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Gods-Hitman
01-11-2003, 08:36 PM
Hi
I have a screen (the big old 1s :D) and i was thinking was mhz of refersh rate is good? I like to play games and right now im at 60mhz and my eyes dont like it.. and no my moniter can NOT suport it will it kill my screen????

agent
01-11-2003, 08:45 PM
So your monitor doesn't support 60Hz (note refresh rates are Hertz, not Mega Hertz) refresh rate? Or do you want to know if making it higher will screw up your monitor?

I can tell you that if your monitor doesn't support the refresh rate you select, it'll pretty much display fuzzy. Also, apparently you should ideally use a minimum of 75Hz as a refresh rate, because it reduces eye sore.

Gods-Hitman
01-11-2003, 09:08 PM
My screen likes 60hz and thats all it will suport, but if i go up to 75hz will it kill my screen its a pc direct

Mike
01-11-2003, 09:20 PM
> My screen likes 60hz and thats all it will suport,
> but if i go up to 75hz will it kill my screen its a
> pc direct

Are you sure your screen won't support higher than 60Hz? If so, then yes it will probably screw your screen. Usually though the OS will either not let you make it too high, or it will at least tell you that it could damage the screen.

Mike.

Gods-Hitman
01-11-2003, 09:29 PM
No Drivers Or Somthing u see so I fly blind

bmason
01-11-2003, 09:35 PM
What resolution are you trying to run it at?

For most 14" 640x480 is at 70Hz, which isn't too bad.

I ran an old (286 vintage) screen at 800x600@ 75Hz for a while. But I think it kills them eventually.

Mike
01-11-2003, 09:38 PM
> No Drivers Or Somthing u see so I fly blind

What?

Mike.

chiefnz
01-11-2003, 11:03 PM
Well my fisrt question would be... what kind of monitor do you have, if you have the manual it will tell you what frequencies are supported, also what kind of graphics card do you have, and do you have the latest drivers. If your graphics card is recent and your driver's are up to date then I would say you may want to try and upgrade your monitors drivers, else just try setting you yougraphics card to the adapter default setting and work you way up from there, ig your screen goes fuzzy just leave it and windows will return it to the previous setting it was one.

cheers
chiefnz

Terry Porritt
02-11-2003, 08:07 AM
Some people think the maximum refresh rate the video card and monitor will take is the thing to do. That isnt so.
Anything above about 70/72 Hz will not be detectable by average eyes, 72/75 Hz is a good setting, higher rates are just stressing the monitor colour amplifier circuitry unecessarily and will marginally reduce monitor life.

60Hz is too low and causes eyestrain due to flicker, especially noticeable in ones peripheral vision.

-=JM=-
02-11-2003, 06:00 PM
I notice a HUGE difference between 75Hz and 85Hz. around 72Hz is where things become bearable but it is not til 85Hz that i like it.

Mike
02-11-2003, 06:48 PM
> I notice a HUGE difference between 75Hz and 85Hz.
> around 72Hz is where things become bearable but it is
> not til 85Hz that i like it.

Same here :)

Mike.

Terry Porritt
02-11-2003, 07:06 PM
My eyes must be getting old and worn out :)

Mike
02-11-2003, 07:11 PM
> My eyes must be getting old and worn out :)

Maybe, maybe not. I think some people just have far more sensitive eyes than others. I know that at work I can't stand using some other people's computers because their refresh rate is low, yet they don't notice a thing, even after I change it.

Mike.

-=JM=-
02-11-2003, 08:17 PM
Yeah some peoples eyes are just more sensitive. Also I think that eyes get accustomed to certain refresh rates and strive for more.

godfather
02-11-2003, 09:15 PM
Yet another reason to go to an LCD display ...

Dolby Digital
02-11-2003, 09:28 PM
>>Yet another reason to go to an LCD display ...
Nah, still like my 19" crt (at least 75Hz refresh rate of course)

-=JM=-
02-11-2003, 09:49 PM
> Yet another reason to go to an LCD display ...

That is the main reason I want an LCD. Only problem is it would make the PCs at tech even more horrible to use.

mikebartnz
02-11-2003, 11:45 PM
If you set the refresh rate to a rate your monitor does not accept you can actually damage your monitor.