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Grand_Moff_Tano #1 Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:30 AM

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Yeah, now I've stated my problem, now is their any Monitors that you guys would suggest?

Price range: £80 and under

Wookie87 #2 Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:12 AM

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What the hell is a 32 bit monitor when its at home? Unless you mean your OS is a 64 bit and you want a monitor that has drivers for a 64 bit OS (but then, im under the impression that 32bit drivers are usually compatible with 64 bit systems, where as 64bit drivers dont work with 32 bit systems... so im not sure what your really getting at. Any major brand monitor would do regarding driver support. Either way, google would be of far greater help than this forum.

Regarding actual brands if your merely looking for a monitor, then im currently using a HP w1907v which is a LCD. Not exactly modern and the res is only 1440x900 but i've had no complaints with it, clear image and colour and i got it for about £40 a few years back.

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Grand_Moff_Tano #4 Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:17 AM

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View PostWookie87, on 03 February 2013 - 03:12 AM, said:

What the hell is a 32 bit monitor when its at home? Unless you mean your OS is a 64 bit and you want a monitor that has drivers for a 64 bit OS (but then, im under the impression that 32bit drivers are usually compatible with 64 bit systems, where as 64bit drivers dont work with 32 bit systems... so im not sure what your really getting at. Any major brand monitor would do regarding driver support. Either way, google would be of far greater help than this forum.

Regarding actual brands if your merely looking for a monitor, then im currently using a HP w1907v which is a LCD. Not exactly modern and the res is only 1440x900 but i've had no complaints with it, clear image and colour and i got it for about £40 a few years back.
what I mean is my OS is 64 bit but my monitor has that cut in half, so I'm left with a 32 bit computer in Layman's terms

Wookie87 #5 Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:32 AM

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Hang on. Monitors display in 32bit. But thats referring to colour depth. A 64 bit OS has nothing to do with a 32bit colour scheme on a monitor. An OS with 64 bit basically has a different architecture, allowing your system to use more RAM and is unrelated to the 32 bit your seeing regarding the monitor.

In otherwords, you don't need a new monitor for your 64bit OS. It won't do a thing.

Edited by Wookie87, 03 February 2013 - 03:33 AM.


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32-bit on the monitor is the colour depth or colour representation, true colour is 24-bit colour or in laymen's terms the amount of colours the human eye can differentiate.

A 64 bit computer has nothing to do with the monitor that's used, its to do with the width of the buses on the MB and processor, more specifically the address and data bus.

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View PostBigDov, on 03 February 2013 - 03:33 AM, said:

32-bit on the monitor is the colour depth or colour representation, true colour is 24-bit colour or in laymen's terms the amount of colours the human eye can differentiate.

A 64 bit computer has nothing to do with the monitor that's used, its to do with the width of the buses on the MB and processor, more specifically the address and data bus.

Basically what this guy said (in a far better manner than i managed to put it i might add :Smile_blinky: )

Grand_Moff_Tano #8 Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:59 AM

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Well I admit, I still have much to learn about Computers, but since I'm using an old Dell Monitor (Dell E771p) I'm still going to keep with the question, what monitor would you suggest that's £80 or less

tapir #9 Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:49 AM

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LG E1942C-BN

But,spend some more money and buy bigger and full HD screen,  like LG E2242C-BN

Sir_Tornado #10 Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:49 AM

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View PostPichu_Trainer, on 03 February 2013 - 03:59 AM, said:

Well I admit, I still have much to learn about Computers, but since I'm using an old Dell Monitor (Dell E771p) I'm still going to keep with the question, what monitor would you suggest that's £80 or less

none. any monitor costing less than £100 is worthless. \You may as well stick with the one you have.

Wookie87 #11 Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:07 AM

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View PostJAFMANDADDY, on 03 February 2013 - 04:49 AM, said:

none. any monitor costing less than £100 is worthless. \You may as well stick with the one you have.

Define 'worthless'. My monitor isn't worthless, it does exactly what i require of it and was an upgrade from my old CRT. Keep in mind the Dell E771p is a CRT monitor. Although perfectly usable, a reasonable LCD monitor is quite an improvement i found and didn't require spending over £100. I guess however it's matter of opinion and standards. I'm used to rolling with lower end gaming rigs, so perhaps some people might find lower res/frequency monitors to be unacceptable.

End of the day, shop around, look up reviews and such. You might come across a good deal. For the UK, ebuyer or novatech have served me well for my pc component needs.

Edited by Wookie87, 03 February 2013 - 05:07 AM.


Commander_MC_Flabby #12 Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

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For that kind of money I would recommend looking for a secondhand monitor somewhere. You might find a deal.

Getting an old but trusty samsung syncmaster TFT will save you some money which you can then begin to save up to buy a new and better monitor.

Edited by Commander_MC_Flabby, 03 February 2013 - 09:46 AM.


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View PostCommander_MC_Flabby, on 03 February 2013 - 09:35 AM, said:

For that kind of money I would recommend looking for a secondhand monitor somewhere. You might find a deal.

Getting an old but trusty samsung syncmaster TFT will save you some money which you can then begin to save up to buy a new and better monitor.
I don't actually like Second Hand products  :Smile-hiding:

Commander_MC_Flabby #14 Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

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Then buy a new one for max. 80 pounds. I can't imagine the amount of choice in monitors will be enormous with that budget.

I found exactly one per store where I usually buy my parts for that kind of money. Was fun looking it up though.

edit: The one tapir came up with:

View Posttapir, on 03 February 2013 - 04:49 AM, said:

LG E1942C-BN

Edited by Commander_MC_Flabby, 03 February 2013 - 02:25 PM.


cDa #15 Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

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Same deal as with TVs i would say.. Try going with full HD models, not HD ready ones, as for type, this is what most people told me
Go LED if you have money and want best quality,
LCD if you dont have much money but still want decent quality,
Avoid Plasma

I got myself 22" LED Samsung monitor last year, S22B150N , it was about 100-120 eur  quite satisfied with it

Edited by cDa, 03 February 2013 - 03:05 PM.





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