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Re:Can I use a 144hz external monitor with my Legion Y540?

2020-04-12, 23:39 PM
Hello I'm new here i just want to comment about it I have an Y540 144HZ but i found that u can have 144hz into another monitor if u have a hdmi to dvi adapter that can get u 144hz in a another 144hz monitor plz say anything if I'm wrong
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Re:Can I use a 144hz external monitor with my Legion Y540?

2020-04-13, 2:04 AM
Personally I have tried running the following configurations to my Asus vg248 144hz - HDMI to HDMI - Mini display port to DVI - USB-C to HDMI With all display settings cross checked and all the configurations I ran only gave me 60hz on the external monitor , I have contacted Lenovo legion support and they are certain that this laptop would not output more than 60hz, but the people on these forums are saying otherwise , and some claim they can get 144hz on external monitors , so at this point I'm confused.
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Re:Can I use a 144hz external monitor with my Legion Y540?

2020-04-22, 10:03 AM

As I said in post number 2 in this thread, it definitly works here on my machine, connected through Mini Displayport. See the picture. Also the ODS of my monitor shows the refresh rate with 144hz.

 

 

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Can I use a 144hz external monitor with my Legion Y540?

2020-07-01, 2:19 AM
Hi, I have the same question as you. Have you found an answer yet? Thanks.
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Re:Can I use a 144hz external monitor with my Legion Y540?

2020-08-07, 2:07 AM

Okay looks like a lot of people are having this issue. To use a 144hz monitor with a laptop that runs on a 60hz screen, follow these steps

 

  1. Set the display to only use the second screen so that the laptop screen is turned off. You can do this by pressing the windows button + p and then choose the option second screen only.
  2. Next, If you have hybrid mode turned on (to switch between Intel onboard graphics and the NVidia GPU) go to Intel graphics command center and set the display refresh rate to 144hz (with the main laptop display turned off, this option will appear). Next, go to the NVidia command center and do the same.
  3. Now your display will be running at 144hz. You can test this by heading over to https://www.testufo.com/refreshrate

 

The result should show 144hz. 

 

YOU DO NOT NEED ANY SPECIAL DOCKING STATION OR HDMI TO WHATEVER ADAPTER ETC... TO ENABLE THIS. THESE SETTINGS WILL WORK IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER YOU ARE RUNNING THE MONITOR VIA HDMI< DISPLAY PORT OR USB C PORTS!!!

 

I got this result on a Y540 60hz over HDMI.

 

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Re: Can I use a 144hz external monitor with my Legion Y540?

2020-09-01, 9:59 AM
Did you found any answer on this?
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Re:Can I use a 144hz external monitor with my Legion Y540?

2020-09-01, 12:59 PM

@ Xdaif wrote:
 

Did you found any answer on this?

 

The answer is directly above your post.

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09-22-2020

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Re:Can I use a 144hz external monitor with my Legion Y540?

2020-09-22, 13:10 PM

I had doubts about this too. Before buying a new monitor I contacted Lenovo support with the same question and they said that my model with 60hz built-in display only supports 60hz and will NOT be able to run a higher refresh rate. But I saw some comments saying it is possible so I decided to buy it and in case it won't work return and get a refund.

 

But it turned out it works like a charm. I didn't need to setup anything other than changing the refresh rate in Windows control panel and Nvidia control panel. The monitor (HP 22x) was connected via HDMI port.

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Re:Can I use a 144hz external monitor with my Legion Y540?

2020-12-10, 13:37 PM

Hello,

I have Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-PG0 81SY (with the build-in 1080p, 60Hz display). Will I be able to run 144Hz or above on an external monitor and with what connection - HDMI or MiniDisplayPort? Please let me know as I am on the verge of buying a 27 inch 1440p, 144Hz monitor. Thank you!

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