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Questions tagged [monitor]

A screen that displays output from a computer.

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How do I stretch a resolution to fit my monitor?

After hearing about how Red Dead Redemption 2 uses a custom resolution of 3840x1080 and stretching it to fill the screen, I wanted to do something similar on PC. I like having a high framerate while ...
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Why is screen refresh rate considered important in gaming?

I'm shopping for a gaming laptop. I play RPG/shooters like Fallout 4 and MMOs such as Guild Wars 2 and Black Desert Online. I prefer high pixel density displays. In a 15.6-inch laptop screen, 1080p ...
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How do I play Team Fortress 2 with custom monitor refresh rate?

I managed to create a working custom display resolution using Nvidia control panel. The refresh rate is set to 68Hz instead of the maximum default 60Hz. The OSD (on-screen display) says it's working ...
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PS3 stuck on 576p

I literally tried everything, from changing HDMI cables to changing TVs to resetting the PS3. But the PS3 still is stuck on 576p. Please can anyone suggest any possible way to fix this, it was fine ...
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How can I play a NES emulator in grayscale video mode?

I'd like to play some emulated NES games in grayscale. Is there a video mode/effect I can apply that displays the games in grayscale instead of color?
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What is the difference between Fullscreen and Windowless Fullscreen?

Except the fact that you can alt-tab out and back in without much lag with Windowless, what are the main advantages of one over the other? As I see it, Windowless is only an advantage; you can tab ...
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How to get an Atari game console to work on a flat screen TV? [closed]

My TV does not have a cable in for my Atari. Is there a device that converts from RF coax or UHF to HDMI or other common ports found on flat screens? Is there a aftermarket console that can play the ...
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What are the differences in scaling on the GPU vs on the Display?

I currently am using a ViewSonic XG-2700-4K on a GTX 1080. However, in some games that I would rather have High settings over Medium settings, I would have to sacrifice the resolution. I use CRU (...
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Latency: TV vs monitor

Is there any difference between a TV and monitor in regard to latency (for high-speed online games such as fightings, sports simulators and FPS) when connected to PS/Xbox via HDMI cable? If there is ...
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144hz Monitor refreshing on 60hz [closed]

I recently bought an AOC G2770PF 144hz 1ms Monitor which you can check out here: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2770PF-Freesync-DisplayPort-Speakers/dp/B013YIR5WU Currently, i don't have a Desktop ...
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Xbox 360: No image/not booting until I unplug and plug the HDMI cable again

I'm trying to connect my XBOX 360 to a Samsung PC monitor via VGA and for that I'm using this adapter: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51WGmNHhh5L.SL1001.jpg Thing is, the console ...
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How important is HDR when using an Xbox One X on a 4K TV that doesn't support HDR?

Ok, so I bought an Xbox One X for use on my Samsung 4K TV only to find out that my TV doesn't support the kind of HDR (or any kind) that the Xbox wants to output. Does the HDR aspect of the display ...
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Use LG UltraFine 4K with PS4 Pro (And probably Xbox One X)

I'm interested in getting one of these displays (21.5 inch 4k variant) to replace my old 1440p one. I have also pre-ordered an Xbox One X and would like to know if it's gonna work with the display. ...
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How can I connect my PSP 3001 to my TV?

I have a PSP 3001 and I want to connect it with my TV. So far I've only found the AV component cables that say "for 2000 series only." Many sites say it will work with PSP 300X as well. Will it? Is ...
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Around what year did games go widescreen? [closed]

I am building a WinXP box to play games I have trouble with on Win10, and I am thinking of placing a 4:3 screen on it, as I didn't think games really supported widescreen until probably well after ...
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Spawning mouse cursor on second monitor when Alt-Tabbing

I play CSGO in full screen windowed settings on my primary screen and have another game running on my second monitor. How can I make it so that when I Alt-Tab out of my CSGO game my cursor spawns on ...
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Does the Nintendo Switch work properly with some 16:10 monitors?

I have connected the Nintendo Switch to a 16:10 monitor (EIZO FlexScan SX2262W). The monitor's native resolution is 1920 by 1200, but I have tested that it also accepts 1080p input. In the resolution ...
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How to fix games boot on left screen monitor only

I'm probably not the first this happen just never find a solution! There i have on my left a 24 inch screen connected by dvi middle screen a 50 inch screen set has main screen in windows and use ...
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Gaming on 2 monitors macOS

I want to play CS:GO or other related games on my MacOS but with 2 monitors at the same time. But the game will launch only on 1 of the monitors that I choose from the System Preferences. Any idea or ...
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How do I start Fallout 4 on my Primary Monitor?

I'm trying to play Fallout 4. It used to work fine on this machine, but have since reformatted and reinstalled. The issue is, it always appears on my right side monitor (I have 3 monitors). The ...
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After monitor upgrade Steam seems low resolution

I upgraded my monitors from 1920x1080 displays to 2560X1440. Now for some reason Steam seems to be low resolution - like it's defaulting to 1920x1080. In every other program, the text is noticeably ...
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OBS Studio crashes when using NVENC

Please correct me if I am posting on the wrong site (this seemed the best place to put it) So I was setting up OBS studio for recording my gameplay of MC but when I pressed record it crashed. I ...
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Fallout 4 starts in Small Window at Top Left Hand Corner of Screen?

I bought Fallout 4 recently (finally more like it), and wanted to play the game. So I launched it, and popped up in a small window on the top left hand side of my screen. I went into to game settings ...
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Is variable framerate still distracting with G-sync/Freesync?

I understand what G-sync/Freesync does and that variable framerate should feel smoother with it, but do you still notice it when framerate is fluctuating from let's say 60-90 FPS, or 90-120 FPS, ......
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soft blurry graphics on xbox 360 hooked to pc monitor

i bought an xbox 360 today and hooked it to my monitor with an hdmi cable. everything looks good except when i get into a game, (madden for example), the quality is softish kinda blurry, the ...
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BenQ old games crashes on launch

So I've had trouble with most older games for awhile now. Old games started on fullscreen (Tomb Raider 1,2,3 for example) will crash on launch (Never reaches the game, the screen flashes then *.exe ...
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Make bigger screens (bigger resolutions) make you see more map in RTS games? [closed]

I have always wondered why bigger screen sizes/bigger resolutions don't make you see more of the map in RTS games (in any game, really, but this can be partially solved in FPS games by increasing FOV)....
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Trying to connect my SNES to new TV using RF cable - can't get it to auto tune or manual tune

Whenever I select auto tune it just goes through 0% - 100% and finishes saying it didn't detect anything and to check the antenna connection. With manual tune, there is 'DTV' or 'TV'. In DTV, I have ...
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30 FPS with 60Hz monitor?

Starting today I started playing Team Fortress 2 again, and it was locked at 30 fps since I had G-Sync on. Then I went on Minecraft, and I still had 30 fps because it was still on. The thing is, my ...
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How can I fix old games being run in portrait mode on my Windows tablet?

I have a tablet with Windows 10 on it. It has an Intel Cherry Trail processor with integrated graphic card. I installed several games on it (Warcraft 3, C&C: Generals, NFS: Most Wanted, UT2004, ...
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ShadowPlay desktop capture resolution failure

I have a nice pair of 4k resolution monitors, but I prefer playing my games in Borderless Windowed mode due to multitasking and frequent need to Alt+Tab. So I have ShadowPlay recording the desktop, ...
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msi GE72 2QF Apache Pro, Windows 10 laptop

I have a gamma issue. My computer is an msi GE72 2QF Apache Pro, Windows 10. It's a brand new computer, so the graphics card should be fine. The problem first started when I was playing Overwatch. I ...
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Does using an HDMI splitter introduce input lag?

I have a Smash Bros Melee setup with a low-latency display and a low-latency Wii->HDMI converter. I'd like to split the signal across two displays (so everyone can see the screen during 4-player ...
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Walking Dead Fullscreen Second Monitor

How would I go about moving TWD to my second monitor (TV)? What does not work: Win + Shift + Right/Left (It just makes the second monitor white and displays the game on the first one) A program that ...
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Amnesia strange screen shaking [closed]

I'm making a custom story (sorry if this should be on the GameDev), but when I enter the map and it fades in, the screen shakes (rolls) (counter)clockwise. Here's a video: ...
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Why doesn't my monitor project audio from my PlayStation 3?

I am currently using a Dell UltraSharp U2414H, and have my computer hooked up to it with a HDMI cable. I have my gaming headset plugged directly into the monitor, itself, and the audio from my ...
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Games don't fit in screen when launched in full screen mode (show only left-top quarter)

I'm trying to play games on a Windows 8.1 tablet with 1900x1200 resolution. When I run some games which change resolution I see only their left-top quarter like game thinks that it's still 1900x1200 ...
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AV to HDMI 1080p Scaler Video Converter Outputting Sound But Not Video

I'm trying to connect my N64 to my HP 22cwa HD monitor. I'm using an Enko Products AV to HDMI 1080p Scaler Video Converter box (as the title states). I have everything plugged in, but when turn ...
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Playstation 3 on PC Monitor

I tried to hook my Playstation 3 using HDMI to my monitors DVI port via an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. The monitor does not display anything. I connected the same display to my laptop via HDMI with the same ...
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How to run SuperHot at full screen on a Mac?

I have SuperHot downloaded through Steam, and am attempting to play it on my 1080p external monitor. It launches windowed at less than 1080p, and I don't see a setting to adjust the resolution or ...
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How can the game be loaded on a different monitor?

Whenever I attempt to run Superhot on the PC (from gog.com), after choosing the resolution, the game always opens on my second monitor. I don't see any options in the game that would allow me to ...
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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 16:...
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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 ...