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I never knew of that. You'll be pushing your tube harder than it was meant though so you'll get an earlier death. It's generally hard enough to find guaranteed good all around tubes that aren't aged much as it is, especially on a GDM FW900, so I wouldn't be so willing to do that myself after dropping a couple hundred on it, but to each their own.
2560x1600 doesn't "push" the tube any harder than 640x480 - there's no extra stress on the components when you use different resolutions. There will be a loss in sharpness obviously (the aperture grille isn't fine enough to fully render that resolution, and CRT video amplifiers lose accuracy as you increase the signal frequency), but it won't kill the monitor any sooner than any other resolution.
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I can't stand CRTs because of their physical characteristics, but performance wise they're great. I'd make a bit of a compromise and get a 120HZ LCD monitor. Not quite as good as a CRT, but a big improvement as far as image smoothness is concerned when compared to 60HZ panels.

For your price range you may be able to find a 24 inch 120HZ LCD monitor. Finding a 22 inch is definitely possible (approx. 230 USD), but a 24 inch may be in your budget.
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post #23 of 26
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2560x1600 doesn't "push" the tube any harder than 640x480 - there's no extra stress on the components when you use different resolutions. There will be a loss in sharpness obviously (the aperture grille isn't fine enough to fully render that resolution, and CRT video amplifiers lose accuracy as you increase the signal frequency), but it won't kill the monitor any sooner than any other resolution.
Hmm, I was always reading and under the assumption that the extra work the guns have to do in travel wears on them faster or something, similar to how increasing the refresh rate is supposed to wear on them more.
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2560x1600 doesn't "push" the tube any harder than 640x480 - there's no extra stress on the components when you use different resolutions. There will be a loss in sharpness obviously (the aperture grille isn't fine enough to fully render that resolution, and CRT video amplifiers lose accuracy as you increase the signal frequency), but it won't kill the monitor any sooner than any other resolution.
How is this done?

Registery edit to include that resolution + disabling EDID and setting the new resolution as max and then enabling?
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I loved my old crts, but game on the to much an dim dimer Dark. then one is turning red or green Been to long. Had a 28 inch lcd hanns-g lcd was crap sold it to a buddy he Loves it. Got a 1680-1050 120hz and reminded me of old crt But @ low res drove me nuts (285 then 480 then 480 sli) got this monitor Sig rig, 1920-1080 @ 120hz i love it. Still missing the 2048-1536 res but like wide screen more, also to add my monitor was one of the 1st 120hz LED on the market Cost of 350 on amazon alot better then others, BUt i Still got old Samsung VX2265wm 1680-1050 @ 120hz i need to sell it but lazy , pm if u want to make a deal.
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Hmm, I was always reading and under the assumption that the extra work the guns have to do in travel wears on them faster or something, similar to how increasing the refresh rate is supposed to wear on them more.
Nah as far as the tube itself is concerned everything is the same - they just receive the color signals and that signal varies the electron output. The difference is in the deflection circuitry, which have to operate at higher speeds and voltages depending on the frequency of the Hsync and Vsync signals.

Maybe the components in that circuit might wear out faster like you said, but they're still less likely to fail than some of the other parts of the monitor. Most monitors' premature "deaths" come from the flyback and/or HOT (ok I guess they're still technically part of the deflection circuitry, but the chance of them failing is always high no matter what you do). Either way, electronic failures are always fixable, and if you've got a monitor like the FW900 it's worth learning how to identify and repair them. It's only the tube that you have to really worry about, because that's the only part that doesn't have any available replacements.


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How is this done?

Registery edit to include that resolution + disabling EDID and setting the new resolution as max and then enabling?
That could work, but I just did it through the nVidia control panel.
Edited by Manyak - 8/21/11 at 7:47am
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