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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareMonitors · 9 months ago

Should i get a square or rectangular monitor for a windows xp computer?

And don't tell me to get windows 10.

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  • 9 months ago

    Whatever screen that has XP drivers...

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  • SRΛSC
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    9 months ago

    Since most content is 16:9 these days, a rectangular though 4:3 is also rectangular.

    Don't see why you'd be using Windows XP in 2019 though.

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  • 9 months ago

    I suspect square since I don't think widescreen drivers were out during xp.

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  • 9 months ago

    Find out what dimensions your video card is capable of and check the connectors. That will tell you what you need to look for in a monitor. On the plus side you do have some flexibility and can add a graphics card capable of driving a wide monitor if you wish; make sure you match the card to the available slots and that it's compatible with Windows XP.

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  • 9 months ago

    You could, since older drivers for older GPU chips don't recognize wide format screens. There are plenty of used 4:3 format monitors available, some new as well.

    Or you might see if your GPU driver can be updated to the wide screen format support of 16:10 or 16:9 or even 21:10 or 21:9 or even wider.

    Source(s): I have plenty of both types of monitors, and both newer and older computers with some old drivers and new drivers for GPUs.
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