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BEST GAME LOAD UP: MATCH DESKTOP RES with GAME RES!

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March 8, 2007 11:41:32 AM

IT's pointless to work beyond 1024x768 x 32 bit resolution in video unless u have a business that requires more.

THis is also the best resolution for all games for most ppl.

In addition, your gaming experience is optimized when you match the desktop resolution with the game resolution.

You will experience the best load up times when ur desktop and game res are matched.
March 8, 2007 12:13:50 PM

True, but I can still notice a small difference between 1024x768 and 1152x864. At the lower res you can still notice scanlines. Higher than 1152x864, though, I seriously can't see any difference.
March 8, 2007 12:15:12 PM

My present set up wont run anything higher than 1024 anyway so I have no choice lol

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March 8, 2007 12:29:33 PM

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THis is also the best resolution for all games for most ppl.


On what do you base this broad generalization?

I personally find that the best resolution scales with the power of the hardware and display quality. 1600x1200 with AA & AF is a beautiful thing if your rig is fast enough to play it.
March 8, 2007 12:31:44 PM

What are you talking about?? 1024x768 is tiny. I don't think I've had a resolution that small since around the year 2000.

As far as work goes, widescreen is definitely the way to go. I upgraded to a 22" widescreen LCD that does 1680x1050, and when working in Photopaint or Eclipse, the extra space is worth its weight in gold. Not to mention games look more natural when they use a wider view angle. Oblivion looks amazing on it, and I can't wait to play Crysis and some of the upcoming DX10 games.
March 8, 2007 12:37:15 PM

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IT's pointless to work beyond 1024x768 x 32 bit resolution in video unless u have a business that requires more.


False. Higher resolutions are not pointless even if you business does not require more.
Higher resolutions allow you to be more efficient. You can have more windows, you can see more (not have to scroll left-right as much) and give you much better clarity. I would never use my 20" LCD at 1024x768

If desktop res - game res matching is true, then I'd change my desktop res before gaming (takes a few seconds) and after gaming I'd put it back to native LCD res (another few secs).

Running a 20" LCD at 1024x768 permanently would be a waste of a good equipment.
March 8, 2007 12:39:59 PM

even a bit of a noob like me knows your just wrong.... (pc side line that is)
March 8, 2007 12:45:20 PM

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IT's pointless to work beyond 1024x768 x 32 bit resolution in video unless u have a business that requires more.

THis is also the best resolution for all games for most ppl.

In addition, your gaming experience is optimized when you match the desktop resolution with the game resolution.

You will experience the best load up times when ur desktop and game res are matched.
That's funny, because my desktop is at 1680x1050, and I play my games at 1680x1050. Maybe you should stick to 1024x768 because you have a shitty videocard, but with my 8800GTX I can play at any resolution I want. 8)
March 8, 2007 12:45:49 PM

Wow.

Did you not realize when everyone disagreed with you about this exact same thing in this thread that you are an idiot? Why create a whole new thread for something so unreservedly stupid?

Go away.
March 8, 2007 1:18:50 PM

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IT's pointless to work beyond 1024x768 x 32 bit resolution in video unless u have a business that requires more.

THis is also the best resolution for all games for most ppl.

In addition, your gaming experience is optimized when you match the desktop resolution with the game resolution.

You will experience the best load up times when ur desktop and game res are matched.


So the fact that I have been at 16x12 for ~7 years means what? 10x7 is horribly small.

Good job posting something so dumb and unfounded.
March 8, 2007 1:21:48 PM

Have you ever even seen an LCD screen before? If you play at anything other than the native resolution it usually scales terribly, and everything looks worse, especially games.

Even on CRT's you are wasting your space, at 1024x768 you'll end up with huge icons and very little desktop space. I really doubt there is much if any performance advantage loading games at the same res as your desktop, but even if there is, why the hell would you do it at 1024x768.
March 8, 2007 1:25:56 PM

Congratulations, sir, for...

:trophy: DUMB IDEA OF THE WEEK! :trophy:

March 8, 2007 1:27:19 PM

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Congratulations, sir, for...

:trophy: DUMB IDEA OF THE WEEK! :trophy:



It may earn dumb idea of the month... we will have to keep a running tally.
March 8, 2007 2:41:48 PM

He did it twice... does that make him a candidate for dumb idea of the year?

Search for his posts.... PC_side_line has a history of weird posts... try his "Chicken vs egg" post, and the one about Sadam Hussein. He seems to have swinging moods. Drug/alcohol usage maybe? He is a heavy user of caps too apparently.

Oh and he claims in another thread to have been in the computer business for 25 years... *cough*
March 8, 2007 2:54:41 PM

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He did it twice... does that make him a candidate for dumb idea of the year?

Search for his posts.... PC_side_line has a history of weird posts... try his "Chicken vs egg" post, and the one about Sadam Hussein. He seems to have swinging moods. Drug usage maybe? He is a heavy user of caps too apparently.

Oh and he claims in another thread to have been in the computer business for 25 years... *cough*


Probably counts picking up computers from garbage piles...

Let's not be too hasty, I don't want to put him up for dumb idea of the year too early... there are alot of dumb posts still to come. Let's wait and see, lol.

Next he will ask if changing his Case will affect his NIC latency in games 8O
March 8, 2007 3:27:36 PM

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Next he will ask if changing his Case will affect his NIC latency in games 8O


You mean it doesn't!! And I just spent $300 on this low latency case! :cry: 
March 8, 2007 4:10:54 PM

Man, I was going to watercool the LED on my case's front panel in order to claim dumb idea of the week. Been outdone already!

I can't wait until they release Vista 32bit drivers for the Tuniq Tower 120, I got that one in line for next week.

For the dumb idea of the year, I'll post a DIY on how to overclock your mouse.
March 8, 2007 4:22:24 PM

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Next he will ask if changing his Case will affect his NIC latency in games 8O


You mean it doesn't!! And I just spent $300 on this low latency case! :cry: 

LMFAO... nicely played.
March 8, 2007 11:19:54 PM

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Man, I was going to watercool the LED on my case's front panel in order to claim dumb idea of the week. Been outdone already!


:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

id like to see that :p 
March 8, 2007 11:58:20 PM

I haven't found a 1/64 " tygon hose yet
March 9, 2007 12:30:07 AM

i find that the best res for me and most people is 1280x1024
March 10, 2007 9:38:58 AM

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i find that the best res for me and most people is 1280x1024


depends on your system and monitor.

How many people spend $$$ on a 8800GTX just to play at 1280x1024??? Still, depends on the monitor aswell.
March 10, 2007 12:35:57 PM

Surely, it depends on you videocard. If you run a slow videocard playing Fear, going any higher than 1024 can be unplayable.

Yet 1024 being the end all of resolutions? You need to visit the eye doctor and get a thicker lense prescription.
March 10, 2007 1:59:31 PM

Im pretty sure he just likes to start shit like a few others on these forums, because he doesn't seem to reply back after his initial post on many of the forums he either creates or posts in. Probably best to just ignore at this point! Or set his house on fire?

Best,

3Ball
March 11, 2007 10:46:36 AM

Fire it is then....

be careful though, dont burn yourself!
March 11, 2007 1:51:06 PM

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IT's pointless to work beyond 1024x768 x 32 bit resolution in video unless u have a business that requires more.

THis is also the best resolution for all games for most ppl.

In addition, your gaming experience is optimized when you match the desktop resolution with the game resolution.

You will experience the best load up times when ur desktop and game res are matched.

i think you have a 10inch CRT monitor that does not support more than 800x600 ,then 1024x768 is your dream resolution 8)
i didnt post any more topic here if i were you...
March 14, 2007 3:51:10 PM

What do i base this on?

After chatting with each of our 190 employees, 300 customers, and 48 extreme gamers.

Don't forget my own 15 yrs of mmorg gaming.
March 14, 2007 3:53:16 PM

hey PX7800 u makin a thr eat?
March 14, 2007 4:17:32 PM

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Don't forget my own 15 yrs of mmorg gaming.


Or his 253 posts of being a moron.
March 14, 2007 4:45:08 PM

15 years of mmorg? well i guess your the only one who played that long ahaha
March 14, 2007 4:49:30 PM

i dont understadn the point of this?
March 14, 2007 5:18:25 PM

I run my desktop and games at 1280x1024.
March 14, 2007 5:24:43 PM

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What do i base this on?

After chatting with each of our 190 employees, 300 customers, and 48 extreme gamers.

Don't forget my own 15 yrs of mmorg gaming.


So, that means 538 people want 1024x768. As for me, I choose whatever is fastest for that game.

Now, what you're saying is you have single-handedly destroyed the video card industry by declaring that everyone should run 1024x768 and not ask any further questions. Way to go.
March 14, 2007 5:25:06 PM

It's more like...you don't HAVE to work at more than 1024 by 768. Anything lower gets just plain crappy (I'd know, I have to play my games at 800 by 600). However, if you increase resolution, you get additional benefits:

In everyday tasks: You get extra space to work in, so you can have two windows open at the same time (like a research page and an essay) without having to flip back and forth between them.

In games: You get a lot less jagged lines and stuff (assuming your GPU can play it fast enough). Increasing the resolution makes everything a lot more seamless as you look at the world.

I'm sure that you and your coworkers can work fine at 1024 by 768, but that doesn't mean that there is no point in increasing past that.
March 14, 2007 5:28:01 PM

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What do i base this on?

After chatting with each of our 190 employees, 300 customers, and 48 extreme gamers.

Don't forget my own 15 yrs of mmorg gaming.
Yeah, I own Intel and Nvidia, what you gonna say about that? :roll:
March 14, 2007 5:46:16 PM

PC_Side_Line's opinion is based on input from 190 employees, 300 customers, and 48 extreme gamers.

If some of us don't agree, it still deserves to be researched.

In order to settle the argument, I created a poll where people can vote wether they agree or not with the proposition.
March 14, 2007 5:51:26 PM

Obviously the OP has never tried running 1024x768 on a 24" monitor. Pixelated P.O.S!!!! That or he sells 15" monitors for a living. :lol: 

As anyone else with half a brain has already said you run your game and desktop resolution at the "Native Resolution" of your monitor, otherwise you get pixelated crap.
March 14, 2007 5:52:59 PM

Pardon me, I'm still trying to think of the literary equivalent of taking a dump on this thread. I'll have to get back to you after I've done my research.
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March 14, 2007 5:59:09 PM

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I run my desktop and games at 1280x1024.


Me too.

My hardware is more than capable of handling that resolution.
March 14, 2007 6:13:51 PM

1024x768 is way to high for me. but somehow i don`t get oblivion to run @ 320x240 .....................

the man had 2 choices: buy a better monitor or tell anyone else that theirs are overkill.......... he choose the cheap way :?
March 14, 2007 6:27:12 PM

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What do i base this on?

After chatting with each of our 190 employees, 300 customers, and 48 extreme gamers.

Don't forget my own 15 yrs of mmorg gaming.


So...

You chatted with 538 people about their preferred resolution? You must be starved for something to do. Do they not have TV in Tardland?

Oh, and 15 years of MMOR(P)G gaming. Most people hadn't even heard of the internet in 1992 and they sure as Hell didn't have any MMOs back then.

Go choke to death on a Cheeto.
March 14, 2007 6:43:37 PM

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What do i base this on?

After chatting with each of our 190 employees, 300 customers, and 48 extreme gamers.

Don't forget my own 15 yrs of mmorg gaming.


Hm, if this survey was taken around 1997-2000, I'd agree completely. If it was taken in the last two years, they must be telling you what you want to hear (or they havn't tried running above 1024x768).

Actually, if you go back to 95, or early directx versions, there were some problems about switching resolutions or color depth on the fly. For example, in win95a, you had to use work-arounds to accomplish this.
March 14, 2007 6:50:46 PM

I noticed that XP even has the option for restarting if you change settings, but it's disabled by default.

Wonder if XP's video settings are just hacked from the old days.
March 14, 2007 6:54:51 PM

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THis is also the best resolution for all games for most ppl.


On what do you base this broad generalization?

I personally find that the best resolution scales with the power of the hardware and display quality. 1600x1200 with AA & AF is a beautiful thing if your rig is fast enough to play it. :?: I play FPS Games like DoomIII at 16x12 4x 8x etc,system works great but when I fire up a game like C&C Generals at that res (CPU and RAM hog)it occasionally overheats and crashes so have to turn down to 1280x1024.
March 14, 2007 7:02:36 PM

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IT's pointless to work beyond 1024x768 x 32 bit resolution in video unless u have a business that requires more.

THis is also the best resolution for all games for most ppl.

In addition, your gaming experience is optimized when you match the desktop resolution with the game resolution.

You will experience the best load up times when ur desktop and game res are matched.


WTF?? The crap you said may be applied to 15" TFTs (because it's native resolution). Above that res, you can eat your words


1st - set that resolution in a 24" screen (or a similar resolution) and the images will be displayed full of jaggies and pixelated on the sides

2nd - For games is even worse; jaggies all over the place

3rd - "You will experience the best load up times when ur desktop and game res are matched" Well, this is not the most stupid thing I heard in my life, but sure is in the Top 10
March 14, 2007 7:06:17 PM

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Well, this is not the most stupid thing I heard in my life, but sure is in the Top 10


Wow, then I'd be interested to hear the other nine.
March 14, 2007 7:13:21 PM

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Well, this is not the most stupid thing I heard in my life, but sure is in the Top 10


Wow, then I'd be interested to hear the other nine.

And I'm pretty sure that at least 5 of them are in the thread where the guy bought 2 nvidia quadro in sli to game at 800x600 :lol: 
March 14, 2007 8:00:13 PM

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Don't forget my own 15 yrs of mmorg gaming.


HaHA! I've been gaming longer than you! :) 
March 14, 2007 8:02:33 PM

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Pardon me, I'm still trying to think of the literary equivalent of taking a dump on this thread. I'll have to get back to you after I've done my research.


Best response EVER.

Nice one Anoobis. :D 
March 14, 2007 8:10:41 PM

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Stefx: what would you gain from flaming a very helpful troubleshooter?


lol, he's not even troubleshooting, he's jsut making complete BS about some fake people he thinks he knows that actually would want to game at the that low of a resolution. If you look at the polls on steam, I beleive most people ont here game at 1280x1024. Does tha tmean its the best resolution? Of course not, it just means its the best for their monitor. Most of them probably have 17 or 19" LCD's so the obvious choice is to set it to the native resolution. I have a X1900XTX, I would have to be insane to set my 22" WS monitor to 1024x768 and game that way hahaha. It would look so bad its not even funny. BTW, its obvious you and side line are the same guy, give up the dual personality.
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