Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Siemens Nixdorf
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 14.1 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.33 / 29 Oct 1999
Usually spending long hours in front of the computer monitor would result in eye strain and sometimes even headaches. According to some computer experts these are results of flickers which are commonly associated with Cathode Ray Tube based display monitors. The flickers are believed to be the result of either a very low or too high refresh rate setting. For the Siemens Monitor it is capable of using a 70kHz refresh rate in conjunction with the proper display resolution. In computing systems the refresh rate is almost always discussed in relation with the display monitor resolution. By using the correct device driver with the computer monitor the underlying operating system will be able to correctly reflect to the computer user the possible refresh rates that are supported by the display subsystem elements. This will lead not only to a better display quality but also to a more enjoyable computing experience.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
There is a common misconception that the refresh rate property applies directly to the computer monitor. However, the refresh rate attribute actually refers to the number of times the graphics processing card attempts to redraw the contents of the entire computer screen. This property is normally calculated based on the horizontal scan rate against the number of horizontal lines on the display monitor. The value is then multiplied by a constant value of 1.05 which reflects the approximate time to scan the entire screen. By identifying these values the computer user can determine the appropriate refresh rate based on the prevailing display resolution. This complicated process is simplified by the device driver by providing the computer user with the appropriate values from a control panel applet. Refresh rates do not directly apply to Liquid Crystal Display computer monitors because the mechanisms used for imaging and illumination are separate unlike in Cathode Ray Tube based display monitors. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Siemens Monitor 70kHz errors before installing any driver updates.