Originally Posted by robomartion
If you've recently bought one of the Korean 'PLS' displays, e.g. QNIX QX2710, you will be happy to know that these should go straight up to 120hz, without any alterations to their hardware.
(i.e. no overlord 2b extreme pcb) At least mine has. Post your results, with the monitor brand, and type (glossy or matte) here, and whether you get any distortion when running at the higher refresh rate.
To overclock, simply open NVIDIA Control Panel, go to Change resolution
, select the correct display and click Customize...
Then click Create Custom Resolution...
Here change the refresh rate to what you want. Click Test
and you will find out whether your monitor is capable of running at that refresh rate. If it isn't, keep dropping it until it works.
You may see distortion at higher refresh rates, so just keep lowering it until you're happy. The distortion isn't permanent.
If your screen seems 'darker' or the colours seem wrong when you're running at a higher refresh rate, play around with some colour settings in NVIDIA control panel (brightness, contrast and gamma most importantly)
I assume this should be just as easy for people with AMD cards, have a look here:
Search for AMD on that page. (ctrl-f)
You can also use evga's pixel clock program. A quick google search will find it.
If anyone finds a way to make games run at 120hz in fullscreen mode, I'd be really happy.Do this at your own risk!
Hello there my friend. First off, Congrats on discovering finding a PLS panel (Seems abit of controversy about its panel type, but regardless) that can do over 100Hz refresh rate. I personally own a Yamakasi 1440P monitor with the "2B board," so I have it running at 120Hz all the time. Most of my games I run on FULLSCREEN do 120Hz refresh rate; however, there are a couple of games that almost no matter what I do, they would do a different refresh rate on FULLSCREEN (typically 60Hz). Crysis 1 and Warhead are particularly the ones for me. However, I did find a remedy that works for me that I have done for nearly every single monitor that I have owned:
(1) Open up CRU OR Nvidia Control Panel
(2) Create a Resolution where either your Vertical or Horizontal pixel number is upped by 1 (EX: If you have a 2560x1440 @120Hz monitor, but games instead play at 2560x1440 @60Hz on FULLSCREEN, create a custom resolution of either 2561x1440 @120Hz, OR 2560x1441 @120Hz, leaving all the over settings like Sync porch, back porch, Total Pixel count, etc. ALONE.). Then Test the resolution to see if it passes. If it does, great!
(3) Launch the game that you want to play, and select the newly created resolution in the game, and you should be running @120Hz in FULLSCREEN
*NOTE: NO GUARANTEES!!! I've just had a great experience with this method whenever games of mine play at different/lower refresh rates than my monitors are capable of.
EDIT: Btw my friend robomartian, can you run a little application called "Powerstrip," so that you can see what refresh rate your monitor actually is running at? It's a great little application that allows you to see exactly what refresh rate your monitor runs at (down to the thousandth).Edited by sheepdog16 - 4/18/13 at 1:04pm