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  1. Boneface

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    hey umm dont know if this is the right place to post this so sorry...what i wanted to know was if my monitor shows that i can go upto 200 refresh rate....should i put it up that high?




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    Can it actually go that high or is it just showing 200 in the drop down menu?
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    showing it.....im at 200 right now
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    I say leave it, but I'm no monitor expert. I don't know if that would cause your monitor to wear out faster or not, I've never heard of that though.
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    alright then....do u know what the point of refresh is at all?


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    The refresh rate is how often the monitor "draws" the picture every second. If you turned it down 60Hz or lower you would begin to see a slight flicker.
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    ok cool thanks
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    Make sure the box that says "Hide modes that this monitor can not display" is checked. Really your eyes can't tell much of a difference after 85Hz at 1152x864. It just depends on what resolution you are set at. I haven't seen a monitor that acutally can do 200Hz at a reasonable resolution. Some of the high end large CRTs can do 640x480 @ 200Hz, but only 75Hz at 1600x1200. LCDs seem to have even lower refresh rates, but they can get away with it. So chances are, even though you have your monitor set at 200Hz, it is probably running at 75-85Hz, depening on your monitor and current resolution.
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    well i know that when i put it at 85 the cursor moves much slower then when i put it at 200...and i cant check the box its greyed out
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    Do you have your Video card drivers installed? The only time I have seen it greyed out is if drivers aren't installed. Under the adapter tab does it say the name of the video card you have installed?
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    the the monitor refesh rate dosnt affect mouse movement speed..

    u sure u aint muddling up the ps2 mouse refesh rate with your monitor one.. ???

    trog
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    nope its my screen refresh rate and it is affecting my mouse speed for some reason

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