How To Change Monitor Refresh Rate On Windows 10

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If you've recently upgraded to a new monitor and you've connected it to a PC or laptop with Windows 10, it's worth knowing how to change its refresh rate so you can get the most out of it.

The good news is that in most cases refresh rates are changed automatically thanks to your laptop or PC, however, in some circumstances you may need to change it manually.


If we take my current monitor as an example, it allows me to manually change the refresh rate from anywhere between 25hz to 60hz.

Here we'll break down step by step how to change your monitor's refresh rate if you're on Windows 10.

How To Change Refresh Rate On A Monitor

Here is our easy to follow, step-by-step guide of how to adjust the refresh on a monitor using Windows 10.

Step 1

Firstly, right-click on any blank area on your desktop home screen.

Step 2

Then select the option 'display settings' from the pop-up menu, as shown below.

Step 3

Next, you'll want to scroll down and select the 'Advanced display settings' option.

Step 4

After this, you'll want to select the display you'd like to adjust the refresh rate of.


Step 5

Then click on the 'Display Adapter properties' for the display you want to configure.

Step 6

Now select the monitor tab at the top of the new pop-up window.

Step 7

You will then be able to select your desired refresh rate from the 'Screen refresh rate' drop-down menu.


Step 8

Finally, click 'OK' to confirm.

And there you have it, now you know how to adjust your monitor's refresh rate on Windows 10.

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