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[Guide]Overclocking Monitor w/ Intel HD Graphics

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Recently I had an issue where I was unable to bring out more than 60hz to my BenQ XL2411Z (HDMI). I have solved the problem and managed to get​ 73hz on the monitor. I would like to give an answer as a guide to people yet to solve this problem or do not know how to.

 

 

PREREQUISITES

 

A monitor capable of more than 60hz.

A HDMI/DVI link from the computer to the monitor.

(NOTE)

If you want 120hz out of your pc, you need a graphics card with HDMI 1.4b and above.

GTX 860m and above is compatible.

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A computer with Intel HD Graphics running Intel HD Graphics Control Panel. (below)

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STEP 1

Make sure the display name of your monitor corresponds to which port it is plugged in to.

For example, if you plug in to HDMI then this will appear.

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If you are plugging in DVI, (Digital) should appear instead.

If you wanted to overclock HDMI rather than DVI or the other way round, check your wire connections as well as the wire used.

HDMI has no visible pins while DVI has many pins sticking out of it.

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Top left (VGA), Bottom left (HDMI) and right side is (DVI - Dual Link)

 

STEP 2

Open up Intel HD Graphics Control Panel by right clicking your desktop, then select graphics properties.

Select DISPLAY. Then CUSTOM RESOLUTIONS. Click Yes.

 

ON THE LEFT SIDE of the control panel, select the monitor in which you want to change the refresh rate of.

A vast amount of configuration settings should appear and this is where you key in your settings to change the refresh rate.

 

STEP 3 - Keying in the Values

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Key in the resolution you want your monitor to display, in my case i wanted 1920 by 1080. You can customize however you like here.

 

Next would be the refresh rate, i suggest starting from increments of 5 hz till you reach 70hz and adding 1hz from 70hz onwards. (HDMI)  increment from 120hz if you are using DVI.

To add this range of values, you have to add multiple custom resolutions, which means you have to enter the custom resolution section multiple times.

In my case i ended up at 73hz,

 

 

STEP 4 - TESTING THE OUTPUT 

On the left, click on general settings, select the monitor you want to overclock. 

Click on refresh rate drop down menu and you should see all the refresh rates you have keyed in from before.

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Staring from the lowest refresh rate you have inputed, one by one apply the settings while increasing the refresh rates. If you screen blanks out more than 5 seconds and you are not able to change the refresh  rate, you have found your maximum refresh rate.

In my case my screen blanked out at 74hz. Which meant that my maximum refresh rate for my monitor was 73hz.

I believe that if connected the HDMI to a DVI-DL adapter, you are able to get more than 120hz from the monitor.

 

AND YES,

you have successfully overclocked the monitor.

Go to http://testufo.com/#test=framerates to verify your new refresh rate!

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Nice guide. Really well layed out and clear to read. Well Done!


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Will try this when I get home!
Here's hoping I can get my awful 4k 30hz monitor up to something more reasonable


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Will try this when I get home!

Here's hoping I can get my awful 4k 30hz monitor up to something more reasonable

Do keep me updated, I have always wanted to know if you could just overclock it to 60Hz lol

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-nvm.


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.... or you can just use CRU it works with pretty much everything


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CRU does not work with intel graphics

you learn something new every day.


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Really well written guide well done


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