It’s a big bad screen and I love its place on my desk but that upping that contrast ratio to higher than ‘is everything covered in dust?’ would make this beast that extra bit sweeter.
So here’s the quiz, am I the only thinking the contrast ratio on the massive Dell 22″ Wide-screen Flat Panel screen sucks… it’s freakin’ grey! What does the Ultrasharp 22″ look side-by-side? If it counts I have a Dell 20″ Ultrasharp Widescreen Flat Panel sitting alongside the new 22″ and it looks fantastic, I’m referring to the Ultrasharp 20″ not the beast, so what else is holding back Goliath?
This Christmas I installed a computer-TV video link to watch movies in the living room and display holiday snaps while not in use. The setup cost me in total after AV sender and all cables/joiners $100 with about an hour spent to set the antenaes correctly. Here’s the drill-down!
Do not pair an ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard with an Albatron 7600 GT 256MB SLI graphics card!
After a month of investigating the issue of intense game and 3D video freezes resulting in system crashes or what is now knowns as the “Benny Hill” effect I finally have a resolution, return the Albatron 7600 GT! I had applied every known fix available including dropping the PEG Link level to Slower, multiple fresh Windows installs, beta drivers recommended by ASUS even non-official nVidia Forceware drivers to no success. In a last ditch effort I handed the system over to the uMart Online workshop, their solution was to install an ASUS 7900 GS 256MB SLI graphics card for the price difference between the two.
I’ve just finished Half Life 2 without glitches, crashing or stutters! Now I’m looking for a challenge; Prey.
PlanetX64 have put together a great review of the Logitech MX Revolution.
A increased thumb recess with a task rocker, a fly wheel control, the best thing though is a dictionary lookup on text hightlight button which will no doubt be hacked for games in no time (eg. weapon reload for FPS!)… sweet.
In time I’ll break some of the parts out and build a server and personal machine, dropping back to a single 3.0Ghz+ CPU for gaming.
I did some research into why games were freezing, a common issue being inadequate cooling. I’ll add an additional rear-fan (Gigabyte DC brushless fan 1800rpm), upgrade the provided heat-sink (AMD) as well as reapply thermal paste. I hope this will fix it.