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Hello,
Just wanted to know if it is possible, hardware or software-wise to overclock a u2711 to 120hz.
I've messed around with my video card settings and found that the monitor can run at 75hz on lower resolutions, haven't made any progress other than that.
Any input is appreciated,
-Falven
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IPS panels generally do not overclock, or if they do - it's barely noticeable.

For example, my U2311H doesn't go above 66Hz @ 1080p (native) and the U2412HM won't clock anywhere over 62Hz @ 1200p (native).
So no, you won't get 120Hz. I doubt you'd hit even 62 or so, considering the resolution.

(It's sad, I know frown.gif)
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Originally Posted by fragamemnon View Post

IPS panels generally do not overclock, or if they do - it's barely noticeable.

For example, my U2311H doesn't go above 66Hz @ 1080p (native) and the U2412HM won't clock anywhere over 62Hz @ 1200p (native).
So no, you won't get 120Hz. I doubt you'd hit even 62 or so, considering the resolution.

(It's sad, I know frown.gif)

Well that's a real bummer.
And there are no hardware-methods of overclocking?
Even if it takes soldering smile.gif
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post #4 of 5
Regarding this, I am afraid I can't help you, buddy.
I'm have no knowledge whether it's a limit imposed by the PCB or the panel itself. However I suppose someone aware will chime in.

Good luck! thumb.gif
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Well, looks like I'll be getting a new monitor to satisfy the competitive gaming aspect of my life smile.gif
Going with the Benq XL2420T
Thanks for the help!
-Falven
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