View Full Version : Overclocking my monitor
06-11-03, 12:15 AM
ok...i have a trinitron 200sf. i was looking to set the refresh rate higher than the "modes this monitor can display", and i was wondering how high can i go above the designated refresh rate before i kill my monitor?
06-11-03, 01:52 AM
I wouldn't go too crazy with that check box as you can permanently damage your monitor. I managed to get my Samsung SM950b from 75 to 85Hz at 1280/1024 in w2k. It won't go any higher.
06-11-03, 02:07 AM
even if you use those options in display properties, the refresh rate WILL NOT be changed. if you want to change it, use a program like power strip. but make sure you know the hot keys, because if you set it too high, your screen will go black. and you'll have to use a hot key to reset to defaults.
Originally posted by torchedlh
even if you use those options in display properties, the refresh rate WILL NOT be changed. if you want to change it, use a program like power strip. but make sure you know the hot keys, because if you set it too high, your screen will go black. and you'll have to use a hot key to reset to defaults. It always changed on mineI could never get my mointor any higher than what windows said it couldn't display.
06-11-03, 05:55 PM
that's what i meant. if you change the refresh rate to higher than what it's rated for, it wont' work. that's where powerstrip is needed.
06-12-03, 10:16 PM
I have my monitor set up like that, if it goes black while moving it up higher, you can just hit the Escape button and it will set it back. I have my Dell monitor overclocked basically because I would almost rather it die so I can buy a nice LCD.
09-08-03, 02:09 AM
So as long as your monitor doesn't mess up right away is it relatively safe then?
09-08-03, 03:15 PM
I'd advise you not to do that.
You will permenantly damage your monitor. Yeah, you get higher refresh rates but the rest of your screen will look like crap. Convergence, geometry, focus, et-c. They were all put together to work with each other at certain rates; Along with the RISC CPU that controls it.
If you want higher refresh rates, buy a better monitor.
And don't overclock your cpu either, you might break it. Better to just get a faster one.
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