What is your screen resolution?


What is your screen resolution?

  1. 640x480

    0 vote(s)
  2. 800x600

    2 vote(s)
  3. 1024x768

    12 vote(s)
  4. 1152x864

    4 vote(s)
  5. 1280x960

    2 vote(s)
  6. 1280x1024

    7 vote(s)
  7. 1600x1200

    7 vote(s)
  8. Others

    1 vote(s)
By SharkFiNbowL ยท 40 replies
May 8, 2003
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  1. What is your screen resolution? What inch is your monitor? LCD or CRT? Share with us and get this topic startin'!

    I'm not sure if I should use 1280x960 @ 70Hz or 1280x1024 @ 60Hz (Those are the MAX for my 17" monitor). Anyways, if i use 1280x1024, which I'm currently am, then I have to turn the brightness darker or my eyes will get really tired soon.

    P.S. will 16bit medium color quality make my eyes less strain if 60Hz?!
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I fixed your poll you had 2 resolutions that basically don't exist:

    Anyway I think you should run at 1280x960, for 1 its at a higher refresh rate.

    But also I don't know how many people have thought about this but running 1280x1024 just doesn't make sense, it doesn't fit in the accepted screen ratio of 1.333333, all the other resolutions (since I fixed them) fit that ratio.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Well.... actually most of my machines run at 1600x1200, but one of my main machines runs at 1920x1440. I also have a couple that run at 1280x1024 and a couple machines at 1024x768. I have a few 21" monitors, a few 19"ers, and 2 17".

  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    19" Samsung 957DF CRT @ 1600x1200 76Hz
    17" Samsung 172T TFT @ 1280x1024 70Hz

    Both 18" viewable area

    I guess times have moved on and 1024 is not "the resolution" to run nowadays ;)
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    These are the monitors of my currently active machines
    19" 1280x1024@85Hz
    19" 1280x1024@85Hz
    17" 1024x768@75Hz
    15" 800x600@70Hz
  6. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    1024x768 @ 85Hz, its the max my TFT can do...
  7. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    19" flat CRT @ 1152x864 @ 85Hz ( 1024 is too big, 1280 is too small :p )
    15" CRT @ 1024x768 @ 85 Hz
  8. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    1024*768 which is the highest this 17" crt can handle @ 85hz...

    I tend to use whatever resolution is the highest, but still able to run at least 85hz as anything less than that doesn't "feel" "solid"...
  9. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    Yes that's true, 1280x1024 fits 1.25 and not 4/3

    I'd like to have your opinions about that, why 1024 and not 960 or vice versa :) please !!

    It's because i'm thinking about switching to one of these resolutions but have to pick the best one

  10. novicegamer

    novicegamer TS Rookie Posts: 89

    22" and 19" both at 1280x960 @85hz.17" in other room
  11. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Ditto, Im right with yah :grinthumb
  12. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    I always run my 17" at 1152*864@85. It suits me perfectly, for some reason I remember posting in a similar thread not too long ago :confused: . I am just imagining things I guess :giddy: . Although not that long ago, I used to have a 14" running at 800*600@60 :) (This was with my old machine).
  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    1280*1024@85hz on a LG 19" CRT.

    My SONY 17" is doing 1024*768@85hz
  14. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Im on a 19" running 1152*864 ;)


    ....Alright, whos the one with six computers and voted "1280x1024" on all of them? :rolleyes: ?
  15. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    In case you didn't notice agissi, you can only vote once.

    Edit: I did not mean for that to sound rude, my apologies. I just get a little upset when people state impossible things. It will be my downfall :( .
  16. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Well, I went back to using 17" monitors because I started to use the TV for DVDs and games.

    How anyone can stand anything other than 1152x864 on a 17" monitor, I do not know.
  17. Nick

    Nick TS Rookie Posts: 185

    1024x768 @60hz on a 19" a90f+ flat crt viewsonic.
  18. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    1600x1200@100Hz normal use on a Sony G520 21"
    1280x1024@100Hz while gaming
    1024x768@150Hz while gaming
  19. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    There are a number of video cards I'm familiar with that have either one or the other.. Mine for example only does 1280x1024.. 1280x960 is not an option.
  20. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I would expect a lot of gamers here contribute to the 1280x1024 value being the most common; you guys probably all have like 19" monitors as stuff.

    I just like 17" now, I use 2 screens, two towers on either side of a TV. I will take a picture one day. I moved from playing games and movies on the TV and just using a smaller monitor for more serious functions some time ago.
  21. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    All I have to say is if you aren't using 1600x1200, then you need a better monitor. :)
  22. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    I m currently using:
    1152 x 864 @ 70Hz for my Philips 107T4 17" Flat CRT (newer pc)
    1024 x 768 @ 70Hz for my Philips 107T4 17" Flat CRT (old pc)
  23. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I have my 21" running at 1600x1200, it isn't too bad, for being a small resolution, becaus the screen is so big.
  24. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    finally changed to 1280x1024 @ 75 Hz and it's fine
    the weird thing is that @ 85Hz it's kinda fuzzy (the text that is only has 1 pixel wide lines isn't really sharp, for example)
  25. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    1024x768, although I am probably going to get a bigger monitor pretty soon. At least 19" and run it at a higher resolution. I would like to see how many FPS I can get in games at those higher resolutions. Right now I run all my games in 1024x768, including Battlefield 1942, Unreal II, Quake 3, Army Operations, etc., and they all run at pretty high FPS, so I'm really curious what I can get at higher res.

    I just have one monitor right now but when I get the new one I am going to run a dual monitor setup, at least until I start building the new PC in December, which will be a 2.2ghz Athlon XP :-D. weee.

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