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#1 grilledcheese

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 02:51 PM

Guys, I hope this is the right board to post this. I have been using my laptop more than usual the last few days with all the work that needs to be done with malware etc, and I have been noticing I've been getting a sick sort of feeling and a very strange chemical type sensation in my brain (sounds odd, I know, I don't know a better way to describe it). Is it possible the laptop's radiation is causing me to feel this way and that I should be concerned? Also, is it possible that my laptop is emitting dangerous levels (either due to high usage or due to a glitch)? Should I look into this at all or is this common?

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 03:02 PM

Radiation from your computer, I think not. CRT monitors emit a tiny bit a think. But if you were going to measure it in milirams ( That's what they use for radiation ) it'd be nothing. Those tiny X-ray machines at your dentist emit much more. It could be the screen and your eyes, change the refresh rate to a higher level. a low refresh rate ( like 60 and lower ) hurts my eyes and made me not feel to great. But I highly doubt it's your computer, I bet your microwave, or your TV make a hundred times more radiation.
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 03:04 PM

Thanks! I have no idea how to change the refresh rate -- if you have a sec, can you help me out with that?

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 04:16 PM

Using your laptop in your lap is not healthy (if you are a man that is). The heat has an adverse effect on the, um, family jewels.

Honestly it sounds more like some stress related symptom. Have you been squinting at the screen? Been sitting in the same position for hours on end? Eyesight going bad? All these things and similar can cause head-aches of different kinds. Have a look at this page to being with.
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:06 AM

Hi grilledcheese

Right click on your desktop, left click on Properties/Settings/Advanced/Monitor

On this page you should find your refresh rate and the options available.

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