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will my old crt be ok

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by SameSuspect, 23 Jan 2006.

  1. SameSuspect

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    hi, i have an oldish 17" CRT and im worried it wont hold and run well with the upgrades im getting for my pc, at the mo i have a 32mb tnt2 graphics card, im upgrading to a x800 or a 6800gt,

    will the better performance from the new card kind of mess up the graphics when playing games with this monitor, here are the specs i got off everest

    Field Value
    Monitor Properties
    Monitor Name AOC Spectrum 7Vlr(A)/7Vlr(A)+
    Monitor ID AOCA770
    Model 7V
    Monitor Type 17" CRT
    Manufacture Date Week 6 / 2002
    Serial Number 1206627705
    Max. Visible Display Size 32 cm x 24 cm (15.7")
    Picture Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Horizontal Frequency 30 - 70 kHz
    Vertical Frequency 50 - 130 Hz
    Maximum Resolution 1024 x 768
    Gamma 2.20
    DPMS Mode Support Active-Off

    Supported Video Modes
    640 x 480 130 Hz
    800 x 600 110 Hz
    1024 x 768 85 Hz

    Monitor Manufacturer
    Company Name AOC, Inc.
    Product Information http://www.aocmonitor.com/products/default.asp
    Driver Download http://www.aocmonitor.com/support/drivers.asp

    sorry if this was a stupid question to ask.
     
  2. toy_soldier

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    Shouldnt be a problem although if it only supports upto 1024x768 you might be better upgrading your monitor aswell to get more from your gfx card.
     
  3. marc2003

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    are you happy with the picture quality and colours of your current monitor. if so keep it.... :p

    gaming at 1024x768 will allow you to turn all the eye candy on without killing performance with an x800/6800gt.... :D
     
  4. SameSuspect

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    yeah this is fine, playing games in 1024x768 is a dream of mine lol, the only game i play is rainbow six rogue spear and i play that in 512x480 or something similar, im upgrading most things so i can play the new rainbow six coming out as rogue spear is almost dead for online play.

    asus k8v deluxe mobo,
    socket 754 3000+ / 3200+
    x800 or a 6800gt (agp)
    1 gb of ddr pc3200 (corsair)
    1 80gb sata hdd (unless my ata133 would still be ok??

    1 cd/DVD rom
    1 cd rw
    1 floppy
    1 80mm fan

    would all of this run on a 300w power supply?? also would 2.0ghz be enough for the latest games? because css says minimum requirments are a cpu thats 2.2ghz!? sorry for all the q's and thanx for the feedback
     
  5. marc2003

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    an a64 3000/3200 is plenty enough for all new games. ignore the 2ghz, that's probably a minimum rating for intel p4s.... :p

    ata133 drive will work but if it's an old 5400rpm model then you'll definitely notice the difference if you get yourself a nice new 7200rpm drive. you'd be hard pushed to tell the difference between ide/sata imho unless going for the top end...

    now for the psu. if it's a good quality branded one, then you may just get away with it powering that setup. borderline really.....

    but if it's a generic one that was cheap or has come bundled with a case then forget it. you really do need to get a new, decent branded one. yet more expense.... :p
     
  6. SameSuspect

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    yeah its a cheap one, and my hardrive is 7200rpm so no worries there :)

    Akasa Ultra Quiet 400W Paxpower Active PFC ATX2.0 PSU - Black Nickel with Blue LED Fan (CA-013-AK)

    would that be ok?
     
  7. marc2003

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    i know bugger all about psus really. best off starting a new thread in the general hardware section.... :p