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Is running a monitor at a higher than native resolution safe?
My monitor is a samsung syncmaster 923 nw 19" widescreen.

I'm wondering because I got a wild hair up my butt and decided to try a custom resolution higher than the max native resolution.
Guess what, It worked. native res is 1440x900 and I have successfully set it to 1680x1050, and 1920x1200.

I ran a couple games at 1920x1200 and ran heaven 11 bench mark with out issue. wile it is to small to read text easly games look great.
I'm thinking of sticking with 1440x900 use for desktop, but running the higher resolutions fir gaming.

So is it safe to do this or am I going to destroy my monitor?
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I don't recommend it. If the monitor is properly downscaling the resolution to fit then I don't think it's going to hurt it. But it's pure speculation.
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