[Monitor] Custom resolution / refresh rate problem

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by mve11, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. mve11

    mve11 MDL Novice

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    Hello. I own an old monitor (LG W2243T), 1920x1080 @ 60hz. I tend to play FPS games, like csgo and now Fortnite. The thing is, I formatted my PC and now it wont let me create custom resolutions with a higher refresh rate. I played on 1440x900 @ 75hz with no problem, now, when I try to switch to those settings, my monitor gives me an alert message: "Out of signal 83 khz / 75khz", or something like that.

    Is it a driver problem? Dont know what couldve changed after I reinstalled windows. I am running out of options, I can list pc specs, etc, if needed.
     
  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Did you install the chipset and video drivers after you re-installed Windows?
     
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  3. mve11

    mve11 MDL Novice

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    GPU driver are up to date. Have not installed chipset drivers yet. I am trying that, thanks for the tip. I will message soon.
     
  4. mve11

    mve11 MDL Novice

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    It didnt work. What else could I try?
     
  5. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    can you set the refresh rate for 60hz instead of 75hz?
     
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  6. mve11

    mve11 MDL Novice

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    I solved it. Switched from 1280x1024@75hz instead of 1920x1080@60hz to 1440x900@75hz, weird.

    Thank you for your time anyways
     
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  8. mve11

    mve11 MDL Novice

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    Yes, I have read it. Do you think this will damage the monitor/gpu? I've been told it would
     
  9. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Well... if you have been told it could damage your monitor, then why are you doing that?
    What's wrong with the default 1920 x 1080 @ 60hz setting?
     
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  10. mve11

    mve11 MDL Novice

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    For FPS games its better to play in higher refresh rates over resolution, 1440x900 feels like the perfect balance on my monitor since it gives the max refresh rate and a good image quality. 1280x720 on a 1920x1080 monitor loses a lot of quality and I cant distinguish objects/players playing Fortnite, for example. 15hz makes a lot of difference to me.