[Novalug] incredibly stupid monitor
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Mon May 12 16:29:31 EDT 2008
On Mon, 12 May 2008, Ed James wrote:
> My gut tells me the lady doesn't know beans. Of course, I
> could easily be wrong. I doubt the age of the computer
> matters, but that the video driver and type of video card DO
> matter. Now, if your vid chipset is part of the mobo, then
> that might well be a problem, but I'm still behind the tech
> curve on this. Anyone here running like a P-III that supports
> the wide screen monitors, and did you need to choose wisely
> your vid card?
First off, she never said anything would get fried (nor
did I); only that the new monitors wouldn't work with older PCs.
And she did mention some sort of card; what I know of electronic
cards would go in a gnat's eye.
All three on my desk were built for me by my electronic
friend who owns Lserv.com; I've just heard from him, and the
oldest should be OK with at least a somewhat bigger monitor. It
seems Staples carries square monitors, and we have one here now;
I'll go look tomorrow. (I have a bum knee at the moment (old
athletic injury), which doesn't like clutch pedals; but Jo'll be
home with her automatic shift, and the Staples is near the store
that carries heavy-duty knee braces.)
I may end up keeping a backup against the next
catastrophic LCD failure ...
I have hunted, and I have lived.
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