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Monitor Refresh Rate

Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey All,

I searched the forums and I couldn't find an answer to this question so here we go.

I built my own computer a little while back for my dorm room. I decided to save on space was to find the biggest CRT that I could find and have that as a TV when I'm not using the comp.

Going to the university property disposition, I found a 21 inch CRT for $35. It's old big and is most likely going to give me a hernia. It's even got the cool RGBHV BNC connectors on the back.

It runs great except for one thing... the refresh rate. Now according to the properties menu is says that I'm running at 100Hz... but I doubt that. I'm not sure if it's because of all the brand new monitors at school, but I don't think it's refreshing that fast.

So my question is there any way to tell what a monitor's refresh rate is w/o using the software because I think the software is lying to me?

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  • GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Usually the onscreen display of the monitor will tell you the H and V refresh rate. Its just a matter of finding it in the menu. If this monitor is so old that it doesn't have an OSD, then I have no idea.

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  • enderwiggin13enderwiggin13 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Find some numbers on the back and Google them...serial number, model number, etc. Might turn up a product page with specs.

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