Monitor refresh rates

Windows Tips & Tricks

Monitor refresh rates

»» 30.NOV.2020 / updated: ---/

Monitor refresh rates: The screen refresh service built into Windows automatically selects the best refresh rate for your monitor, which means how many times the image displayed on the monitor is refreshed per second. The display of laptops is usually fixed, their 60Hz display refreshes the screen 60 times per second. On desktops, you can set a higher refresh rate, which determines how smooth the movement of the screen appears.


Advantage:

For games that require fast movement, it is strongly recommended to set a higher refresh rate, which improves the overall gaming experience, so it is understandable not only that the system accelerates, but also the game accelerates and eliminates screen flicker due to reduced refresh.

Quick tip: Setting a higher refresh rate is even better when browsing the Internet, as it makes navigating and switching between pages easier and faster.


Disadvantage:

Setting a higher refresh rate reduces battery life on devices that use it because it requires more power, so for laptops, smartphones, or tablets, it's a good idea to reduce the refresh rate to save power. Of course, instead, you will get a reduced user experience.

To speed up your device, do the following:

  1. Click on the taskbar in the lower left corner of the Start Menu, Windows -Logo icon, then Settings (small wheel icon), and then in the settings window that appears, click on the System item.
  2. Scroll down to the Advanced display settings link, and left-click on this link.
  3. Monitor refresh rates

  4. A new window appears, where, below, you will see a new link, Display adaptor properties for Display. Click this link, then the graphics card properties window opens.
  5. From the top menu choose the Monitor button where you will see the number that Windows has set as default. Click the small down arrow, and select a larger or smaller number to change the refresh rate.
  6. change the refresh rate

  7. Finally click on the button below Apply then on OK.

Attention!: On the laptop (portable device) it cannot be adjusted. These devices have a fixed update of 60Hz!

Quick tip: You can also access this setting by right-clicking on the Desktop (on an empty space) and selecting the Display Settings link at the bottom of the menu that appears. The Settings window appears immediately, scroll down to find the Advanced Display Settings. Then proceed as described above.

If you have multiple monitors in use, you can select the one you want to configure at the top (or all) by clicking the small down arrow below in the Display selection.

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