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LCD MONITOR Help Wanted !!

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  1. Kurtis New Member

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    Lately in most of my games ive been playing ive noticed rips in my screen. There hard to catch but enough to annoy me. I was told from a friend that this was do to response time. I looked up my current lcd wich is a crap princeton and it is a 20ms!!! Im looking into buying a 19" widescreen and im not sure what to get. Im new to the whole lcd screen so any suggestions would be great even if your suggesting a brand.

    So far these 2 really got my attention
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824009073
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824163130

    let me know if there are any good for games. Any suggestions , help , or info would be apreciated thanks.
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    What do you mean by rips? Horizontal lines where images don't quite match up on your monitor are normal. You can really notice them in FPS games, or when a bright flash occurs in a game. This can occur when your Frames per second become much faster than the refresh rate of your monitor. In the video options in your games try enableing V-Sync that will limit your frame rates to the refresh rate of your monitor and resolve some horizontal mis-alignment. With a 6800GS you can easily expect this.

    As far as the replacement. I like Acer I have had good luck with them in the past. Never heard of the other company.

    Some other brands to consider are:
    NEC
    CTX
    View Sonic
    Phillips
    Sony
    And of course the massive apple screens.
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    Is there a reason you want a widescreen? Seems like a normal one would be a better choice for games. Make sure you look at viewing angles and pixel pitch, as well as the contrast ratio. Response isnt everything. Here's a kickass refurb if you're interested.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116355R
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    Well thanks I think im going to go with the acer and you perfectly described what im seeing only its not noticable as a line more like just the screen cant keep up so it doesnt match it up all at once still looks great though. As for you sandman dont get me wrong I like normal square monitors but have you ever played a game in widescreen ?? I was watching a friend the other day play cs source and quake 4 in widescreen and its just outstanding. The only thing I dont like is compairing a normal 19 lcd to a widescreen one the widescreens are just a inch or 2 shorter.


    Watch this video and youll know what widescreen is all about
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0wbFJlF3sc&search=quake 3
  5. Kurtis New Member

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    you were right therm !! Turned vsync on and it helped now its just bairly noticable and I mean you have to be in a room in the game with flickering lights and have a realy sharp eye to see it. Other then that will a monitor with a high refresh rate help ??

    Also one last question is there any software out there I can use like atitool for my 6800gs ??
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    I use ati tool for testing for artifacts and use coolbits for over clocking.and yes i would invest in a lcd with an minimum of 8ms or less. i have the Acer al1916 8ms and it is very good.or instead buy another 6800 gs and go sli
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    My second 6800gs ive already paid for got it and it was doa im just waiting on it to get back. And im not sure about the monitor cluster thing I just like the widescreen view. I do think dude needs one more row on the top though =P

    As for ati tool i just found out it would work for my nvidia. Only thing is its coming up as 450gpu and 500memory ????? Shouldnt it be 1000 mem. ?? Running a avg of 400fps though

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