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NOT AGAIN, upgrade is hard.....

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July 23, 2005 2:26:52 AM

ok problem with buying new rig again..... [-peep-]... i can see from pictures that my monitor's input connector is differnt from the Geforece 6800GT's output... its DVI and my monitor is them old school one (15 pin i believe...).... is there an adaptor??? WTF cuz if so then i'm screwed, my dad got a LCD and i don;t think he'll let me use it......

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July 23, 2005 2:29:50 AM

If you got the card retail, it should come with a D-sub. [-peep-] my 5700 came with a D-sub.
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July 23, 2005 2:30:29 AM

what is a D-sub???
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July 23, 2005 3:15:48 AM

it will convert the dvi connection to a standard 15 pin analog connection to use on older monitors like many people have.
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July 23, 2005 4:13:02 AM

i call anitec and evga and ask....
a b à CPUs
July 23, 2005 6:57:45 AM

You need a DVI-I to VGA adapter block. Most retail cards come with one.

The DVI-I connector contains pins for both DVI and VGA. Some cheaper cards (cheaper than yours) use the DVI-D standard (no VGA) but use the DVI-I connector just because it's cheaper for a company to use one connector on all their cards. Such cheaper cards don't work with the adapter, even though it fits.

Since you don't have a cheap card, you should be fine using the adapter.

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a b à CPUs
July 23, 2005 3:40:28 PM

lol wusy....


and thanks crashman for the head up:) 
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July 23, 2005 4:26:43 PM

I second that, 19"s rock
July 25, 2005 5:51:41 AM

What's the minimum refresh rate to be able to game on a LCD monitor

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July 25, 2005 5:53:19 AM

No wait, I said that wrong.
What's the maximum refresh rate to be able to game on a LCD monitor?

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a b à CPUs
July 25, 2005 6:24:00 AM

um lol hopefully my IBM E74 will stand up to this challenge! i'm not gona get a LCD ATM......
July 25, 2005 5:10:17 PM

The old CRTs work great... so don't worry about this one HolyLancer... but if you want to really get plugged into a game, 19" monitors will be in your future.
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July 25, 2005 5:22:54 PM

yeah but i expect a case or getting better cooler (Xp-120 and panflo) first then go with the screen as it works fine ATM no dimming or anything and i would say that having a crt monitor won;t affect any system performance so its on the bottom of my upgrade list at least for now
July 25, 2005 5:26:26 PM

I think you are going to get the rig... set it up with stock cooling... and figure out that you don't need better cooling. Then you are going to save your money for a bit, and buy a 19" monitor... but that is just what I think will happen.
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July 25, 2005 5:38:51 PM

heh meybe or the trying to make something geek looking cool as hell gene kicks in and i do somthing stupid lol (led light, neon tubes lol?)
July 26, 2005 5:56:25 AM

16 ms? OK, I was thinking of a 8 ms anyway.
Do you know if there are covers or filters for LCDs?
My son is 1 1/2 and he will probably be poking the LCD and I'm worried that he damages some pixels.

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July 26, 2005 9:07:03 PM

Or you could upgrade from the kid to a new 21" LCD. I hear that the exchange rate on kids is incredible right now... and if his nails are already blunt you could probably get a really good rate if you would market him as an "LCD friendly version".
July 27, 2005 6:29:37 AM

Ebay?

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July 27, 2005 6:32:29 AM

lol.... i woudl think that EBay will probelly increase it's cut as a medium by 100% because its so popular
July 28, 2005 4:32:32 AM

Off topic.
Some people are just stupid one of the guys at work was showing off his brand new $1200 HP laptop, and another one of my workmates asked him if the laptop had nvidia or ati, and he turns around and says very proudly no it has an INTEL centrino.
He doesn't even have a clue of what did he buy, of course he's the kind of people that have an Ipod and every other expensive gadget but he doesn't even know how to use them.
He thinks that because he memorizes best buy's leaflets he knows about technology.
Rant over. :mad: 

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July 28, 2005 4:57:15 AM

LOL!
Yeah I know. Marketing it's like jedi mind tricks it only works with weak minds like his.

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July 28, 2005 5:13:23 PM

ahahahahaha!! man i'd laught soo bad at that (in the corner of he is my boss or in his face and suggest to fire him if he was my hardware support dude of somesort)
July 28, 2005 6:53:30 PM

Your right about that. How many people buy a car. And have no idea what size engine it has.
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