Question Is there any fix for lag whilst using 144hz and 60hz dual monitor setup ?

Jeger

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Was really excited with getting my first 144hz monitor but i had no idea that having two monitors with different refresh rates causes lag.
I have searched allover and tried some things but i cant find a fix for this problem.
Here are my pc specs.

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
CPU: Intel i7-3770
RAM: 8GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

Could anyone help me out here ?
 

Darkbreeze

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AFAIK there are no fixes for the lag associated with the use of monitors with different refresh rates on Windows 7. I'd suggest that you take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 while it's still currently available.
 

Jeger

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AFAIK there are no fixes for the lag associated with the use of monitors with different refresh rates on Windows 7. I'd suggest that you take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 while it's still currently available.
During my search i saw alot of people were having this issue on Windows 10 and people were suggesting going down to W7 to get rid of the problem. Does windows 10 actually fix this issue or not ?
 

Darkbreeze

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Nothing actually fixes the issue that I'm aware of. I've simply seen far fewer people WITH the issue on Windows 10, and have seen a couple of members that claim that their issues went away after doing a clean install upgrade to Windows 10. Maybe somebody else knows something I don't, but if so, I'd LIKE to know about it because there are a lot of people with this issue with mixed refresh rates.

There are a variety of "claims" of having fixed the problem, so any of them are maybe worth trying?


I think the first place you should probably start, is by doing all of the following if you haven't already. And "updating the drivers" isn't the same as doing a clean install of the GPU card drivers.


Here are the first steps to take when trying to solve these kinds of hardware problems. If you have already tried these steps, all of them, exactly as outlined, we can move along to more advanced solutions.

If there are any you have NOT done, it would be advisable to do so if for no other reason than to be able to say you've already done it and eliminate that possibility.


First, make sure your motherboard has the MOST recent BIOS version installed. If it does not, then update. This solves a high number of issues even in cases where the release that is newer than yours makes no mention of improving graphics card or other hardware compatibility. They do not list every change they have made when they post a new BIOS release.

Second, go to the product page for your motherboard on the manufacturer website. Download and install the latest driver versions for the chipset, storage controllers, audio and network adapters. Do not skip installing a newer driver just because you think it is not relevant to the problem you are having. The drivers for one device can often affect ALL other devices and a questionable driver release can cause instability in the OS itself. They don't release new drivers just for fun. If there is a new driver release for a component, there is a good reason for it. The same goes for BIOS updates.

IF you have other hardware installed or attached to the system that are not a part of the systems covered by the motherboard drivers, then go to the support page for THAT component and check to see if there are newer drivers available for that as well. If there are, install them.

The last thing we want to look at, for now anyhow, is the graphics card drivers. Regardless of whether you "already installed the newest drivers" for your graphics card or not, it is OFTEN a good idea to do a CLEAN install of the graphics card drivers. Just installing over the old drivers OR trying to use what Nvidia and AMD consider a clean install is not good enough and does not usually give the same result as using the Display Driver Uninstaller utility. This has a very high success rate and is always worth a shot.

If you have had both Nvidia and AMD cards installed at any point on that operating system then you will want to run the DDU twice. Once for the old card drivers (ie, Nvidia or AMD) and again for the currently installed graphics card drivers (ie, AMD or Nvidia). So if you had an Nvidia card at some point in the past, run it first for Nvidia and then after that is complete, run it again for AMD if you currently have an AMD card installed.

Here are the full instructions on running the Display driver uninstaller and CLEAN installing new drivers.

 

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