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I have a Desktop Want to Upgrade Monitor

by miwi98 / August 4, 2011 1:35 PM PDT

i have a Compaq (yr 2004) Desktop and want to add and LCD Monitor to it. Should I upgrade the graphics card?

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Not always needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2011 1:51 PM PDT

One step at a time upgrade?

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One step at a time upgrade?
by miwi98 / August 5, 2011 12:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Not always needed.

I guess I do not have to upgrade my graphics card? I think I am going to buy the monitor and if it does not work I can return it but I was hoping someone could tell me.

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It should work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2011 1:03 PM PDT

PC Displays are pretty much plug and use type things.

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you're more than likely OK
by steve66 / August 6, 2011 6:43 AM PDT

I very much doubt you'd need to do anything with the video *except* make sure to go to the compaq (or nvidia or whomever) site and make sure you have the latest driver for your graphics processor.

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Latest driver
by bob b / August 6, 2011 9:20 AM PDT

I'm using a rather old video card and I suspect the OP is using something older.
When I went to the maker's site for my video card I found quite a list of newer drivers.
As I walked my way up this list and tested I found there was a peak....perf wise.
Since I was not trying to fix anything......I stopped at the peak.
Newest drivers and old hardware might not be the best match.

I agree the monitor should be PNP.

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I have a Desktop Want to Upgrade Monitor
by jollysteve / August 10, 2011 5:59 PM PDT

If you have a Desktop Want to Upgrade Monitor for your pc then once you have to conform with the technical person
Who has good knowledge of computer hardware.
Then after your have to modify you monitor.Also search in Google ,it's also help you.

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