What resolution do you all run your desktop at?

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  1. Michael Silla

    Michael Silla Second Unit

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    The reason why I ask is that I am trying to get adjusted to my new 19 inch monitor. I got so comfortable running at 1048 X 768 on my old 17 inch monitor that I'm having trouble deciding whether to go for 1280 X 1024. Right now I have the refresh rate set at 100 HZ. My monitor is a NEC Multisync 95.

    Although things are "tiny(er)" at 1280 X 1024, they are reasonably clear. I guess my only concern would be the life of the monitor and my peepers. Anyway, before I babble further I'd like to get some input....

    Michael.
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    I wouldn't recommend anyone use the 1280x1024 resolution setting. Why? Look at the aspect ratios. 1280x1024 is not a 1.33:1 aspect ratio like 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x960 or 1600x1200. Since your monitor is 1.33:1, well, you get the point.
    1280x1024 is a ratio of 1.25:1. This will introduce a certain amount of distortion into the display.
    I run a 19" Mitsubishi Diamond Plus 91 at 1152x864. I can run it higher but I just prefer the display quality at this setting. My Matrox card lets me run this at 85hz which looks perfectly stable to me.
     
  3. Gary King

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    I have a Viewsonic 17" display, run at 1600x1200.
     
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  5. Rob Gillespie

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    You can get LCD screens with that AR?
     
  6. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

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    My Powerbook G4 is 1152x768. Just a little bit wider than a normal 1024x768 screen. Makes a difference!
     
  7. Jeremy Allin

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    I'm running my 17" monitor at 1024 x 768 (100Hz).
     
  8. Mark Paquette

    Mark Paquette Supporting Actor

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    I'm running my 17" CRT at 1152 x 864, refresh rate of 85 Hertz. [​IMG]
     
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  11. Michael Silla

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I just had Windows throw a money wrench at me. I put the computer in stand-by last night before I went to bed. When I came to turn it on this afternoon it wouldn't "awake" right away and XP rebooted the machine.

    Cool thing is the computer recognized that there was a "crash", told me what caused the problem (apparently my Nvidia driver 21.83 doesn't like keeping my Geoforce2 GTS at 100 HZ) and sent an "anonymous" report to Microsoft. Much better than the typical Win95/98/ME BSOD.

    Has anyone else run into this issue?. the 100 HZ option has disappeared from the selectable refresh rate tab in properties. Should I try using a different driver?.

    Rob:

    I'm trying the 1152 X 864 setting (at 85 HZ) and it looks wonderful. Text doesn't seem so unnaturally squished. Thanks man.

    Michael.
     
  12. Rob Gillespie

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    I suppose it would have to be Apple.
     
  13. Jon_Are

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    I just did the 1152 x 864 as well; didn't know what I was missing. Looks great.

    Thanks, guys.

    Jon
     

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