My monitor is stuck at 60hz and i don't know how to fix it

So my monitor " Acer Nitro 23.8" Full HD 1920 x 1080 PC Gaming IPS Monitor | AMD FreeSync Premium | 180Hz Refresh | Up to 0.5ms | HDR10 Support | 99% sRGB | 1 x Display Port 1.2 & 2 x HDMI 2.0 | VG240Y M3biip" says it can go to 180 hz but i don’t see the option in settings

I don’t know what could be causing this as i have already bought a better hdmi cable that support 144hz and I need help to figure this out please

What graphics card do you have? What cable did you buy?

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That monitor only supports HDMI 2.0 and Display port 1.2 which both max out at 4K 60Hz.

Somehow you seem to have it set to 4K despite it only being a 1080p panel. Higher refresh rates should become available if you set the the monitor to run at its native resolution of 1920x1080.


Good catch! I missed it being set to 4k.


Thank you so much i never thought my computer was powerful enough to run 4k in the first place so i didn’t think that was the reason


Sometimes graphics cards default settings go to the highest DESKTOP resolution, which is different to gaming resolution. Excellent catch by @tk11.

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