Topic: Safe 15-KHz CRT Check
I have just configured my PC to output to a WG arcade monitor but I am really worried it might be outputting the wrong refresh rate. Sorry for my naivety but Is there a noticeable way to tell or would my screen just suddenly blow after x amount of time?
I initially installed the CRT EMU 9.3 XP64bit 1.2b driver and then ran VMM just changing the config to browse to the Mame.exe and Mame INI folder, nothing else and I also did not do the following below:
"Before running VMM, make sure you've got "Hide the modes which can't be displayed by the monitor" [?] disabled on Windows -- go to Screen properties (from the desktop), Configuration, Advanced features, Monitor [?] in order to find the setting. It's recommended to also make a back-up of your MAME configuration, particularly of the .INI folder."
When I look in the advanced properties as mentioned above and in the Arcade OSD video modes to check the "monitor" "Screen Refresh Rate" it says it is at 200-KHz! Is this correct? I have a picture on my WG arcade monitor and have tried some games and they appear to be working ok but for peace of mind is there another way to confirm that I am outputting 15-KHz SAFE refresh rates.
I am also using VNC Viewer to remote connect and wondered if this is safe to do so or will it change any settings made with the resolutions or refresh rates.
I am really trying to get my head around this but after lots of reading I am still a little in the dark and would be grateful for any clarification. I am also not sure if I need to change anything in the Arcade OSD do I need to attach "OSD to current monitor" I remember from the older version of Arcade OSD you could set desktop? is this the same and is it necessary to once you restart after installing the drivers?