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MONITOR COMPATIBILITY - NEED TECHNO SAVVY INPUT

I have an aging (about 4-years-old) HP Pavilion desktop computer (Windows XP). I found a 19" LCD flat panel monitor I would like to buy from a private party. It is new. The problem is, the resolution for the LCD monitor is 1280x1024 and my Control Panel doesn't offer that setting. The highest is 1440x900. Will my computer be compatibile with the wide screen LCD monitor? How will I set the screen resolution if it is not listed in my Control Panel? Please help me as soon as possible. I was going to buy the new monitor tonight. Thank you so much. And Happy Thanksgiving. Hope

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P.S. Monitor Compatibility...

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I am such a dummy. I listed the resolutions backwards. Can you tell this is my first posting? ;-( Anyway, MY maximum resolution is 1280x1024 and the one I would like to buy is 1440x900. Sorry. Hope

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In short,

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I would have to install the latest video card drivers and the monitor's .INF file to see if the new native resolution is available. But just about all LCDs will accept a lower setting.

Too bad you didn't supply make and models for video card and display.

Bob

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RESOLUTION COMPATIBILITY-MY SYSTEM INFO

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Bob,

Thank you so much for your reply. Here are the stats I could find about my video card now installed (it came with the computer). nVidia Riva TNT 2 Model 64. Memory 32 mb. BUS AGP 4X. Windows XP. I hope that is the info you need. I tried to install the new drivers from nVidia, but they said to uninstall any current nVidia drivers first. My computer wouldn't let me pre-installed uninstall the nVidia. I downloaded it anyway, but I couldn't install it. It said "necessary drivers not found." Thank you again for any help you can offer. I do appreciate it.

Hope

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