I recently upgraded the screen of my computer, which was an HP 2229h from about 10 years ago, to a much more recent and better screen: an AOC U32E2N (https://eu.aoc.com/en/products/monitors/u32e2n).
This new monitor can operate at a much higher resolution. However, I have noticed that the monitor refresh rate (connected with DisplayPort) is at 29Hz instead of the 60Hz that were set with the old monitor.
This monitor can handle 60Hz so the monitor is not the problem. The cable can too, I bought it on purpose. Hence, I have two questions:
- could my the graphic card (NVIDIA GTX 570) be the limiting factor in the refresh rate?
- if not, would it be the CPU or the motherboard?
I have a quite old motherboard and a quite old graphic card. Both, however, did the job quite well until yesterday. I am not a heavy gamer anymore so I don't need an ultracapable hardware graphics-wise. I make music on my PC though and that requires a lot of CPU.
Which one would you update first, why, and with what if have any suggestions?
Here are my specs:
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Screen resolution: 3840 x 2160
Motherboard : ASUS P8H67
Processor: Intel i5-2550K, 4 x 3.40GHz
RAM : 8 GB DDR3
Operating system : Windows 10 (x64)
According to PC-specs: "Released on 29 Dec 2010, the Asus P8H67 is now over 10 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies."
Also my graphic card turned 10 this year. Hence, I would like to know which one in your expertise is the main culprit of slowing everything down with the resolution increase. I suspect the motherboard, but I'm no IT engineer.
Also, before someone brings it up: yes, I am going to expand that RAM to 16GB of a newer kind than DDR3 :)