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144hz Monitor with Laptop

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#1 wwong92


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:27 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to solve a problem regarding my monitor's refresh rate. I recently bought the Acer GN246HL in order to get 144hz instead of the 60hz I have been getting on my MSI gaming laptop which runs a GeForce GTX 660M. I've been told that I need to use DVI-D rather than HDMI to achieve 144hz, however my laptop only has VGA and HDMI ports. Would I be able to get 144hz if I were to use a connection such as...

[Monitor]----[DVI-D Cable]---[DVI-HDMI Adapter]---[HDMI Cable]---[Laptop] ?

Would there be any better options to workaround this problem? And is there anything else that I need to check in order to make sure nothing else is limiting me from 144hz?


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#2 SpywareDoc


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 04:29 PM

FWIW, my granddaughter said that the only way she was able to finally get her new 144MHz monitor running at 144MHz was to use the included dual link DVI cable to connect it to a Desktop PC and change the HZ setting in Nvidia's control panel. She said she never could get it working at 144MHz when connected to her laptop.

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