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    Help! Have 848x400 on a Epia MII but...

    The highest refresh rate i can get is 65Hz. It needs at least 75Hz because you can see the 'squiggly distortion' going up and down the lcd (or whatever you want to call it :P). When I go into my "advanced" settings and list all modes, for each colour depth (256, 16bit, 24bit, 32bit) there is only one 848x400 resolution and each one only has 65Hz. Even If i pick one of them and then go into the properties of the monitor, the only option listed is 65Hz.

    EDIT::::: I'm retarded. Its not even 65Hz... its 60Hz

    Any ideas? I really want to keep this resolution but the refresh is killing me :S

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    will powerstrip override the refresh rate?

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    I just tried powerstrip out... i can't even create a new display profile with 848x480 resolution and anymore more than 60Hz refresh rate. It wont let me change the refresh rate either. Problem seems to be with the monitor XP has selected (Default Monitor). Anyone know what I can change this to safely?
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    mines set to default monitor aswell, u just need to play around a little more with the advanced timing/custom display settings in powerstrip..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyros
    The highest refresh rate i can get is 65Hz. It needs at least 75Hz because you can see the 'squiggly distortion' going up and down the lcd (or whatever you want to call it :P). When I go into my "advanced" settings and list all modes, for each colour depth (256, 16bit, 24bit, 32bit) there is only one 848x400 resolution and each one only has 65Hz. Even If i pick one of them and then go into the properties of the monitor, the only option listed is 65Hz.

    EDIT::::: I'm retarded. Its not even 65Hz... its 60Hz

    Any ideas? I really want to keep this resolution but the refresh is killing me :S

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    LCDs don't use a refresh rate. All LCDs run at 60Hz. Refresh rates refer to the rate at which a CRT refreshes the screen. 60Hz is the correct setting. Your problem is something else.

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    It just came to mind, it might be you have an interference problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by millec
    LCDs don't use a refresh rate. All LCDs run at 60Hz. Refresh rates refer to the rate at which a CRT refreshes the screen. 60Hz is the correct setting. Your problem is something else.
    really? i'm confused then.. when i have the resolution at 1024x768 wiht 65Hz refresh, i get the same problem. If I increase the refresh rate to 75Hz the problem is gone.... any ideas?

    It just came to mind, it might be you have an interference problem
    if that's the case why at a higher refresh rate at a diff resolution does the problem go away?


    thanks for the replys everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by ŠuTcH
    mines set to default monitor aswell, u just need to play around a little more with the advanced timing/custom display settings in powerstrip..
    tried it.. no luck
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    dont know if it helps...http://www.ges.com.sg/refresh.html

    and a quote from that site:

    Does refresh rate matter for LCD monitors?

    LCD monitors are very different creatures from conventional CRT monitors. They are digital devices whereas CRT monitors are analog. Refresh rates are really only relevant for CRT monitors. The higher the refresh rate, the better the display quality on the CRT.

    LCD monitors will support a specified range of refresh rates. As long as the refresh rate is set within this range, the monitor will display properly. Otherwise, the display may flicker. With LCD monitors,a higher refresh rate does not mean a better display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyros
    really? i'm confused then.. when i have the resolution at 1024x768 wiht 65Hz refresh, i get the same problem. If I increase the refresh rate to 75Hz the problem is gone.... any ideas?


    if that's the case why at a higher refresh rate at a diff resolution does the problem go away?


    thanks for the replys everyone
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    Because something is interfering with the 60Hz signal. The monitor can "receive" the higher refresh rates but it doesn't do anything with them. The higher refresh probably pushes your video outside of the range of whatever is interfering with it.

    I would concentrate on figuring out what is causing the interference. Altering your refresh rate is most likely a red herring in this case.

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