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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:14 AM

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum but here goes.

I ran a check today with Everest Home Edition and saw that I needed to update my chipset drivers which I managed to do online.

Everest also reported on my Display ----- Desktop----- Problems/Suggestions, that: " At least 85hz Vertical Refresh Rate is recommended for classic (CRT) displays".

Mine it said was set at 60hz. Excuse my ignorance but where do I change this setting on my PC, and is it ok to do so?.

Thanks in advance for any help offered,
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:57 AM

You'll change it in the properties for your display adapter. But, if the monitor isn't giving you any problems - why change it?
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:10 AM

Thank you for the reply John.
A couple of times in the past my monitor has gone blank and the only way I could get it on was to push the restart button.

On reading the Everest Home prob/suggest I thought that perhaps this was what had caused that to happen. If you think I should leave it alone I will do so.

What exactly is it telling me this message about raising the Hz?.
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:20 AM

A higher refresh rate will make the monitor appear smoother (some folks say that the 60 hZ gives them headaches). Some folks recommend the higher rate, but I believe that it will consume additional resources. So I opt for the lower rate myself.

I dunno why your monitor will lock up like that, but I doubt that it has to do with the refresh rate. It's a simple change tho' - so you can experiment with it to be sure.

My position is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I don't believe in changing things if they're not causing problems - there's no reason to add the extra stuff, and it's possible that it could destabilize things.

For example, if your monitor is starting to go, how many cycles does it have left before it goes? If this is related to the refresh rate, then an 85 hertz refresh rate will go through the cycles more often than the 60 hertz refresh rate.
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 09:18 AM

Your probably right John, and it's one of them things that if I got other problems I could try then.

In conjunction with my Monitor starting to go. What is the expected life span of a PC monitor in general. The one I have is a Hansol 730E 19"screen, old type housing. At the time I bought the PC approx 3yrs ago I had the choice of a flat screen or the old type. After doing some research on both types I figured that a good quality 19" old type was better than a bottom spec 17"flat screen and got the one I have.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 04:18 PM

I dunno the lifespan (having never killed one myself). My son's have 19" Viewsonic's that are over 4 years old without any problems.

But, with the popularity of flat panels these days, you can pick up a replacement CRT for a song. So, if you're happy with it, stick with it.
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:30 PM

My good old Hewlett Packard CRT is at least 6-7 years old. It's still going strong and has outlived 4 computers. I got it with an old HP Pavillion that was made when Windows 98SE was still being bundled with new PCs.




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