How to Overclock your 60Hz Monitor (Sometimes up to ~80Hz)


Hey guys, Maxim here. With most 60Hz monitors you can actually increase
the refresh rate. This is pretty nice if you have more than
60 FPS in-game and you want a more smooth experience. I have a 60Hz HP monitor so I’m gonna show
you three ways. The first method is to test and see if you
can get higher hertz, just by lowering the resolution. A lot of normal 60Hz monitors can get up to
75Hz when the resolution is lowered. If you’re able to play with lower resolution
without it being a concern to you, then try this method first because it’s the safest
option. The next two methods involve overclocking
your monitors refresh rate. This could potentially damage your monitor
which means that it might not work properly after a couple months of usage. Now you know, so please do it at your own
risk. So the second method is to choose a custom
refresh rate inside the graphics control panel. In my case I use Nvidia. Right-click on your Desktop, open Nvidia’s
Control Panel and navigate to the “Adjust desktop size and position” menu. Tick the “Override the scaling mode set by
games and programs” and apply. Now go to “Change resolution” and click “Customize…”
at the bottom. Here you need to “Enable resolutions not exposed
by the display” check box, and click on “Create Custom Resolution…”. Keep the resolution as it is, now it’s time
to test the refresh rate and see how far up you can go. From here you will need to move 1Hz at the
time to see if it works. If it works, your display will flash and you
will see your desktop. If it doesn’t work, your monitor will go black for 20 seconds then it will revert the changes. I was able to overclock my 60Hz monitor all
the way up to 80Hz without any issues. Like I said before and keep in mind, this
might damage the lifespan of the monitor. The third option works for almost all GPU’s,
and it requires you to download a software called Custom Resolution Utility. Check the video description for a download
link. Open the compressed file, put everything in
a folder and run CRU. Choose the correct monitor and on detailed
resolutions, press “Add”. Here is where you can experiment with different
settings until you find something that works for you. I would recommend that you try to go up slowly,
and not too fast, for now I’m just going to put 75Hz. When you’re done, press OK and OK again to
save your settings. Now to finish the setup, run the restart file
which will restart your graphics drivers. If you have a 64 bit operating system use
the restart64 file instead. When that’s done, test and see how the new
refresh rate looks. So that’s how you can overclock your 60Hz
monitor, the results you will get depend on the monitor you have so let me know in the
comments if it worked good or not. I’ll see you guys in the next video, go bananas!

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