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There is a theory by some, that the Z35 and the XR3501 use the same panel. So in theory, the XR3501 can also OC to 200Hz (if true).
Let's say it is the same panel. How could one attempt to OC the BenQ XR3501?

I guess it would be the same way people overclock their Korean monitors. They just make a custom resolution, right? The Z35 and XR3501 definitely do use the same panel. But then again, the panels used in said Korean monitors are the same as the panels found in Dell Ultrasharps and other non-overclockable monitors.
 
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I guess it would be the same way people overclock their Korean monitors. They just make a custom resolution, right? The Z35 and XR3501 definitely do use the same panel. But then again, the panels used in said Korean monitors are the same as the panels found in Dell Ultrasharps and other non-overclockable monitors.

I guess my next question would be, how to I create a custom resolution? Is there a link to a guide?
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Its not a theory, they all use M350DVR01.0, just like M270DAN02.3 is the only 144hz 1440p IPS panel at the moment.
The overclocks on these monitors are somehow bound to the G-sync module so it probably won't work on the BenQ and FreeSync Acer .
You can try to create a custom resolution with reduced timings if necessary to keep the pixel clock down and see if you can get any higher than 144hz - how to do this should be described in one of the countless overclocking threads.

If it is linked to the GSYNC module, that means the monitor will run 144Hz static and 200Hz dynamic in theory.
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I guess my next question would be, how to I create a custom resolution? Is there a link to a guide?

There's this:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1493866/guide-overclocking-your-monitor

I do it through NVIDIA Control Panel, I'm not sure if CCC has the same option.
 
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Well I checked the sweclockers review and the PG279Q definitely has a full g-sync range of 30-165hz, so maybe it is possible the Z35 will be able to do the full 30-200hz range.
Just create a custom resolution in nvidia control panel, try 150hz or 160hz, probably won't work, then reduce sync width and front porch and total pixels values and try again and again, its pure trial&error.
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Well I checked the sweclockers review and the PG279Q definitely has a full g-sync range of 30-165hz, so maybe it is possible the Z35 will be able to do the full 30-200hz range.
Just create a custom resolution in nvidia control panel, try 150hz or 160hz, probably won't work, then reduce sync width and front porch and total pixels values and try again and again, its pure trial&error.

Thanks both of you for your info so far.

It seems anything past 146hz is frame skipping pretty badly. I tried reducing the width and porch, and tried "reduced LCD timings". I wonder if the AMD pixel patch would help? I am also using a mini DP cable. I have a much larger thicker DP cable which could help.
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Thanks both of you for your info so far.

It seems anything past 146hz is frame skipping pretty badly. I tried reducing the width and porch, and tried "reduced LCD timings". I wonder if the AMD pixel patch would help? I am also using a mini DP cable. I have a much larger thicker DP cable which could help.

Hmm to bad sounds like it's not going to work. (~145hz is also the max specified refresh in the M35 datasheet)
The pixel clock patcher is mostly needed for older monitors with single link DVI and HDMI 1.4 cables that are artificialy locked to 165mhz pixel clock.
Guess another cable wouldn't help too, a timing with reduced total pixels should not take more bandwidth than 144hz with default timings.
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Hmm to bad sounds like it's not going to work. (~145hz is also the max specified refresh in the M35 datasheet)
The pixel clock patcher is mostly needed for older monitors with single link DVI and HDMI 1.4 cables that are artificialy locked to 165mhz pixel clock.
Guess another cable wouldn't help too, a timing with reduced total pixels should not take more bandwidth than 144hz with default timings.

I guess the Gsync module might be the cause of the 200hz overclock. If true, the 200hz won't be static. We will have to wait and see. wink.gif
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I've had 3 XR3501's now and they all have 1 dead pixel. Totally black. I guess there is no fix for a "dead" pixel.
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I've had 3 XR3501's now and they all have 1 dead pixel. Totally black. I guess there is no fix for a "dead" pixel.

Hah, that actually sounds like better QC than the high refresh rate gaming IPS and TN panels, where multiple dead pixels are common. You have only one on each.
 
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Hah, that actually sounds like better QC than the high refresh rate gaming IPS and TN panels, where multiple dead pixels are common. You have only one on each.

Is this so?
I did not know this. I still expected better for £700 but....I don't know.
I assume pressing it won't help?
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EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
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BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
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Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
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Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
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Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
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