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08-11-06, 04:02 PM
Right now I have a 17" CRT monitor and i wanna upgrade to a 19" LCD. When i upgrade the monitors recomended resolution for the desktop will be 1280 but when i run games i wanna put them in 1024 resolution. Will getting a new monitor lower my fps or slow down my computer becuase the desktop is 1280?

08-11-06, 04:39 PM
are you currently gaming at 1024x768? if so you already have your answer.

08-11-06, 09:31 PM
What do u mean I already have my answer?

08-11-06, 09:37 PM
He means that if you already game at 10x7 that your framerate will not change. Your video card determines frame rate, not your monitor.

08-11-06, 09:43 PM
Native resolution will be 1280x1024 and will probably look better in games. However, you can change it to 1024x768 and pick up a few FPS. Just try it and see what works best for you. I think your setup (CPU, ram, video card) will handle either one OK. You might have to play around with the AA and AF settings for best performance but I think you can run at your present settings, whatever they are, at 1280x1024 with no problem.

08-11-06, 09:44 PM
If i understand your question correctly : Game resolution has nothing to do with your desktop res - framerate/performance wise.

08-12-06, 01:59 PM
Alright thanks guys for the answers :)