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How to upgrade the 60hz Lenovo Leigion Y520 monitor to a 120hz monitor?

Q: How to upgrade the 60hz Lenovo Leigion Y520 monitor to a 120hz monitor?

I am planning to upgrade the 60hz monitor to a better more responsive 120hz monitor but I am facing trouble deciding which monitor should I get to fit the Legion Y520 I searched around then found that Asus makes laptops with 120hz monitors with 30pin connector same like the connector on the Lenovo Leigion Y520 monitor. So can I get an Asus or AOU laptop gaming monitor and install it on my Lenovo Legion Y520? to get better refresh rate? please help with this ....

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I've been looking into getting a new monitor i found 3 contenders while looking them up,
BenQ GL2760H 27" LED DVI HDMI Monitor,
Asus Vs278 27" Full HD LED Monitor

I then read many people saying 120hz or 144hz is so much better for gaming? as i will be playing lots of games like battlefield and cod it's made me rethink..but .i only have £180 tops to spend right now ... would it be worth waiting an extra two week to afford a 144hz? would it make a Big difference in games? i have no clue to even if my pc / Graphic card would be up to the job?

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A:Solved: Monitor 60hz 120hz 144hz

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Hello, i am using the lenovo y50-70 (960M nvidia gpu). If i buy a second monitor with 120Hz And I connect it to the laptop, will it run at 120Hz or at the 48hz this laptop has? Also what cable would i need?

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I've been running a multi-monitor setup for a while now, with an ASUS VG248QE 144Hz monitor as my main, and one or more spare monitors as secondary displays. I've set the ASUS monitor to 144Hz without issue in the past, while the other monitors stay at 60Hz.

The other night, Windows wanted to update. I figured it was the usual patch session, so I let it do its thing. However, after restarting my computer, I noticed that my ASUS monitor would only operate at 144Hz if it was the only monitor plugged into the system. When I try to set it higher in the Nvidia control panel, it just reverts back to 60Hz after applying changes. I updated my graphics drivers (though I was only one version behind) and even sought a special ASUS driver for the monitor to resolve the issue, but nothing has helped.

Did Windows recently add a forced refresh rate sync between all monitors recently? If so, that really sucks because I only own one 144Hz monitor.

A:Dual monitor setup locks 144Hz monitor at 60Hz

Are you sure the other monitors are independent (dual or multiple mode) rather than cloning the main monitor? If they clone the main monitor, then this explains the 60Hz refresh rate, as all settings (resolution, color depth, refresh rate) should be common for all monitors and the others can only do 60Hz.

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Hello, The title pretty much says it all.  I have a Lenovo Edge laptop with a Intel5500 graphics chipset.  I'm connecting to my external monitor via the HDMI adapter, but I'm not able to achieve 60Hz refresh rate at 4k resolution.  Can anyone help or confirm that the Lenovo Edge HDMI port is version 2.0 and or if there's anything else I should try?

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Hello, I have Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBMLenovo Y520-15 - Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5/3.5GHz; GeForce GTX 1060M MaxQ 6GB GDDR5; 8GB DDR4; 128GB SSD m.2NVMe ADATA SX7000 + 1TB HDD; 15,6" FHD; Windows10 I want to buy 144Hz monitor. Should I buy USB-C to DisplayPort cable adapter like that:https://www.morele.net/kabel-usb-microconnect-usb-c-to-displayport-4k-0-5m-czarny-usb3-1cdpb05-14189... or mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter? BR

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Since I've been using nothing but subpar laptops and consoles my whole life, I decided this summer to build my first gaming PC. I've put a Ryzen 1600 cpu, 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 Mhz RAM,MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard and the GPU best for my budget, a GTX 1060 6GB. From the benchmarks I've looked at online, in games I plan to play like The Witcher 3, Battlfield 4 and 1, or fallout 4, I will grab anywhere from 60-70 fps in these games. Up until now I hadn't put any thought into my monitor, but after being told by a friend that 144 hz was worth the leap and a big difference I looked into it. My core question is- If I am getting 60-70 fps in games on a 144hz monitor, is there any potential cons or downsides like screen tearing or something alike to that effect? Would it make more sense to get a 60hz monitor instead with this GPU? Budget is around 400 CAD$

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I'm buying an lcd tv within the next few days.

What kind of difference in viewing pleasure will I notice between the 60 and 120hz lcd tvs.

I already have hd setup through my provider. Just need a little help with this. Any help is appreciated.

A:60hz vs 120hz?

There are some pretty neat things about 120hz displays. First, you don't have to worry about 3:2 pulldown since all you have to do is display each unique frame 5 times (24*5=120). This gives your video a certain smoothness (you probably won't see it from your cable box) that is hard to explain in words - you just have to see it. You'll need a good source though, bluray or hd-dvd.

Some people complain about the look of such sources on a 120hz display because it makes everything look like it was filmed with a camcorder. It's very noticable to me, but a few people I've had look can't tell the difference at all. I suggest you go to a store and see how you feel about it first hand - and make sure they hook up a decent source when you do this testing.

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I'm using an LCD screen that has an inbuilt DVD player. I guess it's basically a T.V. but I use it for my PC.

I've got my resolution set to 1600x1024 and Windows 7 tells me that I can go up 120hz, but when I choose it the input is not supported.

I understand that VGA Monitors can't support 120hz, but I'm wondering why it says I can use it?

My NVIDIA control panel says I can go up to 85hz, however.

The lower I set my resolution = the more hertz Windows tells me I can use, but I still can't use more than 85hz.

Anyone able to explain this to me? Thanks.

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My setup is
intel i7-3770
8gb ddr memory
windows 7

I mostly play fps but will play other types of games some, would like play on high settings too

which of these would be better for gaming? Asus 239hp vs dell u2412m? the asus is 180 on amazon and the dell is 250

A:Gaming PC monitor, IPS or 120hz?

120HZ: Amazing in FPS games. Only 'works' if you give it more than 60fps from your GPU, which with a GTX670 you'll be pushing it in the latest games..

Games look really fluid on 120Hz and are more responsive to mouse movement. They are also only 24inch 1920x1080 resolution.

IPS: They look really pretty, have amazing colors, have wide viewing angles. Usually are limited to 60Hz (Yamakasi Catleap OC ones go higher), have a lot wider variety of recolutions and sizes.

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Hi all! I am trying to make my monitor setup work with Thinkpad P73 and TB3 dock I've got NEC PA322UHD panel which is 4K 60hz pre HDMI 2.0 ( only supports 60hz @ DP connection)along withROG PG27U 144hz 4K panel I am trying to make those work  with P73 (lid closed) I can connect both through TB dock @ 4k 60hz no problem; I can connect 144hz panel @ 120hz 4k just fine; I can't find a way to make both work at (60hz and 120hz respectively) If connected through the dock DP outputs, fast panel only allow 84hz (or something list that), i am assuming due to TB3 bandwith limitation I also tried HDMI to 60hz panel (which results in 30hz) connected directly to laptop, and 144hz panel connected to dock @ 120hz;[ Plan was to find HDMI 2.0 to DP adapater of sorts ]But, if i do that, panel connected through dock goes crazy; Screen goes blank about every second; Works alright on 60hz/82hz/98hz though; Am I doing something wrong? Is this an impossible setup? Why? Thanks! 

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Hey there,

my old 2nd monitor is about to die (see: Solved Dual screen issue, 2nd screen turns black ... - Windows 10 Forums) so i got a replacement. Now i figured thats this monitor is able to run 120hz and i sure as hell wanna use that.

But i remember i did read stuff about hdmi not being able to support 120hz, but i also got told its just the other way around. Now the internet seems to be in the same boat as me, since i do only find split answers. Nevertheless hear i am asking for help (again).

Wich cabel should i use? HDMI or DVI-D?

Monitor: Asus VG236HE (VG236HE | Monitore | ASUS Deutschland)
Graphiccard: Gigabyte 970 GTX

Thanks in advance for the help <3

If that ain't the right forum for my question, feel free to move the topic as you please

Cheers Smallfoe

P.S.: i'm thinking about getting a third monitor .. how exactly am i going to connect them all onto one card? gosh im such a newb

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Hello, I have an external monitor with 120Hz refresh rate connected over HDMI port to my notebook. I can not properly configure monitor settings, because it shows me only values up to 60Hz. Is there any way to get 120Hz on HDMI video output? Is it possible to disable intergrated Intel GPU and use only NVidia Geforce GTX 960M as default? Thanks for any ideas, Milo 

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Im having a problem with my ViewSonic VX2265wm FuHzion Monitor. Its 120hz and 3D ready, however when i change the refresh rate from 59 to 120hz, the screen duplicates into a 4 way split screen. I have a GeForce GT 220 video card, Win-7 64 bit and all the necessary requirements in order for it to work. Anybody know why this is happening?

A:120hz monitor 4way splitscreen error

Sorry, I don't have the answer since 120Hz monitors are new. I take it is supports 120Hz inputs as opposed to upconverting 60Hz signals as a 120Hz TV does? Does it require the NVIDIA 3D Vision kit, or only to play games in 3D? In googling, I see it uses a special DVI cable, I'm assuming you are using that? Does the manual mention any special GPU settings other than the change to 120Hz? A Guy

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Hi everyone!

My current specs are as folllows:

Intel i5 3570K (Stock)
ASUS GTX 670 DCII (Stock)
GSkill Ripjaws 2x4GB

Currently gaming on a Samsung SyncMaster B2030 20" monitor. The resolution is only 1600x900 @ 60Hz.

I was thinking that I should pick up a new monitor to justify the rig that I've built. I have been looking at 24" monitors that have a resolution of 1920x1080. Now, here's the dilemma. I see a lot of 120Hz monitors and people saying that they are much better suited to gaming (especially FPS, which is what I usually enjoy). Upon researching a bit, I came upon the BenQ XL2420T. It's quite expensive but I might just be able to pick it up if it's completely worth it. So here are my questions:

1. Has anyone had any experience with the BenQ XL2420T and what are your views?

2. Is 120Hz worth it and will there be any noticeable difference?

3. Will my single GTX 670 be able to handle it? Just for perspective, I run Crysis 3 @ a little over 50 FPS average with all settings Very High, FXAA and Transparency AA enabled in nVidia Control Panel. I'm also open to OCing my GPU and CPU (using a Corsair H100).

4. Any other suggestions?

Look forward to your responses.

A:Monitor advice -- 120Hz worth it for gaming?

The 670 will be able to give you those 120 fps in less demanding games, however you may end up turning the quality and resolution down for the more demanding titles (such as Crysis 3). So you have a choice, sacrifice image quality for more fluid game-play, or get an IPS monitor, which will give you much superior color, but you'll have to live with 60 fps. (In my opinion, 60fps is enough, although that's a matter of opinion)

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I bought this laptop specifically to use for 3D development and made sure to get the nVidia GT650M to assist in this. I just got my nVidia Vision 2 kit and successfully upgraded the nVidia drivers from their site. However when I go into the monitor settings I am only given an option for 60Hz; there is no option to switch to 120Hz. I am unable to locate a driver update to assist in this. I used Dell's update for the GT650M but it's the same as what I installed from nVidia.
Where can I get a driver to update to 120Hz?

A:Dell Inspiron 17R update from 60Hz to 120Hz for 3D on Windows8

I have a 17R myself the SE 7720 version, you are aware that there are a few versions of this units being sold by Dell, where some units are specifically designed for 3D use while others like mine, even though I have a NVidia GT650M like you, will not support 3D, There are version for the 17R SE 7720 that do, I just didn't opt to purchase the unit with 3D support.
I'm pretty sure that the different unit versions in question use different LCD panels,  and have a 3D infrared transmitter near the top by the Web Cam.  
You might want to check to insure that the exact model version you have was designed for 3D.

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Hi all,

I have a simple question....but looks like it's difiulct to fnd an answer. Is it possible 6ot connect an external monitor to this lapop and use the 120hz setting?

I really tried all but neither the helpdesk of Toshiba or my computershop can help.

Really would be so happy with good advice. I am using te HDMI port, but in Nvidia settings I can only select 60hz.

Monitor: BenQ XL2420T

Best regards,


A:Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-11T + External monitor 120hz or 144hz

Originally Posted by hennyhovens

Hi all,

I have a simple question....but looks like it's difiulct to fnd an answer. Is it possible 6ot connect an external monitor to this lapop and use the 120hz setting?

I really tried all but neither the helpdesk of Toshiba or my computershop can help.

Really would be so happy with good advice. I am using te HDMI port, but in Nvidia settings I can only select 60hz.

Monitor: BenQ XL2420T

Best regards,


Sorry but im also unable to find details on the max external video mode, on earlier models they do give this information in de specs sheet. But the previous models had 100hz refreshrate from hdmi at hd resolution so Id suggest this is the least yours can do.

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I have a few days ago received this monitor.

Samsung S23A750D 23" 120Hz

I am using it with a Gainward Nvidia GTX570 Phantom GPU via DisplayPort cabling.

The trouble I am having is that the monitor has great trouble picking up a signal from the GPU when the computer has gone into sleep mode or been switched off (at this point I can get a signal to the monitor). It's only when I turn the computer back on and then the monitor that I get no signal. To get a signal I have to remove the power cable and put back in or sometimes remove the DP cable and put back in.

I have tried not turning the monitor off (the monitor goes into a sleep mode when the computer goes into sleep mode) but on putting the computer on it does not pick up a signal.

It is only by removing the power cable and/or DisplayPort cable will I get a signal. And this is intermittent.

I have tried upgrading the firmware from Samsung but this hasn't helped.

Any ideas?


A:Samsung S23A750D 23" 120Hz Monitor Problem

Go to the Nvidia website, and try the latest WHQL drivers, or try the newest Beta driver. I think its not the monitor, it the Graph card not waking the monitor.

The latest WHQL is 306.97, the newest Beta is 310.70

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Im really looking to replace my 19 inch widescreen LCD with a better monitor. My current one has a res of only 1400x900 so I need some suggestions on an HD, 1080p 120Hz monitor, 22 inches or bigger for my gaming. I love playing with vertical sync on to rid myself of tearing in games and a refresh rate of only 75 is too slow for me. I realize the human eye can only see around that I think but having an old CRT monitor years ago that went to 120hz I noticed a big jump in my gaming. Plus it just looked prettier and smoother with all options on and no slowdowns lol. Also having HD will make the colors pop more too I believe. Thank you to anyone that can help me with some suggestions on what to get.

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Hello All,

I recently bought MSI GT780DXR-405US laptop and Samsung monitor S27A950d. I really want to use 27" with the laptop.

However, I am NOT sure which cable should I buy to utilize features of the laptop and 3d 120Hz monitor to the MAX? The monitor came with DVI -Dual cable. The laptop has NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 570M discrete graphics chip.

The laptop has following ports :

USB 2 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 2.0
Video Port
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
Other port
E-SATA only
Audio Ports

The monitor has following ports :

IInterface Type: DVI
Display Port

Input Video Signal: HDMI
Display Port
24-pin DVI-D with HDCP

Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Features: Tilt
3D Ready
120Hz Motion

Thanks a LOT for your help.

A:How to connect 3d 120Hz monitor to a gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 570M GPU ?

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Hello there, Before purchasing this laptop, I'd like to know if there is a way to make it work with a Benq 120hz/144hz monitors? I mean, does the laptop support a connection to a 120hz/144hz monitors and it works perfectly fine? Thank you 

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I just connected a Vizio LCD TV to my system (full HD, 480Hz). In Control Panel, there is no refresh rate option above 60Hz. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks for your help.

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A:Cannot set LCD TV/monitor above 60Hz

From a computer? Probably won't have anything higher than 60, that's what its supposed to be. If its a 120 or 240 (480??) Hz monitor, those settings are in the monitor, not the signal going to the monitor. It also might have some odd name...on my LG its called TruMotion.

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Hey folks, I have a p70 with the M3000M and the 230w workstation dock.  I just picked up an LG 43UD79?B over black Friday and it's working great.   The only issue I'm having is I can't get it to do 4k at 60hz (which the monitor does.  Based on my research on the dock, it looks like DIsplay Port is my best (only?) bet.  Initially display port worked but wouldn't do 60hz.  Now it doesn't want to work at all.  I've been using the dock's HDMI and it works fine at 30hz.  My drivers are up to date according to Lenovo. Any ideas? Thanks much. -Boe

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Hi, I just bought a new PC but I didn't buy a monitor. So I hooked my new rig to my old ADI Microscan 15 inch CRT monitor (don't laugh and I don't remember the model number). Now the refresh rate is locked at 60hz even if I uncheck the "Hide Unsupported Modes" option. With the old rig I could normally set the refresh rate to 85hz (maximum supported mode), but now I feel some very slight flickring with 60hz.

Specs for new rig: Intel Dual Core 2.6, 4GB RAM, XFX HD6670 DD3 1GB, Windows 7.
Old rig : AMD Athlon 1.4, 512MB RAM, Geforce FX5500 256MB, Windows XP SP3.

The refresh rate is locked regardless of screen resolution. My current is 1024x768.

I tried the Catalyst Control Center but it gives me only 59hz, 60hz.

The HD6670 has a VGA port so I connected the monitor directly without having to buy a converter (If it was a possible point of debate).

Any help would be appreciated.


A:CRT Monitor locked at 60hz.

Try truning off advanced video features of Win7 such as Aero...

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Does anyone know if the P70 can support a 5K monitor at 60hz? Can the base video card suppoty 5k/60hz or would I need one of the upgraded video card options?

A:Can the P70 support a 5K monitor at 60hz?

Yes, but you need a thunderbolt adapter which can provide 2 DP ports. 

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Will the Idea Pad 80QQ  Intel HD Graphics5500 run my 4k tv as a monitor at 60hz?

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I want to use a 5K monitor with a P70. How can I connect a 5K monitor to the P70 and run it at 60Hz? Do I need a certain video adapater to do this or can the base defualt video card do this? http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&sku=UP275K3

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I have a Lattitude E6410 with i5 2.67 processor and NO videocard.   
I am considering getting a 4k monitor which would be connected with Displayport.  
Can my old Dell handle a 4k monitor at 60hz?  
This is just for office work, not for gaming.   

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Will my E6410 support a 4k monitor at 60HZ?

Office work - assuming it doesn't involve heavy graphics -- should be fine.   Any sort of gaming, watching movies/video, etc. at that resolution - no way will you be happy with it.

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What can I use to connect my external monitor and run 4K @ 60Hz from my HP Chromebook 13 G1 ? HP Chromebook 13 G1 has two USC-C Type 3.1 Gen 1 and can connect to a 4K external monitor, but how ? AFAIK USB-C Type 3.1 Gen 1 is limited to 5Gbps, where 4K @ 60Hz needs 6Gbps ?"DisplayPort Alternate Mode" might do it, but I?m not sure the Chromebook supports it ?Apparently DisplayLink can do it (support built into ChromeOS 51+) as they provide the internals for HP?s Elite USB-C Docking Station G2 that connects the Chromebook to one 4K monitor or two 2K monitors, presumably @ 60Hz ?StarTech seems to have found a way with their CDP2HDUCP ? Delock has their S_62730 that claims it can do it ?I need to be sure before I order ...  TIA and Cheers from Belgium,JohMut

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I have been reading the fourms including several similar posts regarding the Yoga 910.  I just purchased a Yoga 720 (72015IKB-80X7) and have tried a couple Type C adapters without any luck and am curious if anyone else has had any success.  I am conntected to a LG 27UD69P & was able to get 4K @ 60Hz via the display port on my Asus n550JV before it died (hence my new Yoga). I have tried the following adpaters:Cable Matters Typc-C to HDMI adapter (201018-BLK) - I was able to get 4K (3840 x 2160), but only @ 30HzCable Matters Type-C to DisplayPort adapter (201016-BLK) - Just received a blank screen on my montitor (Windows did not see the 2nd display)BTW...I e-mailed Cable Matters support & their reply was "it might not work on a Yoga 720." which ws not very useful, nor helpful. Interested if anyone else has had any luck.  I have a Plugable Type-C to HDMI 2.0 adpater coming tomorrow.  Hopefully that will work.

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I am very frustrated at this point because I cant find a solution to my problem, I recently bought a Samsung 4k monitor, to try to use my laptop to power the monitor and that way begin a desk setup, I also got a Micro HDMI to HDMI, I am able to get 4k at 30hz only, I tried both HDMI and I get the same, even tho Samsung claim you can get 60hz in HDMI 2 in this monitor, I will list everything I have and what Ive tried, so far 0 result to get 60hz, I am now using the monitor in 2k 1440p in 60hz because the lag in 4k is just super annoying at 30hz, please someone give me a solution for this, thank you all for the time and efford to help. My Laptop (Yoga 710) : http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/yoga/700-series/Lenovo-YOGA-710-15IKB/p/88YG7000772 My Monitor : https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-U28E590D-28-Inch-LED-Lit-Freesync/dp/B00YD3DBOC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qi... I also bought this in Amazon thinking it would solve the problem throught Displayport but I dont get a signal when I connect, I tried different hdmi and all, no signal whatsoever https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M7149Y6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  Thanks Again every1!

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Firstly, I know the refresh rate doesn't matter for LCDs, its the response times.

However, I have the otpion for my LCD to have it at 60Hz or 75Hz. Even if this has no effect on blurring etc, which one is best?

I am assuming 75hz? Is this correct?

It won't shorten the life of my LCD will it? (i'm thinking along the lines of OCing shortening CPU life etc...laugh at me if you must)

A:[ Solved] 60Hz or 75Hz for LCD monitor?

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I've had a 144hz monitor for a while now, (Acer GN246HL to be exact) and at first I struggled to get it to 144hz, but eventually I got it working. I just moved into my college dorm room and had to disconnect all my cables to my desktop obviously. Upon reconnecting, I realized that the 144hz option doesnt even show up on change display settings in windows, or nvidia graphics panel. I know I'm using the right DVI-D cable because its the same cable I used to get 144hz before. The setting doesnt even show up. I've tried updating both the graphics drivers and monitor drivers to no avail.

I should mention my main monitor is 1920x1080 and I have two other 1920x1080 monitors that are 60hz on either side using the extend display mode.

Any help is greatly appreciated.. thanks!

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My new XPS 15 9550 does not seem to support external monitors in [email protected] correctly.I have updated all of the drivers and BIOS to the very latest files available on the Dell support page, including the newest Thunderbolt 3 driver and firmware.I have managed to connect the laptop to the monitor ([email protected]) using a usb-c/tb3 to displayport adapter (kiwibird's). It works (and image is fine), however when the monitor goes to standby, it's almost impossible to wake it up again (I have to unplug the monitor, turn it off, turn it on again, and plug it again...).When the laptop is connected to the same monitor using hdmi ports (1.4), I am not experiencing any trouble (wake up does work), but I'm stuck at [email protected] (as expected).I have contacted Kiwibird support, they've told me the standby issue is a known issue related to the Dell's thunderbolt 3 driver when Dell XPS 15 (9550) is connected with 4K monitor. I have not found a confirmation so far (on the forums) that it's indeed a software issue, and I'm still wondering if the adapter is working correctly.Any thoughts ?Maybe another cable and/or adapter brand, either DP or HDMI, is working correctly ([email protected] and standby/wakeup works) ?Thankstranb3r

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I purchased Dell 43 inch 4K monitor P4317Q. The graphics card in my ENVY h8-1420t computer only supports 30Hz for this monitor. What graphics card should I buy to support 60Hz refresh rate for this 4K monitor (I use DisplayPort 1.2)?I do not need 3D, but want good 2D and video decoding. Would Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 fit into my computer? Are there any compatibility issues, different sizes, connectors, power supply, etc. to worry about? 

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Often when I initially turn my computer on I get the message from the latest AMD driver:
"The System has detected a problem with the connection between your computer and the DisplayPort display that will prevent you from using the highest resolutions and/or refresh rates." and my 4k monitor would be in 30 hz not 60hz. To fix this problem I either reset my computer or reset the monitor and most of the time it will then go to 60hz. I have already tried a new displayport cable, fresh installed the video drivers and face the same problem. Can anyone help please?

A:4k monitor reverting to 30hz from 60hz Displayport problem

Hey, I had the same problem and I just solved mine, so hopefully it will help yours too.

All I did was unplugged the power cable for 5-10 seconds. After I did that Windows prompted me that "You must restart your computer for these changes to take effect."

Once I restarted everything was fixed. Hope it helps! Good luck to you!

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How do I fix this, they couldn't have made a huge mistake like that and send a liower grade model?
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Memory:  G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($164.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage:  Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($139.99 @ Best Buy) 
Storage:  Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($57.99 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card:  Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card  ($519.99 @ Amazon) 
Case:  Antec 1100 Illusion ATX Full Tower Case  ($119.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply:  Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive:  LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Monitor:  Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($273.98 @ Adorama) 
Case Fan:  Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($25.98 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan:  Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($25.98 @ OutletPC) 
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A:New Asus 144hz 24in Monitor only showing 60hz??


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Hi, Does anyone have a definitive answer whether Thinkpad A485 support dual [email protected] using any kind of configurations? I know the HDMI supports a single 4k, would the second monitor work if I plug it into a USB-C to DP cable? Thanks!

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Hi, I bought a T570 in 2017 and thought it can at least support [email protected] with the thunderbolt 3 port. However, I find that it may not be true. I got a thunderbolt 3-to-display-port cabel recently and connected it to my dell p2415q 4k display through the thunderbolt 3 port on the left side of my T570. When I tried to change the resolution setting in intel graphics option, I find that it only has 30hz option for 3840x2160 resolution. NO 60hz!!! I tried to update my intel driver to the latest. NOT WORKING. 30hz is the only option. I highly doubt the T570 specificaition is wrong. It doesn't support even single [email protected] So diasspointed with this product.

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Does anyone have a clue if it is possible to run an ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor via P50 HDMI port.

I have dual graphics - AMD RADEON R9 M265x and INTEL HD 4600. Not sure which one does the HDMI output on the p50-b. I think the Radeon has 2gb DDR5 if this is important.

I am not planing on playing games, I would like the wide screen for productivity - word, spreadsheets, drawings, charts, diagrams etc. - multitasking.

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Based on pre-sales advice from Dell, I've purchased a new laptop - Inspiron 15 7000 Series (Intel) - 7579.
Now I'm eagerly awaiting its delivery. I know that the CPU & integrated graphic card support 4K monitor at 60Hz.
Are you able to recommend what cable and monitor I can purchase to hook up to my new laptop?

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My laptop's monitor is broken, so I use an external monitor plugged in through an HDMI cord. I updated to Windows 10 and can't figure out how to toggle between display settings. I know you can do Windows + P and select expand, but seeing as I have a broken laptop monitor I can't do anything.

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Hello, i wanna upgrade my lenovo y520 i5 7300 with ssd, today i buy Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD and after I installed the ssd it wont read that ssd i don't know why because i read articles and should be fine, i mean it's m.2 NVMe it should be fine but after i entered in the bios nothing happend, the SSD is not read. Sorry for my english.  

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Good afternoon, i was looking to install a new ssd and i looked around to find that many ssd are (rejected?) by the laptop, as i am totally new to this, i' d like to ask which ssd will work and what s special about them that makes them work.thank you   

A:Lenovo y520 SSD upgrade

Hi lorenzolen123,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Would you share the machine number / MTM (ex. 80WK001MUS) from the sticker or check it here so we can detail the specific SSD for your machine?
What do you plan to upgrade or are you planning of adding m.2 PCIe SSD or changing HDD to SATA SSD ?
The hardware manual specifications would also indicate storages available for you. 
Update us soon as convenient.

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Hi there, I need to upgrade my ram, Currently housing 1 x 8gb module stock. Would someone kindly be able to offer me a list of compatible 8gb modules that I can purchase and install. Further to this due to my current location in Thailand I have the following more readily available. Crucial - CR239ELAB8TNTXANTH-99364522 Kingston HyperX - HX424S14IB2/8 Both clock in at 2400 Thanks in advance.

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