Higher than suggested refresh rates OK?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Pythro, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    I unchecked the "hide modes that this monitor cannot display" box and put my computer on 100hz instead of 85hz wich was the highest available with the box checked. Is this going to damage my monitor or can I keep it on here?
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Keep it. The fact that 100Hz wasn't displayed is probably that XP didn't recognize your screen properly. As long as the screen shows something (not just crap) it's ok.
  3. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    Ok thanks.
  4. dadx2mj

    dadx2mj Guest

    Setting the refresh rate at higher than the monitor supports will shorten its life. Check the manual or manufacturer's website and set the refresh rate accordingly
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    yeah, not good. friend has a monitor that states that it's max res is 1600x1200... but he's 'accidentally' pushed it higher... it shows alright, but it's pretty blurry and can tell it's being stressed. refresh rates can also be pushed higher than spec, but it's not recommended. you don't see many people talking about overclocking their monitor. }:>