How to Check the Refresh Rate of Your Monitor

A monitor’s refresh rate tells you how many times per second a new frame, or image, is generated on your screen. Why is it important that you learn how to check monitor refresh rate and set the correct one? It’s important because setting the refresh rate on your monitor too high can drain too much power for no reason.

In addition, this can also force your GPU to work harder without actually producing a better resolution on your screen. Conversely, having set the refresh rate too low means that you are not enjoying the full experience that your monitor can provide. At the end of the day, you can usually overclock your monitor to get better quality.

How to Check Monitor Refresh Rate on Windows 10

Checking the refresh rate of your monitor on Windows 10, and all other Windows operating systems is fairly easy. You simply have to follow the steps I’m about to list here.

Why is this important? Well, it’s important in order to set the right refresh rate from the display settings. Without knowing how many Hz your monitor supports, changing the refresh rate is simply pointless. Let’s say that your monitor supports 75Hz. In that case, setting the refresh rate in the settings to 240Hz is simply pointless. That would only make sense if you have a 240Hz monitor. Hopefully, this clears up why it’s important to know your monitor’s Hz.

Now, let’s see how to check your monitor’s refresh rate and configure it appropriately.

  • Right-click on your Desktop and click on “Display Settings
  • Scroll down and click on “Advanced display settings
  • advanced display settings
  • Under “Display Information” you can find out all the details about your monitor, including the refresh rate.
  • screen refresh rate information

If you scroll down a bit further, you will see a section titled Refresh Rate. Under it, you can select a different refresh rate from the drop-down menu. If your monitor supports it, you will get to choose from a variety of different refresh rates. Usually, many of the best budget gaming monitors only support up to 60Hz, which is good enough.

You can also do the same by clicking on Display adapter properties for Display 1. From there, go to the Monitor tab and select your preferred refresh rate. If you have dual monitors, then just repeat the same process for both.</p

monitor properties

About The Author

Stole Trishanski

Ever since Stole was a kid, when he wasn’t playing video games he was probably in some corner disassembling any gadget he could get his hands on. His curiosity and will to learn made him into a huge tech nerd and enthusiast. Finally, after years of practice, learning, and breaking hundreds of gadgets Stole is helping others learn everything about tech.

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