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I dont understand how resolution effects how effective your games play. Whats a good resolution and what bad? Also what is the refresh rate. I believe implayin BF2 at 1280x1040 at 60hz... if its not that then its 1040 x 780 or w.e.
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Resolution is how many pixels are shown on the screen. Higher resolution = higher quality and more strain on your gpu. I can only do BF2 @ 800x600
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yeup the higher you go with resolution the more stress it puts on your gpu..actually if you have a pretty good gpu you can increase the resolution and it will either perform better or the same depending on your bottleneck
and it is how many pixels are shown on screen and the more you increase it and your detail settings on the game the better it will look
    
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The number of times the screen image is "painted" or refreshed per second, expressed in Hz is refresh rate.

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This is the speed at which the monitor's picture is redrawn or flashed in front of your eyes. Slower refresh rates provide a noticable flicker. Higher refresh rates create a steady picture (and is easier on your eyes). The refresh rate is determined by the video card, but also must be supported by the monitor. The maximum refresh rate will be different for different resolutions. A minimum of 75 Hertz is recommended (TV refresh rates are 30 Hz, which is why there is a noticable flicker).
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The number of times the screen image is "painted" or refreshed per second, expressed in Hz is refresh rate.
good info..i forgot about refresh rate my bad
    
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