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post #8581 of 25922
I received my two Qnix monitors last night. I was eager to check out how much they could overclock to considering I've read several posts here saying how much these monitors vary in "overclock-ability". Strangely enough I have found that both panel will not show 120hz in Windows as an option to choose. The highest it will show is 110hz no matter what I try. I just need some validation on what I think the issue might be. I am NOT running these monitors at the same time.

I've got two options that I'm thinking might be the cause of it and I'm leaning more towards the latter: 1) The "stock" DVI cable that came with it or 2) My video card (ATI Radeon HD 6950) is causing it not to show for some reason. However, AMD's Catalyst Control Center is showing that the "Maximum reported refresh rate" is 120hz. I've even tried an OS (Windows 7 & 8) reinstall to see if it was causing it, unfortunately it didn't fix it. Any idea what might be causing this?

TL;DR: My OS (Windows 7 and 8) only shows 110hz as the max on two panels (running one at a time) on a ATI Radeon HD 6950. But, the control panel reports 120hz.
post #8582 of 25922
I've had my monitor since late June, and just recently, it's developed some strange blotches running in a vertical line the length of the screen. It can only be seen with certain colors, and it's not on the surface because I've tried cleaning it. I'm waiting to hear back from green-sum to see if it's covered under his warranty.





post #8583 of 25922
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Originally Posted by Spartan F8 View Post

I used 3/8 inch screws and they seemed to work for me(my mount is about 1/16 inch thick though). Also you could always use a washer or two wink.gif

Had the same issue with mine , Is it normal for the screws to vary depending on the vesa stand/ arm that you buy??? I returned the arm i bought because it sort of dangled from the vesa plate , now i'm using 2 washers on each screw with the stand i bought, none of the screws seem to go all the way in. It's like my holes aren't deep enough for any of the screws (that's what she said.)
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post #8584 of 25922
I have successfully taken apart my two X-Stars and have mounted them. Not as crazy as I thought it would be, though I think I may have made one of them have slightly worse blb, but still hardly noticable.

I was going to do a setup photo tour, but didn't think how my old 24" would look beside the two 27s, so now I really want a third, but that will have to wait abit lol

Also, you don't notice how ****ty the casing is to these monitors until you take them apart, I might have to follow the paint/mount tutorial for the LCD some day.
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I have successfully taken apart my two X-Stars and have mounted them. Not as crazy as I thought it would be, though I think I may have made one of them have slightly worse blb, but still hardly noticable.

I was going to do a setup photo tour, but didn't think how my old 24" would look beside the two 27s, so now I really want a third, but that will have to wait abit lol

Also, you don't notice how ****ty the casing is to these monitors until you take them apart, I might have to follow the paint/mount tutorial for the LCD some day.

Did you have any issues with the depth of the screw holes? (that's what he asked)
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Did you have any issues with the depth of the screw holes? (that's what he asked)

Sorry, yes. I actually cut my screws to make them fit, had a tool that worked, I was worried that I'd make them too short, but it worked out.
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Sorry, yes. I actually cut my screws to make them fit, had a tool that worked, I was worried that I'd make them too short, but it worked out.


Cheers. Seems like that's the standard for these monitors then. I'm just gonna stick with my 2 washers and hope it hangs on lol. Should be fine i think.
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Alright, the pixel on my monitor is indeed a dead sub pixel. The blue and green components of it work fine, and it turns off on black images. I guess that's not too bad.

I also managed to completely fix my backlight bleed via some cardboard and duct tape. This now looks better than the Viewsonics I had.

The only thing left is that weird slightly off color line, but it's only visible on flat color backgrounds if I look for it. A non issue during anything except browsing certain sites


Well all in all after I fixed the blb it became much better, though with that random off-color-ish line it's still a lot worse than most peoples' I guess. it's serviceable. I just hope it doesn't break apart on me or something.
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Alright, the pixel on my monitor is indeed a dead sub pixel. The blue and green components of it work fine, and it turns off on black images. I guess that's not too bad.

I also managed to completely fix my backlight bleed via some cardboard and duct tape. This now looks better than the Viewsonics I had.

The only thing left is that weird slightly off color line, but it's only visible on flat color backgrounds if I look for it. A non issue during anything except browsing certain sites


Well all in all after I fixed the blb it became much better, though with that random off-color-ish line it's still a lot worse than most peoples' I guess. it's serviceable. I just hope it doesn't break apart on me or something.

cardboard along the inside of the metal bezel held in with duct tape?
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The duct tape was just used to keep multiple strips of cardboard together. The cardboard is mostly held in by the pressure from the frame.
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