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Old 10-22-2003, 09:56 AM   #1
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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.
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You probably can. If you change the setting it will most likely ask you if you want to keep the new setting. If you don't say yes it will change back to the original settings. Most monitors will display a message about "signal out of range" or something like that if the refresh rate is too high for it.
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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.
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ok thanx
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Geez i just posted this last night...
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:P J/K ! I guess everyone finally got sick of seeing lines when looking at our lovely website here.
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