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Higher than native resolution can it damage?

I am wondering if I were to set one of my games (eg oblivion) resolution higer than my monitors native resolution can this damage my monitor?

17" samsung
32-bit Vista Sp1(updated)
Nvidia 9600GT(driver updated)
Core2 2.6GHz
2x1gig 800MHz

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Old monitor = possible.

In reply to: Higher than native resolution can it damage?

Newer monitors seem to ignore signals outside "spec." So to be safe, install the MONITOR.INF or driver for this monitor and stay safe.

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In reply to: Higher than native resolution can it damage?

Two things will happen; either it will work or not from the start. Just because it works and its out of spec doesn't mean it can't bite you later. It will work until it fails. The whole reason for specs is to provide the user "a supported range" and thus under normal circumstances run well, once you leave that all bets are off.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Thx all

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Thanx for all replies, you have been helpfull. I take it the supported range maximum is the native res.

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