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    14.1" TFT laptop monitor

    Well i only got my IBM Thinkpad T21 yesterday so as you can imagine ive boon playing about with the settings. i went to monitor and it was at 60 hertz. and the "hide refresh rates that this monitor doesnt support " box was ticked and 60Hertz was the highest it could go so i unticked it and tryed 75Hertz and it worked then i went to 85 and it worked aswell so im running at 85 hertz. can this damage my monitor if it doesnt support it??

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    I did the same thing with my old IBM G70 monitor. Did you know that a monitor that does 1280x1024 @ 60Hz max, is capable of 1280x1024 @ 100Hz although it still flickered

    I think Windows XP must stop you from being able to choose refresh rates beyond what your monitor can do, as it stayed at 60Hz when I set it any higher. It also did the same thing at other resolutions, so I would think it is doing the same for you and is actually still at 60Hz.

    How's the laptop workin out?

    Oh, my laptop display doesn't flicker when at 60Hz either, so I think that TFT's don't have the same limits as CRT's when it comes to flickering.
    Last edited by agw_01; December 26th, 2003 at 10:09 AM.
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    laptops fine im the same its not flickering at 60Hz but i think it looks better at 85 so im not sure if it changed it or not! i love the think light on it, i press the function key and PgUp and theres a small light up ubove the monitor like a bright LED and it lights up the keyboard!!
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    Yes. Laptop displays (and other LCD displays) do not suffer from the same flicker as the dots stay on until they are changed, while a regular CTR they do not stay on and tend to fade too quickly and you get a slight flickering at lower refresh rates. 60Hz is just fine for LCDs.
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