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    85 or 100 refresh rate?

    Which would be easier on the eyes? I have a 19" Trinitron & a Ti 500. Thank you.
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    I'd check the refresh rate for the monitor first if it can actually do or handle 100 otherwise you'll burn it out first, start with 75 and see how that feels.

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    Higher refresh do shorten the life of monitors. I always set mine to the level of comfort.

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    adjusting your monitor refresh rate observer if your display flicker avoid this, so that by end of the day you will not got eye fatigue / headaches or else you end up taking tylenol a day

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    I myself try not to go above 85.....

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    Thanks guys
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    Hey I've got 60 is that bad or somthing, i can see what i'm typing though !

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    a friend of mine has a real crappy monitor he runs it at its highest reolution (1280x1024) and the max refresh is 60hz he says he doesnt mind i would rather poke my eyes out. its horrible specially on the white background he has. anyway i also stay at 85hz
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    Higher refresh do shorten the life of monitors.
    Not if it's of good quality. And not if it within the official specs.
    Besides, threat your eyes well, you won't get another pair ... hell with the money, nothing is more important then health.

    1024x768x32bit @100Hz for my 17" LG Flatron 795FT Plus

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    Above 75Hz, cintilation is gone, meaning that your eyes will hardly be damaged by the display.
    Last edited by bassman; 05-13-2002 at 06:53 PM.

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    I don't think that you'll notice anything above 85MHz, but if it's within spec why not?

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    Originally posted by ND

    Not if it's of good quality. And not if it within the official specs.
    Besides, threat your eyes well, you won't get another pair ... hell with the money, nothing is more important then health.

    1024x768x32bit @100Hz for my 17" LG Flatron 795FT Plus

    Don't matter if it is spec or not, higher refresh rates will shorten monitor life. Simple physics.

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    It really depends on your eye's sensitivity to lower refresh rates. I myself can't handle anything under 85Hz, although 100Hz is my personal preference. You can get picky about this sort of thing if you sit in front of a computer all day.

    Don't matter if it is spec or not, higher refresh rates will shorten monitor life. Simple physics.
    I'm not going to speak for everyone, but I'd rather be more comfortable (less eye-strain) than knowing my monitor will somewhat retain it's phosphors value an extra year or so. I replace my monitors every three years.
    Last edited by cerberus6; 05-13-2002 at 02:02 PM.

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    Ahh, maybe my Viewsonic P95F running at 120Hz isn't a good thing then. I lowered it to 100Hz but it didn't like it and had a whine/whistle. Should I go lower?

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    Hmmm, that's not a good sign. Is the noise/whine very audible? What's your resolution setting when you hear that? I know that's a higher end Viewsonic CRT. It'll do 1920x1440 @ 77Hz. Are you using the Viewsonic drivers or Plug 'N Pray?

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