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New Monitor Woes

blakfeldblakfeld Registered User regular
edited May 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I just bought this monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059&cm_re=asus_23_monitor-_-24-236-059-_-Product

and for some reason it's giving me a headache. I've never had a problem with that kind of thing before, and it's worrysome as I just dropped $200 on it. It's at 60hz, and I've never had a problem with that before, I"ve been toying around with this "overdrive" feature and not really seeing any results, I've gotten the brightness turned down pretty heavily, but within 10 minutes of using it, my head feels... not really in pain, but sick. It's almost like just looking at it is giving me motion sickness?

Any ideas?

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    rfaliasrfalias Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Increase the refresh rate. 60hz hurts my eyes.

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    blakfeldblakfeld Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I looked to do that, but it looks like 60hz is the highest it will go. My old monitor and my TV are 60hz, and I hadn't had a problem with it before

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    rfaliasrfalias Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Screen Size 23"
    Widescreen Yes
    Recommended Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Viewing Angle 160°(H) / 160°(V)
    Pixel Pitch 0.266mm
    Display Colors 16.7 Million
    Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 20000 :1 (ASCR)
    Response Time 2ms(GTG)
    Horizontal Refresh Rate 30~83 KHz
    Vertical Refresh Rate 50~75 Hz

    Looks like 75 is max.

    Anyways, that is odd... I'd still try upping it if it will let you.
    Are you running at 1080p?

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    blakfeldblakfeld Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Thats strange, Windows only gives me the option to do 60hz... Yeah, I've got the resolution maxed out. I have another monitor hooked up... Perhaps if I disconnect it? Let me try that out right quick.

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    blakfeldblakfeld Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ah, I looked through the manual, and it says it only supports higher refresh rates at much lower resolutions. Lamesauce.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    What kind of monitor did you have before blak?

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    Wi11iamWi11iam Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Are there any visual indications that something is off? For instance does text just seem wrong or fuzzy when you look at it?

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    blakfeldblakfeld Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    No, in fact the picture quality is great, I turned down the brightness some more before I left for work this morning, so, heres hoping that makes some difference when I get home.

    I had a 19inch Samsung Syncmaster before, which I still had hooked up as a second monitor, and I noticed a bit of improvement after turning it off before I left, so... maybe?

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    saltinesssaltiness Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Refresh rate works differently on LCDs than on CRTs. CRTs flicker at their given refresh rate. LCDs do not, they flicker at the frequency of the fluorescent backlight (usually around 200hz).

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