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Thread: Refresh Rate




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    My only options for refresh rate are optimal and adapter. The screen flickers and I want to set the refresh rate higher. How can I do this?

    Mike

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    This is generally due to no or improper drivers, but it's hard to say offhand. Could you give us some system information and OS please? It would give us a much greater chance of pointing to any possible problems.
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    Vivatron 1776 monitor from Gateway
    AMD Duron 1200
    VT8361/VT8601 Graphics Controller (integrated video 8MB)
    chip type KLE

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    But what version of Windows are you using is the main bit ya missed. :(
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    Windows 98

    I tried changing drivers and now it won't load Windows. I'm going to bring it back to PC Warehouse where I bought it yesterday and have them fix it.

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    While ya ther it would be a good idea to find out exactly what hardware that you have in it. ;)
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    I hope you didn't pay to much for that rig. It's not exactly state of the art.

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    It was $369 with 256 RAM. No monitor, keyboard, mouse or Windows. They loaded Windows 98 from a disk I had from a broken computer. I have a better computer, this is just a second one for the family to share.

    They just called me back. They reloaded the video driver and got the computer to work. I asked about the refresh rate and she said they usually set it to 65 or 70. Maybe it's because I have thick glasses but I need the refresh rate to be at least 75 or I see the screen flicker. It doesn't bother anybody else, just me. Shouldn't there be number options in the display rate list? All it had was optimal or adapter for choices. She says maybe because it's integrated video, it's not a separate video card and that's why there are no numbers to choose. She's having the tech guy look into it.

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    PC Warehouse called back and said when I install the monitor see if I can find a better driver. Or they can install a 32MB video card for $49.

    Here's a link about the motherboard. MS-6378 made by Micro Star International:

    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...&MODEL=MS-6378

    Thanks for your help.

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    If that's $us, I think they overcharged you.(I see Emachines advertised all of the time for $399us after rebate. And you even get Winxp, kb, etc..) "she said they usually set it to 65 or 70" - Tell her to set it for what you want. I usually run at 85hz. If it can't do at least 75hz, tell her that it is unsuitable and you want a refund.

    I'm adding this as your last post appeared as I was doing this one.

    What kind of service is that when they tell you to find drivers for a machine that they just sold you, and that they have in their possesion? You brought it back to get a problem fixed, and they told you to fix it. The board doesn't even have an AGP slot on it. I would definitly get a refund.

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