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Old 05-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Switching between 120Hz and 60Hz monitors

Need some input from multi-monitor users who happen to have mixed refresh rate monitors.

So, I'm planning on buying a 120Hz monitor. I already own two 60Hz displays but I would get rid of one of them. So, I'd use a 120Hz and a 60Hz monitor. Both would be set to 1920x1080.

I don't want to use them at the same time but I want to be able to switch between them without any hassle (meaning that I don't want to fiddle with refresh rate settings between switchings).

Currently, with the two 60Hz displays, I can seamlessly switch between them by pressing [WindowsKey + P] and choosing the monitor of my liking. Can this be done when there's a 120Hz and a 60Hz monitor hooked to the video card?

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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You might not be comfortable doing it whether possible or not
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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Everything should work seamlessly. Go for it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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Why have 2 monitors if you only use one at a time? Seems like an odd usage case :p
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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^ Agreed, I love extended desktop and couldn't live without it.

What is the reasoning for using the monitors one at a time? Couldn't you just do with the one monitor if thats the case?
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:11 AM   #6
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I use the configuration questioned by the OP and switching between them works just fine.

This is using a GTX 580 but I do use them in extended desktop.

If I download something over night to save power on my GPU I use Windows Key + P and choose single monitor. It turns off my 30" 60Hz panel and leaves only the 120Hz 23" panel active as this is the primary display. The refresh rate stays at 120hz and I don't have to fiddle with any settings. When I want to resume use of the 30" I hit Windows Key + P and choose extend displays, it kicks the 30" back in and everything starts working as normal.

I don't have to change any refresh rate settings.

Hope this answers your question.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:05 AM   #7
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why not have 3 moniters? and have the 120hz in the middle and have a EYEFINITY! (idk if im right lol) experience?

also you should be able to change the refresh rate on the 120hz to 60hz so your eyes dont bleed lol
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Be interested to know which 120 monitor you got and why you picked it?

Also like others have said why not use all the monitors?
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #9
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BF3 with a 120hz monitor is amazing
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