Many people know what overclocking of a CPU and graphic cards mean. Overclocking of a monitor is a slightly different procedure, too, which needs to be mentioned, as well. This is a rather easy way of raising your screen’s refresh rate to enable you with a more enjobale gaming experience.
There is no danger in overclocking a monitor. Typically, manufacturers decrease its clock and refresh speeds, as this helps it run easily and steadily, avoiding issues with some PCs. However, nowadays some companies produce monitors that work a bit quicker than the average 60 Hz refresh speed, something around 75Hz. Certain gaming monitors come with higher prices, but at higher refresh rates, too: 120, 144, 160, 165, 200 Hz.
Advantages of overclocking
A display’s refresh speed is defined by the number of images/ frames it can show in 1 second. The higher this speed, the smoother the gaming experience due to less screen tearing. Such situations take place when a graphics card is exporting a higher refresh speed than your screen’s capacity, e.g. during a game of the fourth edition of Battlefield, the graphics card may be outputting 100 frames-per-second (fps)- equivalent to 100Hz. Your display is likely to only handle sixty of both. As a consequence, forty frames are lost, and a ‘tear’ in the image produced appears.
Before we begin explaining overclocking in detail, you should be aware that your monitor’s warranty is very likely to become invalid after this process. You may agree that the probability of technical issues rising in the near future is pretty low, which should not cause any concerns from your side. Nevertheless, we wanted to ensure that you consider this before embarking on the procedure.
Every computer display never deals with overclocking similarly. To illustrate, our team tested Ben Q RL2460H-1, and it managed 75Hz (15Hz higher than its in-built Hz rate). Meanwhile, a single-DVI-input QNIX QX2710 with the same average rate will even hit 110Hz on a good day. Our article is meant to help you decide on and test the abilities of your monitor, but we cannot say with 100% confidence that all computer displays will go through overclocking successfully. Certain displays are able to hit higher refresh speed due to changing specific timings. But this varies from one model to another, so there is not much point in discussing more explicitly.