How To Overclock The Refresh Rate Of Your Ordinary Old Monitor?

As with many of the components in your PC, your monitor can be overclocked by boosting its refresh rate beyond the standard 60 Hz stock settings to enable it to draw more frames per second on the screen. This boosts the display performance of your monitor, making for a pleasurable gaming experience. 

Checking your monitor’s refresh rate has always been confusing – your monitor’s settings tell you one thing, but you can never be sure that your refresh rate is actually what your monitor promises.

That’s why we have created this test to make it as easy and convenient as possible to test your monitor’s refresh rate by using Refresh Rate Test.

Those who are in the process of overclocking other components such as the processor and GPU, overclocking the monitor will complement the other overclocking well so that the efforts are not bottlenecked due to a standard operating monitor. Let’s get right to it!

1. Understanding Monitor Overclocking: How Does It Work?

When overclocking a monitor, the aim is to increase the refresh rate beyond the stock 60 Hz setting. Most monitors can be overclocked to a maximum of 80 Hz due to the presence of scalers. QNIX displays, notably, can reach 96 Hz in their refresh rates due to the lack of a scaler in their setup. Note that different GPUs and DIV-D cables can affect the overclocking potential of your device, limiting the maximum refresh rate you may be able to achieve.

Overclocking a monitor is not entirely like the processor or GPU overclocking that most are familiar with. While the two are noticeably similar, there are significant differences to note. Taking a look at the similarities first, an unstable overclock of a monitor will result in distorted displays or the lack of an image altogether. 

When a processor or GPU is overclocked, such fatal errors signifying improper overclocking are also observed. A key difference in this process, however, is that sometimes a monitor can appear to be displaying properly, giving you an impression of having performed a stable overclock, but behind the scenes, the monitor will be skipping frames.

2. Checking Your Device: Can Your Monitor Be Overclocked?

In short, any monitor can be overclocked. The extent to which its overclocking can be achieved depends upon the specific monitor that you own. As with GPU overclocking, a universal fact to accept is that not all monitors are created equal even if they’re the same model and have the same specs. 

This is why overclocking is possible, because due to slight hardware to-hardware differences, manufacturers create the hardware with a small adjustable range to account for error, setting a standard operation value within this range which dictates how well your monitor functions.

Your monitor will have the same standard setting as all other monitors of the same model, but the ranges of each in which that standard value lies will be different. Hence, depending upon the upper bound of that range in your particular monitor, you will be able to overclock it to a maximum accordingly.

Due to this reality of the matter, you should not read the success stories of other users and expect your monitor to be able to overclock the same way even if the model and specs of both devices match exactly.


3. Safety Considerations To Keep In Mind

While overclocking a monitor is a fairly simple process that can be executed effectively if you follow all the steps, the procedure does require manipulations to the AMD and NVIDIA drivers on your computer. This is why it is important to be mindful of the actions you’re taking to avoid permanently changing a setting that your computer relies upon to function. 

For example, such driver manipulations can result in a piece of hardware failing or not working entirely so it is advised to understand the consequences and permanent nature of the steps taken before executing them. This guide is designed with all safety precautions in mind to keep you from making any such fatal errors.

One thing to check in your panel before overclocking is whether the manufacturer has already overclocked your device. If this is the case, overclocking it further puts you at more risk of permanently damaging it or running into a fatal error.

Potential errors or damages to keep in mind include the darkening of the screen, artifacts, lower gamma, and nullification of the warranty on your device (check with your monitor manufacturer or have a look at the warranty terms and conditions to be certain). The impact that overclocking a monitor can have is something that convinces most users to proceed ahead with the overclocking knowing these risks.

Now that you’ve understood how the overclocking works, how it will work on your particular monitor and acquainted yourself with the potential safety risks involved, let’s get into the overclocking procedure. There are two primary ways to do this. 

You can either opt for third-party software such as the Custom Resolution Utility or you can overclock it with the built-in applications for AMD, NVIDIA, or Intel. All the software is free and easy to use. We will discuss all methods in this guide; you may elect to use whichever is more convenient for you.

4. The Custom Resolution Utility Method

The Custom Resolution Utility is one of the oldest software used to overclock monitors. Because of this, it is not always compatible with all GPUs, particularly not the integrated Intel graphics cards. It has been seen to work with the AMD graphics cards well, however. You should check the compatibility of your GPU with this software before opting for this method.

The first step is to download CRU and install it on your PC. Once the installation completes, carry out the following:

  1. Launch the Application
  2. There will be two boxes displayed for detailed and standard resolutions. In the detailed resolutions box, click on “add.”
  3. Click “timing” and select “LCD standard.”
  4. Now, change the refresh rate to a value that is above the set standard value (likely the stock 60 Hz value). Increment it by 5 Hz to begin and click “OK.”
  5. Reboot your PC.
  6. Open Display Settings in Windows 10 by right-clicking on the desktop screen and selecting that option from the menu.
  7. Click on advanced display settings and find display adapter properties. Click on this.
  8. Open the drop-down menu in the monitor tab and select your refresh rate.
  9. At this point, if your overclocking was unsuccessful, your monitor will display a black screen and will automatically change back to the previous settings after 15 seconds. If your adjustment was successful, repeat steps 4 onwards again until you reach the max overclocking refresh rate value if you feel that it has not been reached already. Be mindful to do this in small increments.

5. The AMD Radeon Settings Method

If you have AMD Radeon installed on your device to facilitate your GPU, right-click on the desktop and open the AMD Radeon Settings. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the display tab.
  2. Click Create. This will be located beside “custom resolutions.”
  3. Adjust your refresh rate to the value you would like. It is again recommended to increment in 5 Hz adjustments beyond the value that is already in effect.
  4. Save these settings.
  5. Reboot your PC.
  6. Open Display Settings in Windows 10 by right-clicking on the desktop screen and selecting that option from the menu.
  7. Click on advanced display settings and find display adapter properties. Click on this.
  8. Open the drop-down menu in the monitor tab and select your refresh rate.
  9. At this point, if your overclocking was unsuccessful, your monitor will display a black screen and will automatically change back to the previous settings after 15 seconds. If your adjustment was successful, repeat steps 4 onwards again until you reach the max overclocking refresh rate value if you feel that it has not been reached already. Be mindful to do this in small increments.


6. The NVIDIA Control Panel Method

If you have NVIDIA Control Panel installed on your device to facilitate your GPU, right-click on the desktop and open its settings. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the display menu.
  2. Click on change resolution.
  3. Click on create custom resolution.
  4. Adjust your refresh rate to the value you would like. It is again recommended to increment in 5 Hz adjustments beyond the value that is already in effect.
  5. Save these settings.
  6. Reboot your PC.
  7. Open Display Settings in Windows 10 by right-clicking on the desktop screen and selecting that option from the menu.
  8. Click on advanced display settings and find display adapter properties. Click on this.
  9. Open the drop-down menu in the monitor tab and select your refresh rate.
  10. At this point, if your overclocking was unsuccessful, your monitor will display a black screen and will automatically change back to the previous settings after 15 seconds. If your adjustment was successful, repeat steps 4 onwards again until you reach the max overclocking refresh rate value if you feel that it has not been reached already. Be mindful to do this in small increments.


7. The Intel Graphics Control Panel Method

If you have an Intel Graphics Control Panel application installed on your device to facilitate your GPU, press CTRL + ALT + F12 on your desktop to launch the Intel Graphics Control Panel. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the display menu.
  2. Click on custom resolution.
  3. Add in the width, height, and refresh rate value you would like for this custom profile. Increment the refresh rate no more than 5 Hz from the rate already in effect to carry this procedure out safely.
  4. Save these settings.
  5. Reboot your PC.
  6. Open Display Settings in Windows 10 by right-clicking on the desktop screen and selecting that option from the menu.
  7. Click on advanced display settings and find display adapter properties. Click on this.
  8. Open the drop-down menu in the monitor tab and select your refresh rate.
  9. At this point, if your overclocking was unsuccessful, your monitor will display a black screen and will automatically change back to the previous settings after 15 seconds. If your adjustment was successful, repeat steps 4 onwards again until you reach the max overclocking refresh rate value if you feel that it has not been reached already. Be mindful to do this in small increments.
     

Final Thoughts

As with any overclocking activity, how far you’re able to overclock your device and how well it works depends entirely on your system and varies from device to device even if two are of the same model and specifications.

 On the whole, this procedure is very simple to execute and relies on the adjustment of a single variable: the refresh rate, unlike processor or GPU overclocking which relies on voltage and multiple clock factors.

Monitor overclocking does not give the same boost in performance as processor and GPU overclocking does. However, having overclocked those other components, overclocking your monitor can enable its potential to shine through. Monitors that do not have scalers, like the QNIX, can be overclocked significantly and will display more notable results.

 

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How to Monitor Third Party API Integrations

Many enterprises and SaaS companies depend on a variety of external API integrations in order to build an awesome customer experience. Some integrations may outsource certain business functionality such as handling payments or search to companies like Stripe and Algolia. You may have integrated other partners which expand the functionality of your product offering, For example, if you want to add real-time alerts to an analytics tool, you might want to integrate the PagerDuty and Slack APIs into your application.

If you’re like most companies though, you’ll soon realize you’re integrating hundreds of different vendors and partners into your app. Any one of them could have performance or functional issues impacting your customer experience. Worst yet, the reliability of an integration may be less visible than your own APIs and backend. If the login functionality is broken, you’ll have many customers complaining they cannot log into your website. However, if your Slack integration is broken, only the customers who added Slack to their account will be impacted. On top of that, since the integration is asynchronous, your customers may not realize the integration is broken until after a few days when they haven’t received any alerts for some time.

How do you ensure your API integrations are reliable and high performing? After all, if you’re selling a feature real-time alerting, you’re alerts better well be real-time and have at least once guaranteed delivery. Dropping alerts because your Slack or PagerDuty integration is unacceptable from a customer experience perspective.

What to monitor

Latency

Specific API integrations that have an exceedingly high latency could be a signal that your integration is about to fail. Maybe your pagination scheme is incorrect or the vendor has not indexed your data in the best way for you to efficiently query.

Latency best practices

Average latency only tells you half the story. An API that consistently takes one second to complete is usually better than an API with high variance. For example if an API only takes 30 milliseconds on average, but 1 out of 10 API calls take up to five seconds, then you have high variance in your customer experience. This is makes it much harder to track down bugs and harder to handle in your customer experience. This is why 90th percentile and 95th percentiles are important to look at.

Reliability

Reliability is a key metric to monitor especially since your integrating APIs that you don’t have control over. What percent of API calls are failing? In order to track reliability, you should have a rigid definition on what constitutes a failure.

Reliability best practices

While any API call that has a response status code in the 4xx or 5xx family may be considered an error, you might have specific business cases where the API appears to successfully complete yet the API call should still be considered a failure. For example, a data API integration that returns no matches or no content consistently could be considered failing even though the status code is always 200 OK. Another API could be returning bogus or incomplete data. Data validation is critical for measuring where the data returned is correct and up to date.

Not every API provider and integration partner follows suggested status code mapping

Availability

While reliability is specific to errors and functional correctness, availability and uptime is a pure infrastructure metric that measures how often a service has an outage, even if temporary. Availability is usually measured as a percentage of uptime per year or number of 9’s.

AVAILABILITY %DOWNTIME PER YEARDOWNTIME PER MONTHDOWNTIME PER WEEKDOWNTIME PER DAY90% (“one nine”)36.53 days73.05 hours16.80 hours2.40 hours99% (“two nines”)3.65 days7.31 hours1.68 hours14.40 minutes99.9% (“three nines”)8.77 hours43.83 minutes10.08 minutes1.44 minutes99.99% (“four nines”)52.60 minutes4.38 minutes1.01 minutes8.64 seconds99.999% (“five nines”)5.26 minutes26.30 seconds6.05 seconds864.00 milliseconds99.9999% (“six nines”)31.56 seconds2.63 seconds604.80 milliseconds86.40 milliseconds99.99999% (“seven nines”)3.16 seconds262.98 milliseconds60.48 milliseconds8.64 milliseconds99.999999% (“eight nines”)315.58 milliseconds26.30 milliseconds6.05 milliseconds864.00 microseconds99.9999999% (“nine nines”)31.56 milliseconds2.63 milliseconds604.80 microseconds86.40 microseconds

Usage

Many API providers are priced on API usage. Even if the API is free, they most likely have some sort of rate limiting implemented on the API to ensure bad actors are not starving out good clients. This means tracking your API usage with each integration partner is critical to understand when your current usage is close to the plan limits or their rate limits.

Usage best practices

It’s recommended to tie usage back to your end-users even if the API integration is quite downstream from your customer experience. This enables measuring the direct ROI of specific integrations and finding trends. For example, let’s say your product is a CRM, and you are paying Clearbit $199 dollars a month to enrich up to 2,500 companies. That is a direct cost you have and is tied to your customer’s usage. If you have a free tier and they are using the most of your Clearbit quota, you may want to reconsider your pricing strategy. Potentially, Clearbit enrichment should be on the paid tiers only to reduce your own cost.

How to monitor API integrations

Monitoring API integrations seems like the correct remedy to stay on top of these issues. However, traditional Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools like New Relic and AppDynamics focus more on monitoring the health of your own websites and infrastructure. This includes infrastructure metrics like memory usage and requests per minute along with application level health such as appdex scores and latency. Of course, if you’re consuming an API that’s running in someone else’s infrastructure, you can’t just ask your third-party providers to install an APM agent that you have access to. This means you need a way to monitor the third-party APIs indirectly or via some other instrumentation methodology.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Systems: Components, Types, Vendors & Implementation Process

Remote patient monitoring is the use of technology in healthcare organizations that enables real-time tracking of a patient. These software systems can easily find any sudden changes in a patient’s health and are also able to provide treatment plans. Remote patient monitoring is an important part of the e-health sector. Remote patient monitoring is also called telemonitoring. Remote patient monitoring solutions are here to stay, even after the coronavirus pandemic is gone. In this blog, we will explain how remote patient monitoring systems work, and about their different components. We will also look at the available options in the tech market and what to do before starting a remote patient monitoring program.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Systems: Components, Types, Vendors & Implementation Process

In the coming years, we will see a huge increase in remote patient monitoring devices. This growth will be because of the growing old population, the effects of the covid-19 pandemic and the cost of medical care in hospital facilities. Medical care providers have already started using more ways of remote patient monitoring than before. These best remote monitoring systems free up beds, these systems also allow doctors to track their patient’s vital signs, and check their symptoms for coronavirus. Remote patient monitoring practices are gaining more support in the healthcare sector. Remote patient monitoring integration in different hospital systems has increased the use of non-invasive devices for home use. Remote patient monitoring solutions are here to stay, even after the coronavirus pandemic is gone. In this blog, we will explain how remote patient monitoring systems work, and about their different components. We will also look at the available options in the tech market and what to do before starting a remote patient monitoring program. To read more click on the link.

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