Do flickering monitor screens last longer ?

  Alryan 15:44 18 Sep 03
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My wife's hobby is buying things on the Internet. After she complained that the screen was flickering so much that it made shopping online a misery, I altered the Refresh Rate settings to the highest available value on this monitor. Can I expect the equipment to wear out quicker because it's working harder and using more energy ?

  Diemmess 17:35 18 Sep 03

I believe running a faster refresh rate than the monitor can sustain is heading for trouble, but if the monitor is going to give up just because it cannot take a sensible refresh rate, then perhaps your lady should be shopping for a better monitor anyway!

  Tog 17:41 18 Sep 03

If the refresh rate is within the monitor's specification you shouldn't have a problem.

Generally 75Hz and up will avoid headache/eyestrain.

Tell her not to sit in front of the monitor for too long as it will cause her problems. Also a good excuse to stop her spending too much...;-)

  bremner 17:58 18 Sep 03

Buy her a TFT monitor for her birthday..lots of browny points and no flickering

  Alryan 18:21 18 Sep 03

bremner: I've been doing a bit of window shopping myself online looking at TFT monitors. A lot of stuff out there of course - but can I get something with a decent spec. for less than £300 ? If so, what ?

  bremner 20:02 18 Sep 03

click here from PCA review section

  bremner 20:04 18 Sep 03

To continue

You will find many decent TFT's for under £300, many 15" and some 17"

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