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How you can change your monitor's refresh charge in Home windows 10

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For the most part, a good majority of monitors have a refresh rate of 60 Hz, but some have an even higher refresh rate such as 144 Hz. However, these refresh rates don't need to be set by default. You can even decrease or increase the refresh rate of your monitor if you want.

Change the refresh rate of your monitor in Windows 10

  1. Click on your start menu
  2. Select Settings> System> Display> Advanced Display Settings
  3. Under Update Rate, select the rate you want. If you don't see this option, follow these steps
  4. Click on "View adapter properties".
  5. Select the Monitor tab and select the desired refresh rate under "Screen refresh rate"

However, we would like to point out that you cannot increase the refresh rate of a monitor beyond what it can. For example, if your monitor is limited to 60 Hz, you cannot increase it to 90 Hz, 120 Hz, or 144 Hz. You can only go deeper. Of course, this means that users with 60Hz displays have fewer options to choose from, but 60Hz is very decent anyway and you can run games, watch movies, edit photos or videos without any problems.

What is an update rate?

For those wondering about update rates and why it might matter at times, here is why. A monitor's refresh rate, usually measured in Hertz (Hz), essentially refers to the frequency with which a monitor's screen is updated with new images every second. These "new" images can be as banal as the blinking of the text cursor on the screen or a film in which a new scene is displayed every second.

You can also use the refresh rates to determine how smooth animations look on your display. For example, if you have a low refresh rate and click the Start menu, you might actually see the different animation frames when you start the menu, compared to a high refresh rate which makes the animation look buttery smooth.

Are update rates important?

It might sound like a high refresh rate is important, but it doesn't always have to be the case. A high refresh rate means you have more options if you ever want to cut them down. At the same time, you need to understand that there is a relationship between the refresh rate of your monitor and the workability of your PC.

For example, if you have a sub-par build that can output 30fps at best and you're spending $ 1,000 on a 144Hz monitor, it doesn't make any difference. Frame rates and refresh rates are different from each other, but they are still linked. The opposite is true, if you have a $ 5,000 gaming PC but a monitor with a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, you can't really gauge the performance of your rig.

When this happens, problems like screen tearing can arise where frame rates exceed the refresh rate of your monitor, causing a “tear” in the graphics of your movie or game.

Update rate VS frame rates

As mentioned earlier, refresh rates refer to the number of times a screen is updated with new information per second. Frame rates refer to how many frames can be displayed per second. It sounds almost the same, but there is a difference.

Refresh rates are determined by your monitor, which means that it is largely independent of what your computer is doing. You could have an absolutely terrible PC, but the refresh rate of your monitor will remain the same.

The frame rates, however, are determined by the components of your computer and its performance. With a more powerful PC, more RAM, and a high-end GPU, you can achieve extremely high frame rates that are sometimes even higher than your monitor's refresh rates.

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