Lower or higher Hertz better for screen

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  1. 6TNINE

    6TNINE Banned

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    do i want my hertz to be 60 or 70.....whats better for me to look at, i cant seem to tell the difference. i have a 955df by the way.



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  3. Xenon14

    Xenon14 Platinum Member

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    Higher is better. I keep mine at 85hz, you can see the difference. Try putting your screen on optimal or even 60 hz and look a little to the side of your screen. You'll see flickering. Even at 60 and 70 hertz it could be noticeable... higher hz also preven u from getting headaches, b/c even if you don't realize it you're eyes strain more at lower hz.
     
  4. vlieps

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    It is not about strain in eyes or something - to me 60 Hz feels like an acid in the eye...:)

    Above 85 Hz everything is fine, do not suggest to go below 85, however, if You do care just a little bit about Your eyes...
     
  5. Ryukumu

    Ryukumu Senior member

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    I run my computer at 100hz. The only time I switch below that is to 70hz so that I can use my TV-out scan converter (stupid video card doesn't have tv-out built in...)
     
  6. BFG10K

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    You want your refresh rate to be as high as possible. 75 Hz is OK but aim for at least 85 Hz.
     
  7. imgod2u

    imgod2u Senior member

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    I'm guessing this doesn't matter for LCD's. But that brings me up on another question. If, in the drivers, I have it set to 60hz (the only option available), would that mean the video card's only sending 60 images per second to my monitor? What if my monitor's capable of more? I believe the rating for this is 10 ms rise, 35 ms fall. I don't know whether that's good or not but it seems to me that should be capable of more than 60 refreshes per second.
     
  8. PUNKtotalled

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    it depends on your screen resolution, the higher it is the less it can refresh.
     
  9. imgod2u

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    I'm on an LCD, so that's not the case. LCD's are locked since they only have a number of physical pixels. Which means they only have one set of refresh rates.
     
  10. Instan00dles

    Instan00dles Golden Member

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    I run it at 60Hertz cause that is the highest my monitor can run at 1280x1024
     
  11. MSNY

    MSNY Senior member

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    Mine is set for 100mzh, 1024 x 768 32bit. Make sure your monitor supports the setting before you change it.

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  12. elimcpheron

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    i prefer my 1600x1200@75hz over
    1280x1024@85
     
  13. ku

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    what are the drawbacks of having too high a hertz?... if there are any
     
  14. Ragnarock

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    Yeah, I'm definiely wondering that too. Is there a risk of frying the monitor?
     
  15. Smbu

    Smbu Platinum Member

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    If your monitor doesn't support the hz then you will eventually screw up your monitor. E.G. you run your monitor at 1600x1200 @100hz and the highest it supports is 1600x1200 @75hz then over time you will kill your monitor.

    Definately higher is better, but you usually don't see much of a difference past 85hz(75hz for some people). 60hz is terrible for me after looking at my monitor for awhile on that setting(but 60hz is fine for LCD's). On my 19" IBM P96, I run my desktop at 1280x1024x32bpp @ 85hz, but when I play games I usually turn it up to 1600x1200x32bpp @ 85hz, since my monitor supports that hz at UXGA res. and my oc'ed GF3 Ti500 can pretty much always handle that high res.:)
     
  16. Tomek

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    I run my monitor at 1280x1024@85Hz. A higher refresh rate is better for your eyes, but if you run a monitor at too high of a resolution/refresh rate you could damage it. Usually if you're running it at an unsupported resolution you'll notice that the display looks funny (shaking, shimmering lines going across it, etc.). Check the specs on your monitor...
     
  17. DaLurker28

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    Keeping it at 85hz is usually adequate for most screens. Any more and you're just stressing the monitor more than you need it to. If however, u think 85hz isn't adequate and it "flickers" raise it to 100hz. Either way, try to keep it above 85hz, if you can go higher, leave it at 85hz.