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monitor question

Postby b0ba » Dec 10th, 2005 at 11:20 am

my monitor only recommends going up to an 85mhz refreshrate, can going above that to say a 100 hurt my monitor?

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Postby EatMoreLead » Dec 10th, 2005 at 12:57 pm

no
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Postby rekloose-[PUPPY] » Dec 10th, 2005 at 1:30 pm

eml means no, not until the flames shoot out ...

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Postby b0ba » Dec 10th, 2005 at 1:40 pm

thx eml...i'm going with your answer not puppies...

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Postby Catalyst22 » Dec 10th, 2005 at 9:31 pm

carefull, frames have surpirsingly sharp edges.
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Postby ParanoiaX » Dec 11th, 2005 at 5:44 am

yes you can go above the reccommended without causing any damage but depending on your resolution your monitor may not actually be able to display at that refresh rate and may shut off.
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Postby K2 » Dec 11th, 2005 at 7:13 am

All things being equal, its best to run your refresh at the maximum *rated* refresh rate of your monitor - no higher, and no lower.

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Postby DocNsane » Dec 13th, 2005 at 1:35 am

Run things at the monitor's native setting. They were designed, manufactured, and calibrated to run as such. Why fiddle with it? As one fellow on the hardocp forums said.

You should use your screens using VGA instead of DVI since you can run them at 75Hz. And turnoff vsync, you'll get better frame rates that way


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