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Is it worth overclocking your monitor ?

Some_Dude

So, i have an HP W2072a monitor with max resolution of 1600x900 at 60hz attached to my motherboard using a VGA cable, i have a prebuilt pc from HP (HP Prodesk 600 G1 Tower), specs are: intel hd 4600 integrated graphics, i7 4770(non k), 8GBs of ram and 1TB HDD.

 

I recently found out that i can "overclock" my panel to 75hz using a custom resolution of 1600x900 with 75 hz, and i was wondering is it safe to do that ? and is it worth it ?

I usualy play fps games like CSGO and Insurgency and having that 75hz would help.

 

PS. my driver verison is 20.19.15.4568 because the latest verisons have artifact problems in-games.

PSS. the image after "overclocking" is blurier than usual but since i mostly play games at lower resolution i dont really mind for games.

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31 minutes ago, Some_Dude said:

So, i have an HP W2072a monitor with max resolution of 1600x900 at 60hz attached to my motherboard using a VGA cable, i have a prebuilt pc from HP (HP Prodesk 600 G1 Tower), specs are: intel hd 4600 integrated graphics, i7 4770(non k), 8GBs of ram and 1TB HDD.

 

I recently found out that i can "overclock" my panel to 75hz using a custom resolution of 1600x900 with 75 hz, and i was wondering is it safe to do that ? and is it worth it ?

I usualy play fps games like CSGO and Insurgency and having that 75hz would help.

Totally safe.  The extra frames will definitely help.

 

So you understand where I am coming from, my monitor is overclocked as well.  From 75 to 100Hz, no damage no issues.

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Thank you all for your replies.

Then imma start using it for gaming and revert back to 60hz for normal usage.

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Depends on the monitor.

 

All my 60hz monitors frame skipped at 75hz. 

 

Use this to test.

 

https://www.testufo.com/frameskipping 

 

 

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13 hours ago, jones177 said:

Depends on the monitor.

 

All my 60hz monitors frame skipped at 75hz. 

 

Use this to test.

 

https://www.testufo.com/frameskipping 

 

 

i tried the test and there doesn't appear to be any frame skipping, i took 3 pics to be sure, tho im facing another problem rn, when i open a game it seems to automatically revert back to 60hz, if i had to guess its probably from the intel hd graphics drivers

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setting a custom resolution for 1024x768 (csgo res) with 75hz seemed to fix the problem, only thing i cant get now is in 1600x900 the monitor says "H = 71kHz V = 75hz" and for 1024x768 it says "H = 60kHz V = 75hz", is that normal or ?

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