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Monitor refresh rate

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    Monitor refresh rate


    Hello,

    I have a laptop, not a desktop, and it has a 60hz refresh rate and I believe a 120hz refresh rate is better for most games. So I'm thinking to buy a monitor that has a 120hz refresh rate or more and just plug in using the VGA cable.

    So let's say I have a 120hz monitor, will my laptop now has a 120hz refresh rate or does it still remain original, i.e 60hz ?

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    Hi. I suspect the laptop will still run at a max of 60 Hz but it is possible to get a monitor to run at 120 Hz (the LCD screen in the monitor has a native resolution of 120Hz) no matter what it is set to when the signal is fed to it it would be upscaled and that can cause some weird issues. Frankly you really need a super high end video card costing somewhere near the whole laptop and a fast PC to run games at the rate a 120Hz monitor would be really useful without seeing artefacts and stuff that makes your head spin.

    HDTV Refresh Rates Explained: 60Hz, 120Hz, and Beyond | PCMag.com

    60hz 120hz gaming computer noticeable difference
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    Ah okay, thanks for clearing up my issues.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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