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by razz1967 / August 30, 2007 11:20 PM PDT

I haven't purchased a new computer in quite a while. I'm looking to get an HP Pavillion. I don't game but I do some graphics work. Question is, I'm looking at going with a 22" LCD monitor, either Samsung or HP, what kind of processor speed, RAM and graphics card would you recommend to work with a new monitor that demands a higher resolution?

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Presumably nothing special.
by Kees Bakker / August 30, 2007 11:23 PM PDT

Processor speed and amount of RAM aren't important for the graphics.

I think that even graphics on the motherboard would suffice for this monitor. All you have to check: does it support the native (=maximum) resolution at the recommended refresh rate. That's rather easy to check, both for the sales person and for yourself.

Kees

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The only thing I would like to add..
by DocGSXR / September 4, 2007 5:41 AM PDT

You mention that you do some graphics work, which graphics programs do you use? Find out minimum/recommended specs for those programs and that should help you gauge what type of processor, RAM, and graphics card needed. Another idea is to get a vid card that supports dual monitors or two vid cards (1 for each monitor). I am more of a developer myself, but have been getting into some graphic design lately for websites and I find having 2 monitors setup to extend the desktop is quite nice.

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