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Johnnymushio
08-12-2007, 04:49 AM
every time i set my refresh rate to 60 it always goes back to 59. i dont know what causes it. i turned it to 60, restart computer, then its still at 60, but at random when i check it is at 59. there are only two options for my lappy, 50 and 60. why wont it stay at 60?

djr33
08-12-2007, 04:55 AM
Very strange. Is it just running at 59 because it can't keep up, or is it actually set to 59? Doesn't make any sense to me.

tech_support
08-12-2007, 05:15 AM
1 isn't going to make a difference anyway.

Johnnymushio
08-12-2007, 08:59 AM
no its actually set to 59 after i set it to 60.

lcd's cant go past 60 anyways, right?

tech_support
08-12-2007, 09:01 AM
no its actually set to 59 after i set it to 60.
As I said, one's not going to make a difference.



lcd's cant go past 60 anyways, right?
I dunno. Why do you need to change it anyway?

djr33
08-12-2007, 04:11 PM
I think LCDs can.

Changing the refresh rate is subtle, but can make a big difference.

It will seem smoother if higher, but can also give some people headaches, or get laggy/extra sharp if the computer can't keep up.

1 isn't really going to matter.... sorta.
You probably won't see much of a difference, though I find that to be really odd. Maybe your monitor can't handle more than that, though that's also very weird.

However, the downside is matching the framerate of things you are playing. If you watch a video at 30 frames per second (as most things on the internet are, or in some cases 15, which divides into 60 as well), then you may get a weird effect. I doubt it would be severe, but the computer would be trying to display 30 frames every 59 refreshes (consider a framerate (frames per second) to be hertz for a video), then it will either skip frames every once in a while, or blend them to get it to match.
You could get something as bad as the effect of filming a computer monitor with a video camera, that runs at a different refresh rate, though that's unlikely.

lainlives
08-12-2007, 05:02 PM
no lcds are ~60 or ~50

Johnnymushio
08-20-2007, 08:28 AM
keeps going back to 59... for a while it will stay at 60, but at randomwhen i check it will be 59 again.

tech_support
08-20-2007, 08:31 AM
Who cares. It's only 1...

lainlives
08-20-2007, 04:27 PM
its normal. its because of the monitors are made mathematicly, its rounding