Pending OP Response Can't figure out how to get 144hz on my monitor.

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Kezsora

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I have a monitor, Acer GN246HL, which can reach 144hz according to the eBay listing. However, the HDMI port won't allow for 144hz so I will have to use a DVI cable instead but my PC only has a DVI in port, not a DVI out port. I don't really know what I'm supposed to do, I'm not particularly literate when it comes to more than basic tech and I've been told by one of my friends that a Displayport to DVI cable won't give me 144hz.
 

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Can you supply some details about your PC, it will enable people to help you.
Sure, here's my specs:

GeForce RTX 2070

Intel Core i7 9700k 3.6GHz Octa Core

2x16GB DDR4 RAM

Western Digital WDS500G2B0B WD Blue 3D NAND Internal SSD

Artic Blue 850W Power Supply

Seagate ST2000DM008 Internal Hard Drive

MSI Z390-A PRO Motherboard
 

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Please no need to quote previous posts

Your video card has these ports and they are ALL OUTPUTS TO YOUR MONITOR, no inputs

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Forgive if I'm missing something but my monitor will only take HDMI, DVI and VGA. If I use a displayport to HDMI cable or displayport to DVI cable, will that give me 144hz?
 

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Does your monitor have a DVI-DL socket, if so try that with the appropriate cable.
 

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what is the refresh rate the monitor is currently on?
go to Start, Settings, System, Display, scroll down to Advanced Display settings, what is shown in Refresh rate (Hz)?
 

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As you only gave us some specs on your PC will assume you are running windows 10?????

Follow this guide and see if it helps