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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by xubidoo, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. xubidoo New Member

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    Hi all , been out of PC gaming a while ,and now my trusty 22" Samsung monitor is slowly dying , so ive been looking around and found this..

    http://www.onyougo.com/acer-gn245hqbid-etug5he015-flat-panel-displays_pi336172

    Any thoughts on this? will be running it with my listed specs , any problems , eg is my system good enough for running 3D games,movies etc or do i need to upgrade something. Or should it run stuff fine , have no problems with normal games etc, i've just no idea when it comes to 3D stuff.

    Any advice would be great, thanks..
  2. Volkszorn88

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    Tbh, your current gpu is weak in my opinion for this monitor. For movies I guess it's fine, but not for gaming, again due to your current gpu.

    I would first upgrade your gpu then go with a regular non-3D monitor and save some money.
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    Volkszorn88's suggestion is good.

    Does your 226BW flicker at start-up? I have the same monitor that started to flicker
    and a simple capacitor swap restored it to its original glory.
    xubidoo says thanks.
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    I have a slightly newer version of that monitor, it does a great job, but as pointed out you have a weak GPU which could result in a mediocre experience with said monitor.
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    Yeah flickers badly for around a minute or so on startup, maybe because its not warmed up or something? after a min or so it stops and is perfectly fine.
    tbh i wouldnt have a clue how to go about doing something like that to fix it, i generally tend to make things worse when trying to fix something lol.

    thanks all for the suggestions , looks like i need a new GPU then.
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    I had that monitor once and all I can say is: stay away. There was a design fault with it, which showed a fringe around text characters and made the picture look kinda fuzzy. It couldn't be adjusted out, either and the shop model was just the same, so I got a refund. Dreadful fault and a complete deal-breaker.

    Your GPU is a little weak nowadays, too. However, you can still play some games in 3D, if you lower the resolution and details. I've got a GTX 580 and while it's still quite expensive, it blasts through everything beautifully. Besides the price, you have to make sure that you have a suitable PSU to power it, too and enough cooling in the case. You case is ok sizewise, as the 580 is the same size as your 260.
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    The flickering will only get worse over time. The cheap Chinese capacitors are made to last a few years - just about when the warranty expires on the component :shadedshu

    Your 226BW wasn't cheap when new and is still a good LCD. The capacitor swap will only cost you
    a few bucks if you DIY...not very difficult at all. Stick to Japanese made Capacitors for this job.

    I can offer some help or just do a search on Youtube under Samsung 226BW

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