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Originally Posted by NekOnOkO View Post

So, after 3 hours of fighting blb i think i almost won. First tried electic tape mod, as suggested - no result. The metal frame of the panel inside indeed is bent, fixed it quickly by applying brute force xD. However, it appeared that the panel itself is bent too. After some testing it has been figured out that in order to reduce blb, force should be applied simultaneously to the front and to the back of the panel. On the "mad-paint-skillz" pictute below 1 indicates the place where it should be pushed from the front and 2 is where it should be pushed from behind. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This turned out to be tricky and i've spent some time trying to figure out how to apply pressure from the rear. The best solution i came to has been piece of rolled rubber base of an old mouse pad biggrin.gif, which has been inserted to spot 2 between the rear plastic cover of the monitor and the metal frame. The other piece of the same mouse pad has been applied to spot 1 between the bezel and the metal frame inside the panel (it's very thick actually and looks ugly redface.gif, but it serves its purpose).
And the result: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Totally worth it, IMO. Now Qnix is enjoayble. Also, it overcklocks to 120Hz with no issues at all.
P.S. No pictures of the fixing process - was too concentrated biggrin.gif.

Damn, dude. That's fantastic! How did you end up figuring out where to apply the pressure to get rid of the blb?
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Damn, dude. That's fantastic! How did you end up figuring out where to apply the pressure to get rid of the blb?

Removed the bezel, plugged the monitor in, turned the lights off, turned the black screen pattern on and tried every combination of pushing (and even pulling) possible biggrin.gif. One worked.
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Do you guys think there is a way to install the Nvidia Gsync module to one of this panels.? That will be sublime ..
Edited by uio77 - 1/14/14 at 12:47pm
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Would a calibrator be good though? I dont understand the icc profile plus i can never tell if it looks good or not so i guess i will just have to trust the spyder 4 pro and hopefully it makes things better.. maybe we'll see

Yes your own calibrator generally always ideal as you are making the ICC on your specific system and takes into account factors such as ambient light in your space. But not all devices/procedures produce awesome results to the eye (calibration is more about accuracy of color) and you can get nearly the same from someone else's ICC if it's the "right" one.

You say you don't understand ICCs and "can't tell" if they are making a difference ever at all then they must not be installed and activated right. Again check that guide I linked. There is a specific checkbox in the Color Management control panel to make sure does gamma adjustments properly too-- "Let Windows use Custom Display Cal" or something like that but the way you get to that not greyed out is a few steps that you won't figure out on your own. As soon as I did that any ICC I selected in the panel immediately caused a huge change. Some very nice improvement in vibrancy and general IQ.
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Damn, dude. That's fantastic! How did you end up figuring out where to apply the pressure to get rid of the blb?

Yes man nice work.
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post #12355 of 25893
Finally received my two monitors. I ordered one X-Star matte from dreamseller and one Qnix glossy from e-goliath. Both are just marvelous!! No dead pixels no bleeding. The Qnix has very very minor, totally unnoticeable bleeding on the top left. My reaction may be late to this thread, but I'm really amazed! I have no clue on what to test these two right now, but so far I tested them on pictures and some youtube 4k videos. They look GREATT!!!! biggrin.gif

As to overclocking, I managed to clock the X-star max to 96Hz. At 110 it started flickering a little and at 120hz green lines and spots appeared. I will try to overclock it with the shorter DVI cable as someone suggested here. If anyone else has any quick suggestions please let me know.

The Qnix overclocks to 120Hz without any issues.

I run them on a single Sapphire Radeon HD7870 GHz edition 2GB. It has only one DVI-D though, but one 120Hz does it for me at least for now smile.gif I only wish that the X-Star matte was the one overclockable to 120Hz instead of the Qnix. Oh well..

As already mentioned many times before, they are EXACTLY the same in physical appearance. But the colors are not. I'm not sure whether it's because of the glossy/matte difference or not, but the glossy Qnix has a little more red color and the X-Star is a bit more blueish. The qnix seems slightly darker too. I overclocked them in a matter of minutes (thanks to the beautiful guide here) but I have no clue what to do with the colors and how to set them up. Haven't tried anything yet, but I don't even know where to begin. It will be a struggle I suppose.

Overall I'm VERY satisfied with the order and I will order one of these again for another rig.

The only thing I'm disappointed is that I unintentionally ordered the glossy version of the Qnix. I was very excited while buying and I ordered both monitors the same late night. When they arrived I thought that it was the seller's mistake lol. I was very angry at him at first, but then I saw my ebay order better and I quickly became angry at myself. Fortunately I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the displays at the same time and didn't punch myself.

Ok, you can finally add me to the list of this group now bike.gif ..Back to setting up the color profiles.
Edited by spiritfly - 1/14/14 at 1:55pm
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Do you guys think there is a way to install the Nvidia Gsync module to one of this panels.? That will be sublime ..

No. Search gsync in the thread for my explanation why.
post #12357 of 25893
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Originally Posted by NekOnOkO View Post

Removed the bezel, plugged the monitor in, turned the lights off, turned the black screen pattern on and tried every combination of pushing (and even pulling) possible biggrin.gif. One worked.

What seller did you buy that monitor from so I can avoid them, lol? Thanks and awesome job fixing it! It makes me feel a whole lot better about dropping $300 on one of these knowing I can now fix it if need be!
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Originally Posted by Spartan F8 View Post

Monoprice 5970 Adjustable Tilt stand is sturdy and is only around 20 bucks. I have one on my Qnix currently. I cannot provide a direct link(my work block monoprice for whatever reason) but if you google monoprice 5970 it is one of the first links.

I do like this stand but couldnt get it cheap in uk. Was shipped from the US with loads of charges. Thanks though +1

This probably doesn't matter now but you can get it for 12 quid from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monoprice-Adjustable-Tilting-Monitor-10~23inch/dp/B003L11FUY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389738452&sr=8-2&keywords=monoprice+monitor
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EDIT: The AMD driver patcher was incompatible with the new driver, so ToastyX has released an update that fixes the problem: http://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-New-AMD-13-30-BETA-Driver-incompatible-with-Patcher-CRU?pid=1842#pid1842 - Now I'm back at 120hz on 13.30 beta drivers biggrin.gif
Edited by xartion - 1/14/14 at 7:39pm
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Apparently the new AMD Catalyst 13.30 BETA driver (released today, but dated Jan 8 2014) doesn't work properly with CRU, so you can't set custom resolutions, thus no 120hz or other custom refresh rates. Well at least this is the case on my system, even after properly uninstalling with DDU and reinstalling several times. Confirmation from anyone else who has tried would be great mad.gif

Try rolling back your drivers. If that fixes it than it would be very obviously the drivers. It wouldn't be the first time a driver update broke one of the less known features people use. I wouldn't be surprised if AMD(not focusing on monitor overclocking) inadvertently broke CRU compatibility. They broke downsampling a while back, hopefully(unlike downsampling) they fix it.
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