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Random question for some other owners, so I bought this monitor and was using a gigabyte GTX 570 and overclocking the monitor stable to 120hz, I bought a sapphire radeon 7970 today and installed it, and cant manage to overclock it stabily over 110hz, any idea why?
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Originally Posted by kevinsbane View Post

Try hooking up both your monitors to the video card, and check to see what resolution your video card is sending to the Qnix. Make sure it's 1440p.

Also, check what kind of cable you're using with the Qnix. It needs to be a Dual-Link DVI cable, so the end should look like this:
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Edit: Finally got it working. Had to reinstall Nvidia Driver and it suddenly turned on.
Edited by Kaze105 - 8/21/13 at 3:10pm
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Originally Posted by sniggleface View Post

You need your drivers patched to hit certain refresh rates regardless of method, since the patch removes the pixel clock limit. You should not need to use test mode at all anymore with the latest driver patcher v1.2. Here's what should work for you (if you don't want to go with the Catleap method):

  1. Uninstall your drivers and disable test mode, reboot
  2. Reinstall your drivers (may as well do the latest beta 326.80) and patch using the latest patcher, reboot
  3. Run CRU and add your custom resolution, uncheck "include extension block", reboot

If your new refresh rate doesn't show up in the standard list, then I'm not really sure what could be going wrong at that point.
I'm running 326.80 @ 120hz with no problem, doesn't seem any different than other driver versions.

This is pretty much what I did, except I didn't uninstall my old drivers first, I just installed over the new ones. And you never mentioned re-enabling test mode, do I need it enabled?

So, something is definitely not right here. I add 120hz, I restart, and as soon as I get to the desktop, I hear the driver uninstalled sound. Go to advanced settings, and I only see 59 and 60hz. If I restart again, then I can see 120hz.

If I add 147hz (just wanted to test if I can go that high in the CRU, because I can if I make a 147hz resolution in Nvidia), I restart. Remember I still am at 120hz. As soon as I get to the desktop I hear the driver uninstalled sound, and my screen flashes, sending me back to 60hz. Then in a few seconds again, it flashes, going back up to 120hz.

I can understand drivers crashing if I enabled 147hz and I couldn't hand it, but I know I can handle 147hz in Nvidia control panel. On top of that, I didn't even enable 147hz, nor do I see it in the dropdown menu of all my resolutions in Windows.

I'm going to forget about adding 147hz and see what happens after I enable 120hz and restart twice.

Edit: Just restarted again. Same sound and screen flashing twice, and then the driver installed sound. 147hz appears in my list of resolutions. When I enable it, I get a pretty decent amount of scan lines (compared to the 147hz I created in Nvidia control panel being completely stable).

I'm going to delete 147hz from the CRU and see what happens. Not sure why I have to restart twice for my resolutions to appear, and what's the deal with the accompanying screen flashes and install/uninstall sounds.

Edit again: Odd... I made 120hz, 110hz, and 96hz custom resolutions. Restarted 4 times now. They appear in the dropdown menu, but now every time my computer turns on and reaches to the desktop the screen flashes twice and I hear the uninstall sound!! I just enabled test mode thinking it was because I had it disabled, but that's not it....

It was fine before... what did I do? :X

Edit edit: Tried something else. Hope this gives us more info. I deleted the display in the CRU, restarted and created my new resolutions. Restarted again, and still get the 2 screen flashes, but when I look next to the name of my display, there's a * after it but not "(active)." If I go into device manager, there's the error sign next to my "Generic PnP Monitor," stating "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)" There's only one display listing in the drop down menu in the CRU, I don't have another one. I deleted them all and created this one.

Meanwhile, I can still change between resolutions in the Nvidia control panel (the resolutions show up there but not in the advanced monitor settings tab). I remember reading though that some games won't use Nvidia custom resolution settings, and the screen flashes are annoying, so I really want to fix the CRU.

This is just too weird.
Edited by apav - 8/21/13 at 4:23pm
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Originally Posted by frozen60 View Post

If you have an nvidia card, you wont have to use CRU and worry about test mode etc...

I have nvidia card I used patcher+CRU would there be any point or benefits of installaing driver now and using NV panel instead?
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Originally Posted by blaze0079 View Post

Disable driver signature enforcement

Lots of guides on Google

Thanks when I update to Windows 8.1 Oct 17th during official release of it will it mess it up? I guess I better just go to 60hz restore drivers and start fresh after i install win 8.1 anyway just to be safe.
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Originally Posted by Karnoffel View Post

Has anyone tried to paint the bezel with a matte coating?

Indeed, someone did and it came out great. Was weeks and weeks ago though. Could try searching for paint-related terms like primer or sanded. Or, hell, even "paint" itself.
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post #5977 of 21333
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Random question for some other owners, so I bought this monitor and was using a gigabyte GTX 570 and overclocking the monitor stable to 120hz, I bought a sapphire radeon 7970 today and installed it, and cant manage to overclock it stabily over 110hz, any idea why?

Your question kinda answers itself. All things equal all you changed was the Gfx card. It appears your 570 overclocks better. I have a pair of 570s in SLI and they can overclock to about 149hz tops. I also have a GTX760 and it can overclock to 153hz with all things equal. The video card is another persistent variable in the overclocking process.
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Has anyone noted their serial number? I was pulling it up for my Square Trade warranty and notice it was a date for the first part. If my guess is right, my monitor was assembled (8/14) two days before it was shipped! Pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by apav View Post

This is pretty much what I did, except I didn't uninstall my old drivers first, I just installed over the new ones. And you never mentioned re-enabling test mode, do I need it enabled?

As of the latest patcher, you never need to have test mode enabled since it can patch it without breaking the signature.
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Edit: Just restarted again. Same sound and screen flashing twice, and then the driver installed sound. 147hz appears in my list of resolutions. When I enable it, I get a pretty decent amount of scan lines (compared to the 147hz I created in Nvidia control panel being completely stable).

Oddly, my screen also does the flashing with hardware added sound after I log in, but everything works so I never thought twice about it. Even the login screen is 120hz. I'm using Windows 8 x64. At this point I'm not really sure what else to suggest trying.

The nVidia control panel might calculate different timings than CRU which could explain the scan lines.
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