Old Monitor With XP ?


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Martin

I have Windows98 with a Compaq "plug 'n play" V500 CRT monitor.

I have ordered an Acer tower with xp to replace the above setup but it won't
be coming with a monitor.

Is it ok to use the"old" monitor (i.e.: will it be "found") with a new
computer running xp ?

Thanks.

Martin
 
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Rod Speed

Martin said:
I have Windows98 with a Compaq "plug 'n play" V500 CRT monitor.
I have ordered an Acer tower with xp to replace the above setup but
it won't be coming with a monitor.
Is it ok to use the"old" monitor (i.e.: will it be "found") with a new
computer running xp ?
Yep, ran one of those on XP fine.
 
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Ghostrider

Martin said:
I have Windows98 with a Compaq "plug 'n play" V500 CRT monitor.

I have ordered an Acer tower with xp to replace the above setup but it won't
be coming with a monitor.

Is it ok to use the"old" monitor (i.e.: will it be "found") with a new
computer running xp ?

Thanks.

Martin
Should be OK. The "old" monitor will, however, limit the potential of the
new graphics card.
 
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Ghostrider

Rod said:
No it wont.
How much can one squeeze out of a 15-inch CRT monitor...one that was made
by Hewlett-Packard for Compaq? Just curious. We just tossed a bunch of
NEC 15-inch Multisyncs.
 
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Rod Speed

Ghostrider said:
Rod Speed wrote
How much can one squeeze out of a 15-inch CRT monitor...
Exactly the same as with any sized CRT monitor, except that its physically smaller.
one that was made by Hewlett-Packard for Compaq?
Irrelevant.

Just curious.
Dont forget what that did to the cat.
We just tossed a bunch of NEC 15-inch Multisyncs.
Yeah, I havent personally bothered with 15" monitors for a long time now but they still work fine.
 
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kony

Exactly the same as with any sized CRT monitor, except that its physically smaller.
.... and lower resolution, and likely lower max refresh rate.
It's a horrible compromise for modern computing, but yes it
will work as it is designed to.
 
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GT

Ghostrider said:
How much can one squeeze out of a 15-inch CRT monitor...one that was made
by Hewlett-Packard for Compaq? Just curious. We just tossed a bunch of
NEC 15-inch Multisyncs.
The model in question will do 1280x1024, so it will it will the potential of
the new graphics card.
 
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kony

The model in question will do 1280x1024, so it will it will the potential of
the new graphics card.

The problem with such high resolutions on a small display is
the lower refresh rate and blurring of individual pixels, it
might do the resolution but it may not be any more useful
than lower like 1152x or 1024x.
 
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Rod Speed

kony said:
The problem with such high resolutions on a small display is
the lower refresh rate and blurring of individual pixels, it
might do the resolution but it may not be any more useful
than lower like 1152x or 1024x.
Wrong with the particular monitor being discussed.
 
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kony

Wrong with the particular monitor being discussed.

Sorry but it's true of any 15" CRT. Put the pixels too
close together and they lack sufficient pixel:pixel
contrast. CRT is great for white:black contrast though, but
now that LCDs have improved so much it's not even worth
mentioning white:black anymore.
 
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Rod Speed

Sorry but it's true of any 15" CRT.
Wrong.

Put the pixels too close together and they lack sufficient pixel:pixel contrast.
Thanks for that completely superfluous proof that you have
never ever had a ****ing clue about anything at all, ever.
CRT is great for white:black contrast though,
They're good for a hell of a lot more than that.
but now that LCDs have improved so much it's
not even worth mentioning white:black anymore.
Irrelevant to whether that particular monitor will work fine with XP.

The OP is presumably happy with it or he wouldnt be using it.
 
K

kony

Thanks for that completely superfluous proof that you have
never ever had a ****ing clue about anything at all, ever.
You're welcome.

They're good for a hell of a lot more than that.
Not so good at 15"/1280x resolution.
 
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GT

The problem with such high resolutions on a small
Not so good at 15"/1280x resolution.
When he said they are good for more than that, I didn't think he was talking
about resolutions, I'm sure he meant uses such as doorstop, paperweight,
weapon, museum exhibit!
 
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GT

The model in question will do 1280x1024, so it will it will the
Wrong with the particular monitor being discussed.
Another statement that Rod cannot support - complete proof that he has
never ever had a ****ing clue about anything at all, ever.!

Kony's statement is absolutely correct with the particular monitor being
discussed. Evidence:
http://www.cvri.ch/occasions/compaq.v500.pdf
and (non pdf)
http://shopping.msn.com/specs/shp/?itemId=699605387

Dot Pitch = 0.24mm, (approximately 104 pixels per inch)
Horizontal screen size, 11.3 inches = 1175 pixels
Vertical screen size, 9.8 inches = 1022 pixels

Resolutions available for V500:
1280 x 1024 / 60 Hz
1152 x 864 / 75 Hz
1024 x 768 / 85 Hz
800 x 600 / 85 Hz
640 x 480 / 85 Hz

So everybody who has replied is spot on, with the exception of Rod. The
monitor will technically show 1280x1024, but only at 60Hz and with 10% of
the pixels not clearly visible. To increase the frequency to a useful level,
you have to drop to 1152x for 75Hz and 1024 for 85Hz, both of which are
displayable. So as was said before the monitor will 'do' XP, but will
clearly restrict the screen size and limit the potential of the new graphics
card.

Does Rod ever write anything factual or is everything just his opinion
(usually flawed)? Rod, we refer you to the Compaq website:
 
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