A cost-efficient visual upgrade
An alternative is to use RefreshLock, a tiny application that is able to increase monitor display frequencies by simply pressing a few dedicated buttons.
Typically, monitors are capable of delivering high frequencies, but occasionally they might not function properly exactly at the time one wants to start playing. Furthermore, playing on a low frequency can cause serious damage to the eyes. No matter the reason, when needing higher frequency levels, RefreshLock comes in handy.
Simple and intuitive interface
The interface is standard-looking, without any complicated settings or options, while still keeping things perfectly safe. One can choose the screen mode that suits their needs with a simple mouse click.
The frequency can be switched from the lowest to the highest level, without breaking the computer or decreasing its performance. There is also a reset timer that will automatically go off if the current frequency change is not confirmed.
Little system resources required
Another action that can be achieved using RefreshLock is to lock the PC and activate the screensaver, without accessing any additional windows, menus or panels.
In matter of memory resources, RefreshLock is barely noticeable. It's just a small but useful little application that simply runs in the background and its icon can be found in system tray.
To end with
The conclusion is that RefreshLock is a useful software that anyone should install on their computer, especially if they often play computer games. It does no damage to your computer and uses a low amount of resources to provide the means for an enhanced visual experience.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on August 4th, 2014
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- Adding some PC locking features on the tray menu configurable delay before monitor features activate changed the icon, and most importantly, RefreshLock uses MUCH less memory now (~1MB versus ~4MB)
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