A monitor question about Hrz

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Engineer, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. Engineer

    Engineer OSNN Addict

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    I find that the lower the Hrz setting I have my monitor on the better the graphics quality. I was playing Battlefield Vietnam at 75 Hrz and moved it to 70 and it improved the graphics substantially.

    I was always under the impression that the higher the Hrz on the monitor the better.

    can someone clarify this for me?

    Thanks
    Engineer
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Only if you can clarify "improved the quality".

    What quality-
    Made the FPS higher (i.e. reduced video lag)?
    Reduced tearing?
    Made the textures sharper?
    Made the brightness better?
    etc.

    All increasing the vertical refresh rate does is reduce flicker. At 70-75 Hz flicker is pretty much not noticeable though at 70 Hz long term eye fatigue and headaches can still occur. I was using a 21 inch monitor at work that made my eyes hurt just glancing at it. The owner had vertical refresh set to 60 Hz with 1280 resolution, argh. (Yes, I fixed it for him.)
     
  3. Engineer

    Engineer OSNN Addict

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    Improved

    Improved graphics, meaning reduced flicker. How do you check the fps?? As lag is another problem. I have an ATI 9700 Pro Vid card.

    thanks
    Engineer
     
  4. Ded Morozh

    Ded Morozh I don't DISlike you...

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    there should be a command for the games consol that shows the fps, if not try fraps

    www.fraps.com