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At work I have an older gateway machine (p3, 999) and was just given a beautiful new 19" Dell LCd monitor to go with it, but when I plug it in the Dell says "unable to display this analog format". The video card only has the one 14-pin output. What gives? I have tried changing the resolutionm and DPI to no avail. I figure analog is analog. Is there anythign I can do to use the monitor until they give me a new machine?


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it is winxp professional. I have now reconnected the old monitor. I found another machine and I am goign to switch out the video card when i get time. Anything else?

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It's possible the old computer is set up to display some bizarre resolution or refresh rate that the new screen can't handle.

Refresh rate in particular can be a problem--most LCDs are locked at 60Hz. CRTs generally offer a few steps higher.

(LCDs don't flicker like CRTs, so a low refresh rate is fine. High refresh rates are only useful to increase the maximum frame rate in games, with LCDs.)

-Ryan
 
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