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NVIDIA Surround: Mixing and matching refresh rates WORKS!!!

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Step 1: Set up surround in NVIDIA control panel.
Step 2: Go to "Screen Settings/ Advanced Settings / Monitor tab" and set "Screen refresh rate" to 120Hz or whatever the highest refresh rate of your three monitors is.
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Step 4: That's it! Your middle monitor should be running @ a higher resfresh rate then your side monitors (In my case 2X 60Hz IPS panels on eithier side and one 120Hz TN panel in the middle) You can double check by using the physical buttons on your monitor and checking what refresh rate the monitor is currently running at.

NOTES:
1: You will get screen tearing and frame skipping when moving windows around on the desktop on all three monitors.
2: When Vsync is enabled in 3D applications you will get screen tearing and frame skipping on all three monitors.
3: In 3D applications with Vsync off your highest refresh rate monitor is as smooth in surround as if you had surround turned off! Hooray!

AND THE INTERNET SAID IT COULDNT BE DONE!

Everywhere I have searched has said it is not possible to mix and match refresh rates in Surround mode..It totally is! WHAT UP INTERNET? thumb.gifsmile.gif

Use at your own risk...I do not know if this will damage monitors. It does not appear to overclock my two side monitors which stay at 60Hz! so far i'm good.
Edited by SIDWULF - 7/29/13 at 8:42pm
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Use at your own risk...I do not know if this will damage monitors. It does not appear to overclock my two side monitors which stay at 60Hz! so far i'm good biggrin.gif
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OCZ Vertex 4 / SSD / 128GB Seagate ST500413AS / HDD / SATA / 500GB Seagate ST1000DM003 / HDD / SATA / 1000GB Windows 8.1 Pro / 64Bit / Full 
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Samsung S23A700D / 120Hz / 23" Dell 2312HM / IPS / 23" LG IPS231 / IPS / 23" CMStorm Quick Fire Rapid 
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