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Simple Steps to Change the Refresh Rate of AMD

Written by Tabassum Altaf

Do you know Gaming at a higher refresh rate makes the entire experience different? It feels absolutely amazing. You will feel the utmost difference when playing fast-paced, incredible graphic-based, competitive games on AMD GPU where usually every other frame counts.  Here you have to understand one thing carefully, buying a 144Hz or 240Hz display is not everything to have the best outcomes. Your system should be able enough to power the frame rates so you can have a fuller advantage of higher refresh rates.

Before moving forward, remember this!

To take advantage of higher refresh rates, the top three important components to consider are:

  • A monitor which is having the ability to refresh quickly.
  • A fast CPU to pace with game instructions, AI, physics, and rendering data, etc.
  • A fast enough GPU to execute the instructions quickly and create incredible graphics on the screen.

Here we have come up with a thorough tutorial on how you can customize your monitor’s refresh rate using the AMD GPU Settings. Here we will be covering all the processes in a step-by-step manner and with essential screenshots. Thus, you can follow along without any difficulties.

So, let’s proceed…

How to Change the Refresh Rate Settings in AMD?

If you are using an AMD GPU, there are several methods you can use to change your monitor’s refresh rate. Here we will be discussing the three methods one by one.

  1. Using Windows Display Settings
  2. Using AMD Radeon Settings
  3. Using AMD Radeon Additional Settings

Method # 1: Using Windows Display Settings

The easiest one is you can use Windows Display Settings to change your monitor’s refresh rate. Therefore, you can try this method first as it does not require any additional third-party software.

How you can do it?

Step: 1

  • First, right click on the desktop of your PC and click on the `Display Settings` option from the submenu.
How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Step: 2

  • Next, click on the `Advanced display settings` option from the next page.
How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Step: 3

  • From the next page, you can first select the monitor of which you want to change the refresh rate. It will be applicable if you have multiple monitor setup
  • Now, from the `Advanced display settings page’, click on the `Display adapter properties for Display 1` option  In doing so, a new pop up window will open with all the settings related to your primary monitor.
How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Step: 4

  • From there click on the `Monitor` option to access the `Monitor` tab.

Step: 5

  • Now, from under the Monitor settings field, you will be able to change the refresh rate of your monitor. Just click on the dropdown menu and choose the screen refresh rate of your choice from the options.

Step: 6

  • To save the newly changed settings, click on the `Apply` button from the bottom right corner of the popup window.
How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Now, you know how to change the refresh rate of your monitor using the Windows default settings.

Method # 2: Using AMD Radeon Settings

However, now, we will be sharing how to change the refresh rate of your monitor using the AMD Radeon settings.

For your information, depending on the version of the AMD driver software installed on your PC, the process of changing the refresh rate will vary.

How you can do it?

Step: 1

  • First, you need to right-click on your PC desktop and then click the AMD Radeon Settings option from the submenu. This will open the AMD Radeon Settings home page.
How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Step: 2

  • Click the View button there. Then click the + Create option next to the Custom Resolution section. On the next page you can see the Option of changing the refresh rate by clicking Refresh Rate.
How to change the refresh rate of AMD
How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Step: 3

  • After changing the refresh rate in the AMD display settings from the top, click the Save option in the upper right corner of the screen.
How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Note: These options are based on the version of the AMD driver installed on your PC.

Method # 3: Using AMD Radeon Additional Settings

How you can do it?

Step: 1

  • Click on the Blank Desktop Window on PC. And click on the AMD Radeon Settings option from the submenu.
  • It will take you to the AMD Radeon Settings home page, here click on the View button.
How to change the refresh rate of AMD
How to change the refresh rate of AMD
How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Step: 2

Then click the next page of the “Additional Settings” option in the upper right corner of the screen, “AMD Radeon Additional Settings” opens. Make sure the My Digital Flat Panel option is selected on the left sidebar.

How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Step: 3

Click the left sidebar of the option `Custom Resolution (Digital Flat Panel).’ Now, on the right side, you can set a new custom profile with customized refresh rates and other settings as well.

So, click on the ‘New’ button from the right side.

How to change the refresh rate of AMD
How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Note: If you are doing it for the first time, a notification pops up with some warnings appearing.

Step: 4

So, click on the ‘Accept’ button from the bottom right corner of the screen

Now, scroll down a bit and change the refresh rate from under the ‘Global’ section to your choice and click on the ‘Verify’ option.

How to change the refresh rate of AMD

Final Words

We’ve gone through all of the different ways you may change your monitor’s refresh rate settings in this article. We’ve prepared this lesson just for AMD GPU users. At the same time, we tried to make the lessons as simple as possible.

Remember, most monitors in the market come with the option of lowering the refresh rate by default. To boost the refresh rate of a monitor, though, you will need monitors that allow native overclocking. You can, however, use these ways to overclock a display. However, we do not recommend it because it may cause damage to your monitor. As a result, proceed at your own risk. It is totally your choice what suits you better.

Moreover, if you wish to increase the refresh rate of your monitor, you must first make sure that it is compatible with refresh rate overclocking. Otherwise, you may encounter a variety of challenges.

About the author

Tabassum Altaf

Tabbasum is working as a tech writer at Techbide since she was graduated from university with a strong writing portfolio. Love to guide readers to fix computer troubleshoot problems, mobile app errors, and have a great portfolio in writing how-to guides. She quotes that it makes me happy when users quickly solve their PC, mobile, and other devices problems. In her free time, you might catch her watching BBC documentaries.