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Old Aug 20, 2002, 10:04 PM
chriswhitelaw chriswhitelaw is offline
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Angry monitor refresh rate.......... [compaq; mv520; winXP]

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The monitor has a refresh rate of 60hz with a resolution of 1024x768.How do I increase the refresh rate and keep it at that rate.Will it make it better or worse?
Old Aug 20, 2002, 10:07 PM
ps2wiz ps2wiz is offline
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I don't think you can get a higher refresh rate on a 1024x768 resultion. But check your monitors manual or their website. And it usaully matters on your video card and not the monitor itself.
Old Aug 20, 2002, 10:48 PM
Ageamiu Ageamiu is offline
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You absolutely need to do something because 60 Hz will damage your eyes. Fast. Take care!
Old Aug 20, 2002, 10:56 PM
chriswhitelaw chriswhitelaw is offline
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but I want the best color and the best graphics when I play my games.
Old Aug 21, 2002, 08:40 AM
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This should answer your questions ***********.********.com/articles/guides/refresh/refresh.htm

Old Aug 21, 2002, 12:53 PM
andyr andyr is offline
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What size monitor are you using? It sounds like you may have a 14 or 15 inch which will probably only allow that screen size at a rate of 60 Hz.

Try taking the size down to 800x600. Is it still 60 Hz or do you have a selection of refresh rates to choose from in your display properties.

Also, WinXP is sort of locked in to certain rates when running 3d games. I believe it's 60 Hz for OpenGL and 70 Hz for Direct 3D. I'm using a program called Refresh Lock which over-rides this setting and allows you to specify the refresh rate.

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