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Old 06-19-2004, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Shakie
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Nope, not enough to notice. In time it will take it's toll on your eyes though.

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I got a PM from Red Beret asking about why a monitor set at 60Hz will 'take it's toll on your eyes' and figured I would share with everybody incase anyone has the same question.

A refresh rate of 60 Hz (in which the screen is redrawn 60 times per second) will almost always look flickery--especially under fluorescent lights, which refresh at about the same rate. This causes eye fatigue because your eyes are almost always having to re-adjust to the screen. Refresh rates of 70 Hz and higher are recommended.

If you are a victim of a monitor that will not go any higher than 60Hz, I highly recommend taking many breaks from the screen and keeping some visine or other eye drops handy.

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