Best resolution setting?

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  1. Lateralus

    Lateralus New Member

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    I have a 19"ViewSonic Graphics Series G90bf.

    Is the screen resolution setting based mostly on what different people think looks good. I've read places that for most 19" monitors 1280x1024 is what you should be running at but I've tried that I can barely read the text on the screen, opinions?
     
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    LCDs have a "set" resolution. For these screens, only 1 resolution will look natural. However, CRTs do not have this problem. CRT's have a max resolution, and anything under this will look good.

    i assume you meant the G90fb (not the bf) and that is good for 1600x1200 easily. However, if you don't like real-eastate (weirdo, lol) then you could run 1024x768, for example.
     
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    Yeah I mixed up the lettering there, I was running 1024x768 at 75hz, then I read that games would perform better with a higher resolution setting and higher hz setting. So as of right now I have it at 1152x864 at 85hz, I like how it looks, text is still readable and the picture is good.
     
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    Games typically perform worse at higher resolutions since you're asking the video card to push more pixels. But, they do look better at higher resolutions. For text, go with the highest resolution that's still readable, and set the refresh rate to the fastest that your monitor will accept at that resolution.
     
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    After using my monitor at 1600x1200 for so many years, I can't go any lower than that. It's a matter of personal preference really.
     
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    Higher resolutions will stress your eyes more. I like 1024x768 myself.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I find a small resolution far more stressful on my eyes actually. Not sure why that is, it seems like it should be the opposite :dunno:
     
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    I use 1280X1024, however i make my font a bit bigger so i dont have to strain my eyes as much.
     
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    higher resolutions are a more cleaner, sharper (easier to focus on) image. as long as the refresh rate is >75.
     
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    Your eyes are in constant stress trying to focus on the tiny pixels. a monitor with big pixels will ease the stress much more than anything else.
     

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