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According to Wikipedia (emphasis mine): The basis for this otherwise odd seeming resolution is similar to that of other "wide" standards – the line scan (refresh) rate of the well-established "XGA" standard (1024x768 pixels, 4:3 aspect) extended to give square pixels on the increasingly popular 16:9 widescreen display ratio without having to ...


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It takes a tremendous field gradient to flip the magnetic domains on a hard drive. The hard drive can do it because the heads are so close to the surface and the gaps are so small. The magnets inside the drive's spindle motor and arm actuator produce a stronger field than will the external coil... but because of the motor designs, they don't put a high field ...


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CRT monitors were commonly placed on top of desktop systems, with the lower parts of the tube just inches away from the hard disk. This has been done for a long time, and was common practice at least from the early 1980s right up through the early 2000s, and quite possibly longer. It became less common as tower PCs as well as TFT monitors became more common. ...


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At the time the first computer wide screens became popular, the usual resolution on 4:3 panels was 1024x768 (XGA display standard). So, for simplicity and backward compatibility, the XGA resolution was kept as a basis to make the WXGA resolution, so that XGA graphics could be displayed easily on WXGA screens. Just extending the width and keeping the same ...


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If CRT degaussing was a true risk to magnetic media—potentially exposing a system to data loss—then the original Macintosh would be a data loss disaster waiting to happen: Here is a pic of a clear cased Macintosh SE where you can see where the drives—including floppy disks—are located in relation to the CRT: Ditto with the Lisa: As well as the ...


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768 is the sum of two powers of 2 (512 + 256), and 1366 is 16/9 times 768, rounded up to the next integer. But only the person who selected that resolution can answer the "why". Some people just like powers of 2. Also, 768 times 1366 is just over one Mebipixel (2^20), which is about 1.05 Megapixel (1.05 * 10^6). 768 times 1365 is just under that, so ...


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I had the same question in the 2007, because my computer doesn't supported my default tv resolution 1366x768 and I found this: WHY does 1366 x 768 exist? This has to do with a 1 megapixel processing boundary of easily available chipsets for VRAM ( video memory ) and video processing display drivers. Its a standard memory size of importance to chip ...


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You need a card with two DisplayPort 1.2 outputs. DVI connections are not used by this monitor. Edit: this monitor connects with two DP cables and each cable appears as a single logical screen (there is no MST involved). So there is no requirement for the card to support more than two logical screens (which can be problematic for some Nvidia cards). Any ...


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Magnetic platters need far larger field strengths than an external degaussing coil produces. As a result, hard drives that are switched off are not likely to be affected from degaussing. Operating hard drives are an entirely different piece of cake since the writing (and reading) heads pick up and focus external fields. As a result, you can damage ...


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Assuming you have a natively widescreen monitor: It might sound silly but you need more vertical screen real estate so the only temporary solution would be to rotate your screen by 90 degrees. Set the orientation to portrait and then reverse the resolution setting. In my screenshot I would need to set the resolution to 1200x1920 if I want to use portrait ...


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Definitely not the hard drive. It could be the screen or the graphics card, but it's more likely the graphics card given that the computer spontaneously rebooted. Easiest way to tell would be to hook up a different screen and see if you get the same results. If you do, then it's the video card. Your only option is to replace it.


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As mentioned in Psychogeek's answer, this is an issue with a color profile setting by the operating system. Color profiles can be applied by the application, the operating system, the video card, and the display hardware. For OS color profiles in Windows, when sent to the video card the color profile is applied differently to the cursor than it is to the ...


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LED: Refresh rate should have a minimal effect on energy efficiency. The LEDs only draw power when they are energized, and the overhead from the control circuitry should be more or less constant. (Note: this refers to 'true' LED displays, not LED-backlit LCD displays, which may or may not actually be commercially available at the time one is reading this.) ...


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The image will look blurred, which can strain your eyes on the long run. But it won't harm the display itself.


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If it's an old monitor you most likely have a problem with capacitors and inverter that powers it's back-light. On old LCD monitors there are cold cathode fluorescent tubes that provide back-light, unlike new LED type monitors. Try shining a strong light directly on the display and see if you get a glimpse of image. If you do - you have a back-light problem ...


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LCD monitors will only ever look nice and crisp when set to their native resolution. In your case, 1920x1080. If things are too small to read, you're best bet is to keep the 1920x1080 resolution and adjust the screen "DPI" setting in your OS. You haven't specified what OS you're running, but assuming it's Windows: Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1


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Happens sometimes with programs that use a fixed size of windows, that unfortunately happens to be bigger than your desktop/screen size. Likely a poor programming decision, or written for a different/old version where they assumed a minimum screen size, or some screen setting that could be changed. Sometimes the window could be resized and it might work ...


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This is really annoying and even worse if the title bar is outside of screen, so you cannot drag it. The workaround I've been using is to install AutoHotKey and use EasyWindoDrag script. With that, you can drag the window or resize it by grabbing any part of window (using mouse), no only title bar or a corner. It works on every app I've tried. As an added ...


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This is one of those old legends that never dies. If we travel far back into the mists of technological time (say, mid 1960s) we used tape. And we had these tape erasing machines that also did a good job straightening out the early colour TVs (I'm embellishing a lot here). Recording media back then was a LOT more sensitive to magnetic disturbance so it ...


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With a strong enough degausser placed close enough to a hard drive, you can destroy the drive, but even with a very well aimed and strong one you have to be right on top of it. The coil on the CRT is wide, somewhat directed to the purpose it has, and on many computer monitors that whole area is shielded so not much gets out in any specific direction. You ...


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What Dell calls "Premier Color" and HP calls "Dreamcolor" is marketing-speak for 10-bits per channel color. They are also pre-calibrated with a selection of color profiles for professional work in (especially) video and television, also applicable to photography and graphic design, which you can find in their specs. You can use the full capabilities of a ...


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From Wikipedia article on DVI: In single-link mode, the maximum pixel clock frequency is 165 MHz that supports a maximum resolution of 2.75 megapixels (including blanking interval) at 60 Hz refresh. For practical purposes, this allows a maximum 16:10 screen resolution of 1920×1200 at 60 Hz. To support higher-resolution display devices, the DVI ...


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The metal case around a hard drive is effectively one big metal Faraday cage. An alternating Magnetic field couldn't effectively penetrate it whether it's diamagnetic, paramagnetic or a ferromagnetic metal due to the induction of eddy currents in the metal itself absorbing the external magnetic field. The bigger the AC current the warmer the case gets. Or ...


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You need to have two DisplayPort 1.2 connections in order to run at 5120x2880 with 60Hz refresh rate. A GeForce GTX 960 is currently the cheapest way to get proper support for 5K on this Dell monitor. As mentioned, as long as you only want to use it for everyday work (CUDA acceleration in certain Adobe applications such as After Effects or Premiere may ...


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I sometimes find myself in the same situation, on servers where I have SSH public-key login and thus no password at all (that I know), and struggle to remember what I did last time to recover. There is no need to kill the screen. Just disconnect the terminal you are running screen in, then open a new terminal window and reattach (screen -r). Maybe as a ...


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If disable the Intel driver hotkey feature is not usefull, you can try to change the hotkey and then disable it. On my computer, this method works.


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I think the reports of per-monitor DPI settings were reviewers printing the press release. After plenty of research and experimenting, I can report that 8.1 has no way that I have found of manually setting DPI per monitor. As you have found, you basically have a choice of 'Choose One scaling level', which doesn't work well with very different DPI (I have a ...


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Assuming that the playback software itself has no performance issues, then the only difference between the 1:1 scaled version and the 2K/4K versions is that the latter will have to be downscaled to achieve the same presentation size. Depending on the downscaling algorithm of the player, you may see aliasing or softening/blurring effects. The video may also ...


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As @Wyzard says, computers talk to monitors via DDC and this uses 4 pins on the vga. See the pinout on wikipedia. A working vga cable needs all the pins wired independently from each, and also from the cable shielding to the chassis, i.e the metal cover of the plugs and sockets. Only pins 4 and 11 can be missing or not cabled. Inside a monitor there is a ...


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The power cables should be interchangeable between a PC and a Display. Check to make sure your display cable isn't loose and is still good. Otherwise it is possible you may have damaged either your video card / port on the PC or the Display.



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