I've recently purchased a Samsung Syncmaster 226bw 22". The native widescreen resolution (1680 * 1050) is obviously the best resolution to use. Unfortunately many games play much better at 75hz and therefore i prefer to use a lower resolution. The game I mostly play is Counterstrike Source, which supports widescreen modes.
Now the only widescreen resolution supported by windows and CSS is the native one, 1680 * 1050. I'd like to use a lower resolution that keeps the 16:10 aspect ratio. Is there any way i could create a custom resolution that's low but that also keeps the 16:10 aspect ratio, such as 768 * 480 or 800 * 500? This way i could keep a 75hz refresh rate and still play widescreen.
If I am not mistaken, most all lcd's, including Samsung, operate at 60hz. Don't worry, though, unlike crt monitors, there is no flickering image problem at 60hz, because the display is not always regenerated. Use the native resolution for best results if you can.
I don't use vsync and i've been using the native resolution for awhile. But the performance at native resolution isin't always the best, and i prefer to play at a very low resolution and with 75hz (game play's alot better). Alot of the crosshair and other settings look alot better on lower resolution. Is there a way to use a smaller resolution but that still uses the normal widescreen ratio (16:10)?
I thought increasing the refresh on an LCD screen from it's factory 60Hz to any higher actually caused damage to the screen? I could be wrong, but I believe I read it from someone here that has credibility (Can't remember who), oh well, Screens are not my forte, but one thing I know is that it's horrible to lower your resolution on LCDs as far as quality is concerned.