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Better performance on lcd or crt?

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I have a 17" lcd and also a 17" crt. My question is... Is it harder for my vc to dislplay on lcd than crt. As in, would i get better performance if i started using my crt. I know its a nub question but i just don't know.
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The monitor does not affect the actual processing power of the graphics card, so you will not see gains of an extra 5fps or whatever on a different type of monitor.

You will need a good LCD though to enjoy your games without suffering from tearing or ghosting from the display. If you do notice that in games then the response time for your LCD is not low enough (response time dictates how quickly the crystals int he display react, the quicker the better and less ghosting / tearing occurs).

I think generally a response time of 12ms and lower is acceptable.
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I think the response time on this monitor is 16ms but it was part of a package deal with a rebate. I probably should have just spent some more money on a better lcd. Thanks for the response.
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(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD athalon64 3800+ ASUS Amberine M winxp media center 2005 hp 17" lcd 
KeyboardPowerMouse
saitek 350watt logitec mx510 
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(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD athalon64 3800+ ASUS Amberine M winxp media center 2005 hp 17" lcd 
KeyboardPowerMouse
saitek 350watt logitec mx510 
  hide details  
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