Video card/monitor compatibility

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#1

I am looking into buying a new computer, but I don’t want to get a new monitor right now. I’m not that great when determining compatibility of components, so could someone please tell me if the 256MB ATI RADEON HD 3470 video card will be compatible with my dell 1704FPT monitor. I’m thinking the answer is no based on what I am seeing in the specs, just need an expert to confirm. Here are the websites with the specs of each:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/1704fpt/en/about.htm#Specifications

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/graphics_cards/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=corp&sku=320-7859#Overview

Thanks!!


#2

Yes, it will work, you will need a DVI cable unless you have one already.

Would you like help in selecting the components? give us a budget and what tasks you intend it for.


#3

thanks for the reply Eric. I’m still trying to figure out how much I can afford, once I determine that, I’ll let you know if I need any assistance with picking rest of the components. Thanks for the offer!!


#4

If you are buying a “new” computer it wont have a 3470 in the first place…
//Danne