increase max refresh rate...

vonplyr

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this may be a very stupid question and if it is forgive me =)... but.. is it at all possible to increase the max refresh rate my comp can handle. right now my max refresh rate is only 75hz @ 1600x1200. is there a possible way to increase that without damaging my monitor..

thanks!

 

tantalus0

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I'm almost positive that this is a hardware limitation. You need to have hardware support in your video card and monitor for a certain resolution and refresh rate to get it to work. You are not going to change this by modifying system settings.
 

vonplyr

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yeah.. its definately the monitor(dell 21" trinitron) thats keeping it at 75hz max. my vid card, kyro2, can handle up 95hz @ 1600x1200. i was wondering if there was something that would force it to refresh at a higher rate.. and how much damage that might possibly cause to my monitor.
 

TheWart

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sorry for not having a technical answer, but you really do not want to put your monitor out of spec like that. increasing the software's ability to refresh higher in games is a lot different than forcing your monitor to do something it was not designed for, besides i don't think that it is possible.
 

FalseChristian

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You cand try finding the latest .inf file from your monitor manufacturer's website. I did this recently with my 21" ViewSonic P810 and not only did I get 2 new resolutions but it increased my refresh rate @ 1600x1200 from 70 hertz to 75 hertz.
 

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