Monitor Refresh Rate is defined as the number of times your monitor refreshes an image. Refreshing an image periodically is required to have a smooth and clear view of that image. The default value of the screen refresh rate is usually set to 60 Hz, which is considered good enough, but you can always change it. If you plan on going below 60 Hz, you will possibly experience a bad screen resolution so it is highly not recommended. Moreover, a low monitor refresh rate can cause irritation in the eyes and can lead to a headache. However, if you want to enhance your screen resolution for the applications that require high-quality graphics, then you can increase your monitor’s refresh rate. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can change the monitor’s refresh rate in Windows 10.
Change Monitor Refresh Rate in Windows 10
In order to change the monitor’s refresh rate in Windows 10, you need to perform the following steps:
Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch a new settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:
Click on the System tab as shown in the image below:
Now click on the Display tab as highlighted in the image shown above.
Scroll down to the Advanced Display Settings and click on it as highlighted in the following image:
As soon as you will click on it, the Advanced Display Settings will appear. It is shown in the image below:
Click on Display Adapter Properties as highlighted in the image shown above.
When you will click on it, the Graphics Properties window will pop up which is shown in the following image:
Now click on the Monitor tab. The Monitor tab is shown in the image below:
Now you can select any desired frequency from the dropdown list corresponding to the field of “Screen Refresh Rate”. You can either choose a value lower than 60 Hz or you can choose a value greater than 60 Hz in this case since the default value is set to 60 Hz.
After selecting the screen refresh rate of your choice, just click on Apply.
Finally, click on OK to save your settings.
By following the method listed above, you can easily change the screen refresh rate in Windows 10. However, there is one thing, which is needed to be kept in mind. You can enhance the screen refresh rate only up to a certain limit because the screen refresh rate depends upon your monitor’s resolution and the graphics card you are using so, you can just not go beyond this limit. Anyway, this method is quite easy and simple to use and staying in your particular frequency range, you can conveniently increase or decrease your screen refresh rate.