Question Question about shakes and damage

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Recently my grown 25yr old brother decided it would be funny to mess with me again by touching my property. He rotated my tower, monitor, mouse and keyboard in a way so that I had to rotate it back. I walked into the room to see him do it and it looked like he did it pretty fast and was kind of shaking the tower / monitor. I am wondering if that could have caused damage to my towers ability to run at a high fps? Or my monitor ability to refresh at its max refresh rate of 144hz. Could that have caused damage to my mouse sensor which makes it harder to aim in fps games? I will attach pictures of what it looked like after he rotated my stuff. I used this test https://www.testufo.com/refreshrate to see if my refresh rate is still 144hz and it seems to be but is it possible my refresh rate could not actually be refreshing at 144 times a second? Like does the UFO test actually test to make sure the monitor still refreshes at 144 or does it just read the settings for the monitor that are applied in the OS? Is there anyway I can 100% make sure that my refresh rate is still 144 and its not just saying that?

Images of setup rotated: View: https://imgur.com/a/11kOeq8
 

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Might want to check cable connections within PC itself, but hardware wise, there is no other issues, this "fast rotation" could've done.

Now, if you'd have big-boy CPU cooler (e.g NH-D15) then this "fast rotation" could bend or even brake MoBo PCB. But since you have an AIO, no such worry.

Like does the UFO test actually test to make sure the monitor still refreshes at 144 or does it just read the settings for the monitor that are applied in the OS?
Do trial and error.

Set the refresh rate to 60, both in OS and in monitor. Run the UFO test and look if it shows 60 or 144 Hz.

I am wondering if that could have caused damage to my towers ability to run at a high fps?
No.

Could that have caused damage to my mouse sensor which makes it harder to aim in fps games?
Your hand twitching fast during gaming is far more "damaging" to the mouse than just rotating the unpowered mouse on the table.

Is there anyway I can 100% make sure that my refresh rate is still 144 and its not just saying that?
If you do not believe any software telling you what your monitor refresh rate is, then only way to make sure, is to capture your monitor gameplay with external, high-speed camera (e.g 1080p, 1000 FPS one), and afterwards, count the frames within the second, to get the exact FPS/ Hz ratio.

E.g like LTT did here, explanation at 3:14:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX31kZbAXsA
 
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Do trial and error.

Set the refresh rate to 60, both in OS and in monitor. Run the UFO test and look if it shows 60 or 144 Hz.




If you do not believe any software telling you what your monitor refresh rate is, then only way to make sure, is to capture your monitor gameplay with external, high-speed camera (e.g 1080p, 1000 FPS one), and afterwards, count the frames within the second, to get the exact FPS/ Hz ratio.

E.g like LTT did here, explanation at 3:14:



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX31kZbAXsA
That wouldnt tell me anything since if it just reads the hz value set in windows 10 changing it to 60 would have it just show 60 on the test results as well. I don't have a high speed camera to test like you said I am just going to hope him rotating my monitor didnt damage it / cause it to not refresh at 144 anymore
 
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check all connections if not connected well anymore,
max. fps is not the refresh rate of the monitor

to have a look if there could be a problem:
run userbenchmark.com and post the http link of your result, e.g. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/28977730
"check all connections if not connected well anymore," If the power cord or monitor cord wasnt connected PC wouldnt boot/monitor wouldnt turn on so I dont think thats a problem.
"max. fps is not the refresh rate of the monitor" I know that I was asking two seperate questions could my monitor or PC have been damaged by the way they had been rotated in the original pictures I posted.

"to have a look if there could be a problem: run userbenchmark.com and post the http link of your result, e.g. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/28977730" Will do this later cant at the current moment.
 
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No.

Or look at it on another aspect: when you unboxed your hardware and set it all up, you did rotate them by yourself too. Do you think that you "damaged" your hardware then? :unsure:
Well it wasnt just rotated he shoke my hardware to bug me which worked I guess. I am still curious about the ufo test if it actually test my refresh rate or if it is just reading my settings from windows since I have had this 144hz monitor for a while so I am ultimately curious if usage could stop it from refreshing at 144hz.
 

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I am still curious about the ufo test if it actually test my refresh rate or if it is just reading my settings from windows
Like i said, either you test it out by changing the refresh values in Windows, to see if UFO test follows it.

OR

When you don't believe anything what any software/test is showing you, take high speed camera and manually record the screen. While afterwards count the frames in the footage.

Btw, i just checked and for me, UFO test didn't display solid 144 Hz, instead it fluctuated from 143.851 Hz to 143.894 Hz. <- This shows that it is measuring the actual refresh rate of a monitor. Since if it would only read what i've set in OS/monitor settings, it would be solid 144 Hz without deviation.
Link: https://www.testufo.com/refreshrate
 
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Like i said, either you test it out by changing the refresh values in Windows, to see if UFO test follows it.

OR

When you don't believe anything what any software/test is showing you, take high speed camera and manually record the screen. While afterwards count the frames in the footage.

Btw, i just checked and for me, UFO test didn't display solid 144 Hz, instead it fluctuated from 143.851 Hz to 143.894 Hz. <- This shows that it is measuring the actual refresh rate of a monitor. Since if it would only read what i've set in OS/monitor settings, it would be solid 144 Hz without deviation.
Link: https://www.testufo.com/refreshrate
Yeah I saw fluctuation as well but I just thought I'd ask to make sure because my OS says 144.03 and it would fluctuate from that to 144.01 so now that I know I can trust UFO I am satisfied enough thanks for the help.
 

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