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Is this even possible safely? (by not much, at least to 72hz). I'm looking at spending some extra money on getting a new monitor soon, and since I edit video (and watch video a lot) I figure that getting something that will play 24p properly and smoothly will give me lots of advantage. Most monitors will do up to 75hz but only at a certain [lower] resolution. I recently read this thread about running monitors full resolution @ 72hz as opposed to the usual 60. I don't have the money to purchase a 120hz monitor or a 120hz TV right now.

The monitor I'm looking at getting is an LG (great picture qualities on LG) with a 2ms response... and yes, I'm looking to indeed overclock it to 72hz Is this possible without damage? I do have a Viewsonic monitor which can do 72hz by default (albeit only at 1280x1024 which is not so good for me because I edit in 1080p and watch 1080p a lot as well). I'm considering getting another (albeit non-72hz) 1080p monitor as well to maximize my dual display capabilities with both screens at 1080p. I don't do that much gaming so I'll be fine with my GTS 250 (which I use for transcoding/enhancing GPU apps) running both monitors.
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/8/10 at 7:32pm
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I don't want to be rude, so I won't say anything except this:
I HIGHLY QUESTION this theory and process.
    
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Sprinkle some fairy dust on the power cable, cover your screen in duct tape, shout "ALAKAZAM" as loud as you can 3 times with 10 second breaks, take the duct tape off, take the plug out, blow the fairy dust off, plug it back in and your monitor will be able to reach a maximum of 9001Hz, although it isn't recommended because (apparently) it makes your head asplode.
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Sprinkle some fairy dust on the power cable, cover your screen in duct tape, shout "ALAKAZAM" as loud as you can 3 times with 10 second breaks, take the duct tape off, take the plug out, blow the fairy dust off, plug it back in and your monitor will be able to reach over 9000Hz.



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Edited by xd_1771 - 6/8/10 at 8:01pm
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I've heard of this but I also know it comes with a 100000000% greater risk of bricking your monitor compared to overclocking cpu's, memory, or gpus.

It really doesn't seem worth it to me.
    
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By means of overclocking you mean to increase the frequency of refreshes the monitor has (Hz)..

Now this was possible in older analog monitors but it was so risky that It actually killed the monitors..

where as these days monitors are digital and they use EDID technology (Extended display Identification data) whereby the monitor communicates with graphic devices its specifications like display type , resolution , luminance , color warmth etc..

think of it as firmware loaded into monitor which is read by graphic card and thereby allows it to understand the capablities of the monitor...

long answer short no you cant overclock your monitor..

one of my nosy customer brought his monitor bricked as he was trying to do this...for that he had pretty much had even found out a EDID firmware programmers for his monitors at the end he had to spend almost 30% of his monitors cost on a new monitor mainboard..

although there are certain gray areas whereby the resolution is not given in the edid and the monitors hardware supports it but its fairly very limited chance and very risky..but there is one hard fast general rule the resolutions never exceed the maximum panel resolution ( native res) and the refresh rate never exceeds the maximum at 640x480..

so the conclusion is its worthless even trying...
Edited by dragonxwas - 6/8/10 at 8:01pm
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so the conclusion is its worthless even trying...
Damn how am I going to edit 24p properly now?
Anyone know a cheap monitor that can display 24p PROPERLY (without that 3:2 pulldown conversion crap to 60hz); some will do it at 48hz, some at 96, some at 120, etc.
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/8/10 at 8:02pm
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I'm not questioning either of you when I say this, but does anyone know why exactly companies list their monitors as supporting up to 75hz in the specs?
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well the moment HD sticker is pasted on bezel of a monitor ..the cost skyrockets...

some monitors do 75Hz ..but only some..

the one in my sig rig (office comp) actually goes till 100hz @ 640x480 does that mean they can advertise it 100hz ??

the advertised rate is the maximum refresh at native res in my case 1440x900...
Edited by dragonxwas - 6/8/10 at 8:05pm
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You can "overclock" CRTs using reforce.
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