Question How safe is it, to OC your monitor's Refresh Rate?

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So I have this 27" ASUS MX279H 1080p60Hz monitor, running on a ASUS GTX 1660TI OC TUF. Thing is , when I play games with V-Sync OFF, I get screen tearing, 1 flickering line, a bit above the middle of the monitor, really annoying. I've tested under windows, I can get 75Hz with no glitches, but I was too scared to keep it for more than few mins.
So question is, has anyone had bad/good experience with OC'ing monitors? Is 15Hz on 60Hz too much, or too little?
I have the money to buy a new monitor, but its not in my priority list for the near future.
 

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So I have this 27" ASUS MX279H 1080p60Hz monitor, running on a ASUS GTX 1660TI OC TUF. Thing is , when I play games with V-Sync OFF, I get screen tearing, 1 flickering line, a bit above the middle of the monitor, really annoying. I've tested under windows, I can get 75Hz with no glitches, but I was too scared to keep it for more than few mins.
So question is, has anyone had bad/good experience with OC'ing monitors? Is 15Hz on 60Hz too much, or too little?
I have the money to buy a new monitor, but its not in my priority list for the near future.
Hi @Jassen

This is an interesting question. I'm interested to read how others fared. As for me, about 5 years ago I bought a cheap 21' 720p monitor and OC'd it's 60hz refresh up to I believe 75hz as well. I tried all sorts of different hz & screen resolutions in between and it never went above 75hz & 960p. I don't remember the exact final settings, but I do remember it did not run smooth above it's default 720p. Every time I pushed it past, it would always crash and give me a blue screen the moment I started ANY game, regardless of the in-game settings. At the desktop it was semi-stable, but still prone to twitching out. It also lasted less than a year. Was the 1st & last time I ever tweaked my monitor in any way that wasn't within specs.
 
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Hi @Jassen

This is an interesting question. I'm interested to read how others fared. As for me, about 5 years ago I bought a cheap 21' 720p monitor and OC'd it's 60hz refresh up to I believe 75hz as well. I tried all sorts of different hz & screen resolutions in between and it never went above 75hz & 960p. I don't remember the exact final settings, but I do remember it did not run smooth above it's default 720p. Every time I pushed it past, it would always crash and give me a blue screen the moment I started ANY game, regardless of the in-game settings. At the desktop it was semi-stable, but still prone to twitching out. It also lasted less than a year. Was the 1st & last time I ever tweaked my monitor in any way that wasn't within specs.

Thank you for the feed back, but I didn't understand, you used it for 1 year overclocked (Resolution and Refresh 920p75Hz) and it died? Or you found some stable settings, above its default 720p60Hz?
 

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Thank you for the feed back, but I didn't understand, you used it for 1 year overclocked (Resolution and Refresh 920p75Hz) and it died? Or you found some stable settings, above its default 720p60Hz?
Hi @Jassen,

Sorry if the above was confusing. While I was able to push the monitor above its native 720p it ultimately never ran stable ant any of the settings above it and so I dropped it back to it's default setting just so I could use it. Not sure if my constant tinkering caused it to fail prematurely or I just got a bad monitor but it did not last long. Thinking back, I think it died just after a year as it was out of warranty when it died. Never wanted to mess with trying to OC my monitor again after that.
 

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