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The Refresh Rate of a display defines the number of times per second the image refreshes on the screen. It determines how smoothly the moving action appears on your screen. The higher the refresh rate, the higher the overall gaming experience and soother motion when you navigate through pages on the net.


The latest version of Windows 10 (October 2020 Update, version 20H2) now allows you to select the refresh rate of your display device. Here we will learn how to change the display refresh rate on your Windows 10 computer.



How to change the Refresh Rate of Windows 10 display?


How to change the Refresh Rate of Windows 10 display?

If you are running Windows 10 October 2020 Update or above, follow the steps as mentioned below:

  1. Launch the Windows 10 Settings (Win + I) app.
  2. Navigate to the System | Display settings page.
  3. Scroll down to Multiple displays, and click on the Advanced display settings link as shown in the following screenshot:
  4. Navigate to Windows 10 display settings
  5. Now scroll down to the Refresh Rate section, and click on the following dropdown to select the desired refresh rate:
  6. Navigate to Windows 10 advanced display settings


The refresh rates that appear on this dropdown depends on your display and what it supports. Select the higher refresh rate to have a smoother experience.


But, as it uses more power to refresh your screen, a higher refresh rate can reduce your battery life. If you are using a laptop or tablet and want to save some battery, you would like to lower the refresh rate of your display device.


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