Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Help. Screen Resolution + More upgrades
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help. Screen Resolution + More upgrades

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hey dudes,

I can only max my screen res out at 1650 x 1050 or something like that. Is it because of my monitor? What monitor 22-23 inch would you suggest you suggest I upgrade to?

Also I was thinking of doing some upgrades on my rig in the next week or two (e.g. overclocking CPU and buying CPU cooler etc). I also want to crossfire my 6970, What type of cooling for this would you suggest or should I just let the 4 case fans handle that and the inbuilt cooling in the graphics card?

Cheers in advance. :-)
Koozie's Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 3.6Ghz Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Powercolor 6970 16GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 TB Noctua D14 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Samsung SynMaster T220 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 850W CoolerMaster Midi Razer Mamba 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Razer Megalodon 
  hide details  
Reply
Koozie's Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 3.6Ghz Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Powercolor 6970 16GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 TB Noctua D14 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Samsung SynMaster T220 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 850W CoolerMaster Midi Razer Mamba 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Razer Megalodon 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
Until you tell us what monitor you own I would have to guess that the resolution you are getting is most likely the native resolution of your monitor. Your native resolution is your maximum resolution.

If you want suggestions on what to buy, tell us what your most important activities that the monitor will be used for.... games, photo editing, movie watching, etc., or all of the above? Also what is your price range. There is no "end all debate" monitor out there. Many are good for one activity and mediocre or bad for another and vice versa. I would assume you're primarily a gamer by looking at your avatar, so for starters you would probably want a monitor that has low input lag and quick pixel response rate, but then that also depends on what types of games you play, RTS vs FPS.

We need details if you want to have a productive discussion.
800D
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 MSI 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) XFX Radeon HD 4890 Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue 8GB (2GB x 4) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm SATA Crucial M4 128GB SATA III  ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Asus PA238Q Asus PA238Q Logitech G11 Corsair Obsidian Series 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
800D
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 MSI 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) XFX Radeon HD 4890 Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue 8GB (2GB x 4) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm SATA Crucial M4 128GB SATA III  ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Asus PA238Q Asus PA238Q Logitech G11 Corsair Obsidian Series 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Sorry I thought you build see my build under my posts. I have a Samsung SyncMaster T220. I use it stricly for hardcore gaming :-)
Koozie's Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 3.6Ghz Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Powercolor 6970 16GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 TB Noctua D14 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Samsung SynMaster T220 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 850W CoolerMaster Midi Razer Mamba 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Razer Megalodon 
  hide details  
Reply
Koozie's Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 3.6Ghz Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Powercolor 6970 16GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 TB Noctua D14 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Samsung SynMaster T220 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 850W CoolerMaster Midi Razer Mamba 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Razer Megalodon 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Yea your rig doesn't show up in your signature. To make it show up you'll need to select it to "show it off" so that we can see it.

Going back to your monitor question, there are a lot of good monitors out there for hardcore gaming. To narrow it down you'll need to decide on what features you want vs what you're willing to compromise on.

Things like:

-Decide what size you want. 22" or 23" or larger.
-Do you want LED or CCFL backlighting?
-Will you be wanting to do an Eyefinity setup any time soon, if not then do you want to do any 3D gaming?
-Do you want to have ergonomic adjustments like swivel and height adjustment?
-Will you want to be able to use a wall mount?
-How much do you care about color reproduction accuracy?
-What kind of budget do you have for a monitor?
-How important is having an HDMI connection on the monitor?

Answer those questions then we can help you narrow it down even further.

Looking at your old monitor the feature that sticks out the most that I assume your looking to upgrade is to something with a higher resolution? The standard now is 1920x1080. Anything higher is going to be found on larger than 23" monitors and it's gonna cost ya more money.

Good luck on the hunt.
800D
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 MSI 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) XFX Radeon HD 4890 Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue 8GB (2GB x 4) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm SATA Crucial M4 128GB SATA III  ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Asus PA238Q Asus PA238Q Logitech G11 Corsair Obsidian Series 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
800D
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 MSI 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) XFX Radeon HD 4890 Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue 8GB (2GB x 4) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm SATA Crucial M4 128GB SATA III  ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Asus PA238Q Asus PA238Q Logitech G11 Corsair Obsidian Series 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Monitors and Displays
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Help. Screen Resolution + More upgrades