Something I've tried in the past with programs like Powerstrip but forgot about for a couple of years, but now tried again thanks to an easier piece of software called Custom Resolution Utility. Apparently people use it with varying goals in mind but I thought simply raising the refresh frequency a little bit above the regular 60Hz might be a good enough reason. Back in the days of playing Quake 3 on CRT screens I developed a keen eye for differences in frequency, so a 20% boost from 60 to 72Hz is noticeable. Reaching around 72Hz seems to be fairly common with many of todays 1920x1080 monitors, but results may vary. Also as is the case with the VA-panel based monitor that I have, increased refresh rates does not affect the pixel response itself, as pixels will remain as slow as they were to make certain color shifts or going to and from pure black to white. So more straightforward gains should be with basic TN panel screens. LED backlighted screens are probably also best, for the simple reason that they don't run as hot and heat might be a limiting factor for the monitors refresh rate control chip. Some games don't care what refresh rates are enabled in Windows and just run at 60 anyway, but I've had success with most so far. Sample shot of the program with my current settings. The field Detailed resolutions is key and the only place I had to do something. I tried 66Hz first and left it in place in case 72 would act up. Also leave a 60Hz still in there or some games might crash on startup. I recommend trying the timings at Automatic - LCD Reduced when adding new resolution modes. Original software thread on the creators forum with (brief) instructions: http://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-Custom-Resolution-Utility-CRU This method supposedly only work with AMD and Nvidia graphics so far. Edit: After noticing that the idle clocks of my graphics card (HD7950) were much increased when running at 72Hz I tried other frequencies and settled for 70Hz. I haven't measured the difference with a watt meter but it's probably fairly significant, if you value low load power consumption at all that is.