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Edited by dreameer111 - 3/18/11 at 9:35pm
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Nothing you can do. Sell the monitor to me.
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Black bars? Seriously? You complain about that?

Oh well, look for the dell U2711. That is the 16:9 version of your LCD, offering 2560x1440. That should solve some issues, but it's also a resolution decrease.
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I could swear there is a way to get ride of the black bars, but maybe not.

How much you want for your U3011?
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Originally Posted by dreameer111 View Post
I've owned my Dell U3011 for a couple months now, and I think it's great for general use and surfing the web.
When I play games, I use fraps a lot to record video, and for the past few weeks I've been thinking of downgrading in resolution to a 16:9 format. A couple of reasons for this:

- a 5870 seems quite weak at 2560x1600 (mainly world of warcraft, but other games as well) and I don't plan on going crossfire / sli
- my frapsed youtube video's that I record always have black bars on the sides.

Is there a way to record in fraps while playing at the native 2560x1600 and still get the full hd quality on youtube without the black bars and without having to crop the original video?
You'll loose more money swapping monitors than it would cost you to simply add another card (or upgrade to another card). Why the multi gpu hate anyway? Just running two tends to be no hassle at all.
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Just because youre monitor supports 1600P doesn't mean you should play at that resolution. Maybe something easy to run like Bioshock or HL2. Keep it at that rez for normal use but play your games at 1200P/1080P.

Its still going to look great.
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Would cropping the video be an option?
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Just because youre monitor supports 1600P doesn't mean you should play at that resolution. Maybe something easy to run like Bioshock or HL2. Keep it at that rez for normal use but play your games at 1200P/1080P.

Its still going to look great.
EWW! I feel it necessary for you to hand in your overclock.net badge and turn in sir. don't run a 1600P monitor at 1600P!?...who are you to call yourself part of this community haha. you OVERCLOCK your GPU or add another. you don't DOWNSIZE your resolution ! I'm shocked!

lol I obviously took it a little far and i'm just giving you a hard time but i agree with the guy saying you'll lose money in the swap...plus add another 5870 or upgrade to a 6970 or a 580 and you'd be fine...nevermind if you wanted to go for the 6990 or soon to be 590.
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EWW! I feel it necessary for you to hand in your overclock.net badge and turn in sir. don't run a 1600P monitor at 1600P!?...who are you to call yourself part of this community haha. you OVERCLOCK your GPU or add another. you don't DOWNSIZE your resolution ! I'm shocked!
Well, you're gonna want to downsize your res if its not performing propperly.

OP add another card or replace your GPU, your going to be out of pocket, and your really gonna miss the size of that 30".
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sell ur u3011, buy a u2711 on sale...use extra cash to buy another gpu or upgrade and you wont see a difference, because the u2711 has the same horizontal resolution and its dot pitch is slighty higher........
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