I recently noticed a slight flickering of the screen in games like counterstrike. I have the refresh rate set to the native 60hz.....when i set it to 70hz....i cannot notice it. My question is, is it a good idea to raise the refresh rate above 60hz on LCDs? What are the good and the bad to such a move? Thanks in advance.
An LCD cannot actually flicker in the sense you are thinking a CRT does. Setting the refresh rate to 70Hz may in fact damage the LCD- it's just used for syncing and you may overload it (at max res that is). 60Hz will probably give you the best image quality. The flickering, it seems to me, may very well be caused by a faulty backlight (that's often the culprit....*ahem* especially when UPS manages to drop it several times *ahem*). Call up the manufacturer and ask for a replacement.
So you have to stare at a line to notice this. This doesn't happen when u look at the screen in general then? Some ways to detect flicker more easily are to stare at it through your peripheral vision or go a little ways back and bite down a few times.
nope it doesnt flicker in general when i look at it, and it doesnt really flicker that badly....it just looks like its in a wavy motion....but i tried lookin at it from my peripheral vision and i see nothing..=p
so is my eye too sensitive or is there something wrong with my lcd?
vsync just assures that the frames your vid card renders match with the refresh rate- ie 60Hz. A lot of probs are cause of that. Go to your video card's properties menu for opengl and vsync and there should be vsync somewhere there.