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Windows 7: How can I force my refresh rate ?

17 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7000
How can I force my refresh rate ?

Hi there, I'm using a Samsung Syncmaster 550v, with a resolution of 1024x768 60hz, fact is, that refresh rate is killing my eyes, I have read several times that this monitor supports 75hz at that resolution (even this is undocumented).
problems is, i can't force refresh rate to 75hz, as that option does not appear even when i unchecked the "hide modes your monitor can't support".

is there a way to enable it ? maybe on the registry or a third party software ?

thanks a lot.

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17 Mar 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Lord35ar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already installed your monitor (not graphics card) driver, if one is availble for it? This may allow you to be able to select it afterwards.

Hope this helps,
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17 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

Seriously? I didn't even realise monitors had drivers.. well i mean i know there are some installed but are there specific ones in most cases? I don't remember getting even a cd with last monitor i brought?
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17 Mar 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Usually Windows default drivers will suffice for the monitor, but not always. The monitor has to be a computer monitor though and not a TV LCD for it to usually have drivers for Windows though.
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18 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

A monitor driver is not actually a drive per se, even though it is termed as such. Rather, it is an information file (or files) which informs the system of the monitor's capabilities such as maximum resolution and refresh rate. Without this information, Windows limits the refresh rate to a safe level that can be displayed on all monitors (typically 60Hz). It also explains why sometimes you are unable to access the monitor's native resolution, particularly if it is not a common one.
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19 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Check this link for the driver.

download center SAMSUNG
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