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so this is the monitor i have. I gave a shot at overclocking it last night I started at 85hz and did the UFO test and it claimed it was valid. So my question is do i push it further? Is there another test I should be running? I'd appreciate some input from some experienced monitor overclockers.
post #2 of 19
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So just to button this thread up, after doing more reading and searching i found my answer. When the UFO test says valid all that is saying is that I'm actually getting the specified refresh rate, in my case 85hz. I tried pushing it further, no go. I then did the frame skipping test and it passed, it was easy enough to do, follow the directions on the UFO test website and good to go. All i can say is wow, I'm amazed the difference only 25hz overclock gives. Hopefully this helps anyone with a similar question.
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So just to button this thread up, after doing more reading and searching i found my answer. When the UFO test says valid all that is saying is that I'm actually getting the specified refresh rate, in my case 85hz. I tried pushing it further, no go. I then did the frame skipping test and it passed, it was easy enough to do, follow the directions on the UFO test website and good to go. All i can say is wow, I'm amazed the difference only 25hz overclock gives. Hopefully this helps anyone with a similar question.


Great info! I started a thread asking questions to go to either 4k or 1440p since I've got a 1080p monitor from 2011... http://www.overclock.net/t/1610777/from-1080p-to-4k-worth-it-now-to-1440p/50#post_25505298
I'll be picking up this monitor soon. I've read that most people can get 85Hz and almost everyone can easily get 75Hz. I've really enjoyed 75Hz on my 1080p monitor so I'll really enjoy the change with this new higher res monitor, bigger, and possible more Hz...

How's the backlight bleed? That's really my only concern at this point.
post #4 of 19
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Great info! I started a thread asking questions to go to either 4k or 1440p since I've got a 1080p monitor from 2011... http://www.overclock.net/t/1610777/from-1080p-to-4k-worth-it-now-to-1440p/50#post_25505298
I'll be picking up this monitor soon. I've read that most people can get 85Hz and almost everyone can easily get 75Hz. I've really enjoyed 75Hz on my 1080p monitor so I'll really enjoy the change with this new higher res monitor, bigger, and possible more Hz...

How's the backlight bleed? That's really my only concern at this point.

On my monitor it has a slight backlight bleed, but its not very noticeable, not enough to makenme rma. Overall its great monitor especially with the overclock
post #5 of 19
Good to know! I'm really excited. My GTX970 will be brought to its knees with the 1440p monitor. I've been looking at a GTX1060 but I don't think I can afford it at this time. It'd be nice though...50w drop in power consumption but an additional 20% boost in performance...lol
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Good to know! I'm really excited. My GTX970 will be brought to its knees with the 1440p monitor. I've been looking at a GTX1060 but I don't think I can afford it at this time. It'd be nice though...50w drop in power consumption but an additional 20% boost in performance...lol

gpu's at that price point are very impressive, and the 1440p will definitely push your gpu, but you should be happy with the experience!
post #7 of 19
I get my monitor either today or tomorrow hopefully. I've got newegg premier and I ordered it over the weekend so I'm hoping to get a shipping update soon.

I've been running games at 1440p with DSR enabled in NVCP. Believe it or not, it's actually not bad with the GTX970. FC4 is a stretch but I'm hoping there's some issues with upscaling with DSR and I'll get a performance boost when I'm not running with it. I've seen alot of people able to OC the monitor to 80-85Hz. I'm also hoping I can get at least 75Hz back out of it...my 1080p monitor does 75Hz and its quite nice over 60Hz....

I'm looking forward to having the additional screen real estate...I've got another grad school test this coming weekend so the extra availability to have multiple windows open at the same time is great!
post #8 of 19
Monitor is beautiful!

First thing I did was OC to 80Hz but something got messed up with FC4 and everything got SUPER blurry. It could be a driver issue but backed it off to 79Hz and there wasn't any issues. No biggie. My GTX970 is stressed a bunch to get anywhere near 79fps...



Few things I notice right away... there's grey out in the bottom left but I noticed its basically due to view angles, if I tilt the monitor a little more it really goes away... maybe just a panel issue? I haven't touched any monitor settings but I noticed right away how much brighter it is. I'm going from 250cd/m2 to 350... so that'll be a big jump.

Wow...what a difference web browsing and just basic space on the screen. High res is awesome! I can't imagine how tiny things would be at 4k... 1440p is plenty at 25"...lol
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

Monitor is beautiful!

First thing I did was OC to 80Hz but something got messed up with FC4 and everything got SUPER blurry. It could be a driver issue but backed it off to 79Hz and there wasn't any issues. No biggie. My GTX970 is stressed a bunch to get anywhere near 79fps...



Few things I notice right away... there's grey out in the bottom left but I noticed its basically due to view angles, if I tilt the monitor a little more it really goes away... maybe just a panel issue? I haven't touched any monitor settings but I noticed right away how much brighter it is. I'm going from 250cd/m2 to 350... so that'll be a big jump.

Wow...what a difference web browsing and just basic space on the screen. High res is awesome! I can't imagine how tiny things would be at 4k... 1440p is plenty at 25"...lol

Awesome! Glad to hear your happy with it. I think for the money spent its an incredible monitor! My mind was blown with the jump from 1080p. ENJOY!!! biggrin.gif
post #10 of 19
I just noticed Newegg has a 10% promo for this monitor... I got on chat and they're sending me a $25 newegg gift card to honor the promo code! YEA! Can't beat that! Incredible deal!
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