1. Joined : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       23 Oct 2016 #1

    Changing (reducing) a monitor's refresh rate?


    Is it safe to change a monitor's default refresh rate - in other words force it to run at a slower refresh rate. Mine has a default of 59Hz and I want to run it at 30Hz. It appears that I can do this in the nVidia driver software but I do not want to risk damage to the monitor. I would want to run at this slower refresh rate for several hours at a time.
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  2.    23 Oct 2016 #2

    Its fine go for it , worst thing that will happen is youll get an "out of range " error , if thast happens it'll reset itself after 10 seconds , those errors only really pop up when you try to exceed the refresh rate so you should be good
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Home x64
       24 Oct 2016 #3

    To achieve that you should use VSYNC option with half refresh rate.

    I don't know why you want to do that but either case, you can get more finer control with a tool like nVidia Inspector (nVidia) or RadeonPro (AMD). Lots of options there, like frame cappers and such.
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  4.    24 Oct 2016 #4

    he doesnt need to use vsync or nvidia inspector
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