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New PC Build Won’t display 144hz or 1920x1080

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by seanp12, Mar 30, 2019.

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  1. seanp12

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    I recently built a new gaming PC but I can’t get 144hz with my 144hz monitor, or 1920x1080. My drivers are updated. I am using a display port which displayed 144hz on the same monitor on my last computer. I am not good with computers so help would be appreciated.
     
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    But what is the graphics card in the NEW computer - the make and full model
    I mean the actual make - rather than the chip provider - AMD or Nvidia.

    When you say you cannot get a refresh rate of 144 -
    Any chance the problem is the monitor and card combination
    as here
    https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/11/1743346190277911442/
     
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    Need a little more info. Could be a lot of things, most of them easy fixes. Maybe your running a frame limiter like RivaTunerStatisticsServer which would maybe come on an installation disk with an MSI GPU. Could be the cable your using, for 144 hz you probably need to be on a Displayport cable?

    Check how many ports your monitor has and what type they are. The exact Graphics card would be good info. Search -> type dxdiag.exe and run that in Windows, it should give you the information you need.

    Edit: Sorry, I missed the part where your using displayport
     
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    Is there an actual, observable, discernable difference in 144Hz ? Or does it just feeeeel nice to have such a setting?
     
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    That's a viable question but...
    I fail to see what this comment has to do with helping the user with their question and would find it a bit insulting if I were on the receiving end. Please stick to possible solutions rather than condescending comments in the future.
     
  7. lunarlander

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    Thanks Macboatmaster. The article was informative.
     
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    I'll be the first to tell you that it's a little over stated if you buy into the hype online. However as somebody who just upgraded from 60hz to 144hz and attempted to move to Windows 10 for Freesync, I will tell you that it is real and discernible.

    In what little time I've spent with Freesync before Windows 10 behavior drove me off the platform I'll say that Freesync 2.0, variable refresh rate and all on a RTX 2080 is, a little bit nice but doesn't really look good at lower frame rates like people say, drops down to 60 fps still look like drops to 60fps, just adds a touch of smoothness for me in games where I can actually achieve 144 FPS.

    You get the most just from the boost in viewable FPS, with or without Freesync. There is still some motion blur on my IPS 144hz so for all of the Hz and Freesync you throw at an image, you still don't get a real life looking scene in fast motion games like Fortnite. And in Rocket league I don't feel like it has given me a competitive advantage at all, though sometimes, it might help in Fortnite but it's hard to say if I've ever been saved by my framerate.

    All in all I feel like the High Refresh Rate is a graphical fidelity thing, where it just looks nicer on the eyes. I got transfixed oggling the tracks in motion on a Tiger tank last night in BFV when the framerate was above 100hz. It was pretty.

    As for Freesync, at least as it pertains to my experience, I feel more comfortable on Windows 7 Battlefield 5 with No sync options enabled, just 90 -100 fps looks and feels quite nice, and no strange Windows 10 induced lag spikes.

    Manning the Windows 7 liferaft here and Freesync can go down with that Pig Windows 10.

    As for HDR 400, it's kind of gimmicky. I can see what it's supposed to do, and can be a little nice in it's own way, but I feel like there's more color in my scene when I turn it off and just have my color settings and brightness where I want it.
     
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