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Is overclocking a monitor dangerous?

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I read about how to overclock my 60 hz monitor and thought I would give it a try, but in EVGA precision, it gives pretty stern warnings about damaging the monitor and voiding the warranty. I am fine with voiding the warranty but would rather not damage the monitor in the process. How risky is it?

I am thinking about upgrading my monitor anyway. I would want it to be 27 inches but can't decide if I want to get a 2560x1440 or focus on a 120 hz monitor.

Thanks,
Rylant
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Here's what I've seen.

I've tried it, worked fine.

There are people here that have been doing it for almost a year, they've been fine.

I haven't seen a single person on this forum complain about their monitor dying because of it.

If you go to far, the monitor simply goes black for a second, then goes back to 60hz.

Also, Nvidia seems to think it's perfectly safe
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NVIDIA tells us that overclocking the monitor is perfectly safe. You will just get visual errors or a black screen if the monitor can't handle the setting, and I tend to agree.
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Here's what I've seen.

I've tried it, worked fine.

There are people here that have been doing it for almost a year, they've been fine.

I haven't seen a single person on this forum complain about their monitor dying because of it.

If you go to far, the monitor simply goes black for a second, then goes back to 60hz.

Also, Nvidia seems to think it's perfectly safe
Nvidia is saying that it is safe for the video card. I doubt that they can claim that it is safe for the monitor. I would say that overclocking your monitor is about as safe as overclocking your CPU or GPU. Can't say for certain that it is absolutely safe but the possibility for harm is very low.
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