Monitor Refresh rate: Which is best?

  snowy7077 20:27 24 Apr 2003
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I have a Dell Badged 19inch Trinitron monitor.

For some time I had it set at a miserly 60Mz, until I realised that I could reset the rate to either 75Mz or 85Mz.

Which is better and why? Resolution is currently 1024 x 768 at 85MZ

It was 1024 x 768 at 60MZ(set at apparently "optimal")

I would appreciate f someone/anyone could provide an explanation.

Thanks to all who respond

  Beas-Knees 20:56 24 Apr 2003

The higher the resolution the less the flicker of the screen = less eye strain and less headaches.

  DieSse 21:02 24 Apr 2003

85MHz is just right - higher is really unnecessary. You might want to try your monitor at 1280x1024 resolution - this is OK for a 19" moniotr - but keep the refresh rate at 75 or higher if you can.

  soy 21:39 24 Apr 2003

I run my games at 1024 by 768 on 120Hz.

  Dicmay 22:32 24 Apr 2003

As Beas-Knees said, the refresh rate is the number of times per second the screen refreshes itself.

The higher the value, the more it refreshes = less eye strain. Two low and you can see the screen slicker which is bad.

  PA28 22:38 24 Apr 2003

And if you set it too high you'll (if you're lucky) get an "out of range" warning. And if you're unlucky, you'll need a new monitor. Agree with DieSse, if your monitor will run to 85MHz then go for it. Otherwise 75 will do.

  BBez 23:22 24 Apr 2003

85MHz

  woodchip 23:28 24 Apr 2003

If you can see flicker at 75 then throw the monitor away

  AdeJ 23:56 24 Apr 2003

Quite a lot of the population can see a flicker at 75Hz - that would be a hell of an expense natural problem!

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