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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2004, 11:00 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello, I am just wondering if a Compaq 15 inch lcd FP745A w/ a 1024x768 native res. will cut it in the future. I plan on building a new system soon, gaming a big part, and am wondering if this monitor will be able to play games for a while and if it will or won't hamper the quality of a good video card. Any advice would be good. Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-21-2004, 09:23 PM
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Well, I run most things at 1280x960. You can get by w/ 1024x and just increase the Anti-Aliasing and Antistropic Filtering. 1280x to 1600x is nice to have. Especially on those games that aren't that graphically intensive or if you have a card that can do full quality, anti aliasing, etc at 1280x or better (overclocked 9800 Pros and up can do almost full settings on most games at 1280x).

You should also check the refresh rate on the monitor you want at least 70hz at 1024x... but I'm not sure how LCDs are on refresh rate.

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The options for the refresh rate were 60, 70, 72, and it was at 60. I went w/ 70 and everything seems to be in a more detail especially w/ letters, so it seems. Does that seem right? So far, it makes things sharper, thx.
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I bought a Samsung syncmaster 152n 15", 1024x768 w/ a 75 hz refresh rate.......It works great, i think in the future, it'll be ok, i plan on using mine as long as it will last

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Hmm... well I personally run my desk top at 1280x all the time. Most of my games I run at 1280 also, some at 1024x, and older games at 1600x.

I would say 1024x is becoming or is pretty much the minimum for desk top... and average or below average for games.

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Uhh.. Below average? Im not sure about that. Average maybe. I dont think that 1024x768 standard is gonna jump to anything much higher anytime soon. If you like benchmarks then they are a good example. All of the default resolutions for most benchmarks today are 1024x768. So if that is all your monitor will do and then I wouldnt worry to much about that. Really though, the resolution you choose is more of a preference than anything. You get a little sharper detail with higher res but I dont think its that noticeable after 1024x768. Alright... Ill even add to the fact that you get more screen space. Big whup...

Oh and as youll read in a lot of places the resolution you should use is relative to your screen size. Think about it, with a 15" monitor anything higher than 1024x768 would be hardly ledgible on the desktop. Thats probably why it doesnt offer anything better.

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You're right, it is mainly personal preferance. Some people like 1024x and max high quality detail, others like 1280x and medium high quality detail, and others like 1600x1200 and medium low quality. But I don't think anyone uses a resolution lower than 1024x. In the feature I would think GPUs are going to be able to give us 1280x at max quality, of course depending on the game. I love the 1280 and almost maxed out quality.

Oh, and very true about the size of the monitor. But you can change the size of icons and fonts for everything, it just takes a couple minutes. It's been so long since I have used a 15" monitor, I forget what they all look like on one.

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But I don't think anyone uses a resolution lower than 1024x.
I know people that play Half-Life mods (CS, TFC, etc.) at a 800x600 resolution LOL.

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