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[SOLVED] Connect a 144hz to my laptop

inksaras

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Hello I'm trying to figure out if I can run a 144Hz monitor with my laptop. My specs are :
ASUS ROG GL502VM
CPU: i7-7700HQ Quad-Core, 2.8 GHz with Turbo up to 3.8 GHz
RAM: 16GB (8GB onboard + 8GB) DDR4 2133MHz SDRAM
Ecrã: 15.6″, FHD 1920 x 1080
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5

Interface:
1 x HDMI
1 x mini Display Port

I think I have my monitor with Gsync does that cause any problem? Or does it mean I ahve to get a Gsync compatible monitor

Thank you in advance
 

boju

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You'll have 144Hz & Gsync support over mini Displayport. But external monitor has to have Gsync or Freesync to experience the feature externally.

Mini Displayport has same functionality as normal Displayport so an adapter cable is fine.
 

boju

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You'll have 144Hz & Gsync support over mini Displayport. But external monitor has to have Gsync or Freesync to experience the feature externally.

Mini Displayport has same functionality as normal Displayport so an adapter cable is fine.
 

inksaras

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Thank you for the quick reply!!

Does this adapter cable work? It says miniDisplayport v1.
And which DisplayPort cable would you recommend?
 

inksaras

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Thank you so much for your help! Really much appreciated. Going to order the monitor and cable and give it a try when they come :)

Stay safe
 

inksaras

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Just something I noticed is that in-game sometimes the screen goers black for a second and then goes back to normal. This can be maybe for the lack of hardware on my laptop?

And videos on youtube stutter from time to time
 
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inksaras

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Only in-game. I have freeSync enabled and apparently when I disable it the problem stops.

Yes I can enable Gsync with freesync on
 

boju

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Hmm ok, seems it's a compatibility issue between Gsync and Freesync. Some monitors aren't fully compatible. Might want to look into your specific monitor and people who run Gsync on it and see what you get.

Try lower the Hz a bit too, see what you get if set at 120Hz.
 

inksaras

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120Hz also has the black screens :/ seems to be indeed a compatibility issue with freesync, nonetheless it works fine without freesync enabled
 

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