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Windows 7: Force Refresh Rate

03 Feb 2011   #1
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Force Refresh Rate

How do i force a higher refresh rate?
I tried with NVIDIA Control Panel but it said it wasn't supported.

I want to force it, because the image quality seemed to be a hell of a lot better from 30 Hz to 60 Hz, and i want to try 72 Hz or even 120 Hz for 3D


Thanks,
Alex.


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03 Feb 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What kind of monitor is it? Is it even rated to go that high at all or a 3D monitor? Would you like to fry it?
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03 Feb 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Alex,

Unless your monitor supports these refresh rates, forcing this would be a very good way to fry your monitor.
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03 Feb 2011   #4
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I suppose i can't force higher refresh rates than supported if i don't want to fry it?
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03 Feb 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Nope.

Force Refresh Rate-burning_bluescreen_monitor.png


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03 Feb 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah forcing rates over the hardware's limit does not improve anything anyhow.
60 is the default for most monitors. If you are seeking to increase frame rates in games. You can simply disable vsync in the game settings and in the control panel for your graphics card, and this will remove the frame rate cap in the games.
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