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The rate at which (usually) a display redraws its contents

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Screen response not as advertised?

I recently bought a new 27" screen - a BENQ GL2760H. When I scroll through / move graphics (in Photoshop) or scroll web pages, I notice a white trail (on dark backgrounds) and a dark trail (on light ...
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Is it possible to address three monitors with different refresh rates on AMD EyeFinity?

I currently have two 60Hz LCD's and a EyeFinity video card that supports 3-6 monitors. If I purchase a third monitor that supports 144Hz, will I be able to use the its maximum refresh rate while using ...
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Games, Windows 8.1 and 144Hz display

So I have been having problems with few games after switching from 7 to 8.1, which seems to be related to my 144Hz monitor. Few examples: Shank, Shank 2, Blood of the Werewolf, Astebreed, the Sims 2 ...
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Video playback is not smooth on Ubuntu

I have an Intel NUC N2820 unit connected to Sony television (KDL-40Z4500) over HDMI. I am trying to setup video playback of a video from my camcorder (H.264 1080/25p) on Ubuntu. This is the output ...
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How to show refresh rate of monitor in MS-DOS Version 6.22

I was forwarded from Stackoverflow to ask this question here. I am running a psych experiment on an old MS-DOS computer. When I ran the experiment on a different computer that is split via a switch ...
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xrandr output refresh rates are all 0.0, how can I figure out my refresh rate?

I can tell by eye that my monitor is running at 1920x1080, but I want to confirm that it is running at 60hz. However, running xrandr gives the following output: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma ...
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59Hz option gone from Intel driver settings [closed]

With the new ui update to the Intel graphics control panel the 59Hz option for my second monitor is gone, 60Hz makes it report the wrong resolution which results in unwanted scaling and blurring the ...
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What determines an lcd monitor refresh rate?

I just got an old and dead laptop from a friend, which has a 17" wide 1440x900 LCD monitor, and I want to convert it to a desktop one (the desktop monitor I already have is an old Samsung LCD 17" 4:3 ...
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Refresh Rate 60 Hz specified as 60.003840

I'm trying to modify the screen resolution for my monitor in XFCE by modifying the file ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml Here is the snippet I want to modify: <property ...
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How to set up Ultra VNC (UVNC) so it refreshes automatically

Using Ultra VNC (latest version as of Jan 2014) with host only on target PC (win XP SP3 or Win 7) and viewer - inside a LAN: the remote access works fine EXCEPT that on any changes made from the ...
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Laptop screen causes eye strain on all linux distros except Ubuntu and elementary OS

I have a Lenovo g470 with Windows 8 used for games only, and a Linux Distro used for development and as my main OS. I used to have Elementary OS, it was working well, but I decided to try CrunchBang. ...
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Refresh rate on flat screen VS refresh rate on cathodic screen [duplicate]

With the cathodic screen, higher the refresh rate was the best for your eyes. I remember that 60 Hertz was always to low. I set it at higher as I could Since I use a flat screen, I don't care about ...
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Cannot increase monitor refresh rate on second monitor

I just purchased an Asus VG248 monitor (supports 144Hz refresh rate) and I can not increase the monitor's refresh rate beyond 60Hz from Windows. My system setup: 2x AMD 6970 graphics cards in ...
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Laptop Display Flickering

It's a brand new laptop, it wasn't flickering before, was just fine. Now it flickers on darker colors such as the windows 8 start menu or a game. I noticed that this happens exclusively on windows. ...
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How to add custom refresh rates to windows (xp)

I just want to add an intermediate refresh rate, because I get 60hz,100hz,120hz,144hz. I have amd a10-5800k w radeon hd7660d iGPU, benq-xl2411t monitor. How to add 72hz without any external utility ...
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Will an LCD monitor limited to 50Hz affect my experience?

I'm considering buying this from Matrox that will allow me to connect multiple monitors to my Macbook Pro. http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/displayport/ The small print says ...
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Set my refresh rate too high by accident with the AMD Catalyst taskbar icon. Can't see what I'm doing

And booting in safe mode doesn't help, as you can't uninstall catalyst (it says windows installer service not running or something) or change the desktop resolution/refresh. Anyone know how to change ...
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Unable to set refresh rate to 75 Hz, stuck at 60 Hz

I have an end user whose eyes are sensitive to screen flicker and requires a setup with a refresh rate higher than 60 Hz, set to 75 Hz. I have an HP Compaq Pro 6300 with an NVidia GeForce 210 ...
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Changing color profile and refresh rate for a specific monitor via script in Windows 7?

I'd like to know whether it is possible to both change the color profile (either to a specific .icm file or to a previously imported one) and the refresh rate (e.g. 60Hz -> 120Hz, also just switching ...
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Third monitor slow refresh when using USB to HDMI adapter

I am using a Display Link USB to HDMI adapter to connect the third monitor to my laptop. The monitor has an extremely slow refresh. If I move a chrome window to that monitor, it takes at least 10 ...
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Google chrome constantly refreshes every second to home page

Google chrome keeps refreshing the page to Google.com (my home page). Even when I get a chance to go to a different site before it restarts it will redirect me from the new page back to the home ...
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My Windows 7 computer is stuck in a refresh rate not supported by my display. How can I fix this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change resolution on Vista when it keeps booting to an unsupported resolution? Change screen resolution while in safe mode for normal mode Star Wars: The Old ...
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How do I get the Windows 8 Desktop to stop refreshing itself while I'm working?

I have an Asus touchscreen laptop with Windows 8, not RT. The best way that I can describe the problem is: when I am working on something in the desktop, the desktop/screen refreshes itself. It ...
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Monitor does not allow 120Hz, but allows 121Hz

I would like to know how to enable 120Hz refresh rate on my monitor instead of 121Hz. Its because 3D programs need 120Hz, they do not work on 121Hz. If I put 120Hz in the resolution settings, the ...
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What is the refresh rate, how important is it?

I have read many posts about refresh rate but my problem is that I am unable to understand them properly. I am here to ask what is the refresh rate of a monitor. Is it a helpful parameter? If so ...
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Latitude E6410 - Screen flickering on Windows 8

On Windows 8, my Latitude E6410 screen (1440x900 - 60Hz - NVidia NVS3100M) is flickering. If I turn off the laptop for 30 minutes and turn it back on, there's no flickering but it eventually start ...
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How do I get a PC to output at 120hz signal to a 120hz TV?

Asking this on behalf of a friend of mine who just recently got a 120hz TV. My friend has a Westinghouse LD-4055 - he has a PC with an NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti and fairly modern midrange parts. He's trying ...
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Is the X Server refresh rate same as the monitor refresh rate?

Is the refresh rate that we set using monitor properties ( in say ubuntu) the actual number of times X will refresh the screen in 1 second ? Or is it just some configuration of the hardware and has ...
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How do I prevent screen tearing in Windows 7 desktop with Aero disabled?

After disabling all the Windows 7 visual enhancements, I began noticing some screen tearing while playing YouTube videos, dragging windows, etc.. It's very noticeable while looking at this: Barcode ...
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Browser page refresh default time?

What is the default time for Internet explorer to refresh the page automatically ? is there any summarized data for this info ? I can't find any
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What is the point to 120Hz in 2D mode?

I’ve been searching the Internet for advice on my next PC/console monitor purchase and came across a good deal on the LG D2342P-PN. It’s an LED monitor with all three connectors I want, and even 3D ...
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Refresh rate being reset to outside monitor native resolution?

I have a 25-unit computer lab that are hooked up to Dell Optiplex 960s. It seems that every time the computer goes into standby, or is left alone for long enough, it resets the refresh rate to 85 ...
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What happens if a monitor's refresh rate is different to X's refresh rate?

I have a dual-screen system running on CentOS Linux using two industrial grade LCD touch screens. I currently have the following line set in my xorg.conf under the "Display" subsection of the Screen ...
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What is the “maximum refresh rate” for CRT monitors?

I am planning to buy a CRT (low price, high refresh rate, no ghosting, no input lag). On some specs page they list different values for maximum refresh rates and preset signal timing. For example on ...
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Dual Monitor with Different Refresh Rates

I have a dual monitor setup, 1 is an LCD monitor with a refresh rate of 60. The other is an old CRT monitor with a refresh rate of 75. I have an Nvidia GeForce GT 430. My main display which is the LCD ...
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Is 60Hz refresh rate as bad as I believe it is?

I decided to upgrade my monitor, from current 19" LG Flatron L1919S to a new 24" BENQ GL2440HM. However, the BENQ one has a max. refresh rate of 60Hz. My monitor currently runs at 75 Hz, and when I ...
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if my screen refresh rate is 60 hertz What exactly does that mean?

if my screen refresh rate is 60 hertz What exactly does that mean? Also, how do i increase/decrease this screen refresh rate?
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Does the refresh rate affect LCD screens?

I have never really paid any attention to the refresh rate setting on computers with LCD screens. I thought with LCD displays the pixels are either on or off, they don't flicker like in old CRT ...
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Why does this image cause screen flickering?

Image from Avast! software overlay on desktop: http://i.stack.imgur.com/1e5iP.png Image from SteamCommunity website (most pronounced around the second horizontal gray divider): ...
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Non-refreshing displays?

Are there any display/monitor technologies available or in the works that do not constantly refresh the screen? Ie, the individual pixels only change when there is a change to be made, rather than ...
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Monitor resolution messed up somehow

I purchased the Westinghouse 22" LCD LCM-22w3 a few years ago, and now it's been acting up on me. I just booted into Windows 7(without changing any settings), and the default resolution is 1600x1024, ...
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Monitor attached to motherboard is out of frequency

I don't know if this is appropriate to ask it here in superuser. Please, just route this to appropriate stackexchange site if found unrelevant. Here's my scenario. I have bought a new motherboard ...
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LCD monitor flicker on one monitor in dual-monitor setup

I have a dual monitor setup, one monitor is a new LCD widescreen, the other is a old square LCD monitor, before I got the new one I would always fix the flicker by setting the refresh rate to 75Hz, ...
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Getting my desired resolution and refresh rate in Ubuntu

My problem: I cannot get my desired resolution and refresh rate in Ubuntu (10.04, Lucid). I want to run at the best my poor monitor can, which in Windows (XP through 7) is 1152*864 with a refresh ...
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59 vs 60 hertz on external display via DisplayPort

Don't know if this is a really specific question or you'll help me out. Please do. I just bought a DeLock DisplayPort cable for my Lenovo T500. Tried to use it with the in-built Intel MHD4500, no use. ...
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How can I fix my vista PCs screen resolution and refresh rate

I have a media PC running media portal hooked up to my HDTV via HDMI. The TV is a couple of years old now, so only supports 1080i, which is 1920x1080@25Hz. I've got it connected to my PC via a HDMI ...
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Does increasing “Screen refresh rate” damage monitors?

I work on different types of monitors (CRT, LCD) and all PCs have the same screen refresh rate as 60 Hertz. Recently I've read an article which claims that low refresh rates cause headaches. The ...
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Is there any difference between a frame rate at a monitors refresh rate, and a frame rate above a monitors refresh rate?

If my monitor has a 60hz refresh rate, should I be able to notice any difference whatsoever between say 60fps and 500fps? Everywhere I read tells me that there's no difference, but I could swear I ...
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Refresh Rate on an external monitor on 24" iMac

I'm using a 24" Apple iMac running 10.5.8. I recently purchased a Hanns-G HG281D, which is a 28" LCD. It's connected to my computer like this: iMac -> Mini DVI to DVI adapter -> DVI to HDMI ...