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Old 03-27-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
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can using full frequency range harm monitor?

I just warrantied my monitor and am wondering if using the full frequency range in x could've attributed to the problem.
In the monitor menu the recommended timing is 1280x1024@75.
The frequency range is H 30-85, V 50-160.
I've always used the full range when i setup x
How does one interpret the recommended timing? For example, should I limit the H range to 30-75? Or does the 75 apply to the V range? So for the second example, 50-75?
I noticed that the monitor began to show the problems after running nix fulltime.
Could be a flook, but I would rather not cause harm if I am doing something wrong.

Old 03-27-2004, 04:14 PM   #2
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What problems are you seeing/experiencing.

By definition and rule, a monitor will work fine throughout its lifetime using the recommended or capable ranges/HZ .

If its a crappy monitor, well it might die, using the highest capable settings.
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What do you mean by RECOMMENDED timing? Aka the highest it can go? Because those are bogus, I think they make them up. Because I have had monitros which claim to be able to take like 1600x1200 @ 72 Hz or something like that, and yet it burned out after 1 year at 1024x768 @ 72 Hz. Depending on the size and make, I really doubt they RECOMMEND for it to be at that high of a setting, I think that is the max. resolution you can have.
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That is the spec page for my monitor. I dont believe Samsung to be cheap.
The issue that I had was the sharpness and focus became VERY bad. To the point that small text was unreadable.
There was also a ripple that covered the entire screen. It started at the corners and progressed in. The effect was like you would find if you drop something into water.

In the specs you can see that the recommended timing is 1280x1024@75. The max is 1600x1200@68.

So in the end I should be able to enter in the full frequency range without worry?

Thanks again.
Old 03-28-2004, 07:58 AM   #5
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Samsung is cheap in the computer business.

If you don't remember samsung made some of the first ripped off tape deks.
Old 03-28-2004, 08:11 AM   #6
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many or most monitors come with a "recommended resolution". that's where they think
the picture will look best. the lower the refresh rate, the easier it is on the monitor. use it however it looks best to you within the range. my last one got a horrible whine at lower refresh rates, i think, it could have been high ones. it went out about 6 months later.


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