Screen Refresh Rate

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamworks, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Hello ..

    I notice that when I lower down the screen refresh rate, the pictures or display tends to get clearer and better. However, if it is set higher, the image tends to go blur alittle and darker?

    I always had the impression that the higher the refresh rate, the better it is. So what refresh rate do you guys use??
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    85 @ 1280x1024....
    75 @ 16x12
     
  3. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    1024x768 @ 75hz
     
  4. Ohzopants

    Ohzopants My mom thinks I'm cool

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    no way! 1024 @ 100Hz is the only way for me (limited by 17" screen)
    19" coming soon!!! YAY!
     
  5. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    1024x768 @ 85 hz
    (i like 1280x1024, but my monitor can only do that @ 60 hz...)

    i need a new one :(
     
  6. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    using a 15" tft and it cant go higher than 1024x768 @ 75 hz :(
     
  7. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    A LOT depends on the Monitor used, although i am surprised that you say lowering the refresh rate makes it seem clearer. Lowering the rez - well, yeah, because then you could increace the refresh rate, but not the refresh rate itself.

    Anyhoo,
    Desktop 1280x1024 @ 85hz
    Games 1024 x 768 @ 100hz

    Its the only way to game.
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    crt's are only ones that really need to worry about refresh rate's...

    lcd's are more to do with response times but due to the nature of the display it is less dependent on refresh rates :)

    you will not see the same kind of flicker as likely on a 60hz refresh v/s a 75hz refresh...
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    On my 17"..
    1024x768 - 100Hz
    1280x960 - 85Hz (Use this most the time)
    1600x1200 - 75Hz

    As others have said though, refresh rate shouldn't really affect the image quality, what monitor are you using ?
     
  10. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well if you are using a crt than a low refresh rate can be problematic..

    the general consensus is 75hz vertical == flicker-free... I find 85 to be a better compromise but thats generally because for text reading and what not it is easier on the eyes... during gaming since I am in virtual 3d it is a little easier to get away with a 75hz 16x12 res...

    now 60hz is total hell on my eyes :( and certainly therefore affects IQ...

    my house-mate used to have his monitor @ 60hz but he just got a spanking new trinitron that does 90-95hz @ 12x10 so thats pretty impressive :)

    am sure his 16x12 is around 80-ish...
     
  11. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Recommendation for my 17in monitor is 1024x768 @ 75hz
     
  12. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Well .. I'm on 1152 x 864 and my Samsung monitor can only do 75hz at most. But I seriously find the picture to be not as clear though .. ??

    Maybe I need to recalibrate it?
     
  13. Xie

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    running 1024x768 @ 85hz though my monitor will do 100hz I believe ...
     
  14. champ2005

    champ2005 | xs |

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    yeah, my friends got an old gateway crt that is clear at 60hz and seriously fuzzy at 100hz at the same res. how old is your screen
     
  15. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Its a new screen .. less than a month old actually.