[Tips 2023] How To Overclock Monitor?

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We can say that the process of overclock monitor is a glorious thing, unlike the GUP and CPU overclock the overclock monitor is more stable. If your monitor can handle the overclock so it will run at a higher refresh rate which means it will draw more frames on the screen per the second monitor.

You will improve the performance of your computer by overclock monitor. But the question is that how can you overclock your monitor or what is the procedure for overclock monitor?

So, you do not need to worry about it because the process of overclocking the monitor is so simple and also straight forward process. If you have a 60Hz monitor so it can be overclocked to 75Hz. In this useful article, we try to cover how to overclock monitor, as well we try to cover the benefits and also risks of this process of overclocking a monitor.

What is overclocking Monitor?

Overclocking is the name of a process, by this, you can increase the multiplier or the frequency of your hardware. CPU, monitor, graphic card, and RAM can be overclocked. When you overclock any component of your PC, you increase the frequency and operations of the hardware per minute. It will start to operate faster. Simply it improves refresh rate, which means the one image is refreshed every second

Steps to overclock the monitor

Follow the step-by-step guide so that you can easily overclock your monitor.

  • First of all, you need to download the custom resolution utility tool (CRU).
  • Then you have to right-click on the main CPU app and then run it as administrator.
  • Now you can see the option of “Add” under the detailed resolution, you just need to click on this option.
  • The next step is to add the display resolution and also enter your target refresh rate. Here, we will recommend that you should start with 75Hz. then click the option of “OK”.
  • Next, you have to press the option of “ok” so that the main interface will close.
  • Now you need to go back to the unzipped custom resolution utility tool (CRU) folder. Here you should right-click on the option of “restart64.exe” and then run it as admin.
  • If you do all the steps correctly then the screen of your monitor will flicker and become black for some time. After that, your screen will work normally. But there is an important thing to be noted if the rate of overclock monitor is very high then your screen monitor will go blackout for 10 -15 seconds, if this thing will happen then you should repeat steps 2-6,  but the rate of refresh will reduce.
  • Next, you should apply the overclocked refresh rate. Then press the button for the display setting.
  • The next thing you have to do is just click on the ADVANCED Display setting.
  • Then you need to click on the display adapter properties. After this, there will open a new window.
  • Now you should click on the “monitor” tab.
  • In the end, you need to enter your custom refresh rate in the screen refresh rate drop-down. Then press the option of applying.

Great….you have done it correctly.

Advantages of overclock monitor

As we already mentioned that, there are many benefits of overclock monitor, because overclocking gives better results but what are these advantages, many people are not clear about it.

 So, let’s talk about these benefits of overclock monitor, some are mentioned below:

  • It will improve the refresh rate that makes the viewing so smooth for you. However, 60Hz does this process very well.
  • You can get the best frame rate if you have a strong graphics card. Because the incompatibility between the frame rate of GPU and the refresh rate of the monitor can make the reason for screen tear. So be careful about it.

Disadvantages of overclock monitor

When you overclock your monitor that means you force your monitor to perform its normal range. No doubt, there are advantages of overclock monitor but there are also some disadvantages of this process. Let’s have a look at them.

  • The warranty of your monitor may be void because this process pushes your system beyond its capacity. So, most of the warranties cannot handle it. If the warranty is explicitly stated so it will not able to cover the process of overclocking. So you must check out the warranty of the screen before starting the process of overclocking your monitor.
  • However, if you plan to overclock the gaming monitor so, you must be sure you have a high-end gaming monitor because low-level monitors can’t handle the process of overclocking. If you overclock the standard monitor then we can say it will damage the internal components also. Your screen monitor can turn black or many apps also can’t load on the screen at all.
  • This process will also make shortens the life of your device. Because when the refresh rate will increase then it will draw more current. Then power supply of the power supply unit will increase and also produce more heat which will damage the internal components forever.


In the end, we must advise you that when you overclock monitor, you should do it slowly, never tempted to go faster. We hope so, by following the step-by-step guide, you will easily overclock your monitor. If you did it correctly then you can enjoy a wonderful and smooth viewing experience. We have also told you the cons and pros of this process of overclocking the monitor. So that, you learn all the basic and important things. Hopefully, this article will help you a lot!

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