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brucevilanch
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Overclocking your Monitor

For those of you who don't know, you can create custom resolutions using Nvidia's Control Panel or Amd's Catalyst Whatever.Just like with overclocking anything, it's probably going to put some wear on your monitor because it's overclocking your monitors electronics. While creating custom resolutions you can increase the refresh rate of your monitor. You can't just set it to random 120hz and expect it to work.

Navigate to the Nvidia Control Panel>display>change resolution>customize>create custom resolution.

Say you have a 60hz monitor but you would like it to run a little faster. Maybe say 85hz. Well, you set it to 85hz and hit that test button...black screen. 10 seconds later and you're back to where you started. Then you try 80...black screen.Then you try 75hz...monitor flashes...it asks you if you want to keep the current resolution...you're now ixisweating profusely. There's a warmth that overcomes you as you click the "yes" button.

It's relatively easy to do (and from what I've read) pretty safe as well.



Here's a guide: Linus(if you're into that sort of thing)
This post was edited on 3/23 at 8:17 pm



geauxtigers87
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brucevilanch
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re: Overclocking your Monitor


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flyAU
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re: Overclocking your Monitor
Is this possible with ATI as well? Never played with this.


brucevilanch
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re: Overclocking your Monitor
yeah, it's in Catalyst or whatever AMD calls it.

ETA: Added a tutorial in the OP.
This post was edited on 3/23 at 8:17 pm


Mr Gardoki
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re: Overclocking your Monitor
I would love to get just an extra 10 mHz honestly. Anybody have a decent idea of the long term effects?


poncho villa
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went from 60 to 80. Damn.


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brucevilanch
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re: Overclocking your Monitor
not really. It's pretty new technology, I believe and I haven't seen anything about the an expectancy. I like to push my parts to the limit though. So I think about it as, if it fricks up or it blows up then I can get something new to play with.


LSU Coyote
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re: Overclocking your Monitor
Yea monitors are weird OCing..

I can get the same brands from 60 to 85-90 then the same monitor next to it can only hit 65hz.

I found my crossovers where easier to OC with the Titans than my other cards. Was getting them stable around 70-75hz but with the Titans they have less blur and bluescreens around 75-80hz.

All depends on the GPU sometimes.


LSU Coyote
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not really. It's pretty new technology, I believe and I haven't seen anything about the an expectancy. I like to push my parts to the limit though. So I think about it as, if it fricks up or it blows up then I can get something new to play with.

It isn't new. It has been around the mainstream since GTX 280 days.

Ever since I can remember it being aded to the nVidia control panel. You will just FRY your PCB and not the panel from OCing. It is pretty easy to change the PCB inside if you need to.


geauxtigers87
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quote:

Overclocking your Monitor

quote:
not really. It's pretty new technology, I believe and I haven't seen anything about the an expectancy. I like to push my parts to the limit though. So I think about it as, if it fricks up or it blows up then I can get something new to play with.


It isn't new. It has been around the mainstream since GTX 280 days.

Ever since I can remember it being aded to the nVidia control panel. You will just FRY your PCB and not the panel from OCing. It is pretty easy to change the PCB inside if you need to.



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LSU Coyote
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Go play moar D3, TL2 and PoE?

You still playing those geaux?


Mr Gardoki
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So what is a PCB


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geauxtigers87
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yeah, i'm playing d3 as we speak actually


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VABuckeye
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re: Overclocking your Monitor
Re:long term effects.

None at all if your monitor accepts the refresh rate. 75hz is the most realistic goal.


Mr Gardoki
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Sounds like I have no reason not to do this.


UltimaParadox
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99% of LCD monitors are fixed to 60hz "refresh rates".

LCD displays do not flicker like CRTs so setting the refresh rate will have little effect. Actual "refresh times" are completely dependent on the latency of your monitor. To make matters more confusing is that the latency of your monitor at a given instant is dependent on the color.

That being said...

Graphics cards can use refresh rate to determine how high your FPS can go with V-sync enabled. So theoretically I would imagine upping your windows "refresh rate" would be similar to turning off V-sync.
This post was edited on 3/24 at 10:14 am


Mr Gardoki
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So how do I overclock with an amd card? I don't see the same options that nvidia is offering.


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brucevilanch
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re: Overclocking your Monitor
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It isn't new. It has been around the mainstream since GTX 280 days.




ahhh I didn't know. I just figured it was because of the lack of information that I've been able to find.


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brucevilanch
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re: Overclocking your Monitor
quote:

Yea monitors are weird OCing..

I can get the same brands from 60 to 85-90 then the same monitor next to it can only hit 65hz.



Yeah I can OC mine in to 80hz in 1050 but I can't even go up 1hz in 1080. :/

ETA: I'm using a VGA cable till my Dvi-D gets here Tuesday and then I'll try again.
This post was edited on 3/24 at 3:06 pm


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