If you have just upgraded your monitor to 144Hz, it is a great piece of news but what if you are still experiencing the same refresh rate as before? It happens in most of the cases that as soon as you plug-in your monitor you don’t see a drastic change. That’s because the monitor is connected via hardware but still not configured from software to run at a 144Hz refresh rate.
This guide will take you through various steps to troubleshoot your problem step-by-step.
Is Your Monitor 144Hz?
If your answer to this question is Yes. Then, Windows should have already set the default refresh rate by 144Hz. If not, Stay Tuned!
Check Your Cables
Before going into further details, your problem might get solved by simply tweaking cables a little bit as you might not have put them properly. Many times the cables aren’t connected properly and people face drop-in refresh rates or flashing/black screen issues.
How to set Monitor to 144Hz
If you are done with the above two, then let’s begin with the guide on your issue “How to change my Monitor to 144hz” by toggling Windows settings to get the real refresh rate.
- Go to Windows Settings > System.
- Select Display if not already selected.
- Select Advanced Display Settings in Display Settings and you’ll see something like this.
- Choose Display Adapter Properties. This name may vary if you are using more than one monitor. Now you’ll be redirected to this pop-up window.
- Select Monitor and tab will Reveal multiple options available for changing settings for your monitor.
- You’ll see a drop-down setting for changing the refresh rate of your monitor. Select the 144Hz option from here and BOOM!. You changed your refresh rate to 144Hz using few simple steps.
Still didn’t see the 144Hz option in Settings?
Well, if you are here and the above part couldn’t help you out then this might only because of the few common mistakes people usually do.
- Update Windows Drivers: People are so obsessed with Gaming and other uses of Computers that they forget to Upgrade Drivers on time. You need to Upgrade your Display and Graphics Drivers to activate your 144Hz refresh rate.
- GPU isn’t supporting the monitor: Your GPU might be old-school and its performance isn’t up to the mark to support a 144Hz refresh rate. Consider upgrading your GPU to activate your beast.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Go to Settings > System > Display > Resolution. Use the Resolution Drop-down menu and if your monitor is 1080p then you’ll see a resolution option of 1920×1080.
This usually happens when you haven’t installed/updated your display drivers and Windows is running your monitor in its default settings. Consider updating/installing the Display and Graphics Drivers and your problem will be sorted.
Yes, you can. Go to Settings > System > Display > Resolution and you’ll get all the supported resolutions for your monitor.
You can follow the simple guide above to change your refresh rate. Images will help you in precisely guiding throughout the settings.
Well, this can be mainly because of 3 Factors. 1. Cables aren’t properly connected. 2. Drivers aren’t updated 3. Monitor Settings aren’t toggled. Check the detailed guide above on How to change my monitor to 144Hz for changing the refresh rate.