I have a 17" LCD moniter made by Dell (E172FP) and a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128MB Graphics Card with the latest Drivers and am wondering if it is possible to set the refresh rate lower then 60 without damaging my hardware in any way.
Well I have a laptop with the LCD drivers installed and I can't change the refresh rate at all. Before I agree or disagree with anyone, I'll wait for an educated answer. Or perhaps a quick Google search would clarify things.
"Are refresh rates applicable to LCD monitors?"
"Unlike CRT display technology in which the speed the electron beam is swept from the top to the bottom of the screen determines flicker, an active matrix display uses an active element (TFT) to control each individual pixel and thus refresh rates are not really applicable to LCD technology."
"LCD refresh is listed as the millisecond rating of the display. The lower the milliseconds, the FASTER the display. Early LCDs had as high as 35ms ratings, which correlates to 28.75Hz refresh! On a CRT anything below 60Hz refresh would result in an unstable image, but LCD's don't rely on scan lines and do not flicker, so early models could get away with REALLY low refresh rates."