My apologies if this topic has been covered already. I am a new member.
In the years I have had computers, I have learned many things, except for a couple I know absolutely nothing about. My question regards refresh rates. This is something I have never modified from its default; in part, all I had ever known about refresh rates was that setting it too high could damage your monitor.
I have always run them at 60 (I'm sure some of you will tell me I'm crazy for that, lol). Now the other day I decided to try something else on a whim, so right now it is set at 75. For the record, I have a CRT monitor, in particular a Gateway VX920. I immediately noticed it looked better in the middle... but at times, I swear I am seeing the edges or corners shaking; where before at 60 I never noticed that.
So I suppose I have two questions; one, why would I notice screen shaking (however slight) at a higher refresh rate? My second question is, if I have the box checked (windows vista) saying "hide modes that this monitor can't display," does this mean I can set it to 85 (which is the highest available in the drop down list) without fear of damaging the monitor? I apologize if my questions are novice; this is one of those things I just left alone and never learned about.
If it matters, I have my resolution set at 1280x1024.