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Some people may also be interested in more information on running a 720p screen at 1080p...would it not just be down scaling a 1080p resolution size to 720p dimensions? Not sure, just asking. I would have to assume so though. If it is just down scaling, would quality not be technically the same, minus text sizing and such? There are no more pixels magically appearing in the panel, so I am curious as to whether it could actually offer any type of improvement over fitting more on your screen.
     
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I have my Catleap at 80hz. Highest you can go with an AMD card. (85hz) Not sure if its bad for the monitor or not, but ive been running it for about a month no problems so far. I can definitely notice the difference its very smooth. Im thinking of picking up an Nvidia card to get 100+hz.
You can run a game with vsync on to check and see if your display is at the correct HZ.
Edited by Munchkinpuncher - 4/23/12 at 6:09pm
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I have my Catleap at 80hz. Highest you can go with an AMD card. Not sure if its bad for the monitor or not, but ive been running it for about a month no problems so far. I can definitely notice the difference its very smooth. Im thinking of picking up an Nvidia card to get 100+hz.

I guess the Catleap / Shimian threads are a good gauge as to what kind of damage to expect as some members have been running 90+Hz for a month or two longer than I have. So if they start dieing in numbers, we'll see I guess. I still say we need to figure out what exactly we are clocking here, and why there is even a potential to cause damage. I don't think many of us would mind some small modifications to prolong the life of an overclocked monitor. I wonder if there is a reason why all these Korean brands are overclocked, where you rarely see it with other brands...
     
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I guess the Catleap / Shimian threads are a good gauge as to what kind of damage to expect as some members have been running 90+Hz for a month or two longer than I have. So if they start dieing in numbers, we'll see I guess. I still say we need to figure out what exactly we are clocking here, and why there is even a potential to cause damage. I don't think many of us would mind some small modifications to prolong the life of an overclocked monitor. I wonder if there is a reason why all these Korean brands are overclocked, where you rarely see it with other brands...

Not sure exactly why, but the monitors that can overclock have a different PCB than the other Korean monitors.
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Not sure exactly why, but the monitors that can overclock have a different PCB than the other Korean monitors.

I think that may be part of the equation, but the ones with the "golden" pcb are usually the ones touted as 90+Hz or whatever, while people are still overclocking their non-"golden" pcb versions as well, though just not to such a great degree. I still would like to know exactly why and how...or even a basic understanding would be nice.
     
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Hm, interesting. I think I'll wait until more information about possible damage comes to light before I try anything.
    
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Hm, interesting. I think I'll wait until more information about possible damage comes to light before I try anything.

Yeah, I don't blame you. Hopefully we find out some info sooner than later, and not by me posting about how one (or, gasp, both) of mine have just died. I'm most concerned about my main display, because if it's heat related damage, then it's powered on for a good majority of the day. I just use the TV for a movie here and there really.

Also, Munchkinpuncher, is the method of overclocking your Catleap the same as what we're doing here, I mean, given you had an Nvidia card?
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Looks like 75hz is the highest I can get for my monitor. 76 shows fine but there's an "OUT OF RANGE" message from the monitor. Anything higher than that and its a black screen with "OUT OF RANGE". So that's a bit of info as to the risks, I had it at 75, felt aggressive and tried 80 and it was just a black screen with out of range, and even 76 was out of range. I guess no dangers if you go a bit too far, but of course this is just for my monitor.
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Got my 1920x1080 2008 HP HDX laptop screen up to 120hz. Huge difference in general smoothness. Switching back and forth between 60hz and 120hz and just moving the cursor and windows around is pretty jarring.

What are the dangers of doing this on modern displays?
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