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Monitor res and Grapx card setups?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by IThurts, May 5, 2008.

  1. IThurts

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    What kinda Grapx card and monitor res you using for your PC gaming?#

    me:

    8800GTS 320mb
    samsung syncmaster 206BW -1680x1050

    just trying to get a general feel of what people are gaming with these days as a "standard".8)
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    I use an 8800GT 256MB graphics card an a crappy 17" monitor by the name of Yuraku :blink. I run some games at 800 x 600 but I run crysis at 1024 x 768.

    I do get some jibbers at times with Crysis but I don't have a fast CPU 2.1GHz thats why I am planning on upgrading a bit.
     
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  3. NightWalker

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    Overclock it :)
     
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    i dont like melting stuff :)
     
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    I have a Gainward 8800GT 1024mb and ViewSonic VX922 19" LCd monitor on the games pc, Normally run games at 1024 x 768 but occasionally go a bit higher.

    One of the otehr pcs has the same monitor but runs on a Asus 7950GS 512mb card.
     
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    I've got a cheapo 8500GT with 512Mb sat on it.
    Just upgraded my CPU from a Semperon 3200+ to a E6600 - C2Q!

    Yet to take it for a spin, but I think GTA San Andreas will have to be done!
    (Damn you Fergal :p)

    Edit: oh yeah, and its on a NEC Multisync LCD1760NX - really like these monitors, would actually look at getting another one if I could!
     
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  7. IThurts

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    What about urself nightwalker?
    I find overclocking stuff makes its lifespan go bye bye.lol...maybe i wasnt doing it properly...:blink

    My asus striker extreme mobo has a smart overclocking mechanism, i set it to 10% overclock...makes things run more "smartly" depending on what you are running....my temps go too high so i set it back to default. I have a water cooler and 2 fans!!:blink
     
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    My Asus P5NE-SLi mobo has the same overclocking feature I had it on once but got scared and put everything back to normal.
     
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    How high were your core temps going under load?

    I am fairly new in the overclocking game. I upgraded my mobo to an Asus (there is a theme here, lol) P5K-Premium because I wanted to give it a go. I love messing about with settings, so I went deep in my BIOS and started setting RAM timings, FSB, CPU voltages etc. The thing that kills the hardware is heat, not speed. If your going to overclock you need to cool things well. My E6600 is 2.4Ghz at stock. I currently have it at 2.8Ghz. I have taken off most of the ‘Auto’ settings and configured stuff manually. For example the CPU core voltage when on Auto was pushing 1.28-1.3volts, causing a lot of heat. I manually lowered it to 1.2, knocked a good 4 degrees C off the core temps. Everything seems to increase with the front side bus speed, so if you go more than 0.2Ghz above stock speed you need to get rid of the Auto settings as things can get too high and cause damage without you knowing about it. I am planning to take it up to 3Ghz in a few weeks, it’s been running nice and stable at 2.8Ghz for two weeks now.

    As for my graphics card, I hardly ever game, not enough time :( so I have an 8600GT - 256MB. My display is a Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW.
     
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    Asus are good mobos especially for gaming although I have heard bad reports about their newer mobos like the striker 2 extreme etc.
     
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    Reports about the build quality, performance, reliability?
     
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    to do with faulty bios updates & a lack of build quality, but this is only a couple of reports.
     
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    I suppose its normal for a company to have good and bad patches. Overall I rate Asus very highly.
     
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    me too, when I build my beast next year it will have an ASUS mobo.
     
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    8800GTX 640MB
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    Secondary and Tertiary Dell 2001FP 1600x1200
    Most games run on the primary monitor in native res, some games support dual monitors and they run on the primary and secondary at native res
     
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    I love me dual monitor display, forgot to mention that...i cant work without them now..
     
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    Mate- i dont have the courage to do stuff like that. I tried it, and poo'd my pants, and like GBL just put the defaults back. It was a month or so after i overclocked it i noticed the errors i had for the past month in prior threads. My temps for the HD were like 60oc and my room has a boiler in it, so i feared it would explode and only get hotter.
    Im ok with the defaults though at the minute.
     
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  19. NightWalker

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    Fair enough, its not for everyone.
     
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