo is old VT82c598mvp
current video card is old ATI Rage Pro agp 2x

All I require is basic compatible graphics. ( No heavy gaming )

What do I need to do ?

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  • peetree Nov 25, 2008

    The old rage pro card runs the screen but doesn't accomodate the 1680 x 1050 screen resolution.

    images are distorted, too wide.

    I can compress the horizontal width to it's max with the monitor controls but this still leaves images about 12% "too wide" distortion, & annoying vertical lines appear.

  • peetree Nov 25, 2008

    The monitor driver is installed, but in display "settings" the only option showing for high res is 1600 x 1200.

    I think the old rage pro card doesn't know about wide screen settings. It's from way back in 1999.

    I'm hoping hoping someone might know of a specific mid range card that would work with the old motherboard. I think it's from 1999 too.

    thanks again




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The two cards(Gforce Nvidia card) might not be compatible for your motherboard because they're for heavy graphics like playing games, and *********** board is old that you;ve mentioned. including the message memory range unavailable. Try using your old card with the new monitor.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

  • Trevor Sauna
    Trevor Sauna Nov 25, 2008

    Try installing the driver for the moitor, it might help with the resolution properties.

  • Trevor Sauna
    Trevor Sauna Nov 25, 2008

    you're welcome.



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