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Quick Question About Monitors.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 24, 2014 4:18:06 PM

I've been looking for a 120Hz monitor, and when I search "120Hz 23inch monitor" and look at some of them they all say 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60Hz in the specs.
Does 100 - 240 VAC mean that the monitor can get 100 to 240FPS in games or does 50/60Hz mean it only allows a max of 60FPS in games.
I currently have a 60Hz 23inch monitor that only allows 60FPS in games so I'm confused. Even if it says 120Hz in the title for the monitor it still says "100 - 240 VAC, 50/60Hz" in the specs for it.
Comment, suggestions, and answers are greatly appreciated.
Thank you! :) 
January 24, 2014 4:29:47 PM

100 - 240 VAC is Volts AC, the electricity coming from the wall.
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January 24, 2014 4:33:21 PM

You are confusing the voltage capability of the monitor(100-240VAC) with the monitor refresh rate.
Monitor refresh rate is often 60(screen refreshes per second)


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January 24, 2014 4:35:23 PM

VAC means volts alternating currents and has nothing to do with the refresh rate of the monitor.
240v/50hz is common in some parts of Asia, Europe has 230v/50hz, not sure about US. Those numbers simply tell you that you can use the monitor (or any electrical appliance like a lamp) on 120v, 230v and 240v (those are pretty much the standard)

A monitor with 120hz refresh rate can show 120fps