NOT AGAIN, upgrade is hard.....

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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  1. If you got the card retail, it should come with a D-sub. [-peep-] my 5700 came with a D-sub.
  2. what is a D-sub???
  3. it will convert the dvi connection to a standard 15 pin analog connection to use on older monitors like many people have.
  4. i call anitec and evga and ask....
  5. 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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  6. lol wusy....


    and thanks crashman for the head up:)
    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheHolyLancer on 07/23/05 11:41 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  7. I second that, 19"s rock
  8. What's the minimum refresh rate to be able to game on a LCD monitor

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  9. 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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  10. um lol hopefully my IBM E74 will stand up to this challenge! i'm not gona get a LCD ATM......
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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?)
  15. 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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  16. 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".
  17. Ebay?

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  18. lol.... i woudl think that EBay will probelly increase it's cut as a medium by 100% because its so popular
  19. 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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  20. LOL!
    Yeah I know. Marketing it's like jedi mind tricks it only works with weak minds like his.

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  21. 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)
  22. Your right about that. How many people buy a car. And have no idea what size engine it has.
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