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How low do you have to put your refresh rate until it drives you insane? (1 Viewer)

Ken Garrison

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I can't stand anything below 75 HZ. My brother has his 17" Monitor's resolution OVER 1024x768 which only goes to 60 HZ. NOW THAT, hurts my eyes. At 1024x768, it can only do 75 HZ. That also drove me nuts. That's why I let him have that monitor and I have the Dell Trinitron in my room, which does 100 HZ. 100 HZ is perfect for my eyes. 85 is ok. But anything 75 HZ and below drives the hell outta me and my eyes.

So, how low is too low for YOUR eyes? How low does it have to get until your eyes start to hurt?
 

NickSo

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72+ is okay for me, since all my old monitors except this one im using now and my last one could only run at 640x480 @ 60Hz. I got one of them up to 800x600, but you dont even wanna know how low the refresh rate was :eek:
Im currently maxed out on my second hand ($30 bucks, not bad :D) monitor at 83Hz at 1024x768
 

KyleS

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75hz is about the lowest that I can stand at 800x600 or higher though my standard is 1024x768. Every once in awhile while I am out in the field working I will notice that my eyes are burning and when I check the peoples refresh its usually at 60 or 65 drives me nuts.

KyleS
 

Todd Stout

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1280x1024 at 85hz here too. Anything above 60hz seems okay with me. 60hz is just too hard on the eyes.
 

Ken Garrison

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My brother cannot see the flicker on his monitor at 60 HZ. A lot of other people, especially older people can't see the flicker either.
 

Rob Speicher

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I run at 1280x1024 @ 85hz, anything less and I can immediately tell the difference. I'd run at 1600x1200 if my monitors (dual twins) could do 85hz at that resolution. Think they do 75, and that's just too low after staying at 85.
 

Ricardo C

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72Hz or higher for me. Anything lower causes a great deal of eye strain for me. Painful, painful, painful.
 

Craig LeBlanc

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I run 1280x1024 @85 and 1024x768 @85 on my dual monitor setup...both at work and at home. My 19" monitor will do 1600x1200 @85, but my eyes must be getting too old for that.
 

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