A screen that displays output from a computer.

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Why does GTA V open with 'Not Optimum mode. Recommended mode 1440x900 60Ghz'?

When I opened GTA V, my monitor blacked out and a pop up showed saying: Not optimum mode. Recommended mode 1440 x 900 60Ghz What to do? How do I fix this?
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Can I connect my PS3 to a monitor and output sound elsewhere?

I want to connect my PS3 to my monitor instead of my TV. When I searched this, I read somewhere that you can only connect the PS3 to a monitor with speakers and HDMI cable. Is that true? Does the ...
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How can I play a SNES through a VGA monitor?

I was just given a pile of SNES games, and have no SNES to play them on, so I intend to purchase one. The problem is I have no TV - I play my consoles on a monitor. This should be fine, except that ...
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What FOV would render Ultrawide (21:9) on a 16:9 monitor?

What would I have to set the FOV to in a game to be able to see the same picture horizontally on a 16:9 monitor as I would on a 21:9 monitor?
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Save Screen Layout in Flight Simulator X (FSX Steam) with 2 screens

I would like to put Flight Simulator X displaying the cockpit gauges and controls on my laptop 15" touchscreen, and put FSX displaying the outside view on my 32" HDMI TV (like the TV is the windshield ...
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What are the display specs when you play a splitscreen console game?

If I play a splitscreen console game which splits horizontally, what are the display specs for each half? Assuming that for non-split screen the specs are 1080p, 1920 * 1080 resolution, 60 fps, and ...
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Why does connecting a laptop to a TV via HDMI cause a framerate drop?

I have encountered a problem recently: I plug in my computer to my TV with HDMI and suddenly any game will play at snail speed. Like ridiculously slow. I have tried both of my TVs, lowered the games ...
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Forcing games to run in exclusive fullscreen mode (for nVidia Share/GameStream)

nVidia Share requires games to be run in exclusive fullscreen mode (it cannot be borderless windowed) to be able to work. Is there a way for me to force games without the option to run in exclusive ...
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1080p on 4K display

I'm currently evaluating to buy a 4K computer screen to use in 2160p natively while coding or working with Windows but I plan to play my games in 1080p because 4K rendering is of course a very heavy ...
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Multiple screen on Flight Simulator Steam

I'm trying to use Flight Simulator on multiple screen, how should I do that? I already checked the Microsoft Page but it doesn't help: when I have FS full screen, it occupies only one monitor and the ...
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Connect Logitech Z120 to PS4 Console

I am looking to setup my ps4 to play audio through speakers. I have a few questions. Here is my layout that I plan to use: Monitor 1 (Connected to PC) Monitor 2 (Connected to PS4) Audio Switch ...
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How can I set up a triple-monitor panoramic view?

My three monitors have varying resolutions if that matters.
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Xbox 360 fails to sync with my monitor

I have connected my xbox 360 to my computer monitor so i can easily switch between without having to use different monitors. Thing is that my monitor is HD and the xbox interface is not HD. In fact, ...
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New TV, Skyrim broke!

I recently bought a 50" 4k Phillips TV, just plugged the PS3 into it to play Skyrim, but now when I look around the screen turns funnily, as if when I moved the stick it was set to snap to a certain ...
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Is it possible to use a Macbook Pro as a monitor for Gamecube or Playstation 3?

I was wondering what devices or software would be necessary to use a Macbook Pro as a monitor for either the game cube or Playstation 3. My friend has a Macbook that's no more than two years old, and ...
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Image on monitor shifted to the right

I am playing my Sega Dreamcast and it natively supports VGA. I'm trying to use it on a 32" monitor that is 1920 x 1080. However when I plug it in to my monitor's port the image is shifted way to the ...
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Can I connect a normal RCA cable to my XBOX 360 E to get video?

I want to connect my XBOX 360E to my TV that only has RCA(A/V) inputs and TV signal inputs. I lost my XBOX RCA cable. And I cannot buy a new XBOX one. I bought a standard one but it did not work. I ...
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Playing games on older consoles with newer TVs with S-Video or better quality?

I am moving into an apartment with a den, which will make a great man cave. My big screen has an s-video input, but I won't be using that in the den. I will be using my pc monitor which does not have ...
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On a dual-monitor setup, how can I keep the game in one monitor without the browser windows on the other monitor moving?

I have two monitors. One is an Acer LED LCD and the other is a plain Dell LCD. My goal is to have a full screen game on my Acer monitor (the primary monitor) with a browser running on the Dell ...
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How can I change the resolution in Emergency 2014?

Emergency 2014 allows only to select screen resolutions in 4:3 ratios. How can I set it to the native resolution of my monitor, 1920x1080?
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How do I make clicking on the second monitor screen not minimize my game?

I recently switched over to a dual monitor setup and am still getting to know the features. I've noticed that whenever I mouse over from a game onto a browser (Chrome) and clicked, it would minimize ...
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What is V-Sync and when should I enable it? [duplicate]

Most modern 3D games have a graphics option "V-Sync". It's usually an on/off setting. I'd like to understand settings I tweak with, and this one kind of eludes me. What does "V-Sync" mean, and when ...
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Thief: Why are the edges of my screen darkened?

So, I picked up an inexpensive copy of Thief and finally getting around to playing it. While I'm playing, the edges and corners of my screen have a darkened overlay on them. Why does the game do this? ...
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Civ:BE not containing mouse on multiple monitors

I've been playing Civilization: Beyond Earth on a PC with two monitors, with the game running on the left monitor. However, the cursor isn't constrained by the right side of the left monitor, which ...
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What's the best amount of Hz?

I was playing Destiny online yesterday night with a couple of friends and the matches annoying. Aside from connections, there was something really strange going on: one of those two friends of mine ...
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Are NTSC and PAL affecting games display rate or fps?

If NTSC and PAL are TV singals standards how could they affect display rate(Hz) or frames per seconds for console games (signal goes from console to tv) ? Does it still matter with hdmi?
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Connecting Xbox 360 to HP TouchSmart PC

I have an old HP TouchSmart PC and want to hook my Xbox 360 up to it. My PC does not have an HDMI or VGA, but has S-video and TV input. How can I use this as the display for my Xbox 360? This is the ...
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Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate?

Why is there still screen tearing even when fps are limited to be equal to monitor refresh rate? Also if tearing occurs because of fps higher than screen refresh rate why don't games limit fps to be ...
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TF2 Black Screen on launch?

Whenever I boot up TF2, I get a black screen but can hear the audio. I am using a Benq external monitor. If I unplug the monitor and use my laptop screen and reboot TF2, it loads fine. I can, however, ...
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Is it possible to have a second monitor that is unaffected by fullscreen games on the first monitor?

I like to have movies and whatnot going on in my smaller second monitor, typically while playing games. Sadly, some older games have absolutely tiny resolutions compared to what my main monitor can ...
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PS4 video takes a long time to show up over HDMI

So I bought a PS4 maybe 2 weeks ago. Everything works fine except one weird thing: My PS4 is plugged to a Toshiba 720p TV, and when I turn on my PS4,then switch my TV input to PS4 , the screen flicked ...
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PS4 and TV link stopped working

I played the PS4 earlier today and didn't face any issues. However I fired it up a few moments ago and all I get is a blank screen with flickering audio. The screen is permanently blank though, it ...
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Playing a steam game with a controller while using other applications (Multi-Monitor)

I'd like to be able to use my computer while my boyfriend plays a game on steam. I have two monitors and he's using a Xbox 360 controller hooked up to my pc. Is it possible to allow the game to be ...
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Dungeon Defenders Local split screen 3 monitors

I want to play Dungeon Defenders local co-op with 2 friends (2 controllers, 1 keyboard). I currently have 3 extended monitors at 1920x1080 each and I can successfully group them with Eyefinity getting ...
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Would a monitor with more Hz and a better response time help my game?

I'm thirty-eight, and started gaming with a keyboard and mouse about two years ago. My reflexes will never be as sharp as the teenage whipper-snappers who pwn me, but would a 144 Hz gaming monitor ...
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Performance issues with PC games connected to a TV

Recently I bought a TV for gaming mostly. The laptop is connected with an HDMI cable. Laptop native resolution is 1366x768 and the same is set up on the TV screen, as well as in game settings. The ...
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How can I make the latest version of skyrim work with my 3 monitors?

I have been looking into how I can make Skyrim support my 3 monitors in nVidia surround mode. Though I have hit a snag. I was able to find many people talking about how there are fixes that work. ...
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Can I connect a PAL Xbox 360 to a PC TFT LCD monitor?

Can all flat panel TFT LCD monitors decode both PAL and NTSC? I have a PAL Xbox 360 and I am now living in America. When I connect it to my TV, it shows only in black and white. So, I would like to ...
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How to run Rogue Legacy for Linux on a specific monitor?

I've got a right tack monitor layout, and the vertical monitor is the main one. This makes for rather odd graphics settings in Rogue Legacy: Only vertical resolutions are displayed, up to 1200x1920. ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

I have a Windows 8 laptop which I play Sins of a Solar Empire on and I want to move it to my second monitor which is connected via a VGA cable. How would I do that? Windows + shift + ← or → does move ...
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What is “game mode” on my TV and why should I enable it when playing games?

I have a Vizio TV, but I've seen this feature on plenty of other brands as well. Why should I enable Game Mode on my TV when playing console video games? What benefit does it bring to my gaming ...
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TV displays Gamecube games in black and white and without sound

I connected my Gamecube to my HDTV using a PS3 composite cable (shown below). However, the image displayed is blurry, in black and white, and without sound. The cable fits perfectly on the analog AV ...
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Which display ratio and resolution is best for Starcraft 2?

I noticed that the view of the game differs a bit depending on your display ratio (16/9, 16/10, ...) In which ratio you will have the most overview of the game? And does it depend on the resolution ...
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Xbox 360 plays DVD without audio

Since a few days ago my Xbox 360 wouldn't play sound anymore. I looked on the internet and found some solutions to the problem. I should turn Display Discovery off and manually change my settings for ...
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No sound in Call of Duty over HDMI when used with an Asus monitor

I connected a PS3 to an Asus 24" Monitor (Asus PB248Q) via HDMI. The monitor does not have internal speakers but has a jack for headphones. If I connect a headset to the headphones jack I can hear ...
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How does the PS3 handle 21:9 aspect ratio displays?

I'm thinking of buying a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor because I do a lot of work editing documents and the super widescreen would be very helpful for that. Since I also intend to use this monitor with ...
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Is it possible to show HD TV screen as webcam on my laptop?

For online streaming purposes, is it possible to display what's being played on TV via the xbox 360 as webcam ? So that you can basically stream the gameplay live ? I have two HDMI cables, one is ...
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How to force my Samsung monitor and nVidia card to display in 3D?

I have a Samsung 27LSA950 monitor and apparently there is licencing issues between Samsung and nVidia with regards to 3D games. I have Geforce 570 2.5Gb GPU. There was previously a solution on how ...
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Emulate green-screen monochrome monitor on DOSbox / D-Fend Reloaded

I'm using DOSbox to play really old games I had on my PC XT with a green monochrome monitor. D-Fend Reloaded is set to run these games on CGA mode, it has colors, is there a way to make it more ...
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XBox 360 has no sound with HDMI cable

I received an xbox for Christmas and I've been trying to connect it. Unfortunately, when I connect it using an HDMI cable, I get picture but no sound. I've made sure my TV is set to "TV Speaker" (it's ...