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Going on two weeks now with my X34:

- No issues with G-Sync
- 100hz runs flawlessly on 980 Ti's
- No scanline issue
- No WFS LED issue (brightness at 35)
- No dead pixels
- Minimal BLB top left of screen, not noticeable at my brightness settings

Not going to jump the gun and return mine as I do not see a reason to.

I don't see Acer doing recalls because there is a "deeper underlying issue" but rather because this hits at the distributor level where with such a low amount of stock in circulation it's far easier to separate out batches that are possibly affected and minimize further issues if they just do a recall of the limited supply that's out in the wild now...even if a lot of people will never be affected with any issues with their X34.

Just because it requires them opening up an affected monitor (hence the recall) shouldn't mean it's anything drastic, because realistically, it can be a 5-10 second thing to fix the LED issue at their repair center but it's not something that they can reasonably have customers doing themselves and voiding warranty and such...that could get pretty messy.

All in all, very happy with my X34 and if anything changes i'll post here...but as of now, nothing but a smooth and flawless experience for me so far and i'll be enjoying Fallout 4 on it in just a couple days. smile.gif

Yep,pretty much my experience as well. Haven't noticed anything that would convince me to send it back.. I'm very happy with mine.
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post #5222 of 6126
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One way to test this out would be force KBoost On or flash the GPU to a custom bios that can keep the gpu clocks constantly high without the GPUboost stuff. And see if scanlines go away. I think precision X16 or AB allows you to increase pixel clock independently of the gpu clock or something like that. I read that on a post by someone who was trying to hit 100Hz on his X34 that would not go above 95Hz.

ALL speculation folks. Don't take my word for it. It's just a hypothesis. Maybe someone can test my hypotheis with Kboost or custom bios here. But don't get too hopeful either. (okay, maybe a little if the testing works)

EDIT: if you haven't played with custom bios yet be careful to do your research before proceeding. Do not do it lightly

Just to chime in, I've been running my 980 ti's on water on a custom bios since day 1 ish. Locked to 1480 on the core.

Your hypothesis still makes perfect sense... Like you said, fingers crossed!
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post #5223 of 6126
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Yep,pretty much my experience as well. Haven't noticed anything that would convince me to send it back.. I'm very happy with mine.

Likewise. Few issues, but nothing game breaking. I figure if Acer ever gets a fix for the scanlines, I'll send them my unit. My blb is debatable, but eh, this thing is gorgeous.

Whoops, double post. Quoted myself.
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post #5224 of 6126
Excellent points. I just wish ACER would have confirmed that logic. Instead it was "we're recalling everything, you should contact your local service center". End transmission. They didn't tell us the ramifications, if any, of not repairing it either. Granted, it's still early.

So yeah, it was a lot of money for the monitor and with only a few days left in my return window, it was a sucky call to have to make. Not Acer's fault, but the idea of shipping it turned me off too. My box already looked like someone took a hammer to it when it arrived from Newegg, so I wouldn't want to expose the monitor to yet another round of beatings. If there was damage, I'd outside my return window with Newegg and have to deal with Fed-Ex directly. What a headache.

I'm still impressed with ACER on how they handled it all so quickly, though and thier communication with the community.
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Excellent points. I just wish ACER would have confirmed that logic. Instead it was "we're recalling everything, you should contact your local service center". End transmission. They didn't tell us the ramifications, if any, of not repairing it either. Granted, it's still early.

So yeah, it was a lot of money for the monitor and with only a few days left in my return window, it was a sucky call to have to make. Not Acer's fault, but the idea of shipping it turned me off too. My box already looked like someone took a hammer to it when it arrived from Newegg, so I wouldn't want to expose the monitor to yet another round of beatings. If there was damage, I'd outside my return window with Newegg and have to deal with Fed-Ex directly. What a headache.

I'm still impressed with ACER on how they handled it all so quickly, though and thier communication with the community.

Good thing is these monitors have a 3-year warranty...if it's a thing where eventually ALL X34s will be affected then i'm pretty sure they'd make the recall mandatory, but it's definitely still early to assume that.

Even if that were the case, plenty of time to send it back to Acer regardless of whatever retailer you bought it from, cause if it's a manufacturing defect you're covered for all 3 of those years and Acer has to fix it (and heck, you can do a cheapo SquareTrade warranty or if you have AmEx or another credit card, there's options to extend that warranty by tacking on another year or two).

I'm sticking to my humble opinion that the situation is overblown, and that Acer is doing the right thing with the recall since there's such low stock that it's easier on them to nip it in the bud right now...and that there's a lot of us that have had ZERO issues and will likely never have any for as long as we own the X34. Probably easier to recall en masse than pick and choose batches when there's low stock out there in the wild. smile.gif
post #5226 of 6126
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Yea i just got back from microcenter to exchange a sound card. Returning it is not what i want, i dont want to be without it for a month or 2. I bought this specifically for fallout 4 and isnt this perfect timing. Acer can suck it, ill send it back when I'm ready and they will fix it then. If its a true recall they cannot turn you away in a few months. There are many people who have this issue, have no idea there is a recall and will not even investigate for months down the line when it becomes annoying. At that time they legally cannot deny you a fix with the same standards as everyone before you including free shipping both ways.

Im holding on to this for awhile, and when i decide to take a break from intense gaming come first of the year i will have them fix it or demand a refund. Be stern, confident, persistent and polite and you will always get what you want.

Unless SONY bricks your ps4 with a PSN update....no matter what you do, they tell you to stick it, pound salt & pay us $$$
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I am going to keep it and swap it when the new one comes in that is fixed. But it all depends on if we have a timeline on the recall on it. I do not know if it will use my Micro Center warranty ( I doubt it ). I dont have as many issues as others. Like a few posters above, I run a 980ti and have had minimal issues and light bleed. I do not have an issue keeping the monitor for 3 - 6 months and swapping for a good batch.
post #5228 of 6126
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Originally Posted by DNAJAY View Post

Excellent points. I just wish ACER would have confirmed that logic. Instead it was "we're recalling everything, you should contact your local service center". End transmission. They didn't tell us the ramifications, if any, of not repairing it either. Granted, it's still early.

So yeah, it was a lot of money for the monitor and with only a few days left in my return window, it was a sucky call to have to make. Not Acer's fault, but the idea of shipping it turned me off too. My box already looked like someone took a hammer to it when it arrived from Newegg, so I wouldn't want to expose the monitor to yet another round of beatings. If there was damage, I'd outside my return window with Newegg and have to deal with Fed-Ex directly. What a headache.

I'm still impressed with ACER on how they handled it all so quickly, though and thier communication with the community.

What do you mean quickly, it took them 1 month to recall the monitor, also they announced it on a forum, not even contacting the people with the monitor. It should not have these issues in the first place, we cannot now say "they handled it quickly" it should have been handled months ago, they are not even fixing all the issues as well
post #5229 of 6126
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What do you mean quickly, it took them 1 month to recall the monitor, also they announced it on a forum, not even contacting the people with the monitor. It should not have these issues in the first place, we cannot now say "they handled it quickly" it should have been handled months ago, they are not even fixing all the issues as well


Also a fair point, you're right. This is the 2nd recall, and it didn't take long for the community to start reporting the WFS "issue". Does make you wonder how thoroughly the monitor was QC'ed to begin with though. All I wanted as ACER to say it won't affect the lifespan of the monitor and I would have kept it, but that wasn't addressed even though many of us specially asked on several occasions. Again, it's still early and they might not know the answer yet.

Not that it's acceptable, but that's the risk us early adopters take with new tech. Of course that's industry-wide, not just ACER.


I was debating between the 27" 1440p 144hz, and the X34 early on. Never had a 144hz monitor, not to hijack the tread, but has anyone had 144hz, then went to the X34? Was it worth the loss in hz for the extra screen size?
post #5230 of 6126
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Originally Posted by DNAJAY View Post

Also a fair point, you're right. This is the 2nd recall, and it didn't take long for the community to start reporting the WFS "issue". Does make you wonder how thoroughly the monitor was QC'ed to begin with though. All I wanted as ACER to say it won't affect the lifespan of the monitor and I would have kept it, but that wasn't addressed even though many of us specially asked on several occasions. Again, it's still early and they might not know the answer yet.

Not that it's acceptable, but that's the risk us early adopters take with new tech. Of course that's industry-wide, not just ACER.


I was debating between the 27" 1440p 144hz, and the X34 early on. Never had a 144hz monitor, not to hijack the tread, but has anyone had 144hz, then went to the X34? Was it worth the loss in hz for the extra screen size?

I still have my Acer XB270HU (flawless, no issues) as a secondary monitor, and I doubt i'll ever use it for anything other than the occasional CS:GO or Overwatch when it's released (144hz is killer for FPS games).

That said, If I could only choose one it'd be the X34...44hz is a not nearly as noticeable as the jump from 60hz to 100hz, unless you're a competitive FPS gamer. Nothing beats the immersion/screen real estate of an Ultrawide, and the extra resolution is totally worth it over a 2560x1440P + 144hz monitor. I would never go back and in fact, if I may outright sell my XB270HU now since I haven't even touched in in a couple weeks since I got my X34.
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