Just wondering some basic information about upgrading my CRT monitor to an LCD monitor.
AMD 3000 2.0ghz
ati x850xt agp (has the dual plugs)
optiquest v73 CRT montior (yep its old, but it works fine).
I’am kind of tired of viewing webpages in 1024x768 resolution and rather then upgrade to a 17" LCD I would rather just jump to a 19" LCD.
Now … my question is about “native” resolution’s on LCD…
If the native is around say 1280x1024 or 1440 x 900 and I normally play my games in 1024x768 (basically the max res of this monitor) … would I run into monitor graphic quality issues if I played a game on a LCD in 1024x768? Would I have to play a game in whatever the LCD monitors “native” resolution in order to make it look “nice”??
Right now im not a huge gamer, but occasionally I like to play a game when I get bored. So this would be more for general computer use, surfing, watching movies on etc. But if I tried to play a game in 1024x768 and the monitor appeared to have a low resolution / fuzzy appearance I would like to know.
My only other option would be to upgrade the entire computer to work with the LCD monitor. New motherboard, ram and video card ($800+). I could afford it, but this computer is working fine for me and I don’t really have a need right now to upgrade,… except the monitor.
Thanks for anyone taking the time to read through this. I know it is kind of wordy and well im a newbie on this site and all that. But I would appreciate some honest answers about this.