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The monitor requires a diffent resolution ratio than my computer offers can i make it work?

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There's nothing you can do with the current video hardware, but you can install a new video card which would support the resolution required by the monitor. Just be sure you get one compatible with your motherboard's video card slot (AGP, PCI or PCI-E).

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