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Awesome stuff, hope to have the parsing for multiple types of ICC profiles working soon.

Great stuff and rep Given for such a fantastic app as Color Sustainer...i would highly recommend this to all of our monitor overclocking community members as essential piece of software which goes to add that finishing touch to all of our nice new shiny 96hz/120hz monitors biggrin.gif

Created by yasamoka: Please download Color Sustainer from the link below and leave any feed back you may have to yasamoka within that thread so as to help him to develop this fantastic app further...thanks thumb.gif

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=386325
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Spectrometers are anything but affordable. They do not measure black levels as well as colorimeters generally, so a colorimeter is still required. Therefore, colorimeter.

Spyder4Express: skip the more expensive packages (Pro, Elite) as those have mostly the same sensor (with an ambient sensor as extra) and you end up paying for that + more expensive Datacolor software whereas 3rd-party software is generally superior, more flexible, and free. Not very good at measuring the lowest black levels, but for the higher luminances it should be fine. Spyder3 units had variance issues previously. No data for the Spyder4, but it's going to have more variance than the more expensive sensors listed below. Around ~$90 in the USA.

At the higher pricepoints of $150+, I'd go for the:

Colormunki Display (~$170), for which X-Rite didn't release an SDK to ensure support in 3rd-party applications such as HCFR, ArgyllCMS (+dispcalGUI), ChromaPure, etc... but for which there is support from ArgyllCMS and HCFR via reverse engineering.

i1 Display Pro (~$250), for which X-Rite have released an SDK to ensure 3rd-party support. ArgyllCMS and HCFR naturally support this sensor. It measures faster than the Colormunki Display (but not on blacks, where they both need about the same time or close), although the sensor (a Display3 / D3 sensor) seems to be identical, and they should both deliver similar performance. The i1DP, being at a higher price point, MIGHT have more QC checks done, and variance kept to lesser margins than the Colormunki Display, but that is an unsubstantiated guess of mine that you might not want to worry about.

I remember reading that the Colormunki Display did not support reading refresh rates (for a refresh display like CRT I'm guessing - but then again the i1DP does not support CRTs so I donno) while the i1DP did, in order to measure more accurately. Might want to google that.

A few pages back, check hammelgammler's posts and mine.

Thanks a lot. Will grab one soon thumb.gif
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Did they really improve the Spyder 4 Express enough over the 3 Express to upgrade?
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Just got my QNIX from bigclothcraft. Are these horizontal lines backlight bleed or indicative of another problem? They cover the whole first "third" section of the monitor, with the middle and right side being perfect. Would the blacklight bleed do anything or should I try to send it back?
When I apply some pressure and bend it from the back, the lines seem to lessen. Also viewing it from a different angle seems to make the lines go away.

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The mere fact that you can apply pressure to the panel and the lines "lessen" is evidence that the lines could be all but eliminated by the BLB fix to relieve pressure. I would try the bezel adjustment first and see if you can fix it then send it back. The angles are just an optical effect of the last top layer of the panel shielding the ripple effect. I had a chat with someone a couple pages back regarding the exact same issue. Unfortunately he never posted back.

Overall anyone with seemingly pressure related issues should attempt the BLB fix before considering an RMA. It is very much worth it to try a simple 30 minute repair before dealing with korean returns or even squaretrade.

A very late update (my fix and the subsequent deal with bigclothcraft were made a few days after this post).

I managed to open up the monitor, breaking off two of the dingy plastic clamps in the process rolleyes.gif (no real effect, just follow the directions and don't go willy nilly like I did). Upon opening, I noticed that the side of the screen with the horizontal lines had no padding where it should have been (the padding pushes the back of the screen). This picture shows the left side of the screen and the two places where there should have been pads.



I was feeling rather lazy at this point and didn't feel like scouring for some replacement pads, so I just moved one of the pads from the right side down to the bottom left to kind of even things out. To my amazement, it did fix the problem. Though the lines are now there, they are hardly noticeable (and this pic probably makes it seem much worse if anything). I haven't noticed it AT ALL since the fix and I am a very picky kind of person that would be driven to insanity over the likes of a dead pixel or an issue like this redface.gif



HOWEVER

I had contacted my seller over the issue before I opened the monitor (but I opened it before hearing back anyways) and he declared it a manufacturers defect and offered to give me a brand new monitor for free (and he would pay shipping) OR give me a "special offer" which turned out to be a $100 refund. I gladly took the $100 (what seller does that?!) and now have a great looking monitor with no blacklight bleed, only slight horizontal lines that barely look like smudge marks. So I paid $200 for this great monitor.

Couldn't be happier with the seller, this guy is truly amazing and wonderful. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BIGCLOTHCRAFT biggrin.gif
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i haven't checked back in this thread for a while. was the problem ever solved for the gamma color shift completely when overclocking the monitor? i.e. one side of the monitor would be darker than the other when overclocked. in my case the top right would be a bit darker than the rest of the sides.
    
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A very late update (my fix and the subsequent deal with bigclothcraft were made a few days after this post).

I managed to open up the monitor, breaking off two of the dingy plastic clamps in the process rolleyes.gif (no real effect, just follow the directions and don't go willy nilly like I did). Upon opening, I noticed that the side of the screen with the horizontal lines had no padding where it should have been (the padding pushes the back of the screen). This picture shows the left side of the screen and the two places where there should have been pads.



I was feeling rather lazy at this point and didn't feel like scouring for some replacement pads, so I just moved one of the pads from the right side down to the bottom left to kind of even things out. To my amazement, it did fix the problem. Though the lines are now there, they are hardly noticeable (and this pic probably makes it seem much worse if anything). I haven't noticed it AT ALL since the fix and I am a very picky kind of person that would be driven to insanity over the likes of a dead pixel or an issue like this redface.gif



HOWEVER

I had contacted my seller over the issue before I opened the monitor (but I opened it before hearing back anyways) and he declared it a manufacturers defect and offered to give me a brand new monitor for free (and he would pay shipping) OR give me a "special offer" which turned out to be a $100 refund. I gladly took the $100 (what seller does that?!) and now have a great looking monitor with no blacklight bleed, only slight horizontal lines that barely look like smudge marks. So I paid $200 for this great monitor.

Couldn't be happier with the seller, this guy is truly amazing and wonderful. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BIGCLOTHCRAFT biggrin.gif

If that last picture is the fixed one then I would have to say you have some pretty bad back light bleed TBH.

I would look at bending you monitor frame straight and using electrical tape to help as well.

My Monitor is totally Black on a Black screen, and only if I turn my brightness to the max can I barely see a slightly lighter area in the bottom middle of my screen above the x-star logo. You really have to look for it, As the bleed is less noticeable then the small part of light bleed on your last pic on the top left of the screen where it has a small amount of light bleed. Personally Feel a little lucky for getting such a nice panel.


Though I would imagine it looks pretty decent when it comes to actual use.
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Hey guys. Im having a bit of trouble. My monitor was working fine @ 120hz with 2 other monitors up until today when I updated my drivers to the newest AMD beta for my 7950. As soon as the drivers were done downloading, my screen started to go into some sort of test mode with red green blue and color and shading gradient screens cycling. I uninstalled the drivers and went back to the stable 13.16 version and the problem persists.

Any idea of what the problem could be? ive been using the monitor for a solid 2 months with no problems until now.



EDIT: Got it out of test mode but its back down to 60 Hz. Tried following the overclock tut again but the drop down box only shows 60 Hz now even though CRU has them all listed. Theres also a second monitor profile with the same name with only 60 Hz but trying to add a 120 hz profile doesnt change anything

EDIT2: Never mind. Had to repatch. Thanks for the help! lol
Edited by RedLegion - 2/13/14 at 9:08pm
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Get the Display Port Version, comes with HDMI, DP, and DL-DVI. You lose out on the ability to overclock though.

That's a big trade off, I really wanted to overclock it. But for the price.....

Do you know whose a reliable DP vendor?
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If that last picture is the fixed one then I would have to say you have some pretty bad back light bleed TBH.

I would look at bending you monitor frame straight and using electrical tape to help as well.

My Monitor is totally Black on a Black screen, and only if I turn my brightness to the max can I barely see a slightly lighter area in the bottom middle of my screen above the x-star logo. You really have to look for it, As the bleed is less noticeable then the small part of light bleed on your last pic on the top left of the screen where it has a small amount of light bleed. Personally Feel a little lucky for getting such a nice panel.


Though I would imagine it looks pretty decent when it comes to actual use.

I still wouldn't deal with it... Lol
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Just ordered one, should be coming in any day now biggrin.gif. Are there any major problems like screen flickering etc?
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