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does nvidia list refresh rates not supported by display?

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my display's native refresh rate is at 60hz appears in games as 59hz. When i went to the custom resolution section and tried one of the listed resolutions 1080 at 25hz to see if it works and it gave me a flicker witha "input not supported". Now the 1080 is higher than the native 1680x1050 that im using, but i thought if nvidia has it on the list then i could test it on my display; in hindsight it was dumb but they didnt list my native resolution. And secondly by doing so did that potentially harm the display? I wanted to see what low refresh rate looked like.
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It did not harm you display, it test to see if it works or not.

You can test any refresh rate you want, and any resolution you want. It will let you know if it works or not.

It does not list un-supported refresh rates, you can however test like you did already to see what works. Doing this I found that my monitor (sig) will do up to 73hz refresh, though I use it at 70hz.
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I believe it is an option that has to be selected (pic 1). My monitor is 1920x1080 @ 120hz and that is the maximum listed unless I choose a custom. If you do choose to select a custom resolution outside of the operating specifications you can potentially cause harm, but working at lower refresh rates/ resolutions will not cause harm..only higher...as stated (pic2), but it is very very unlikely

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