Originally Posted by Princess Garnet
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.
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.
Originally Posted by De-Zant
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