Question Two 34'' monitors + Dell Optiplex 7010

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Hello everyone,
I recently bought a Dell OptiPlex 7010 desktop to which I need to connect two 34'' monitors (LG UltraWide 34WL75C-B QHD 3440x1440 and Dell UltraSharp Curved U3419W). I was able to connect both monitors but the resolution is too low. I reckon the GPU is too weak to handle these two high resolution monitors. Is this true; would I need to upgrade my graphics card? I need my system for simple office tasks only.
Thanks very much!
 

helper800

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What operating system is on that dell? Windows 10? If windows 10 right-click the desktop. Click "Display settings." Scroll down to the "Display resolution" section. Click the drop-down and choose the largest possible resolution. Scroll back to the top where it shows the monitors. Click the other monitor and repeat the steps for the largest display resolution. If that doesn't work post a list of your computer's specifications for further assistance.
 
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Thanks but that's already put to the maximum (one is at 2560x1440, the other at 3440x1440). I dont believe it's a software issue. The 3440x1440 resolution info is misleading as the quality is definitely not that high on the screen
 

helper800

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Thanks but that's already put to the maximum (one is at 2560x1440, the other at 3440x1440). I dont believe it's a software issue. The 3440x1440 resolution info is misleading as the quality is definitely not that high on the screen
Try setting the scaling to 100% or native so everything isn't so big, if that's the issue. Right-click the desktop again and click display settings. Under the scale and layout section put the slider on 100% if it's not already there. If I am understanding your issue correctly you might be sensitive to a low pixel density. Is it that you can see individual pixels? what do you mean specifically when you say "the resolution is too low?"
 
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The scaling already is at 100% for both. One monitor, however, seems to have a slight horizonatal scaling though. And yes, with the resolution being to low I meant it's not sharp enough (it's not as bad as seeing individual pixels though).
 

helper800

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The scaling already is at 100% for both. One monitor, however, seems to have a slight horizonatal scaling though. And yes, with the resolution being to low I meant it's not sharp enough (it's not as bad as seeing individual pixels though).
I recommend getting a 4k 27 inch monitor. That would be 163.18 pixels per inch which is a huge step up from both monitors by a factor of about 70%. Something like this https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1269688-REG/lg_27ud58_b_27_4k_freesync.html
Or something closer to what you have like this
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1501494-REG/msi_optix_mag321curv_31_5_4k.html
 

Karadjgne

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Number of monitors, even the resolution shouldn't be an issue with almost any discrete gpu. It'd have to be on the low end of low, or running on the igpu.

The optiplex 7010 is old enough to come with an i5 3470, having Intel HD 2500 graphics, which would be miserable for 1440p resolutions, more intended for 800x600 or 1024x768.

So kinda need to know just what hardware is pushing the monitors, igpu or discrete gpu.
 
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