The Refresh Rate refers to how many times your monitor updates per second. If your refresh rate is 60Hz, it means your screen will refresh 60 times per second and 120Hz means 120 times refreshing every second. And higher refresh rate, smoother picture.
Why change Monitor Refresh Rate?
As we mentioned above, the higher refresh rate, the smoother picture. So, if you want to experience better gaming, a higher refresh rate is important for you, especially for older CRT monitors. Because a low refresh rate will result display flickering when it updates and a high refresh rate will not.
Different monitors have different maximum refresh rate. Usually, the refresh rate of cheaper monitor is lower than more expensive monitors. Of course, the better experience not only depends on the refresh rate. There are some other factors which will impact your display, like color accuracy, response time and so on. Anyhow, everyone hopes their monitor refresh rate can be higher and higher. So let’s talk about how to change your monitor refresh rate and have a better experience with a higher fresh rate.
Change Monitor Refresh Rate in Windows 11
1 Launch the Settings app from the Start Menu or press Windows + I keys.
2 Click on the System on the left sidebar.
3 Next, click on the Display on the right side of the window.
4 Click the Advanced display and locate Choose a refresh rate.
5 Click on Keep changes button to save your change.
Change Monitor Refresh Rate in Windows 10
1 Right-click the desktop and then select Display Settings.
2 Click the Advanced Display Settings link to continue.
3 Click the Display Adapter Properties link on the display you want to change.
4 Click Monitor tab in next window, and then select your refresh rate under Screen Refresh Rate.
5 Click OK.
Change Monitor Refresh Rate in Windows 7
1 Right-click desktop and choose Screen Resolution.
2 Select the display you want to configure and click on Advanced Settings link.
3 Click Monitor tab in next window, and then select your refresh rate under Screen Refresh Rate.
4 Click OK.