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This is the one thing about monitors that confuses me. I am on a dell CRT. Should I switch to 75?
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If the monitor can handle it then yes. I personally run at 85Hz because at 65 I can see the screen being redrawn.
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My monitor can run at 60 or 75hz as well, supposedly.

I guess it's supposed to run at 60.

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It's all personal preference. I get a little extra eye strain at lower refresh rates, so I keep mine at 85hz.
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I don't like lower refresh rates because I can see the screen sort of flicker and it gives me a headache after 10 minutes or so. Higher refresh rates are smoother for me.
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So there is nothing wrong with higher right? I assumed it was refreshing slower at 75 but I guess not.
    
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post #7 of 32
Check your monitor and make sure it can handle it first though.

The number isn't a delay, it's how many times it redraws the screen in a second. 60Hz redraws the screen 60 times a second, 75Hz, 75 times etc.
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If I can set it to it doesnt that mean it can handle it?
    
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Not always. Usually Windows will detect the monitors possible refresh rate, but it's not always 100% right.

It should say on the back of the monitor what it can do.

If you do set it to a higher refresh than the monitor can handle, it'll just usually flicker or distort the screen and the Windows will set it back to the previous setting. But I have heard of people blowing out the monitor on higher refresh rates.
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Well I already set it to that and nothing seems wrong. Thanks.
    
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