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Old 11-04-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default Can a GPU do this?

I got a Full HD (1920x1080) monitor for one of my old computers running Win XP, with no dedicated GPU

Now the problem seems to be that my motherboard does not support this resolution.

If I were to add a GPU which support this resolution, will I be able to use it on the monitor?

Thanks for looking!

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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What graphics does the machine have now? There's always the chance that a driver update might give you what you need. It may be as simple as adding a custom resolution.

Worst case yes installing a new video card would allow access to the monitor's native resolution.

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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To answer your specific question, I am unaware of any new GPU that *can't* do that.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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What might be more important is making sure the GPU still has Windows XP drivers. It'd almost be worth buying some trailing edge hardware just to make sure...

To the original poster, something like this card should work:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187041
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #5
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It's a 4-5 year old ECS P4M800PRO-M motherboard

The newest BIOS did add support for 16:9 resolution but not enough to go Full HD

I guess will pick up a second hand GPU as you guys suggested and will keep the "XP driver" thing in mind
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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It's a 4-5 year old ECS P4M800PRO-M motherboard

The newest BIOS did add support for 16:9 resolution but not enough to go Full HD

I guess will pick up a second hand GPU as you guys suggested and will keep the "XP driver" thing in mind
Remember, your board only supports AGP and PCI, not PCI Express.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:26 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, based on your leads picked up an AGP card, with Win XP drivers and supporting Full HD resolution playback for 8 bucks a pop

SIS 315 32MB AGP 4X Video Graphics VGA Card
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