G-Sync problems. AW 18 GTX 1070

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  1. Raja786

    Raja786 Notebook Consultant

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    Right I have a Alienware 18 with a 1070 which I upgraded to with modded drivers and am only able to use through SG mode. I’ve connected my laptop via DP to the monitor which is a Acer Predator X34P. I am unable to use g-sync as in the nvidia control panel there isn’t an option for display. I have the latest intel drivers installed. Even when I’m overclocking refresh rate to 120Hz in the OSD and go into intel options max refresh rate is 60Hz. Anyone know how I can get around this and be able to use g-sync?




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    I have an Alienware 18 with 780m SLI and Intel 4600. Dual boot Win10 and Kali linux
    Strangely, on Windows 10 i cannot get more than 60MHz refresh even with Nvidia. On Kali linux i can get 120Hz even with the Intel 4600.
    199,94Hz exactly.
     
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    Nice. 60 FPS @ 3440x1440 sucks tbh


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    What i mean: The refreshing difference (in my case) looks like to be an OS problem and not a driver problem or hardware problem.

    You should boot on a live linux and make a test
     
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    I wouldn’t know where to start tbh.


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    I have an Acer GD245HQ connected. But with this Acer monitor i cannot get more than 60Hz too. Maybe because i have HDMI connection and not DVI
     
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    Yes on mine hdmi only supports upto 50Hz. DVI for higher resolutions.


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    You can't use G-SYNC using SG mode. Only PEG would allow these features.

    One of the limitations using Optimus.
     
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    bingo
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up. So am I limited to 60Hz then even though I have a monitor capable of 120Hz?


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