144hz monitor and 970 GPU. Do I need to adjust settings?

frldyz

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I just got my Acer 144hz gaming monitor.
I have it connected to my MSI 970 GPU.

I just connected everything up lastnight and looks pretty good.
It came with 2 cables? DVI and D sub? Which connection should I use to get the best performance? It also has an HDMI and display.
Also. Does anything need to be set or adjusted right out of the box? I know I can adjust the color etc.. But does 144hz need to be set? Or is it 144hz right out of the box?

With my MSI 970 is there a option to adjust settings to maximize its performance? Or is it pretty much right out of the box all set and ready to go?
I just want to make sure I maximize my monitor and GPU to get the best performance and picture out of it.

Thank you

Win 7 64bit
Samsung 850 500gb pro SSD
Corsair HX750 PSU
MSI GTX 970 GPU
Acer 144hz monitor

This post might sound silly, but I am still new to all of this. If I di need t adjust setting on either component where do I go and what do I want to check.

Acer GN246HL Black 24" 1ms 144hz HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D Monitor 350 cd/m2 100,000,000:1 - Newegg.com
 

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I'm using the dvid cable it came with on mine and I had to go on displays options to set it to 144z. It was reading at 60hz b4
 

frldyz

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Where you able to set to 144hz from the settings on the monitor itself? Or do I need to go into the control panel and adjust the settings to 44hz?



So right out of he box right now it's 60hz ?


I assume 144hz is just sick compared to 60hz?
 

frldyz

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Got it set to 144hz. Holy crap! Some videos almost make me naucious and dizzy. Now I regret not buying 2 of these when new egg had them for $180.


If I do buy another 1. Do I need or is it rec. that j get another Msi 970? I believe my msi only has 1 DVI port? Or is it ok to connect to the vga, hdmi or display port with out sacraficing performance from the monitor and gpu?
 

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Should be okay I believe, it should support multiple screens. I would personally forget about the VGA and use the HDMI, DisplayPort or DVI port (provided the DVI port is digital).
 

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You can use DisplayPort and/or Dual-link DVI for 144hz @ 1080

HDMI doesn't support 144hz @ 1080

I currently run two of those monitors on a GTX 980, and because it only has one DVI output I'm using it as well as a DisplayPort and both monitors are 144hz.

When you're running a game make sure the games refresh is either set to 144hz or run the game in a borderless window mode and it uses the windows refresh rate setting like any other window.
 

PP Mguire

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When you're in Windows you don't need to set it to 144. Only need to set refresh to 144 in game.

Also, given any chance always use Display Port.
 

cb600fshornet

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I didn't think the human eye could actually distinguish that sort of frequency range anyway, when I last viewed a 120Hz screen it didn't appear any smoother, but it just gave me a headache lol

Allegedly we can see up to about 150Hz I think, but from personal experience the hope from 60 to 120 or 144 was minimal.
 
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PP Mguire

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It can and does, which is why it gave you a headache. Then again people who say they got nauseous just from a higher refresh on a monitor make me laugh.
 
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