JustAnEngineer wrote:The most noticeable difference would be the change in resolution and aspect ratio. You would want a 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or 2560x1440 resolution with DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort input if you bought a new IPS LCD monitor (like the Asus VS239H-P or Auria EQ276W or similar e-IPS LCD monitors available in the Philippines).
An LCD monitor would have sharper individual pixels than a CRT monitor. As CRTs age, they may tend to get blurrier, too. LCDs have no flicker, while CRTs running at less than 70 Hz refresh may have headache-inducing flicker. On the down side, LCDs may not change states as quickly as a CRT, so you may see some ghostly trails for fast-moving images that you wouldn't see with most CRTs with medium-short persistence phosphors.
Are you running your existing CRT at 1280x960 or 1152x864 or are you still using it at an incredibly low 1024x768 resolution? If you haven't tried the higher resolutions yet, please give those a shot. Because you are running at very low resolution, your graphics card has extra processing power available to turn up anti-aliasing in games to 4X (or even higher). This will slightly compensate for the low resolution.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Have you tried 1152x864 or 1280x960 on your existing monitor?
tigidig3x wrote:JustAnEngineer wrote:No, I haven't tried any other size of monitors on my system except that standard size..Have you tried 1152x864 or 1280x960 on your existing monitor?
clone wrote:I'd restart the computer/driver and move on until it happened again which might take days, hours or minutes depending.
my GTX 460 had the same thing happen 10X's + over the 2 years I had it, while an inconvenience the issue rarely repeated itself and when it did was resolved by an updated driver or a rollback.
if the issue repeats I'd go through the FAQ on the games website to see if their is an issue..... if their was a mentioned issue relating directly to your exact video card in question I'd apply the fix recommended in the FAQ, I'd also then see if AMD has acknowledged the issue and issued a beta fix, if they haven't and their is no specific mention I'd e-mail them to address the issue in case it hasn't been done already.
if you suspect hardware may be the issue look at your power supply first.... is it a quality unit, is it 450 watts or more, lost drivers at least for me if consistent have usually been power related if unfixable in software.
either way a video driver suddenly not responding is a part of the PC experience... infrequent but when it does happen.... meh.
good luck, don't panic, your computer most likely isn't broken.
JustAnEngineer wrote:tigidig3x wrote:JustAnEngineer wrote:No, I haven't tried any other size of monitors on my system except that standard size..Have you tried 1152x864 or 1280x960 on your existing monitor?
Most analog CRT monitors can operate at several different frequencies. Unless your monitor was built before 1990, it is very possible that it supports a higher resolution than 1024x768. If you can't figure out how to use the display properties yourself to try a higher resolution like XGA+ (1152x864), can you at least give us the brand and model number of your monitor?