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#1 13 years ago

Whats the best refresh rate you can have on a LCD monitor. What do you guys recommend? Whats the difference in higher and lower refresh rates to your eyes?




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#2 13 years ago

150Hz? My Monitor only goes to 75Hz and can struggle with Call of Duty United Offensive every so often. The latest games using good machines can go up to 400 Frames per second but no monitor can handle that so it is worthless. You may as well limit the frame rate to perhaps 20% over the maximum your monitor can do to avoid overheating/damage.




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#3 13 years ago

Do you mean the response time for the LCD? The lower the better because the higher it is, the more ghosting you get. That's why most people don't like them tht much. The lowest I've seen is 12ms, and it's ok for games.

If the refresh rate is lower, you notice the flicker a lot more. My monitor goes up to 120hz, but that's in 640x480. In 1024x768 it reaches 85hz, which is fine for me. I'd say the lowest rate that is safe for your eyes is about 70, because I can run it a 60 and it just makes me feel weird feel weird.




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#4 13 years ago

I'm running my CRT at 75hertz at 1024x768. Very smooth. Save your $$$ and get a nice big CRT monitor if your looking at an LCD.

I think i can run mine at 85 hertz with the same res...




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#5 13 years ago
Reven150Hz? My Monitor only goes to 75Hz and can struggle with Call of Duty United Offensive every so often. The latest games using good machines can go up to 400 Frames per second but no monitor can handle that so it is worthless. You may as well limit the frame rate to perhaps 20% over the maximum your monitor can do to avoid overheating/damage.

No HUMAN EYE can handle that :p Anyway, refresh rate isnt related to FPS, it's the number of times a bar will roll down a screen drawing lines each second. Set it higher than 85, thats the point where the eye stops noticing the refresh line and isnt irritated by it. Low refresh rates are a source of eye fatigue. So no, it wont blow up your monitor.




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#6 13 years ago
Save your $$$ and get a nice big CRT monitor if your looking at an LCD.

Why would I buy a CRT monitor if I have an LCD monitor? From what I know LCD's dont radiate the eye that much. Not to mention their flat panel and you have more space. Just found this about LCD's:

Refresh Rates

LCD cells are either ON or OFF. As compared to CRT monitors, refresh rates are meaningless. That means less eye strain.

http://www.monitoronsale.com/doc/lcdbasic.asp




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#7 13 years ago
PethegreatI'm running my CRT at 75hertz at 1024x768. Very smooth. Save your $$$ and get a nice big CRT monitor if your looking at an LCD. I think i can run mine at 85 hertz with the same res...

Pe, depending on what brand of CRT you have, there are updates to Monitor driver files that will allow refresh as much as 100Hz at 1024*768. I have a Samsung 19" that can run 100Hz. Not all of them can do it though. To clear up something about refresh rates and FPS, it really depends on the game in question as to the relation of FPS and refresh. Some games will show up more FPS regardless of the refresh rate, while yet others will only give as many frames as the refresh rate, ie, 60Hz equals 60FPS max. It depends on the way the game is written out.




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#8 13 years ago

My previous monitor, A CRT, ran at a maximum of 60 Hz. I'm running my new LCD at 75 Hz. To be perfectly honest, I haven't noticed any difference whatsoever, be it in games or normal program use/web browsing/DVD watching. Then again, I'm unobservant.




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#9 13 years ago

Yeah goin between 60-75Hz if you translate that to 60-75FPS, unless your running FRAPS or the game has a built-in counter, it's really hard to notice anyway.




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#10 13 years ago

I can run a monsterous resolution (like 1600x1000) but only on 60Hz refresh rate. It doesn't effect me at all. I don't care.




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