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I am running Windows 7 home with an XFX 5850 GPU running a Flatron W2361V. Windows only allows 1920x1080 resolution at 60HZ. But my monitor supports 75Hz. I was wondering if its even possible to run 75Hz with Win 7 at 1920x1080.
If it is, how do I force windows to allow me to run at a higher resolution?
I am guessing I would have to make a custom resolution through my ATI catalyst program.
Edited by zalittle - 8/15/11 at 1:15pm
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post #2 of 8
75hz is the maximum refresh rate...examples are at a lower resolution... like 1024x768... Still rated at 60 for 1080p...
Edited by Chris13002 - 8/15/11 at 1:19pm
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For the best picture quality, it is recommended to use the signals (boldfaced) in the above chart with a 60 Hz vertical frequency from a personal computer. In plug and play, signals with a 60 Hz vertical frequency will be selected automatically.

I believe you may need an adapter to reach a higher number, not too sure. Either way, it's not a big deal and I wouldn't worry about it.
post #4 of 8
It's a limitation of the monitor. You can get 75Hz only at lower non-native resolutions.

Check your manual, it tells you supported resolutions and refresh rates.
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Looks like 1280x1024 is the max resolution I can get at 75Hz. Oh well thanks.
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Do you think I will see gaming improvement if I cut back to 1280x1024 at 75Hz? Even though I can run max settings at 1920x1080 at 60Hz?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zalittle;14593145 
Do you think I will see gaming improvement if I cut back to 1280x1024 at 75Hz? Even though I can run max settings at 1920x1080 at 60Hz?

No, images will be blurrier.
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That's what i figured, just needed some clarity. Thanks for the info.
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