best monitor refresh rate?

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  1. Achance007

    Achance007 Active Member

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    I have a sony trinitron (21"?) and have the resolution at 1280x960 with refresh at 60Hz. Is the smaller number better or do you want higher? the highest setting is 85Hz I think.
     
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    The higher the better, but you have to balance it with resolution. For example, I can run 1600x1200 at 75Hz, but I could run 1280x1024 at 85Hz (or something like that). 75Hz isn't bad, so I run the 1600x1200, but if it were, say, 65Hz at 1600x1200, I'd probably run 1280x1024.
     
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    ok thanks u got me a little confused there. I just bumped it up to 75Hz at 1280x960 does that sound ok?
     
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    The higher the better. The more often the monitor refreshes, the less flicker there is and the fewer headaches you'll get.

    But...

    Your video card doesn't have the power for insane refresh rates, and the more pixels it has to refresh the more power it needs. At a very high resolution, the video card may only have the power to refresh 75 times a second (75Hz), but if you lower your resolution (fewer pixels displayed), your video card may have the power to refresh 85 times a second (85Hz). If you are fine with 75Hz and it doesn't cause problems, then don't worry about lowering your resolution to get the higher refresh rates.

    A good test to see if your refresh rate is high enough to avoid bothering your eyes is to sit with the monitor barely in your peripheral vision. If you can detect a flicker or anything that distracts you, you need a higher refresh rate.
     
  5. Blindsight

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    Im at 1280x1024 @ 60hz and it bugs me. But its a 17" so I cant set it higher :(
     
  6. CyberBullets

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    same here, but my eyes are too stupid to realize it and it doesnt bother me at all. :big grin:
     
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    1280x1024 @ 60Hz doesn't bother me at all, and I sit in front of my computer almost half of the day.
     
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    i've gotten used to >85hz, and now when i sit down in front of a 60hz computer in the library or the computer lab i can't stand it :sad2:

    that's what i get for having a monitor that'll do 120hz if i want it to :o
     
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    Yeah, I got to school and to get a semi-decent resolution (1024x768) I have to set it down to what looks like about 60 or 65Hz (and that's IF it's one of the ones where you can change the resolution :mad: ). I can't stand 800x600 though, so I put up with the flicker for the small amount of time I use the computers at school.
     
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    1152x864 @ 100Hz on a 19" :wavey:
     
  11. Rob

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    When I use 1280x1024 at 60hz and I look at the monitor through the bottom and corners of my eye I can see it refresh.

    At 75hz it is gone. :big grin:
     
  12. JimboJones

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    I am using 1280X960 @ 85 HRz on a 21" monitor and it looks good.
    I usually avoid anything less than 75 HRz or less than 1024X768.
    Most video card/monitor configurations can give you at least that.
     
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    I used to not be able to stand anything below 75Hz, and even at 85Hz would get headaches. I have two 19" flat panels now and I can work for 15+hrs and not even get a little headache
     

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