[visionlist] monochrome monitor by Vision Research Graphics

Andrew Watson andrew.b.watson at nasa.gov
Sat Dec 5 13:44:58 PST 2009

Another useful display configuration utility for the Mac is SwitchResX 4.


Andrew B. Watson
Senior Scientist for Vision Research
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
(650) 604-5419

On Dec 3, 2009, at 12:51 PM, Daniel Reetz wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 7:18 AM, Farid Kandil <kandil at uni-muenster.de> wrote:
>> Dear Soo,
>> maybe I can help fixing the high frequency issues with the mac.
>> A few years ago, I tried to run 180 Hz stimuli on my mac, but the new system
>> would only allow frequencies up to 120 Hz.
>> I then had to use the program  ** DisplayConfigX **, which (with
>> administrative rights) allows you to add more combinations of
>> spatial and temporal resolutions to the internal mac list.
>> If you then open
>> System Preferences / Displays
>> you can then choose the new (high frequency) settings from the list.
>> The program can be found at
>> http://www.3dexpress.de/
> A Windows equivalent is Powerstrip:
> http://entechtaiwan.com/util/ps.shtm
> It lets you set modes not available in monitor EDID specs. Timo van
> Kerkoerle mentioned it to me, and has used it to overdrive CRTs beyond
> their rated settings. I've only done such things on Linux, personally.
> There is an alternative, called RivaTuner, but it is occasionally
> foiled by Nvidia graphics driver updates.
> Regards,
> Daniel Reetz
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