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I have a 27C750P samsung, and want to overclock it to 72hz like NCX says in his thread here: http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/13459-samsung-s27c750p-review-1920x1080-72hz-semi-glossy-mva.html

I guess my question is...what benefits does this have and what kind of stuff should I worry about?
I'm kind of new to the whole monitor thing so forgive me for the noob questions.

Thanks.
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The benefits are an overall smoother environment in the desktop and games alike. You will notice a distinct new level of smoothness when dragging windows around and just moving the mouse cursor. Games will be similarly affected as well mainly in FPS games you will see a good deal less blur out or lag during fast motion. Lastly getting you screen to a multiple of 24 ie72 is extremely beneficial to video playback. It primarily removes the "judder" effect in movies giving you a new sense of fluidity during playback and fast scenes.

As for risks, it is about the same as overclocking a CPU. There is some risk involved but it is negligible(i have not heard of anyones display dying from an overclock). You may reduce the lifetime of the monitor slightly. This is generally not a big consideration as it will take the lifetime from 20 years to like 15 years and you will likely be moving to something else by then anyways. The only real concern that i have seen is sometimes you can increase the burn in effect by overclocking(images stuck to the screen). This can be resolved by a screen saver and if you get something stuck fully pulling the power from it and letting it sit overnight can help a lot if not eliminate this issue. Also sitting the screen on an all white and then all black for a couple hours can reduce or eliminate burn in.

Higher refresh is almost always an improvement and here you are not only increasing but you are getting a multiple of 24 so the benefits will definitely be worth it.

Have fun and let us know how it goes. thumb.gif
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The benefits are an overall smoother environment in the desktop and games alike. You will notice a distinct new level of smoothness when dragging windows around and just moving the mouse cursor. Games will be similarly affected as well mainly in FPS games you will see a good deal less blur out or lag during fast motion. Lastly getting you screen to a multiple of 24 ie72 is extremely beneficial to video playback. It primarily removes the "judder" effect in movies giving you a new sense of fluidity during playback and fast scenes.

As for risks, it is about the same as overclocking a CPU. There is some risk involved but it is negligible(i have not heard of anyones display dying from an overclock). You may reduce the lifetime of the monitor slightly. This is generally not a big consideration as it will take the lifetime from 20 years to like 15 years and you will likely be moving to something else by then anyways. The only real concern that i have seen is sometimes you can increase the burn in effect by overclocking(images stuck to the screen). This can be resolved by a screen saver and if you get something stuck fully pulling the power from it and letting it sit overnight can help a lot if not eliminate this issue. Also sitting the screen on an all white and then all black for a couple hours can reduce or eliminate burn in.

Higher refresh is almost always an improvement and here you are not only increasing but you are getting a multiple of 24 so the benefits will definitely be worth it.

Have fun and let us know how it goes. thumb.gif

Awesome and quick reply, thank you very much. Just followed this picture guide from his review:
Seems to work, I haven't had to go black yet, so that is nice :-)
Just got home from a weird shift at work so I am going to nap before I try to game or anything. Will check back with you later and let you know how things go.
Thank you again for all your help. If anyone else has input I would great appreciate that as well.
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