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Safe to override recommended refresh rates? (G220)


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zampano

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Hi all,

I was wondering how safe it is to exceed the
recommended refresh rates on a monitor?
I currently have a Viewsonic G220fb with
an NVidia Ti4200 card, and overriding the
refresh rate of 75hz to 100hz (at 1280x1024) via the
Nvidia control panel.

I'm finding that 100hz is worlds apart
from 75hz, or even 85hz in
terms of eyestrain. Therefore, even if the new refresh
rate takes half a year off the life of the monitor,
it'll be well worth it. However, if it's any more than
that, I'll have to consider bumping it back down.
Thanks in advance guys
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standard235

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Well. I am no tech or anything but here's the scoop.

Despite popular belief, the highest refresh rate isn't always best. What you want to do is lower the rate until you start to see flicker. I don't mean strain your eyes and pop a vessel. Just comfortably look and go from there. That is the optimum point for your monitor. The source is either PC Magazine or Computer Shopper. Probably the first one. Cheers.
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