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post #6701 of 25893
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Originally Posted by yasamoka View Post

Caution is nice, but then again 459MHz is only about 2% higher than 450MHz. Considering that even monitors that don't OC get a few frames extra (60Hz --> 64-67Hz for example), 2% should be nothing to worry about I guess.

Also, caution to users who simply dial in the refresh rate they want to hit without adjusting anything else. You are doing it wrong.
And why would that be "doing it wrong"? If it works, then what exactly is the problem?
post #6702 of 25893
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Originally Posted by coelacanth View Post

I don't think there is any consensus or data on long-term life-span of these monitors. Overclocking the monitor puts extra stain on the chips and other components in the monitor. I'd rather not strain the monitor more than I have to. I also switch to 96Hz for watching some videos too.

Some other posts in this thread have noted that there is a chip on the PCB in the monitor that is rated for 450MHz pixel clock. Even Spartan F8 wasn't able to get his pixel clock below 450MHz at 120Hz. At 96Hz I'm at about 386MHz pixel clock (or something like that), well within the limits of that 450MHz chip, which is why I've only overclocked to 96Hz rather than 120Hz (which I'm pretty sure I could hit).

I'm just using an overabundance of caution, that's all.

Also, I just got a GTX 780 but when I had SLI GTX 580 Lightning Xtremes and ran over 60Hz both cards would run at full clocks. At 60Hz one of the cards in SLI would downclock as normal.

Gotcha.. Nice write up by the way.. I was totally lost until Spartan told me to look up "front porch" this thread moves so quick.

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Originally Posted by yasamoka View Post

That is excellent work on keeping the pixel clock down. I'm almost sure that simply changing the DVI port on your GPU (if you have 2 ports and / or 2 GPUs) or swapping out for a different cable would get you those 2 extra Hz, but if you're not concerned about syncing with movies 24FPS, then meh, what's a couple hertz?

Thanks.. I probably should leave it but I wont.. rolleyes.gif Definitely gonna try another cable, the 24awg from Monoprice were worse than the stock.

And I was just thinking about that other DVI port.. biggrin.gif I'll give that a shot after work.

I think I read that Spartan had the best luck with some crappy cable laying around over the Monoprice and stock cables.. Does anyone have a different company that is at a fair price for these cables that they can recommend? I know its a crap shoot with these cable but I haven't read or at least I missed if anyone recommended other ones.
post #6703 of 25893
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Originally Posted by coelacanth View Post

The original post has instructions and they are repeated throughout the thread.

Here's instructions that I compiled from the thread to help me (assuming you have an Nvidia GPU):

To overclock the Hz, what you are doing is adding a profile to your Nvidia drivers where you can select 96Hz from a dropdown (whereas normally it would not be possible).

Here are step-by-step instructions:

1) Download the Custom Resolution Utility (CRU) and the Nvidia Pixel Clock Patcher, both available from this link:
http://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-Custom-Resolution-Utility-CRU

You can save them anywhere, they don't have to be on your C: to run them.

2) Go into the pixel clock patcher folder and run nvlddmkm-patcher.exe. You only need to run the full patcher with 5xx series GPUs or earlier or if you have SLI. If you have a 6-series GPU or you're not running SLI you can just run the normal patcher. Then REBOOT.

3) After reboot go into the CRU folder and run CRU.
- In the dropdown at the top make sure the Qnix is selected. Qnix should be the active monitor.
- Highlight the resolution listed under "Detailed resolutions."
- Hit the "Edit" button below the box. This will pop up a new window.
- In the new window hit "Copy." Then hit "OK" to close the window.
- Hit the button "Add" under the 'Detailed resolutions" box. This will pop up a new window. Hit "Paste" to populate the screen. Then go down to the area in this screen that says "Refresh rate:' and change it from whatever it is (59.5 or 60.0) to 96. Then hit "OK" to close the window.
- Move the new custom resolution that you created to the top of the list of resolutions under "Detailed resolutions."
- Make sure that "Include extension block" is unchecked.
- Hit OK and CRU will add this new "custom resolution" to your Nvidia drivers.
REBOOT.

4) Once you're rebooted, right click on your desktop (or however you want to do it) to go to NVIDIA Control Panel.
- Go to "Change resolution"
- Under PC you should see Qnix listed as 2560 x 1440 (native). It should be highlighted.
- CRU (despite the name, Custom Resolution Utility) does not add "custom resolutions" to NVIDIA Control Panel. It makes your drivers think that whatever resolutions you created are native.
- There's a dropdown next to the monitor labeled "Refresh rate:" You should be able to select 96Hz from this dropdown now.

I use 96Hz for gaming and keep it at 60Hz the rest of the time.

You can adjust the Hz to whatever you want. I use 96. You can try for 120 but you'll probably need to do some tweaking in CRU. To do those tweaks search the thread for "front porch." Spartan F8 has gone over these tweaks extensively.

Thanks! it worked great!
I just got it outta the box and at 96Htz within 30 minutes .... Damn, this monitor looks good!
post #6704 of 25893
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Originally Posted by skilly View Post

Thanks.. I probably should leave it but I wont.. rolleyes.gif Definitely gonna try another cable, the 24awg from Monoprice were worse than the stock.
Leave it? *FINISH HIM!* biggrin.gif
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And I was just thinking about that other DVI port.. biggrin.gif I'll give that a shot after work.
Could give 2-3-5Hz, just enough.
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I think I read that Spartan had the best luck with some crappy cable laying around over the Monoprice and stock cables.. Does anyone have a different company that is at a fair price for these cables that they can recommend? I know its a crap shoot with these cable but I haven't read or at least I missed if anyone recommended other ones.
Yup, a 3ft cable, which shows that the shorter the cable is, the more it overclocks. (Much) more so than getting a thicker cable.

If you have your case behind or beside your monitor, I say there's no reason not to get a 3ft DVI cable and simply reduce strain, even if you won't OC higher (than 120Hz).
post #6705 of 25893
I can't find the "HP Extended Height ZR22w Monitor Stand LV980AA" in stock anywhere.
post #6706 of 25893
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Originally Posted by hutt132 View Post

I can't find the "HP Extended Height ZR22w Monitor Stand LV980AA" in stock anywhere.

You can try looking for the HP ZR24/27/30 stands as they should be similar, if not the same but longer. There's also the HP ZR2240w (LED version of the ZR22w).

Source: I use 2x ZR22w's + 1x ZR2240w.
    
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post #6707 of 25893
I did everything as posted. But in control panel it only say 60Hz. redface.gif
post #6708 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

You can try looking for the HP ZR24/27/30 stands as they should be similar, if not the same but longer. There's also the HP ZR2240w (LED version of the ZR22w).

Source: I use 2x ZR22w's + 1x ZR2240w.
I can't find them in any online stores.
post #6709 of 25893
Hey, I know this isn't the most interesting question, but what are you guys setting for your color temperature? Are you checking the EDID tab in your video card's software to use the monitor's preferred setting, or are you sticking with the video card (Catalyst, etc.) software default?


Which is likely to give the better picture quality?
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post #6710 of 25893
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I can't find them in any online stores.

Well you can check out the Monoprice ones:

This post should probably be put into the OP where the "stand" section is.
    
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