Originally Posted by L27Buick
i was wondering if i could up my refresh rate to reduce the flicking. like from 60hz to 70 hz my monitor is a compaq 17 in 7500 with a geforce fx 5200 . i dont want to hurt the monitor or anything.
An easy way to tell if it can is to go to Settings in the desktop Properties, click on Advanced, go to the Monitors tab. Then where it says Refresh Rate, click to put a check in the box where it says "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display". Then it will only show the rates that will work with your monitor in the pull-down.
I have seen some that did not have this check box. If yours doesn't, you can trial and error it, and it should go back in 15 seconds if your screen goes black. If you go to a higher refresh rate and your screen doesn't go black, it won't, er shouldn't
affect your monitor.