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Windows 7: Higher refresh rate?

05 Aug 2011   #1
maranatha4u

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
 
 
Higher refresh rate?

Is there a way for me to get a higher refresh rate on my monitor other than the 60 hz I now have? I've attached a screenshot, showing that there's no other option (in the pulldown menu) other than 60 hz. But, is there somehow a way for me to CONFIGURE a higher refresh rate other than 60? (Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit OS)




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05 Aug 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

From the manual: http://www.manualowl.com/m/Dynex/DX-.../Manual/197903

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VGA input
D-Sub 15-pin terminal
E-EDID compliant
Suggested scan rates:640480 /60 Hz, 800600 /60 Hz, 1024768 /60 Hz, 1360768 /60 Hz
There is no mention of whether or not higher frame refresh rates are supported, and forcing a higher rate may result in damage.
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05 Aug 2011   #3
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If its an LCD monitor there is no point in trying to increase it. LCD monitors don't refresh like the old CRT monitors did and don't suffer from the headache inducing flicker from a low refresh rate. Even if you could change it, it wouldn't gain you anything.
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05 Aug 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

LCD's refresh at 60Hz.
Is there some problem you're experiencing?
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05 Aug 2011   #5
maranatha4u

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
 
 

No, I had just read that a higher refresh rate would be better on the eyes.
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05 Aug 2011   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maranatha4u View Post
No, I had just read that a higher refresh rate would be better on the eyes.
This is true when referring to a CRT monitor where Flickering would occur,. You could raise the refresh rate and this would reduce the flickering. Since LCD's are flicker free this isn't an issue.
More information
All About Monitors: CRT Vs. LCD - Webopedia.com
Fabe
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05 Aug 2011   #7
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have become interested in this as well. Many gamers/blu-ray watchers claim to require a higher refresh rate (in LCD monitors), for better appearances, etc. Is there any reason that increasing frame-rate appeals to so many people?

I don't mean to hijack this thread and I appologize if I do. However, this may help the op in his query on raising the refresh rate.
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05 Aug 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Nar Dusty, They may be referring to frame rate which is different. FPS, frames per second, make game animation look smoother the higher it is. If the FPS is below 30-ish one may see jerkiness.
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05 Aug 2011   #9
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
I have become interested in this as well. Many gamers/blu-ray watchers claim to require a higher refresh rate (in LCD monitors), for better appearances, etc. Is there any reason that increasing frame-rate appeals to so many people?

I don't mean to hijack this thread and I appologize if I do. However, this may help the op in his query on raising the refresh rate.
With LCDs, it's the response time that you want to look at. A lower response time is better. Too high of a response time results in ghosting when there's fast moving objects on the screen such as games or action movies.
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05 Aug 2011   #10
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Nar Dusty, They may be referring to frame rate which is different. FPS, frames per second, make game animation look smoother the higher it is. If the FPS is below 30-ish one may see jerkiness.
Ah thats it, thanks brit & everlong. you are right, i was speaking of frames per second. Thats cool, now I know the difference. Then this is not the thread to be speaking about it I suppose.

So in dealing with Frame-Rate, 60 is about all you need, yes? some monitors offer 120Hz, but I've heard complaints that it makes images appear to be stiff, or superimposed into the picture. Outlines of objects appear to be photoshopped in, or so I've heard. Others take a different stance and claim to like the crispness of the picture. I suppose I only really need 60, as I don't think the human eye can even see over 120Hz.
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