The screen refresh rate is basically the number of times your display updates any given seconds. This figure is measured in Hertz, and as you may expect, the higher it is, the smoother the experience.
There is a marked difference between 60 Hz, and anything below it.
That is why most monitors and displays available on PCs are 60 Hz and above, which is fine for general everyday use. However, gamers prefer this number to be 144 Hz, 165 Hz, or even higher, as that allows them to see more onscreen, as it is happening.
For the most part, Windows 10 will automatically select what it feels is the best display mode for you, though you can always go in and change it, if you don’t feel it is optimum enough.
This can easily be done from the Settings app in the operating system.
1. Open Settings.
2. Go to System, and then make sure you are on the Display screen of the panel.
3. Here, scroll down to where you see the Display adapter properties link, and then click on it.
4. This will open up a separate window, where the ability to change the screen refresh rate will be provided in the Monitor tab.
5. Select your desired Screen refresh rate from the Monitor Settings section in this window. The choices you see here depend upon your display and graphics card. For added peace of mind, you can hide the modes that your monitor cannot display.
6. Make your selection from the dropdown menu, and click on the OK button.
7. Your display will flicker and turn off momentarily, and then adjust to your newly selected refresh rate after a few seconds.