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?