My 3D setup for F1 2002 has the options for 800x600 70 hz or 800x600 120 hz or 100 hz -whats the correct hz and what does it do -I know i has something to do with flicker and the wrong hz can hurt your eyes but whats the best setting for a video game??? Thanks
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download ddctest, if your monitor is plug-and-play, this program will display what resolutions & frequencies it supports.
Or you can just look on the back of the monitor and see what its max horizontal scan frequency is and compare that to similar products, or do a bit of maths. As a guide, you divide the horizontal refresh rate by the number of vertical pixels you wish to display and that should give you a pretty good estimate of how high a refresh rate it can do, e.g.
It says 75kHz on the back of your monitor, you want to know what refresh rate you can use at 1024x768.
75,000/768 = 97.7Hz vertical refresh
So that monitor would comfortably do 85Hz refresh rate. Continuing the example for higher resolutions gives these results:
Seeing as Windows won't let you run at odd numbered settings these will equate to 85, 75, 70 and 60Hz for the above resolutions.
However in order to get Windows to display anything exactly what your monitor can do it needs to have a driver for it, then it should automatically allow the highest frequencies available. If you can't get hold of it then you can download a utility called Powerstrip that will let you manually setup a custom monitor driver with only basic information from the back of your monitor and its maximum resolution (which is still an unkwown). I would play safe at 1280x1024 as a maximum, even old 15"ers can do that, yet still even a lot of cheaper 19" monitors can't do any more. Hope some of this helps.
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