refresh rates

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mightee, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Mightee macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Is there any way to get a higher refresh rate than 80Hz for a 1152 X 864 screen resolution on an eMac? This little flickering is driving me crazy.
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    You notice flickering at 80Hz? Damn, you must have really sensitive eyes...
  3. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    I used to have mine at 1024x768 because of the flickering on larger resolutions. But I wanted something bigger, and once I started using 1152x864, I got used to the flickering. I don't think there is a way to increase the referesh rate, but there's a good chance you'll get used to it.
  4. Opteron macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2004
    South Australia
    Re: refresh rates

    PAL TV's (the Australian standard) refresh @ 50Hz, and they don't flicker. There are few among us who coul dnotice a flicker @32Hz (~FPS of most motion pictures, VHS, and TV.) If your monitor is flickering it means there is an issue with it and I would take it back.

    P.S: My screen runs @ 50Hz, and is sold as a rock, no fliker.
  5. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    modern crt's are odd. you need to be up around 85-90Hz to see no flicker yet 60Hz shows none also. I have a viewsonic P95f+B (best 19" crt they make and has apeture grill) and run it @ 1920x1440/60Hz. it looks amazingliy vivid and unflickered at this res. plus all the extra room is great. osx really allows this high of a res since it is a very big/blocky os. I find that with x I use 1 or 2 res settings higher than I did in os9 or older.

    any crt should be able to do 60Hz at any res that it does so use 60.

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