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[ubuntu] Refresh Rates & CCSM

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, my monitors refresh rate it benchmarked at 60Hz, i have compiz enabled and use it as my composite manager. In CCSM > General Options > Display Settings. I've set the Texture Filter to Best, pushed up the refresh rate to 100Hz and have enabled Sync to VBlank. This results in perfectly smooth display. My question is; how will this affect my hardware? ie. Will it cause overheating? Accelerate performance degradation etc.? I understand that pushing hardware harder than it maybe it ought to be will inevitably cause negative effects in the long run. However, my monitor isn't likely to go boom anytime soon though is it? If no obvious, immediate negative effects are caused by this, why isn't compiz using my hardware's full potential by default? (Hardware)