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post #5911 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Ironsight View Post

Alright I have a few points to make after using the x-star monitor after a couple of weeks.

Initially I got the monitor to run at 120hz without any problems, except I would get random weird blue or green horizontal lines flashing across the screen when blacks were displayed.
Google says it could be the video card or the monitor. I happen to use an SLI setup so I decided to switch around the video cards and now it runs at 120hz with no blue/green horizontal flashing lines. I suppose the DVI output on one card is faulty.

I also noticed that after using the patcher/cru utility to o/c the monitor DO NOT set the refresh rate using the nvidia control panel. Everytime I used that all my games acted buggy. Always right click desktop > screen resolution > advanced settings > monitor and change it there.

As for adjusting the gamma after overclocking, if you youtube search "quick gamma" it'll show you a tutorial that uses quick gamma to calibrate your monitor fast and easy.

I have also noticed "burn in" or "screen persistence" at 120hz that does go away after a while but everyone should be aware and do their best to prevent it.

I hope this helps some people out!

Good nuggets for when I start my tweaks. Thanks!
post #5912 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Iggg View Post

I bought 3 of these qnix from dreamseller last month and now Just received an invoice from fedex for $60 for import duties.

Any of you guys got this?

If you live in the States or another country with a free trade w/ S Korea then there is no duty owed. IIRC one other American had to deal with this and ended up not having to pay.
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post #5913 of 25893
Anyone looking to buy a Monoprice mount, employee discount sale happening. http://slickdeals.net/f/6229094-EMPLOYEE-DISCOUNT-at-Monoprice-com-on-EVERYTHING

My only problem is I still haven't decided which one I want!
post #5914 of 25893
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Originally Posted by wrigleyvillain View Post

If you live in the States or another country with a free trade w/ S Korea then there is no duty owed. IIRC one other American had to deal with this and ended up not having to pay.
In Canada, you will be charged sales tax on the value of the monitors.
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Originally Posted by fagoatse View Post

I'm experiencing something different.
I've recently changed my wallpaper to a solid and minimalstic color(a shade of brown) and I've noticed horizontal flickering lines in the top right corner. I've figured out it's my OC since they were gone after dropping from 96 Hz back to the default 60 Hz.
Moreover, it appears that part of the screen becomes slightly darker when flickering happens(it can be described as pixels constantly shifting from bright to dark, no color change such as green or blue can be observed as others have mentioned). It's only noticeable when viewing static, solid and rather bright images/colors so it doesn't concern me that much but I'm still curious. Has anybody experienced it?
This is a known issue that affects every overclocked Qnix/X-star to some extent or another. Panel uniformity is by far the biggest unfixable problem. Your panel will have its own limits.

You can mitigate this by tweaking your settings to achieve a lower pixel clock (Spartan F8 did quite a lot of tweaking there). This will also help reduce the chance of other panel artifacts such as lines or jitteriness that are also associated with overclocking the panel. However, the pixel clock at which your particular panel begins to darken/lose uniformity is, unfortunately, not something we can fix. The best we can do is to use that max pixel clock and squeeze everything we can out of it. If you need to go beyond this pixel clock to hit 120hz, then either you'll have to deal with bad uniformity, or you'll have to settle for <120hz operation.
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post #5915 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Iggg View Post

I bought 3 of these qnix from dreamseller last month and now Just received an invoice from fedex for $60 for import duties.

Any of you guys got this?

Where do you live? I got mine over a month ago and no invoice.
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Subbed. Just clicked buy on the Qnix model, a little apprehensive regards quality and the issue regards customs and delivery but will now just wait patiently, well not patiently at all lol.

That's great man! I hope you enjoy your Qnix who did you buy it from? If you do get a lil BLB it's ok mine has a little BLB but it doesn't bother me as much as the monitor is hardly ever on a total black screen I also got rid of that wobbly stand and put a vesa mount. The panel it self is top quality.
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post #5917 of 25893
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I just remembered, I've had my QNIX since April, sent it to SquareTrade last month and got a new one. Never once did I register either monitor! tongue.gif So here is my official signup post!



147hz is my highest stable, at 148hz my screen gets dark and really shaky, and it gets progressively worse the higher I go. 155hz is my limit. I'm keeping it at 120hz though thumb.gif

One stuck (red) pixel in bottom left corner, barely noticeable. Also have one "malfunctioning" pixel (acts different from a stuck or dead pixel), and this screen flicker when I OC (though it appears to be different from scan lines). Just greatly reduced the flicker by plugging in the cable to my DVI-D port on my gpu instead of my DVI-I.

For more info on my issues, please see here. Issues aside, dang this thing can overclock.

Wow that is a nice panel. I have never got mine to go above 153hz even with a lot of tweaking. Have you manually set timings yet and tried optimizing the pixel clock? If you did that on stock timings i am going to be pretty impressed.
post #5918 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Zipper Fairy View Post

Okay, thanks! What type of padding did you use between the monitor and mount?

Also, just for lulz, does anyone have any recommended dual-monitor arms that would support two 27"s? I suspect it COULD be cheaper to just buy a dual-arm than buy two single stands for $20-$30 each

I folded a piece of paper a bunch of times and just shoved it in there. smile.gif It's not really visible and the gap is just about a centimeter so it's not too bad.

I haven't personally tried any dual monitor arms, but it seems that even some arms that say 24" max could accommodate this screen weight-wise. Dual monitor is a bit trickier though since it might not have enough space between the mounts to fit dual 27's.
post #5919 of 25893
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Originally Posted by TheSilentCircus View Post

Man....BEST INVESTMENT EVER!

No dead pixels...I can't wait to overclock this....honestly at 260 dollars free shipping no tax...holy crap is all I can say, coming from a 24" HDTV for my monitor to this is ludicrous. biggrin.gif



I was worried about the condition of the box but man it was luckily perfect inside.

Who did you order from for 260?
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post #5920 of 25893
Guys, does it matter which value(horizontal or vertical) is lower under total pixels? I'm trying to reduce panel uniformity and flickers and I've been wondering about it. Does it affect anything or it's pixel clock that matters? I noticed that if I go 1447 a blue line appears but it doesn't at 1448, should I aim for the lowers clock possible or there should be some headroom?
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