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i have a sapphire 6950 flashed to 6970
and i have two monitors i can use :
17" acer RESOLUTION AT 1440x900
http://www.pcparts.com.my/acer-al171...ver-p-468.html

and an 26" ilo lcd hdtv RESOLUTION AT 1280x720
BUT the resolution can max out at 1920x1080


i have black ops and it spike lags on the fps i believe, cause its not my connection it has to be my FPS,

so is it better to just use my 26" or my 17"
please... any help is accepted...

p.s. would also changing to the lcd maybe take away the spike lags i get because the 6950 is overkill for my default 17" acer monitor?
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post #2 of 18
Overclock your processor some. I believe your card is plenty strong enough to handle your hdtv Also try running it at 720p only.


Edit is your 6950 a 2gig model? Also before any flame wars start there are people who have unlocked their 1gb models.
Edited by Anti!! - 5/1/11 at 10:03pm
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Overclock your processor some. I believe your card is plent strong enough to handle your high res monitor. Also try running it at 720p only.
when u say at "720p" what exactly do u mean?
to stay at 1280x720?

edit** on the hdtv or the acer monitor ?
Edited by rawrjaay - 5/1/11 at 10:03pm
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ALSO should i just use the hdtv as my main monitor and let my mom use the 17" acer?

or use the 17" acer and let my mom use my hdtv?
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post #5 of 18
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when u say at "720p" what exactly do u mean?
to stay at 1280x720?

edit** on the hdtv or the acer monitor ?


Yes 1280x720. And yes the hdtv.

But on a side note. If it is a 2 gig.model I don't see why you can't run full 1080p without lag spikes on that card. So try overclocking you processor. Maybe that will help minimize it. Look at my sig rig. I canrun crysis one at 1680 x 1050 on totallymaxed setting full aa. No hickups.
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ALSO should i just use the hdtv as my main monitor and let my mom use the 17" acer?

or use the 17" acer and let my mom use my hdtv?


If it were me I would use the hdtv for the gaming monitor and use the acer as your browsing monitor and run them both the whole time. Make your acer the number one desktop and your hdtv the number two desktop.
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post #7 of 18
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run 1080p on the hdtv?
well i said that the MAX resolution that i can change it to (but i havent yet) is 1920x1080
get me?

SO I CAN change the resolution on the hdtv to 1920x1080 if thats what ur saying to do?
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run 1080p on the hdtv?
well i said that the MAX resolution that i can change it to (but i havent yet) is 1920x1080
get me?

SO I CAN change the resolution on the hdtv to 1920x1080 if thats what ur saying to do?


Lol my dad had a polaroid brand hdtv once and I could run it at 2500 x 1600. But that res is not native to that tv's size. So what im saying is if that tv is 720p native make sure your pc is outputting that resolution also (in your catalyst control center) because that will look the best on that size tv anyway. Otherwise things will just begin to look to small. Especially for gps games. I don't get why you would have lag spikes. Especially with black ops.. lol
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ok so u say just to ONLY use my hdtv as my ONLY monitor and give the 17" acer to my mom?
and keep the resolution at 1280x720?

im not sure why i have lag spikes its so retarded its making me so upset...
Edited by rawrjaay - 5/1/11 at 10:26pm
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ok so u say just to ONLY use my hdtv as my ONLY monitor and give the 17" acer to my mom?
and keep the resolution at 1280x720?

im not sure why i have lag spikes its so retarded its making me so upset...

No no why don't you keep them both? If you can't then yea use the hdtv. But since its a ilo I don't know how long it will last. Plus pc monitor are a bit more crisp I believe and hold up better.

Also in your dig rig. Why are you running 32 bit win7 instead of 64bit? You will be able to make better use of your rig with a 64 bit os.
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