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Monitor suitable as a monitor, TV, and gaming

Q: Monitor suitable as a monitor, TV, and gaming

The title basically says it. I'd like to get a monitor that works as a monitor with my Macbook Pro (I'll just get a HDMI connector) for general computer use, but one that is also suitable for gaming with PS3/PS4 with a low input lag as I like my competitive gaming, but also doubles as a TV, so has a tv/freeview tuner installed too.

Wasn't sure where to put this topic so went for random, anyone out there have any advice?

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A: Monitor suitable as a monitor, TV, and gaming

It might help someone here to help you if you told us what country you are in, approximate screen size desired, and the most amount of money you are willing to spend.

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Sorry for the long text, I'm trying to send as much information i have.

Hello forums!
A few years ago i built a new gaming pc because i wanted to be able to play high quality games. But since day 1 i've had nothing but problems. Whenever i play one of my high quality games such as "Assassins Creed, Tomb Raider, Battlefield 3 or Primal Carnage" the monitor goes completely blank showing a "no signal to monitor" sign after gaming for between 5 minutes to up to 2-3 hours. The monitor sometimes also shows different color stripes either for examples: orange, pink or grey. The sound of my friends on skype usually keeps going for about 20 seconds before going silent, the sound of the game shuts off instantly or goes in a loop or starts with a loud buzzing sound. The fans and the LED's on my pc are still going but i can't control anything on the pc making me have to force restart my pc on the power button.
I've been on this forum before talking to this guy who is helping me but he's been quite busy lately so i need some extra help.
I've updated all drivers to latest, i never overheat, the GPU does not go over 51C when gaming and CPU never goes over 51C either.
I've upgraded my 650W powersupply to a 850W power supply and is one of the highest rated best performance power supplies you can find.
I tried to RMA my graphics card but they found nothing wrong with it and sent it back.
I bought two new sticks of RAM 4GB each, still... Read more

A:Solved: No signal to monitor/colorful monitor crash when gaming

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Is. The
Iiyama G-Master G2530HSU-B1 24.5" Full HD Monitor a suitable monitor for the Dell Inspiron 2368? It will mainly be used for filmmaking: editing and after effects and all that?
 

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Hi techspot.. it's been a while,

Reccently had someone offer me a 42" TV cheap, as he needed cash fast.. So I snapped it up. Thinking i'd decide what to do with it later on...

One idea is putting it on the wall in the bedroom.. possibly hook up a console.

The other, and more relevent is hooking it up to the computer, which I use for gaming, entertainment, and other general uses.
Would having a 42" monitor coupled with a 24" one, on a single (large) desk work out?

I'm currently running a 8800GTX, and again i'm unsure how much GPU power this monsterous screen would use.

Anyone tried these sort of sizes as a computer screen?
Got a better idea on what I should do with this tv?

Regards,
Magic
 

A:Will a 42" monitor be suitable?

Hi, I used to use a 46" Sony Bravia TV as my computer monitor. This was connected to a 8800GTX. The TV's native res is 1920x1080 so wasn't really requiring more power from the GPU than a 24" monitor of the same resolution (or 1920x1200). Not sure I'd have it on a desk, I used to sit at a small desk at a distance from it with a wireless keyboard an mouse. I think you'd suffer sitting that close to it (would not be able to see the whole screen without turning your head side to side, probably see the screen elements being that close).

If you are looking to play the latest games at 1920x1080/1200 then you might have to invest in a higher performance graphics card. If its just for general use and older games the 8800GTX should be fine (ran Modern Warfare in my rig listed in the "System" pop up without any problem at this resolution)


 

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I am looking to purchase an HP LA2205WG monitor.  Can you please advise if the Intel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset loaded on my PC is adequate to drive this screen? Thanks  Paul

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A:KVM switch suitable for U2414H monitor , xps 8920. MS wireless keyboard,mouse,Custom PC

There is no such thing as WIRELESS KVM

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

A:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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Hello, 
I have been looking for verification that if I buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor – S2417DG and attach it to my Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI that I will get full 2560x1440 resolution refresh rate 165 Hz with 1ms response as the Monitor specs are listed.
I can find no information that the HDMI will pass this level of output.
I have talked to Dell tech support and they do say that the HDMI port is connected directly to the  NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 1050T i with 4GB GDDR5 but I also have seen information that HDMI will not support this.
So I am looking for verification on this configuration being compatible/able to output the full capabilities of the video card to the monitor via the on board HDMI output?

A:Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI Specs/Does HDMI out support full bandwidth for G-SYNC Dell Gaming Monitor – S2417DG

First of all, G-Sync as far as I know requires DisplayPort and will not run on HDMI.  Even if it does, I don't think even HDMI 2.0 has enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 165 Hz.  And even if it does though, all of the Dell systems I've seen have only had HDMI 1.4, which is only enough for 1440p @ 60 Hz.  But even if all of that isn't a problem, does the Inspiron 7567 have ONLY a GeForce GPU, or does it have an Intel GPU plus a GeForce GPU?  If it's the latter, G-Sync will definitely not work because in almost all systems that have both GPUs, only the Intel GPU is directly wired to the display outputs.  If your system has ONLY the GeForce GPU, then G-Sync should work in theory, but again you may have the bandwidth problems I mentioned above.

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Hi, some games only display in 1024x768 minimum, but their text and graphics look so small on my 17" monitor that I get eyestrain and have got to get a bigger monitor.
I think LCD's have replaced CRT's nowadays, so I think a 22" LCD would be fine, but shall I get a square screen one or a widescreen?
I only want it for playing games and flight simulations, nothing else.
Wouldn't a widescreen stretch the picure out and make it look funny?
What sort do you all use?
Thanks
 

A:What monitor do you use for gaming?

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Hey i just built my first every gaming computer. I'm looking to buy a monitor under $200, it can be 19", but not 17". I want it to be decent. i've looked but i don't no what exactly im looking for... so help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:monitor for gaming rig

Do you want widescreen or non-widescreen?

EDIT: If it's okay to be widescree: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116095
If you want non-ws: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009137
You can actually ger a good (by looking at the numbers) 22" monitor under 200 (after rebates): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236043 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236028
 

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Hi,
Im looking for suggestions on what brand or kind of monitor should i buy. The specs thay i have in mind are; 1920x1080 res, 144mhz, below 4 ms, preferrably a VA panel since I play both competitive games and solo games which graphics and color are important and in my understanding, VA panels are in between IPS and TN.

Thank you!
 

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Ok so for the past week or so I been lookin for a nice new monitor and I finally decided on these few...
This is for gaming, and just general stuff..but I want something good for gaming too definetly.

Samsung SyncMaster 17" 730B
http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/118806/rpem/ccd/productDetailSpecification.do#tabs

LG Flatron 17" L1720PQ
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7453347&type=product&id=1125464966365

Hyundai ImageQuest B70A
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824179015
 

A:Best monitor for gaming?

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Just purchased a Mitsubushi 17" LCD monitor Model NXM76LCD. It has both analog and DVI input capability. My previous experienece with LCD monitors and games was very disappointing and I ended up taking them back. This Mitsubiishi unit works as good or better than my old Trinitron 19" CRT monitor. So far I've run M$ Combat Flight Sim (1,2 & 3) Descent 2 & 3 and M$ Midtown Madness. Video quaility is excellent. Native resolution is 1280 X 1024. Running it on and older Dell XPS R400, P2, 384mb SDRAM with an ATI Radeon 64mb AGP graphics card. OS is Win98SE. Tomorrow I'm going to buy a DVI cable (it didn't come with one) and see if that makes any difference.

Just wondered if any one else has tried this one out. Would welcome comments/questions.

Regards - Ray
 

A:LCD Monitor for gaming

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Yay my Chimei 22in monitor died after 4 years of good service​I paid about 350 for it when brand new​im looking around that same price range for a gaming monitor that will be running crossfired 6900s​im happy for a true 22in monitor but would be happy to go up in size if the price is right​thanks for the suggestions guys​
 

A:New gaming monitor

24 inch 1920x1080 is now the default monitor. No point going smaller. They cost <$200.

Other options include:
- Taking a risk and spending ~$300 on a 2560x1440 27 incher from eBay. Techspot has it on Xmas Shopping List.
- Spending a little more and getting either a 27inch 1080p monitor, or a productivity-oriented 1920x1200 monitor.
- Check out Dell website for more sizes and resolutions. You're gonna be paying for it, though.
 

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24" Black LED Monitor Full HD With Super Slim Design ​

Screen Size (Inch): 23.5
Screen Size (cm): 59.8
Screen Size (Class): 24
Flat / Curved: Flat
Active Display Size (HxV) (mm): 521.28(H) x 293.22(V)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Panel Type: PLS
Brightness (Typical): 250cd/m2
Brightness (Min): 200cd/m2
Peak Luminance Ratio: 98%
Contrast Ratio Static: 1000:1(Typ.), 700:1(Min)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: Mega
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Response Time: 4 (GTG?
Viewing Angle (Horizontal/Vertical): 178/178
Colour Support: 16.7M
Colour Gamut (NTSC 1976): 72%
Refresh Rate: 60Hz​
OR

24" LED Monitor With Sharp Picture Quality​

Screen Size: 24"
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Panel Type: TN
BLU Type: LED
Brightness: 250cd/m
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Typ)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: Mega ?
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Response Time: 2 (GTG)
Viewing Angle (H/V): 170 / 160
Color Supported: 16.7M


 

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Is this a good gaming monitor? It is a Sceptre brand so I guess I can trust them.

http://www.sceptre.com/Products/LCD/Specifications/spec_x9cNagaV.htm

The one thing that I like about this monitor is its 16.7 colors. I guess that means it's an 8-bit monitor right? I am planning on buying from newegg.com or tigerdirect.com. I just want a monitor that has good picture quality and fast response time. Should I get this monitor or can anyone recommend one that is better?
 

A:Gaming monitor?

16.7 million colors is 32-bit. It looks like an alright monitor. 8ms is the highest response time you would want on a gaming monitor.
 

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I'm curious if the monitor in the link below is bad for gaming? I really don't know anything about monitor specs, so could someone please give me an idea on the quality of this monitor? I'm sure it's a good monitor, I'm just a little worried about the refresh rates of flat-screen monitors since I play online games a lot.

DELL E172FP 17-inch Flat Panel Color Monitor

Thanks for any help
 

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I'm Looking to buy a Gaming monitor but i'm not sure which one to get. My Budget is 550$, i want it 27 inches or bigger. Any suggestion

A:Best gaming monitor

Hi, Welcome to 8 forums.

How about this? Amazon.com: BenQ High Performance Gaming XL2720T 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor: Computers & Accessories

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I recently purchased a cyberpower gaming tower with the amd ryzen graphics card along with a Dell gaming monitor and when i power up the unit i get an "no hdmi signal" message both ends are plugged into the correct spots any clues as to whats going on?

A:Gaming monitor

For our users to assist in troubleshooting, please answer the following questions;
* What operating system?* What specific AMD Ryzen video card model?* What video out ports are available on the video card?* What specific Dell monitor model?

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My spec are in my specs thingy. Nvidia 275 video card. Whats the best monitor I can get for around 200$? My video card can support way over 2560x1600 , how much do you have to spend to break the 1920x1080 barrier? Are they even worth it?

Also I am somewhat interested in a 3d monitor setup but they look pricey and I have no clue if they are worth it.
 

A:Best gaming monitor for $200?

Are you looking to game at that resolution? The GTX 275 will find it difficult to play GPU-intensive games at or over 1920x1080.
 

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Thinking about getting a 120hz monitor to replace my current 60hz monitor, I have the money to pay for it;

Just need to know if it's worth it and if it even makes that much of a difference.

Thanks

A:Monitor For Gaming

I would recommend a Benq Monitor

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https://www.ebuyer.com/702613-aoc-q2778vqe-27-led-monitor-q2778vqe

https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/monitors/home/L27q-20-27-QHD-MonitorHDMI+DP/p/65D4GCC1US

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-Q2778VQE-27-Inch-2560x1440-Resolution/dp/B00VERZDEG?th=1
 

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Hi folks, my monitor blew up and I was looking at LCD monitors. I can't afford most of them, but was wondering about a couple that were in my price range. Is 21ms acceptable response time for gaming? This is the one I was checking out: http://www.directron.com/v293.html

Also found Acer one with 20ms in the same price range:
http://www.directron.com/al1913b.html

Otherwise, I guess I'll stick with CRT for now.

Thanks.
 

A:LCD Monitor for Gaming Help

lcd

Really it's confusing, some people complain of 8ms and 12ms lcds ghosting, while other people get 25ms lcds that they say have no ghosting at all. I think it has more to do with the quality of the lcd.
 

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I need some recomendations on getting the best gaming monitor in the150-200$ price range. I really don't know anything about monitors, if you can give me the basics on what to look for I can do some of my own hunting. Also Id appreciate any links to monitors in this price range you peeps recomend.
 

A:Gaming Monitor

not sure about price range, but i'd be looking for:
19" widescreen tft
Resolution: 1440 x 900 (very minimum native)
Refresh rate of <8ms
DVI input
 

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I want a large lcd to play games and watch movies (as well as other computer tasks)

This one seems awfully cheap for $430 for a 32" :
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=PLTV32-R&cat=MON

Is it worth the extra $170 for this one with better specs?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16889022022

I've seen a Protron (Ultra) 32" and I noticed no problems with it, It wasn't as bright or responsive as my current 19" widescreen lcd but It looked alright. I always hear bad things about generic brands.

Will there be a noticeable difference so great that the extra money would be well spent?
 

A:Gaming LCD Monitor

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Looking for new set of dual gaming monitors. I like Samsung and ASUS. 22-24 inch is what im looking for. two monitors. Loads of mixed reviews of everything. Willing to spend around ?200 each. Any advice on whats best would be greatly appreciated.

Looking at Samsung S24A350H

or the 22 inch version.

A:New gaming monitor!

Get the Samsung 24's and don't look back. Maybe make sure they have universal mounting points for a riser stand and a possible third monitor later ! The Asus's are sweet but I would go with the Sammy's, I went with LG's and I wish I had waited for the prices to fall on the Samsung's.

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Right now i have $486 saved up for a new monitor. I will be using the monitor for mostly gaming, but i will also like to watch Blu-rays on it later when i buy a PS3. I have been eying the Dell UltraSharp U2410 24" monitor for a while now, Is there anything else i need to take a look at first.
 

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I picked up a new LGe Monitor (L196WTQ), installed proper drivers and set everthing up.
Only...
It produces garbled desktop icons and a marquee like box around my mouse that flickers inconsistantly, images on my computer and the entire web are all completely fine.
Games like World of Warcraft are flickering, garbled, and some things just shouldnt be there. Perhaps it has something to do with the Graphics Card? I have a Radeon 9800 Pro.
Below is what I mean by "Garbled".

Could someone help find my problem?

Oh yes, my screen size is 1440x900 and at 60hrz
 

A:New monitor and gaming

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Im buying this Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Its my first lcd , my lovely superbright diamondtron mitsubishi has finally bitten the dust

Ive done a bit of research and this is the monitor for me

problem is i know lcd's display best at their native resolution and for most things ill be running at at 1680x1050 , however with my current rig (and my upgrade being pushed back due to needing a new monitor) ill struggle to game at this res

so will it look/perform ok at 1280x1024 ingame? until i upgrade?

A:New gaming monitor

Hi archie

I use the Samsung 226BW which is a 1680x1050 monitor. Any game i play that my graphics card cant handle at 1680x1050 i lower the res of that game to 1280x800 in the games menu.

As 1280 is pretty close to 75% of 1680 and 800 is pretty close to 75% of 1050 its the settings i use for games like Crysis Warhead etc. You'll see when you get the monitor what is best but a setting of 1280x1024 will give you 76% and 97% of your native resulution and will make the image appear distorted

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I'm looking for a new monitor for gaming and general use

I want something with a fairly fast response time, probably around 22" and as for budget, well, as cheap as possible really

I'm in the UK
 

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What about this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051

Got any other suggestions? No more than 22'inches

Thanks
 

A:Looking for a new monitor good for gaming

Asus are fine, as are Samsung and Dell. In any case, as you are looking at TN panels, they are all about equal. Just watch for models with the "2ms" rating and you should be fine.
 

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I was thinking about buying a LCD monitor but I heard that they arent as great for gaming as CRTs because of refresh rates and clearness. Still my bulky CRT needs to go so i was just wondering wat kind of refresh rates i want and contrast ratio and so on. I use my comp for gaming with games such as CS:S, BF2, AOEIII, and Oblivion as well as for casual use such as web browsing typing up word documents ect. Please help.
 

A:What specs for gaming monitor?

How much can you spend?
Remember the basic rule: You get what you pay for

There are some great LCDs on the market, but if you want very good image quality, and no ghosting, you have to pay for that. Also, to get the best image quality, you should use the LCD at its native resolution. Of course you can use it at other resolutions, but the image quality wont be the best.
Unfortunately, if you want a big monitor (17" or 19") and want to use the native resolution, you need a powerful computer to run the games smoothly at those high resolutions.

If you, like me, dont have a cutting edge machine, look for a 15" LCD. Its native resolution its 1024x768. That should tax too much your machine.
 

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Good evening

I recently went out and purchased a Benq rl2450H monitor with the intention of using it as an external monitor for my HP Pavillion G6 laptop however, when 5 minutes into a game of Counterstrike: Global Offensive, my laptop shut downs without any notice.

I have attempted to use lower in game resolutions and aspect ratios. I have also attempted using VGA and HDMI connections but to no avail.

My graphics cards drivers are also up to date. This problem has me stumped. It may be that the graphics card can not handle this and if it is the case is there anyway I can reduce the pressure it puts on the Graphics Card.

Thank you in advance.

Regards,
Anjew
 

A:External Monitor and gaming

The PC shutting down would indicate a hardware fault. The external monitor would not cause the laptop to shut down.

Typical causes of shutdowns are a fault with the power supply or motherboard. It could also be heat related, but they you would also typically get an alarm before/during the shutdown.
 

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Hi,

I am looking to upgrade my monitor for playing games like Crysis or COD- I currently have this;

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Sony_SDM_E96D__6495720

....but the colours look a bit flat compared to my 42" LCD TV and the response rate isn't great.

I am ideally looking for a widescreen 20" monitor for under 150. What brands should I look out for, which ones should I avoid?

Any suggestions/recommendations welcome!!

Cheers
 

A:Recommend a gaming monitor

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Hey all,
I'm moving into a cramped apartment with 3 other people next year and won't be able to make room for my behemoth of a CRT monitor. (plus its a pain to move it around)

So, I'm planning on getting a LCD monitor to replace it, strictly for gaming purposes, and was wondering what you guys could recommend! I really have no idea where to start.

My gaming rig is top-notch and I'm willing to spend around $500 for the monitor. Oh, and I prefer quality over size.
Any comments, suggestions, and recommendations welcome!
 

A:Gaming Monitor Recommendation?

Bumpy bump.
 

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OK I am trying to set up a 6 monitor eyefinity setup using two r9 290x GPU. I want to cross fire the GPU s and then plug 3 of the monitors into 3 of the 4 ports that are on the GPU and then plug the other 3 in via a port hub utilizing the last plug in on the gpu. My knowledge is limited so I have questions regarding this method. For one would this even work? 2. Would I be able to max out most games using this method? 3. Is there an easier way to do this?
 

A:Setting up a 6 monitor gaming rig

Scooby Dude said:





OK I am trying to set up a 6 monitor eyefinity setup using two r9 290x GPU. I want to cross fire the GPU s and then plug 3 of the monitors into 3 of the 4 ports that are on the GPU and then plug the other 3 in via a port hub utilizing the last plug in on the gpu. My knowledge is limited so I have questions regarding this method. For one would this even work? 2. Would I be able to max out most games using this method? 3. Is there an easier way to do this?Click to expand...

Let me put it this way, it can work as stated on AMD's website using a multi DP output hub.

To answer the second question though is a no you would not most likely be able to max out most games in this methodology. You will probably be able to run a game like Tomb Raider for instance at high settings but maxing out with 6 displays is pushing it.

The easiest way to do this is the only way...Basically buy the 3 way DP hub, hook up your monitors with adapters to whatever output method your choosing, then hookup the rest.
 

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The cheaper, the better.
I don't need a large monitor. I don't care for them in the slightest.
19" is what I'm shooting for. That makes it 4 inches larger than my laptop's already decent (for me) 15 inches.

And even if I did want a larger monitor, I'd have nowhere to put it.

I was looking at this model: ASUS VW193TR

It has a lot of good reviews, except one guy who had a bad experience with it.
I'll take that as an isolated incident.

A different guy mentioned that it wasn't for gaming.
I could understand that maybe it doesn't excel at gaming, but I don't see why it would be bad for gaming.

The refresh rate looks decent, and the response time is within the 2ms-5ms gaming range.

Is there something I'm missing?
 

A:Decent gaming monitor for under $150?

So did you buy this monitor? I use a 24" Samsung SyncMaster 245bw. I might be able to fit a 32 inch monitor on this desk though
 

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So this is the 2nd time this has come up so I wanted to get some extra opinions on this. Last night i was playing WAR Online, my computer had been on for most of the day and running perfect when all of a sudden my monitor just goes into hibernation. It just went black, displayed the no DVI signal and refused to respond when attempting to do anything to bring it out of hibernation, the only solution was to reset the computer Via the button. The first time i have come across this problem was actually a month ago when i first updgraded to the new Nvidia 180.48 drivers, i had been using nvidias Performance package as well for overclocking of my GPU. After upgrading to 180.48 the monitor would cut out upon starting the computer up right after windows loads i'd see my desktop background for a second, then the monitor would shut off. I knew at this time that it had to be the drivers. i uninstalled everything to do with my Nvidia drivers, including the Performance software for overclocking, ran Driver cleaner Pro and reinstalled 180.48 and have been fine now untill last night.

Im sure this is not a heat issue with my Graphics card as i was running GPUZ to monitor gpu heat after the first time it happened last night. My Gpu temps were around 38c idle and 55c max under gaming load.

heres my sys specs

Asus P5K3 Deluxe
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 running at 3.0 ghz
2gb OCZ Gold DRR3 at 1333 mhz
2x Seagate Barracuda 250gb in Raid 0
BFG 9600 GT OC
Antec 900 Case
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My current Laptop has a 17" wide-screen display set at 1920x1200. I have been told that my Graphics Card would never support that display but I don't want to have to keep changing the display settings every time I want to play.

Therefore is it okay to run the game in a window set lower, say 1440x800 for example?
 

A:Monitor Settings for Gaming

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Dear all,

I've got a problem with monitor going to sleep while gaming. It happens randomly, it could happen every 10 min (like today), or it could happen once in a month. When monitor goes to sleep, it is not possible to wake it up with mouse or keyboard. It requires hard restart, to fix the problem. Also, when monitor goes to sleep I can still hear game sound, Youtube, etc. But cannot do anything else.

I've put power setting to high performance and put display to never go to sleep. Tried reinstall newest drivers, cleaned dusts. Even reinstalled windows to see if it could be software problem, but it didn't helped.

I don't think this have anything to do with overheating, since even when gaming, the max temp of GPU doesn't go more that 55 C. And GPU, don't go up more than 65 C. Also, nor GPU, nor CPU are overlocked.

The best bet I have, that this is somehow PSU problem, but it is weird for me, that this sleep thing happens so random. I can play game and use programs, I usually use (Firefox, Discord, etc) for a week or month without any problems. And one day it happens every 10 min, although I'm not using any other programs or not doing anything different.

I don't know if this is important, but GPU and monitor are connected with VGA connector. Maybe I should try to buy HDMI cable and use it instead. If this has something to do with connector loose or something like that.

Computer specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460
Motherboard: GIGABYTE ... Read more

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Hello, I am looking to upgrade my old 19" Dell monitor with a new flat panel one. Can someone breakdown or point to a place the explains all the specs for these new monitors. Thank you......
 

A:Things to look for in a gaming monitor?

1. Contrast Ratio, EX= 800:1 or 1000:1, 1000:1 is better. and 2nd, response time. Just like latency, 5ms is faster than 6ms, ect.
 

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Looking for a 24 inch matte finish monitor for around the 200 mark, main usage is games. A litle web surfin etc.

Please advise.

AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual core 6400+
Nvidea 8800gts 512
4 gigs RAM
 

A:Monitor for gaming recommendations please?

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I've been trying to pick out a big monitor for gaming, and my friend recommend this LG W2600H-PF 26 inch widescreen LCD monitor to me, the lowest price we found for it is a deal for $550. But I haven't tried any LG Monitor before, how do you guys think? Anyone have any experience on it?
 

A:26" gaming monitor

IMO, this is a much better deal for the same price. You'd get a bigger monitor for the same price and specs.
 

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Alright,

Just wondering if: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007R...323051?n=507846&s=electronics&v=glance

And some more info on it here: http://secure.syntaxgroups.com/products/specs.jsp?pid=lt26hve

Would be a good monitor for gaming? I mainly play WoW and CS right now.

So I was just wondering if it would look as good, or near as good a monitor ment for the computer?

My graphics card is a bit older: CHAINTECH SA5700L Geforce FX5700LE 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card

Will my computer be able to handle this monitor and World of Warcraft?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Will this monitor be good for Gaming?

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