Originally Posted by Arizonian
Originally Posted by tompsonn
I should actually re ask that question differently
Indeed degradation, but as you say that's with any overclocking - so its the same for my CPU and GPU, of which I really don't care about because I'm likely to replace them before that point.
So, what I meant to ask was, what's the risk of killing it straight up?
Or rather, does that happen often?
No one has run it 24/7 to know. I had it that way for about a month total time until I proved taking the frame test it skipped. I was running it over clocked gaming only for a few months. But no one said "I killed my monitor' here yet. I stopped over clocking refresh rate gaming as it might just be placebo effect and no way to prove it's been beneficial. I can't take the frame test while gaming and did not see tearing or frame skipping as some suggested I would.
I completely agree with this, I overclocked mine to an 82Hz refresh rate and it actually 'felt' faster but when Arizonian mentioned how it was a 'placebo' effect I ended up testing this myself. I went and played the 120Hz video they released a while back to see the difference, I couldn't see any. Since that testing wasn't conclusive enough for me since it wasn't technically for 82Hz, I played CS:GO and BF3 using the Windows display mirroring. The feature where one monitor shows exactly what the other is showing to compare what it looks like. Then I had my brother mix up my monitors around, so I didn't know which one had been overclocked. At first, I was staring at the left screen because I thought it was more 'responsive' so I started examining the other 2 to see if they were 'slower' than the other one. It felt like they were on 1/4 second delay so at the end of playing 1 hour each on CS:GO and BF3, I decided it was the left monitor that was overclocked.
Long story short: I was a complete '..................' and the center monitor was the one that was overclocked.
I had my brother help me again about it and guess what he told me...
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He forgot that he had to do it...