Graphics Card or adapters

First Comment
edited June 2021 in General Discussion

I tried this question on Micro Center Chat and they recommended I try this site. I purchased a new 27-inch monitor today. It has a 16 x 9 format. My wife's old E-Machine does not offer a display resolution that matches 16 x 9 format. All the display resolution options leave circles, faces, etc distorted horizontally. I am wondering if I can get a new display controller for her PC that will allow 16 x 9 resolution. The option would have to be USB or the old, plug-in cards (I can not remember what they are called).

Best Answer

  • TSTDavey
    TSTDavey admin
    First Anniversary Micro Center Staff First Comment 5 Likes
    Answer ✓

    Hello @Don_5 and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. The older e-machine may not work with the newer GPUs. Do you know what model or version of e-machine you have? We can link into the specs on the pc to determine if a low profile gpu may work.


  • Don_5

    Thanks. Problem solved - we have stopped trying to update the old E-Machine and purchased (from Micro Center!) a refurbished Dell machine. Things now looking much better.

We love seeing what our customers build

Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase

Submit Now
Looking for a little inspiration?

See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done

View Build Showcase


If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it.

Services starting at $149.99