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    Video card and Monitor?

    How do you know whether your monitor is good enough for your video card? Does it matter? I have a 4 or 5 year old Sony Trinitron (27 Inch... I think). I've never had any problems with it and it seems to work fine. If I were to put in a state-of-the-art video card, would I not be able to use it? I just ordered an nVidia GeForce 6800 GTO video card and I'm worried that my monitor won't let me experience my video card's full potential.

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    it will work. the only thing a moniter can do is limit your max resolution. my guess is that you have a 17" sony trinitron as 27" is huge for a computer moniter. usually the max resolution 17" can do is 1280x1024, with some older ones topping out at 1152x864.
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    I just measured it (diagonally) and it's 19" inches. It seems fairly big. Anyway, it's not really important. Thank-you very much for the fast reply. You answered my question perfectly.

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