refresh rates

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

  1. Mightee macrumors member

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    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

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    You notice flickering at 80Hz? Damn, you must have really sensitive eyes...
     
  3. HexMonkey Administrator

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    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

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    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

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    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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