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How to Change Monitor Refresh Rate in Windows 10

The refresh rate of your monitor has a major role in the viewing experience. The refresh rate of a monitor refers to the number of times the pictures on the monitor refresh in one second. Higher the refresh rate, the better the viewing experience. Also, it is vital for gamers to have an optimal refresh rate to play games precisely. If your monitor has a low refresh rate, it will cause flickering and lesser clarity images. In Windows 10, you can change the monitor refresh rate to match your viewing experience.

In this guide, we will see how to change the monitor refresh rate in Windows 10 PC or laptop.

Change Monitor Refresh Rate in Windows 10

The refresh rate of most of the monitors and laptop screens is around 60Hz generally. But if your PC monitor refresh rate is set to a much lower rate, it may cause flickering. Also, it will not be much comfortable to use with a lower refresh rate. Windows 10 Settings lets you change monitor refresh for your PC.

Windows 10 System Settings

  1. Open Windows 10 Settings by pressing Windows Key + I.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Go to the Display tab.
    Windows 10 Advanced Display Settings
  4. Scroll down and click “Advanced display settings.”
    Select Monitor in Windows 10 Advanced Display Settings
  5. Choose your monitor from the dropdown menu.
  6. Now, under the “Refresh rate” title, click on the dropdown list to choose a refresh rate.

Change Monitor Refresh Rate Windows 10 PC

It is always better to set the maximum number of a refresh for a better viewing experience. Also, a high refresh rate will get you flicker-less images when you take pictures of your monitor using the phone camera. In the above screenshot, the monitor supports up to only 60Hz. The more the monitor supports, you can see the higher numbers here.

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If you are looking for video editing or the best gaming experience, you can go 120Hz or higher refresh rates. The monitor below offer 240Hz with 1ms response time. This is ideal for responsive gameplay and to obtain a rapid refresh rate. The minimal response time also helps to avoid graphical distortion. Dell is also providing a 144Hz refresh rate for gamers with a 1ms response time.

You can only set the maximum refresh rates that your monitor allows. If your monitor supports up to 60Hz only, you can change the monitor refresh rate in Windows 10 within the limit only.

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