06-12-2013 08:18 AM
Hello guys, i have ideapad Y580 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M & intel HD graphics 4000.
My external monitor samsung RZ 2233 is connected by hdmi cable and i cant get more than 60HZ refresh rate on it, altough this monitor can get to 120HZ, i need to set up at least 100HZ. I am using windows 8.. could anyone help me please??
06-12-2013 04:22 PM - last edited on 06-12-2013 11:56 PM by andyP
07-13-2013 05:25 AM - edited 07-13-2013 05:26 AM
Hey, a Y580 user too here. I'm planning to buy an external monitor for my notebook also
But I saw some people in this forum having problems using external monitor with this notebook. Like it becomes slower or the image quality is simply worse on the external monitor. It really bothers me, especially I want to play games on it which is the heaviest task of all.
And some people (including one of my friends) said sometimes the HDMI-Out port of notebooks are intentionally connected / soldered only with the integrated graphics (Intel HD 4000, in our case) which is much worse than our dedicated graphics (GTX 660M) and if this is true my 200$ will fly away, rendering my external monitor useless, only for working and watching movies..
So, do you play games on your external monitor ?
I will really appreciate if you answer. You know, not everyone owns Y580 and not everyone owns external monitor for it. It's hard to find one, contact them just to ask them the truth
07-15-2013 04:42 AM
I heard that problem is nvidia 660 is installed on SSD disc, but dont know if it is true.... Really dont know much about computers... :/ But yeah, i played battlefield 3 and counter strikej 1.6 on it. Thats what i needed it for - cs 1.6 lan, but we won it anyway with 60hz, so ... I am sorry, but dont know more, than you should try to reinstall it on classic disc, not SSD