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post #14931 of 25887
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Originally Posted by lawson67 View Post

Are you using optimized timings for your 120hz profile?..If not Try using theses timings as pictured below in CRU for your 120hz...if you just set a 120hz refresh rate in CRU without using optimized timings you will most likely be hitting a pixel clock of 480mhz or more...the nearer you can get to the 450mhz pixel clock limit the better signal you will get and therefore the better chance you will have at hitting 120hz with NO artefacts..my timings seem to work for most give them ago..also may i ask are you using Nvidia or AMD?


I am using the stock timings and will mess with them when I get home in an hour. Hopefully I can even get higher than 120 lol... I'm using a EVGA 780 Ti tongue.gif check my rig next time my friend. Thanks for the help!
post #14932 of 25887
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Originally Posted by TomcatV View Post

Long Live GLOSSY SCREEN! ... It amazes me how diverse the personal preferences OR acceptance of a Matte screen is among high resolution monitor aficionados these days ... 1440/120Hz Matte, really? rolleyes.gif
Can you imagine having an AG coating on your 20" Sony/NEC CRT back in the day? I've disliked Matte finishes ever since ...
AND [THIS] fine article explains why wink.gif

I certainly don't want to drag up the Glossy vs Matte preference debate here redface.gif ...
BUT with the recent lack of availability of the QX2710 in a "Glossy" for $290-$350 range ... I'm curious if the recent wide acceptance of the QX2710 in Matte finish is because maybe the QNIX is now using what is a newer developed semi-gloss Matte like the Samsung 850D pictured below, which according to the article is only in the 15%-18% "Haze" range as opposed to a typical Matte finish at 24%-28% ... and for reference a typical Glossy is in the 8-10% "haze" range (see 2nd pic).

Better yet does anyone have any pics with the QX2710 Matte in a side by side comparison like below?
Could even be side by side with a glossy laptop like referenced in the article. I don't want to have to pay the price premium for a Glossy panel if in fact the QX2710's Matte finish is more like the new semi-gloss Matte pictured below which I may have to settle for because of $$$ mad.gif

850D semi-gloss Matte vs typical Matte finish ...


And the glaring OR non-glaring difference when the AG (Matte) coating is removed ...
Referred from this OCN Artisan ... [HERE]




My apologies if this question has already been asked/answered in This thread. I'm slowly working my way through the entire thread, and this is one active thread w/5-6 new pages every day thumb.gif

My Qnix is semi Gloss in other words ( matte ) and i totally agree with you that a gloss panels look a lot more vibrant with colours etc then a matte panel...however i have 6 Windows in my study and if i had a Glossy screen in here i would be driving myself insane during the day time...so for me a matte is a must and its why i chose one!...having said all of that the Samsung matte is nothing like my old dell monitor that had the LG IPS panel matt coating which was horrible and grainy ..the Samsung semi gloss Matte coating is a huge step forward i believe and the colour are a lot more vibrant on this panel as opposed to my old dell LG IPS panel and even though it is semi gloss it still is great at killing refection's!
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I am using the stock timings and will mess with them when I get home in an hour. Hopefully I can even get higher than 120 lol... I'm using a EVGA 780 Ti tongue.gif check my rig next time my friend. Thanks for the help!

Because you are using Nvidia i advise you to use this method below!... and do NOT worry all your Games will see your Custom resalutions and you will not have any conflicts!...so from now on we are not going to use CRU anymore and we shall make our custom resolutions in Nvidia control panel instead!

If you are using SLI you need to use the full patch!..nvlddmkm-patcher-full.exe .if you are not using SLI you do NOT need to use the FULL patch...if you plan on NEVER going over 96hz most do not need to Patch at all...however if you do not have Sli and you want to go over 96hz you will most likely need to patch using the nvlddmkm-patcher.exe

Also CRU uses EDID overrides which conflict with Nvidia Geforce Experience and Also Samsung Magician so your choices are uninstall Nvidia Geforce Experience and if you have installed Samsung Magician!... Or you can import into CRU the blank-extension.dat which is supposed to enable you to use CRU without conflicts with Nvidia Geforce Experience and Samsung Magician...However using the blank-extension.dat is NOT a perfect fix and some conflicts are still seen on occasions with windows still NOT seeing your Custom resolutions!..

So you will be better off following my instructions below and using my monitor Driver file i have linked below!...This monitor driver Method results in NO conflicts at all and windows will always be able to see your custom resolutions!.. Also you are able to keep Nvidia Geforce Experience and Samsung Magician installed...if you do exactly as i say below your Custom profiles will work Flawlessly

1: Go to Nvidia control panel and delete custom resolutions you have made in there...if you have not of course there's no need

2: now open CRU hit delete at the top right hand corner of CRU...

3: now go to the CRU zip file and find the file reset-all.exe and run it...then reboot and then go to step 4:

4: : download and install the Qnix monitor driver below..(Install using the Device Manager -> Monitors -> Right-click "Generic PnP Monitor" -> Update Driver Software... -> Browse my computer for driver software -> Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer -> Have Disk... -> Browse for the Qnix.inf file -> OK -> Next -> Install this driver software anyway)

5: If using windows 8 you need to turn off Driver signature enforcement for one windows session only to install the monitor driver..use this link and follow the instructions if you are using windows 8 http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-can-i-install-hardware-with-unsigned-drivers-in-windows-8/

6: Go to Nvidia control panel and back to custom resolutions and make your 120hz using manual timings and using the exact same timings that i have in my Nvidia control panel from the picture below..when you was using CRU for your 120hz resolution we need to get it closer to the 450mhz limit...using my 120hz timings you will bring your pixel clock down to 459mhz and you will have a much stronger signal....if you are going to use a 96hz profile you do not need to use these timings for 96hz...just add a 96hz refresh rate for that custom resolution

7: select your custom resolution from Nvidia control panel and test!....using this method you do NOT need to uninstall Nvidia Geforce experience...have fun! thumb.gif

qnix.zip 0k .zip file
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Thank you very much! I did do that already prior to that, but thank you for putting that up... That is awesome that you go that far to help a complete stranger thumb.gif . I plan to use your timings when I get home! I'll let you know asap wink.gif
post #14935 of 25887
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Originally Posted by TJD269 View Post

Hey everyone I've owned my QNIX and it is my best purchase I've made for my setup. I overclocked it to 110 hz because at 120 hz I get artifacts. I tried using my dual link that came with the monitor and the dual link that came with my old ASUS 144 hz monitor and same thing. I use Custom Resolution Tool (CRT) so I can use the refresh rate in games, any way that I could somehow get 120 hz out of my monitor? Maybe in the settings or a better cable? Any thoughts are appreciated! Thanks!

Edit: I love the glossy screen... hate matte. For the guys above me tongue.gifthumb.gif

But in this post you say you are using CRU?...if you are using CRU with Nvidia you can encounter problems with software conflicts namely Nvidia Geforce experience!..this is why i want you to use the Monitor driver method and make your Custom Resolutions in Nvidia control panel instead of CRU!...this way all your games will still see your Custom Resolutions and you will not have any conflicts now or in the future with driver updates installing Nvidia Geforce experience!
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Worked great! Thanks!
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I believe Ive mostly figured this out. Here are the timings I'm using (automatic through nvidia) and the ICC profiles Ive tried out (the only 2 from page 1 I could find for 120hz)

The first ICC profile seems very warm, the second very cool.

Anyone want to give me some suggestions to make this thing look the best it can?

Ive also included a picture from a video I took of my backlight bleed. Did I do it right?

FYI, purchased from Newegg non Pixel Perfect. No dead pixels and from what it looks like no backlight bleed (unless I did it wrong).



If anyone doesn't already know how to view the picture in full screen either middle click on it or right click > Open In New Tab
post #14938 of 25887
As far as I know it has not been proven that the Qnix is a true glossy for the lower price. The ebay sellers listing glossy for both the Qnix and X-star, are in the $600 to $700 range. Going to Amazon you have a seller listing a glossy type at the low price, but I cant seem to think its tempered glass, like the lower priced glossy on ebay are.
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I believe Ive mostly figured this out. Here are the timings I'm using (automatic through nvidia) and the ICC profiles Ive tried out (the only 2 from page 1 I could find for 120hz)

The first ICC profile seems very warm, the second very cool.

Anyone want to give me some suggestions to make this thing look the best it can?

Ive also included a picture from a video I took of my backlight bleed. Did I do it right?

FYI, purchased from Newegg non Pixel Perfect. No dead pixels and from what it looks like no backlight bleed (unless I did it wrong).



If anyone doesn't already know how to view the picture in full screen either middle click on it or right click > Open In New Tab

It appears that you indeed have no back light bleed congratulations...also try my ICC profiles below i made them at 200 cd/m which is for the 120hz ICC profile about 18 clicks up from a black screen on the BRI+ button and for 96hz 17 clicks up...also your pixel clock is over 480mhz on your 120hz profile please try to set manual timings only for your 120hz custom resolution as this will help lower your pixel clock nearer to the 450mhz pixel clock limit and give you a stronger signal which will help with screen uniformity and any artefacts you might find that you get at a pixel clock of 483mhz...copy the exact timings i have in my picture below and you should have a very stable 120hz overclock...Oh and welcome to the Club thumb.gif




Nativedispcal120hz96hz200cdm.zip 26k .zip file

Edit: Also i recommend using Color Sustainer Download v1.03 made by yasamoka to load and set your ICC profiles and help your ICC profiles be used while gaming!...you can download it here

http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/color_sustainer_download.html
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Worked great! Thanks!

Great stuff! thumb.gif
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