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i dont know if this has to do with my graphics card or my CPU but i recently changed my screen refresh rate from 60 hertz to 70, just to mess around. will this overload my power supply or what? and why was it set on the lowest amount, is that default or did it pre-set it because thats how fast my comp. is?
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60 is default for most systems. I have never heard of a low refresh rate hurting anything.
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ok so i could turn it up even higher? i was also wondering about doing this for BF2.
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I run mine at 85....
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ok i was just wondering if this would fry my powersupply/cooling system/CPU/or graphics card.
i like knowing things before i do it lol. thanks for the advice
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i dont know if this has to do with my graphics card or my CPU but i recently changed my screen refresh rate from 60 hertz to 70, just to mess around. will this overload my power supply or what? and why was it set on the lowest amount, is that default or did it pre-set it because thats how fast my comp. is?
The worse it will do is not display anything and Windows asks you if you want the keep the current setting, as long as you dont hit enter everything will revert back to the last settings, if you hit enter, then I dont know what you would do.

Mess around with it, I know I did, just dont hit anything if your screen goes blank
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post #7 of 11
the higher your refresh rate the better, depending on what type of monitor/video card you have you can up it as far as 120hz...thats just the speed it refreshes your screen (higher fps, clearer screen)... so try and up it some more, it won't affect anything...the most harm it may do is put your computer out of monitor range, if that happens...just don't touch anythign and it will reset in 15 seconds...
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yea its just how many times your moniter gets a new fram every second
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post #9 of 11
exactly :-)
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post #10 of 11
It might hurt your monitor. Just press "Hide modes that this monitor can't display" and you should be safe.
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