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Windows 7: Q; Screen Refresh Rate: 59 or 60Hz

16 May 2010   #1
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 
Q; Screen Refresh Rate: 59 or 60Hz

The refresh rate for my monitor (Acer v223) is 60Hz.

In the display ... Monitor window, 59Hz was selected by Windows 7 when detecting the hardware. 60Hz is available as an option (with the modes that this monitor cannot display hidden).

-- is there any problem running at 59Hz (no gaming needed)?
-- should I change it to 60Hz?

[PS Should this be the Hardware & Devices forum?]


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16 May 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi DarkStar

Screen Refresh Rate - Custom for NVIDIA Brand

Microsoft answer:

Certain monitors report a TV-compatibility timing of 59.94Hz. Therefore, Windows 7 exposes two frequencies, 59Hz and 60Hz, for every resolution that is supported at that timing. The 59Hz setting makes sure that a TV-compatible timing is always available for an application such as Windows Media Center. The 60Hz setting maintains compatibility for applications that expect 60Hz.

In Windows 7, when a user selects 60Hz, the OS stores a value of 59.94Hz. However, 59Hz is shown in the Screen refresh rate in Control Panel, even though the user selected 60Hz.
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16 May 2010   #3
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So which one should we choose...

well techinically what your telling us that either one (59 60) it is already predefined as 59.94.
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16 May 2010   #4
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Thread here - perhaps this may help

Regards
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16 May 2010   #5
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

Thank you guys for replying.

So whichever I select, it is stored as 59.94 and shown as 59?

I should have said that the graphics card is nVidia-based. Also I notice that the monitor shows a refresh rate of 60Hz in Windows XP (dual-booted on the same hardware).

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Microsoft's view: Screen refresh rate in Windows 7 does not apply the user selected settings on monitors & TVs (that report specific TV compatible timings)
and a marathon thread: 59Hz
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17 May 2010   #6
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Ur most welcome Darkstar

Take care wherever you are and regards
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