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Setting video game(Half-life) res to 1280x1024 on 1280x800 laptop

I have been wondering about this, but though i'd ask before experiment.

what would happen if i set my video game's resoltuion to 1280x1024 on my laptop with max res 1280x800.

Will it deny, go out of bounds or (sound wierd) blow my monitor?

Thanks
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patrvic
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Depending on your graphics driver and screen type your may or may not get a useful image.  You won't cause any long-term damage but perhaps you should practice so you understand how Windows allows you to preview a new resolution setting and automatically resets it to your original resolution if you don't accept it.

This simply means when the new setting is displayed and is unreadable if you leave the laptop untouched in 15 seconds it will revert to the original display.

If you were thinking of altering the settings within Steam you should also know how to manually reset the display configuration or you may find yourself locked out of the game.

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patrvicAuthor Commented:
Dear Masqueraid,

so your'e saying there is a possibilty of damage along with out of bounds picture in some cases. correct?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
No damage - simply the display won't function until you have reset the resolution to something that can be displayed.  At this point you will not be able to see what you are doing to change the settings back! (Undoing this in safe mode though will probably be straight-forward).

The same goes for setting a unusable resolution in Steam Console.  If you manage to do that you may have to manually edit the configuration file to reset things
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patrvicAuthor Commented:
It will damage you're laptop. it will blow your laptop. this is coming from personal experience.
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patrvicAuthor Commented:
i meant it will spoil you're laptop screen, technically speaking it'll blow you're graphics card requiring a replacement.
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