[QUOTE=TM;2002721]If you do not use native resolution there may be two problems, I guess. If you buy a 4:3 or 5:4 than you would not have such problems. But if you buy a 16:10 TFT it may be possible your graphics card does not support the native resolution, or your game does not support 16:10.[/QUOTE]
Ok, so I took a look on LG’s webpage for the spec’s on monitors to compare 4:3, 5:4 and 16:10. Not really sure how all those different aspect ratios come to play in what you are viewing however.
No idea about the games supporting certain aspect ratios. Currently the one game that I play often is Guitar Hero 3. But I have games like Warcraft, doom 3 and Farcry. Can’t really run any new games… LOL.
[QUOTE=TM;2002721]If you 'd buy a new board and video card, you can buy a complete new PC, since you need a new CPU and the perfect RAM for your new Mainboard. I’d recommend a “normal” 19" TFT with 1280x1024 resolution. You should not have any problems with your graphisc board since this is a standard resolution. If you buy a 16:10 TFT (since you’d like to watch movies on it) it may be possible your graphics board does not support your TFT native resolution. Maybe here is anybody who has also a X850GT and knows if this resolution is supported.[/QUOTE]
Oh yeah… forgot to add in a cpu to my list of parts… lol. The case and dvd burners are about the only things I could carry over. I think my power is 450w (Antec).
So if I buy a 1280x1024 “normal” 19 TFT and watch movies on it, what am I going to be expecting to see vs a monitor that supports this 16:10 ratio? How much of a diffence does it make?
Grabbed this from :
2D DISPLAY MODES
Resolutions, colors and maximum refresh rates (Hz) in 256, 65K or 16.7M colors Monitor Resolution Hz
1920x1080** 16:9 120
**16:9 aspect ratio monitors are supported on 1920x1080 and 848x480 on Windows® XP, Windows® 2000 and Windows® ME. The complete list of resolutions depends on the driver version and operating system.
NOTE: resolutions are limited by the performance of the attached monitor.
MAXIMUM 3D RESOLUTIONS
65K colors 2048x1536
16.7M colors 2048x1536