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So for the past few days I've had two monitors connected to my ThinkPad at different times, a KDS USA xf-9b (kind of crappy crt from 2003) and my Samsung 204T. They both support the same max resolutions, 1280x1024 at 75hz or 1600x1200 at 60hz. However, using the "create custom resolution" in the nvidia control panel I got the CRT up to a max of 1800x1440 at 82hz or 1920x1440 at 82hz. I have no idea how I could push the CRT so far beyond its specs biggrin.gif of course, I can't even read text on the screen at that high of a PPI, lol. I was also able to get my Samsung up to 80Hz stable. At 85Hz it starts to have this weird flickering. I'm guessing it's sort of like the Yamakasi Catleaps where the panel can actually support higher refresh rates than it's designed for. Is it normal to be able to push an LCD to higher refresh rates? Could this damage my Samsung or reduce its longevity? I've heard the capacitors on these monitors have a tendency to blow up.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 3.7 GHz 1.32v Asus P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP @n MSI GTX 680 Lightning 4GB Corsair XMS3 DHXNV DDR3-1454 9-9-9-24-2T 
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ThinkPad W520
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 3.7 GHz 1.32v Asus P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP @n MSI GTX 680 Lightning 4GB Corsair XMS3 DHXNV DDR3-1454 9-9-9-24-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Asus DVD-RW Zalman 9700 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC MultiSync PA271W 2560x1440 Logitech MK320 Silverstone ZM1200M Lian-Li PC-V2110 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 2720QM @ 2.2 GHz Quadro 1000M 8GB DDR3-1333 500GB 7200RPM 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 1920x1080 Matte 15.6" 170W Brick 
Mouse
Microsoft Ergonomic Potato 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
Dual Intel Xeon L5520 2.26 GHz 48 GB Samsung DDR3-1066 250 GB Seagate Barracuda ES.2 7200 RPM 2 TB Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
3 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM Ubuntu Server 13.04 650W Delta PSU 1U Rackmount 
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