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post #6711 of 25891
I have just managed to successfully overclock my brand new Qnix QX2710 to 96HZ. I can definitely tell you that it makes a difference in games and on the desktop. My mouse appears much smoother as it flies across the screen. Playing games seem much smoother as well. I had forgotten what CRT monitors were like after using nothing but 60HZ for a decade. Such a difference. No wonder people love those 120HZ monitors. Still, you really need the FPS to make sure you take full advantage of it.

I'm wondering why certain people say that the colors are worse with overclocking. I seem to be getting the same colors as I always get with 60HZ. Is there a slight difference when calibrating? I don't see the difference TBH.
post #6712 of 25891
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Originally Posted by SLADEizGOD View Post

I did everything as posted. But in control panel it only say 60Hz. redface.gif

I know you said you did everything posted, but did you uncheck include extension block? Just checking.. rolleyes.gif
post #6713 of 25891
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Originally Posted by Semus View Post

I have just managed to successfully overclock my brand new Qnix QX2710 to 96HZ. I can definitely tell you that it makes a difference in games and on the desktop. My mouse appears much smoother as it flies across the screen. Playing games seem much smoother as well. I had forgotten what CRT monitors were like after using nothing but 60HZ for a decade. Such a difference. No wonder people love those 120HZ monitors. Still, you really need the FPS to make sure you take full advantage of it.

I'm wondering why certain people say that the colors are worse with overclocking. I seem to be getting the same colors as I always get with 60HZ. Is there a slight difference when calibrating? I don't see the difference TBH.

On OCing my monitor to 120Hz the colour shift was huge - I cannot understate that, colour temp dropped by at least 1000K. This is because at 120Hz your pixel clock goes above 450Mhz, which is what the monitor PCB can handle, thus causing massive shift.
post #6714 of 25891
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Originally Posted by yasamoka View Post

Leave it? *FINISH HIM!* biggrin.gif
Could give 2-3-5Hz, just enough.
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).

Looks like changing the DVI port did the trick! That one distorted line is gone, it was there at 120hz this morning while using the other port. thumb.gif

Fingers are crossed that it stays that way, I have high hopes it will.

Are there any other kind of stress tests that I can try? I did the frame skip test and it passed even with the other port.

Thank you!
post #6715 of 25891
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Originally Posted by Moragg View Post

On OCing my monitor to 120Hz the colour shift was huge - I cannot understate that, colour temp dropped by at least 1000K. This is because at 120Hz your pixel clock goes above 450Mhz, which is what the monitor PCB can handle, thus causing massive shift.

I guess it depends on what you're used to. I noticed a change when I went to 120hz but then I used the Asus PB278Q.icc color profile and I thought it helped a lot.
Edited by skilly - 9/9/13 at 2:59pm
post #6716 of 25891
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Originally Posted by tomKPZ View Post

Rant coming.

I ordered an X-star from dream-seller on eBay on the 18th. It didn't ship until the 28th. However, when he did ship it, he used economy mail despite clearly stating "FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING" on the eBay listing. It finally arrived on the 3rd, in its stock box (no packaging or anything). The had a large hole in it, I hope to god from shipping. I open the box and can't use my monitor because there's no US power adapter. I go to the store to get one. Also there's a note in the box which says the monitor has been opened due to "testing", although someone probably just returned it. The monitor OCs to 120Hz, but has image burn, a dark spot when OCed, and 2 dead pixels (I blame dream-seller).
On the 3rd, I ordered a Qnix from accessorieswhole. Got the monitor on the 6th, and it has no problems.
dream-seller is a clown, don't order form him. I'm thinking of opening a complaint with eBay to get some of my money back because the item wasn't as described (no express shpiping) just to spite him.

End rant.

Otherwise, if anyone can help with image burn, I would appreciate it. I can live with dead pixels and a dark spot but the burn is pissing me off. It only happens when OCed and is only in the top right quadrant of the screen (where the dark spot is).

*

Update:
Holy motherloving ****. I just got a bill in the mail today from FedEx for "duties, tax, customs, and fees" after my monitor was delivered. dream-seller puts "FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING" in the title, however it is neither "FREE" nor "EXPRESS." How does eBay let him get away with this?
Please, please, PLEASE stay FAR away from dream-seller.
Edited by tomKPZ - 9/9/13 at 2:59pm
post #6717 of 25891
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Originally Posted by skilly View Post

I guess it depends on what you're used to. I noticed a change when I went to 120hz but then I used the Asus PB278Q.icc color profile and I thought it helped a lot.

Try it with a linear ICC profile and you'll see what i mean. I calibrated my monitor so colours look perfect, but it was completley unusable at 120Hz before.
post #6718 of 25891
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Originally Posted by tomKPZ View Post

Update:
Holy motherloving ****. I just got a bill in the mail today from FedEx for "duties, tax, customs, and fees" after my monitor was delivered. dream-seller puts "FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING" in the title, however it is neither "FREE" nor "EXPRESS." How does eBay let him get away with this?
Please, please, PLEASE stay FAR away from dream-seller.

Oh boy, I ordered on the same day as you and they sent it via fedex. It got to me on the Tues after Labor day. The shipping delay was because of a typhoon in China where they get the monitors from, that part was probably true because there were some crazy storms there at the time. But when it shipped it was certainly "express", 4 business days from SK is pretty insane, but I dont know what exact Fedex shipping method they used.

I also got the letter that they inspected it. Mine looked completely brand new.

It stated somewhere, maybe on slickdeals that you needed a USA type plug, so I knew that in advance.

It did come in the monitor box, kinda just like newegg ships their monitors but it wasn't dented or anything, that did have me a little worried though.

And their customer service was perfect, I emailed them and got a reply within 1-2 hours. They even asked if I wanted to cancel my order because of the delay.

But they never mentioned any duties, customs, etc. How much is the bill? Are you from the US or another country? Im on the east coast, USA. I just check my mail and no bill yet.. redface.gif
post #6719 of 25891
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Originally Posted by skilly View Post

Oh boy, I ordered on the same day as you and they sent it via fedex. It got to me on the Tues after Labor day. The shipping delay was because of a typhoon in China where they get the monitors from, that part was probably true because there were some crazy storms there at the time. But when it shipped it was certainly "express", 4 business days from SK is pretty insane, but I dont know what exact Fedex shipping method they used.

I also got the letter that they inspected it. Mine looked completely brand new.

It stated somewhere, maybe on slickdeals that you needed a USA type plug, so I knew that in advance.

It did come in the monitor box, kinda just like newegg ships their monitors but it wasn't dented or anything, that did have me a little worried though.

And their customer service was perfect, I emailed them and got a reply within 1-2 hours. They even asked if I wanted to cancel my order because of the delay.

But they never mentioned any duties, customs, etc. How much is the bill? Are you from the US or another country? Im on the east coast, USA. I just check my mail and no bill yet.. redface.gif

I'm from the west coast. The bill is for $20.
post #6720 of 25891
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Originally Posted by Moragg View Post

Try it with a linear ICC profile and you'll see what i mean. I calibrated my monitor so colours look perfect, but it was completley unusable at 120Hz before.


Are you guys using the EDID color temperature setting (monitor preferred), or the default video card software setting? I noticed it gives a fairly distinct difference in coloration.
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