Changing hertz on Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by munity, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. munity macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I got another question:

    Can I change the screen hertz on my Macbook White?

    It's because I play CS:S, and the refresh rate is too slow - When I kill someone, it takes a bit time to see that he got killed. Also when I run, the earth shakes, like I got 10-20 FPS.

    Thank you. :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    The refresh rate has nothing to do with the frames per second you get out of a game. The fps is dependent on your graphics card, as that is the one building/rendering the images.

    And the refresh rate of your MacBook's monitor is more around 60Hz, which is more than 20fps.

    Maybe you have to lower some settings on the game to get better frame rates.

    What MacBook with what graphics card do you have?
     
  3. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a Macbook White with a 9400M.

    I play with low settings, and still got low fps (60-70 fps).

    It's just annoying, I just want more refresh time so it don't apply the changes so late. :/
     
  4. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    So my Mac can't display more than 60 fps, even if it is running higher?

    Anyway, 60-70 is not low, the eye can't see more than 60, so it's the highest you need. And secondly, your Macbook is not for games. 30 fps is enough, 60 fps is better. So between 30-60 is enough for any game.
     
  5. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im lagging, that is annoying.
     
  6. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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  7. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mate, it's FPS-lagg.

    I just asked about if I could change the hertz.
     
  8. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Lag means latency, not FPS. And it's not the hertz fault, it is 60 hz so it can run at 60 FPS. You say it takes a bit of time to see him get killed? Sounds like online lag to me, unless it just freezes for a few seconds then unfreezes?
     
  9. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It could be, but it's not server lagg - I guaranty that!
     
  10. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    You didn't answer how it takes a while for them to die. If you shoot them and they die, but their body doesn't do a death animation for a bit after, then that would be you/them lagging. What does it do?
     
  11. fcamilleri macrumors member

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    If youre at 60 fps, and it takes a while to kill someone, its server lag, not your side.

    /thread
     
  12. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It takes like 10 seconds for them to "die/fall"- but I also played against bots, and that was the same.
     
  13. munity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, thank you.
     

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