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Computer Monitor Resolution

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The monitor I am ordering has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 but the closet I can get to that resolution with my graphics card is 1600X1024. The monitor is widescreen and I was wondering if it would look bad not being at its native resolution?
 
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Not to be rushy or anything but my parents are by my side and this is my Christimas present so we need to know (Ordering it in a little bit).
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IT depends, some monitor are able to stretch it nicely while others can't. IT also depend on the game if you plan to game on it.
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IT depends, some monitor are able to stretch it nicely while others can't. IT also depend on the game if you plan to game on it.



The monitor I am getting is http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer-22-Widescreen-Monitor-AL2216WBD/sem/rpsm/oid/162989/catOid/-1296...
 
The game I will be gaming on it with is WoW and Halo CE.
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^Why not get a good 19"? For that one I don't know.
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^Why not get a good 19"? For that one I don't know.



I want the biggest monitor I can get for under $300.00. I currently have a 17" Acer LCD.  Wonder why my graphics card won't let me play at its native resolution?
 
I mean it goes much higher then the native resolution for the monitor yet I can't get the exact number as it.
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I want the biggest monitor I can get for under $300.00. I currently have a 17" Acer LCD.  Wonder why my graphics card won't let me play at its native resolution?
 
I mean it goes much higher then the native resolution for the monitor yet I can't get the exact number as it.

Most likely your video card isn't powerful enough, playing at the highest resoultion you have on your computer and playing games dont' mix good because your going to be taxing your card very deeply, or try to update your driver and see if it has it.
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sony32 wrote:
I want the biggest monitor I can get for under $300.00. I currently have a 17" Acer LCD.  Wonder why my graphics card won't let me play at its native resolution?
 
I mean it goes much higher then the native resolution for the monitor yet I can't get the exact number as it.

Most likely your video card isn't powerful enough, playing at the highest resoultion you have on your computer and playing games dont' mix good because your going to be taxing your card very deeply, or try to update your driver and see if it has it.


What if I just leave the resolution  a tad bit lower then the native? Will WoW still look cool? And will webpages be nice and clear?
 
I will look at the drivers now.


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^That depends how nicely the monitor is able to stretch the resolution.
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aznsniper911 wrote:
^That depends how nicely the monitor is able to stretch the resolution.



I don't know if this helps but I have had my computer monitor (Current one) on a resolution of 1024x768 when its native is 1280 x 1024. Both my current and future monitor are made from the same company so could that be a good sign of how it adjust the monitor?
 
Current one looked fine on the non native resolution.
 
 


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