Recent content by kevinsbane

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    Z97 HDMI 1.4 to DP 1.2 Adapter for 2560x1440? Will it work?

    DP->HDMI adapters are uni-directional, you can't convert an HDMI to a DP signal with that particular adapter. You need something like this: but it isn't...
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    Dell 2711 DisplayPort or HDMI

    2711 doesn't support 2560x1440@60hz over HDMI. Not an issue with HDMI, it's something to do with the monitor itself.
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    Display Port Monitor "issue"

    You don't need active DP -> HDMI adapters for this. Passive adapters will work for this application. Tape is your best friend in this case. Can't help you with the monitors lighting up the room while gaming, either stick with DisplayPort and put up with your icons moving around, or switch to...
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    Display Port Monitor "issue"

    If turning off the monitor messes up your desktop, then don't turn it off. Is there a specific reason why you need to turn off your monitor? Most monitors will go to sleep and consume very little electricity even if you don't turn it off. DisplayPort is unfortunately the cause (you can switch...
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    World Travels Laptop - ThinkPad x240

    Aftermarket upgrades for laptop processors are not recommended. Buy the processor you need at the onset. Also, there's no way you can get anywhere close to the same performance as a desktop i5-4670k, even without overclock. The x240 is limited by voltage, by heat, and by power. The fastest...
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    Glossy 1080p IPS that I can overclock to 120Hz safely and effectively

    Good start... Ok... Uh oh... Definitely not. Good luck. Other than the 3D compatible (no overclock will allow for 3D compatibility), You just ruled out the only monitors in existance that do anything close to what you want. Try this screen for a non-IPS version.
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    Can I use Accell UltraAV to obtain 2560x1440 from HDMI->dual linkDVI->DP?

    I have not seen a single hardware converter (that is not itself an independent computer) that can do it. I've looked and looked and never found one, not even a theoretical one. Dual link DVI signals are needlessly complicated due to how the spec requires the signal to be split. I suspect a lot...
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    Can I use Accell UltraAV to obtain 2560x1440 from HDMI->dual linkDVI->DP?

    Um... I did not say HDMI cannot be converted to SL-DVI. While dual link DVI may be *electrically* compatible (it is, after all, literally 2 DVI-D links in a single cable) with 2 SL-DVI, logically, a computer does not treat DL-DVI signals like that. DL-DVI signals are assymetric and do not...
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    Can I use Accell UltraAV to obtain 2560x1440 from HDMI->dual linkDVI->DP?

    But SL-DVI cannot, and HDMI can only be converted to SL-DVI. You may be able to drive 1440p off HDMI natively with the right monitor (don't ask me which ones do, most don't atm) or you might be able to do it at <60hz, perhaps 30hz.
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    New 4th gen Thinkpads are finally here

    Because you said the following... You did not mention that you were frustrated that you couldn't set up a high-res dual monitor display with a Thinkpad without a dock. You just raged against a useful legacy port (which is probably currently used in more monitors/projectors than DVI, HDMI and DP...
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    New 4th gen Thinkpads are finally here

    How is the removal of VGA a positive thing, given the amount of legacy hardware floating around? Among all the dozen or so people I know using Thinkpads with external monitors, 100% (one hundred percent of them) use external monitors and projectors via VGA. One. Hundred. Percent. I'm trying to...
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    Have you tested the display rate?
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    Goin to South Korea to purchase a 1440 monitor?

    It would be very tricky to get on to a plane. It's larger than what is allowed normally for carryons, as the box is 65cm x 45cm, although it is only ~12cm thick. The thinness is there, but the box itself is noticeably large. It *looks* big from any angle except edge on.
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    Best replacement for T42? (<$300, used okay)

    I'm going to have to second the amazingness of the x220/x230 form factor. It's a great little machine. I run an x220. I wouldn't worry too much about the keyboard change between the x220/x230, as they're both good keyboards (workplace has a couple of t430 and t530, I set up both and was...
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    Are there any laptops that offer 1920x1200 resolution?

    No current model laptops run 1920x1200 natively.