Question Envision G281a1 22 inch display with Radeon HD2400 Pro - match made in hell

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System in peril is a Dell T3500 Xeon CPU workstation clas machone. I purchased this thing off of eBay couple of years back and never opened it till yesterday. The graphics card has this weird 4 row by 18 -20 pin female socket and the pigtail splitter cable that converts the said socket into 2 DVI ports. Needless to say mentioned monitor has DVI and VGA inputs. So you can guess the connection: DVI!

As soon as system boots (win 7 preinstalled and I have been doing windows updates non-stop for the past 2 days) ) display resolution was autodetected as 1680x1050. So far so good. Yet, when I start using the system, I noticed, where the background needs to be stark white, there are wertical dotted lines in a magenta hue. And where the display should show plack, wherever it thinks there is a contrast change on that black, there is green dot.
I asked system to update Radeon drivers as they were from 2011 and update process told me I had the latest. During one of the wondows updates, I saw the monitor drivers got updated. So, I am pretty sure this is not a driver issue.

In advanced settings, the monitor frequency selection is a bit strange. It is set to 59 HZ and the only other choice is 60 HZ, which looked a little odd to me.

I am unable to makes heads or tails of what to do here.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Artifacts on WHITE

Artifacts on BLACK

Artifacts on BLUE
 

punkncat

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Just looking the graphics model up indicates that it only has 128MB of video RAM on a 400hz clock. I am amazed you got anything at all. It was released for Vista, and would probably appreciate a 480 "box" monitor.
 
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Tried the lowest res (800x600) on the resolution menu but even at that low resI was still seeing the same artifacts, albeit farther distance between colored pixels.

What would be a good, budget card I can use ? This rig is not for gaming or anything. I was supposed to set this up and work on my virtualization skills, when I bought this box, but since the scope of my job has changed, it doesn't have any urgency, yet I would like to use it with KVM/Linux as well as kubernetes. So, higher resolution but not a speed daemon graphics card is much appreciated.

Oh BTW, if the graphics card can output to a 4K TV via HDMI, that would be swell, as I am planning to leave this server near where my TV is, connecting hardwired to the router/switch sitting next to the TV cable, as one can imagine.

Any suggestions ?
 
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