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Windows 7: How to increase screen refresh rate (won't go past 60Hz)


27 Jul 2011   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If it just one month old, I would return it to the store. You should see no flickering.
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31 Mar 2014   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JavaTheHutt View Post
I have a 17-inch Toshiba laptop with a resolution of 1600x900 and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. However, on some backgrounds, I can clearly see my screen flickering. With the preservation of my eyes in mind, it would be greatly beneficial to know if I can increase this or not. I go here:
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Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution
and click "Advanced Settings". Under "Monitor Settings", the pull-down bar only gives me the option of 60Hz (the "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" is whited out). Is it possible to increase the refresh rate?

EDIT: I have a generic PnP monitor on Intel HD graphics
EDIT#2: I just noticed the similar threads section at the bottom, and found that LCD monitors are supposed to be 60 Hz. But then how do I reduce the flicker?

I literally went thru all the bs of making this account because the responses to this are just soo terrible.

I'm sure you have figured out your issue at this point but people saying, "you can't" and "LCD's don't refresh" are obviously completely stupid.

If you want to increase your refresh rate simply google "overclocking". It's the most common pc hardware mod on earth.

Most devices are set factory at 60ghz but are easily overclocked.

Just BE WARNED: If you DO NOT HAVE adequate cooling or a weak graphics card or low RAM, you may destroy your PC/Laptop. I have done it more than once, it's happening to someone this very moment.

So, just be careful and step it up incrementally. I read somewhere that the eye can not even discern anything over 100 FPS, but this is not an agreed upon statement by any means. If you're interested in the topic, check this out:

How many frames per second can the human eye see? - very knowledgeably written and quite interesting...

At any rate (no pun intended, ah.ah... ya I'm cool..), just google overclocking and you'll see a billion different programs to do it.

And even if you're not trying to increase your FPS for gamming, etc., if you work on a PC all staring at a screen, (like I do...), a higher refresh rate is easier on the eyes, depending on sensitivity. Many people don't know wtf you're talking about nor do they care. At work I use between 72 & 80 depending on the machine and the work.

Good luck and overclock at your own risk!

-JCK
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31 Mar 2014   #13
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qawzno, all I can say to your response is
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31 Mar 2014   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by qawzno View Post
I literally went thru all the bs of making this account because the responses to this are just soo terrible.
Geez where were you when you needed you 3 years ago

Anyway I'm sure admin will appreciate your effort in getting us straightened out.

Peace
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31 Mar 2014   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

overclocking doesnt increase your panels refresh rate.. just the amount of frames it can generate per second...

but if a panel only has a refresh rate of 60hz it will only ever refresh at 60 frames per second, so anything generated beyond that in an ideal world is pointless.
I say ideal world as the frames per second would have to perfectly match the refresh rate and never dip below or go above it.

the fact that the op is talking about their desktop completely makes youre entire post and going through the "bs" of signing up (is it really that hard to spell your name and email address..) pointless.. if the ops laptop cant produce and match the refresh rate on a static desktop something is seriously wrong.. that and overclocking WILL NOT have any benifit..

and to another point.. why were you trawling through a 3 year old post.. you must have been googling a similar question to be brought here...
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31 Mar 2014   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

you can reduce the resolution to lower value and increase the refresh rate to a higher value by click adapter/list all modes in the advance settings
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31 Mar 2014   #17

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Aw. He's banned. They always ban the entertaining ones....
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31 Mar 2014   #18
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnebadbak View Post
you can reduce the resolution to lower value and increase the refresh rate to a higher value by click adapter/list all modes in the advance settings
It won't work. Panels are still hard wired to a native rate.
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