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Old November 14, 2007, 11:08 AM
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Thanks Jmac, ya nothing like a low refresh rate on a CRT. It's like staring at a strobe light
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Old November 14, 2007, 01:11 PM
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So the higher refresh rate on my crt the better for playing games(BF2)?
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Old November 14, 2007, 01:42 PM
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You have to keep the refresh rate to the max that your CRT monitor will allow, they are not all the same. Your display properties may only display refresh rates your monitor is capable of using, or you might want to look up your model or check the manual. If your display isn't faintly "strobing", which is what it kinda loooks like with a too low refresh rate then you are probably fine.
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My settings say 180Hertz is highest,there must be refresh rate that is to high. I need v sync checked to?
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No I think vsync is mostly a problem on displays that refresh at lower frequencies, like LCDs (60Hz). If you are getting screen tearing then you want to enable vsync, otherwise don't use it because it does 2 bad things...

1. Caps your FPS to your monitors refresh rate
2. If the FPS lowers below the refresh rate then your FPS can jump down a big step below the actual FPS because of vsync.

Here's a really good thread on it.
How VSync works, and why people loathe it - [H]ard|Forum

So far I have only had to enable vsync on Prey. I have not played many games on my 8800GT yet, but that was one that needed vsync with it, as well as my 7900GS.
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So what is a good refresh rate for now with the CRT....100?How will you know if it's to much?

Is there any really diff between this acer AL2216WD and AL2216WBD?
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If you are getting an LCD than 60Hz will do ya. Probably it will be set to that automagically ;) On a CRT you need to consult your manual. Or Google the model number, find it on the manufacturer's website etc... that will tell you what the spec refresh rate is.

I can't find any really big difference in those two Acer models. They both seem to be Acer TN panels as far as I can tell. Maybe it's just a different model # depending on location it was shipped to by Acer. That happens a fair bit.
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So what is a good refresh rate for now with the CRT....100?How will you know if it's to much?

Is there any really diff between this acer AL2216WD and AL2216WBD?
I find I typically suffer eyestrain, headaches, etc. after a few hours of use if the refresh rate is below 75 Hz. Generally, the higher the better, though it wears out the picture tube faster if you set it higher.

As for how high is too high, you'll want to consult your owner's manual for safe operating conditions. Most of the time, it will only display refresh rates that your monitor is capable of, but if you're seeing refresh rates well in excess of 100 Hz, it's probably an indication that your computer isn't properly detecting your monitor.
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This is what the specs say:1024 x 768 1280 x 1024 1600 x 1200 640 x 480 720 x 400 800 x 600Synchronization Range - Vertical 48 - 120 HzSynchronization Range - Horizontal 30 - 85 kHzNative (Recommended) Resolution1024 x 768Regulatory ApprovalFCC Class B DOC-B Energy Star TCO-99Dimensions
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If you are getting screen tearing then you want to enable vsync, otherwise don't use it because it does 2 bad things...

1. Caps your FPS to your monitors refresh rate
How is that bad? Only as many FPS display as your monitor's refresh rate in any case...
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