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Unable to adjust refresh rate on dell laptop

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December 16, 2009 12:26:08 AM

The refresh rate is stuck at 60 hz on my del xps m1530 with graphics card nvidia geforce 8600m gt (vista 86), no matter what screen resolution is suggested. I work many hours and have a real problem with eyestrain on this laptop and would like to bump this upward, is there any way?
December 16, 2009 1:12:27 AM

Laptops only have a refresh rate of 60hz.
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December 16, 2009 1:50:12 AM

Yes, i agree, monitor on laptop aren't designed to have an ability to change it's current refresh rate...
Anyone have another idea?
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December 17, 2009 2:17:58 AM

wa1 said:
Yes, i agree, monitor on laptop aren't designed to have an ability to change it's current refresh rate...
Anyone have another idea?



No need for other ideas you and I have answered correctly.
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December 17, 2009 2:23:38 AM

Actually..if you have a HDMI or VGA out on your laptop, you can always invest in a good LCD monitor. That way you can have less eye strain and crank up your refresh rate. Just research the models that have a good refresh.
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December 17, 2009 2:28:21 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 22" ViewSonic linked above has 120hz for $250.00. Has a VGA & DVI connection. If you have HDMI out you can still use a DVI to HDMI adapter or just use a VGA if it has that. I think the HDMI/DVI option should provide a better picture, but don't hold me to that.
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December 17, 2009 2:34:40 AM

Thank you everyone for the responses, very helpful.
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October 13, 2010 3:37:46 AM

Sorry for bumping this rather old thread, but I have the same problem, and the solution given isn't very clear to me. I recently bought a Samsung DEL HDTV and tried hooking up my laptop to watch movies, but the frame rate remains at 60hz on the TV, very sloppy during action scenes.

I used a HDMI cable to connect both devices, and even when I try to configure the video card, it wont give me the option for 12hz.

Any ideas?
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