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120hz on black bars
kennyS | 
Denmark 1GEORGINO 
hey ppl im sitting on a 144hz benq, but I wanna play on 120hz with black bars. everytime I remove -freq 144 from launch options it puts my game in fullscreen(without black bars), also after I set my screen hz to 120 and put -freq 120 in launch options. Any body who can help me play 120hz w/ black bars?...
2017-11-20 22:20
i can only access black bars with -freq 144 in launch options?
2017-11-20 22:29
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
why would you wanna downgrade
2017-11-20 22:30
i Have ASUS 144hz but keep mine at 120hz since i can see faint scan lines at 144hz. 144hz panels are usually just factory overclocked 120hz panels.
2017-11-20 22:31
why would u even do that?
2017-11-20 22:30
some told me benq monitors are running smoother on 120 - just wanted to try basically.
2017-11-20 22:33
Poland kindguy 
You just have lightboost on 120hz in Benq monitors which is not working on 144hz. Lighboost is useless for csgo tbh
2017-11-21 00:10
Portugal GergoNN 
If u have 144hz, why would you play 120hz??
2017-11-20 22:32
24 hz difference? for what?
2017-11-20 22:34
I just wanted to try 120 out since I got told that benq monitor ran smoother on 120 hz instead of 144. But everytime I remove -freq 144 from launch options I goes to fullscreen.....
2017-11-20 22:35
2017-11-20 22:36
anybody knows?
2017-11-21 00:03
want to play 120hz becauze too poor for 144?
2017-11-21 00:32
that made no sense.
2017-11-21 00:34
Best reasoning.
2017-11-21 14:44
If you don't use display scaling then set your desktop resolution to 120 hz as well and you won't need to add -freq to launch options. If you use display scaling then set aspect ration in your monitor settings.
2017-11-21 00:35
3rd screenshot -- do you use GPU scaling or display scaling there?
2017-11-21 00:42
'Skærm' is display scaling
2017-11-21 00:47
Ok, I need some more info to figure out things. 1. What's your in-game resolution? 2. Run CS:GO, go to your monitor settings and check "Information" option, it will report actual resolution and refresh rate.
2017-11-21 00:50
If I set the scaling to GPU, it runs in black bars. but my res is 1024x768 2. Where exactly?
2017-11-21 00:53
System -> Information So, looks like you have display scaling indeed, so you have to set aspect ratio in monitor settings. Picture Advanced -> Display mode -> Aspect.
2017-11-21 00:59
Okay, in my monitor settings it says, current and optimum resolution are both on 1920x1080#120
2017-11-21 01:06
During the game, right?
2017-11-21 01:07
Yes. I changed GPU back to Display scaling and did the monitor aspect change and its working now. Thank you so much! :)
2017-11-21 01:09
You're welcome. :)
2017-11-21 01:10
In launch options, do I really need more than -novid -freq 120 and -threads 8?
2017-11-21 01:11
It's not necessary if you configured everything correct, but you can keep it. I use only -novid. :)
2017-11-21 01:13
Okay (y)
2017-11-21 01:16
the last one with the 144 hz, whenever I change that to 120, it automatically changes it back to 144. (I don't know what so ever if it has anything to say).
2017-11-21 00:38
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