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is there a program that can improve your screens refresh rate?

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#1 donchen84


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:04 PM

is there a program that can improve your screens refresh rate? make movies stream faster. currently I only have a refresh rate of 60 hertz.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:25 PM

currently I only have a refresh rate of 60 hertz.

This is completely normal for 99% of XP computers - I have the same and no problems -
You can check your download speed at Speedtest.net (use GOOGLE) and pick an area near you or use this link
Do not click on/download any advertising that exists with these test sites, and just click the Start when you are ready.
If the result is less than 10 to 15 Mbps, it is your internet connection -

Please post the results back here -

Thank You -
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Edited by noknojon, 22 June 2012 - 11:28 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:15 AM

screen refresh would have little or nothing to do with the speed you download and view videos

a better monitor and video device might yeild more refresh rate ,but i think 60 is the norm

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:18 PM

As has been explained. Screen refresh rate has nothing to do with download or streaming speed. A screen refresh rate of 60hz represents complete reconstruction of the screen image 60 times every second. As a result, this also means that each video frame (in a 30 frame per second signal) is repeated twice every 60th of a second.

To possibly get a better streaming rate you need to look at your download speeds from the content provider and your ISP. There isn't a software application you can 'plug in' that can do that for you. You need to manage the bandwidth to possibly do that. Keep in mind that there are aspects out of your control. Such as I mentioned, where the content comes from and your own ISP. Sometimes no matter what you do it doesn't get any better.

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