So lately I've bought a 144hz monitor which works perfectly fine, but the moment I connected it through my laptop it's capping at 120hz, due to limiations of HD 630 iGPU.
My laptop is Lenovo Legion Y520 and has GTX 1050 inside as a secondary GPU for games.
Now I wouldn't mind my desktop being 120hz, but the problem lies that every game I play it draws the HZ settings from the desktop, which means that my games use nvidia 1050, but draw HZ limitations from the desktop (120hz), which is super annoying.
I've tried overriding the HD630 in BIOS but only have one option and it doesn't do anything except disabling HD 630 and implementing another generic driver from the motherboard.
I've been reading that you can override HD 630 by using EDID function and using older drivers which can actually increase your HZ as you will.
I've installed some older drivers for this iGPU but I still can't increase HZ in custom resolution section, it says ''Custom resolution exceeds maximum bandwith''.
I'm not sure what else can I do, I've been struggling for days with this.
• Are you using the display connected to both laptop and desktop?
When I'm using the monitor I usually close the lid of the laptop and then only use the monitor, aka display 2 (display 1 would be the laptop)
• At what resolution do you have the external monitor working on the laptop?
1920x1080, that's the highest it can go (which is normal, since that's the native resolution of the monitor)
• What is the resolution that you are trying to set as custom resolution?
I'm trying to set the same resolution I have, but I'm trying to get 144hz instead of 120hz
• What kind of video cable are you using on the environment?
Video cable as in HDMI? I'm not sure about this question
• Are you using the HDMI® or the MiniDP on the laptop?
HDMI, that's the only thing I have, except USB-C
Here's the TXT file you've requested as well as Intel iGPU information. If that's not enough, I'm using GTX 1050 as well.
So unless I don't have that converter in my motherboard there's nothing I can do? I've seen users on many different forums downloading older drivers from intel IGPU's and ignoring the Custom Resolution ''Bandwidth exceeded'' error message to trick the iGPU to get more refresh rate.
Is this possible at all or am I stuck on 120hz max?
The problem lies that all of my games load 120hz even if I have GTX 1050 recognized inside the games!