Alienware AW2518HF Freesync blue-tinted ghosting at 240hz

Everything about displays and monitors. 120Hz, 144Hz, 240Hz, 4K, 1440p, input lag, display shopping, monitor purchase decisions, compare, versus, debate, and more. Questions? Just ask!
LordsnLadies
Posts: 8
Joined: 30 Nov 2018, 10:35

Re: Alienware AW2518HF Freesync blue-tinted ghosting at 240h

Post by LordsnLadies » 01 Feb 2019, 14:01

So I figured out the issue behind the intensified ghosting past 200Hz, it occurs when freesync is disabled. With nvidia allowing freesync support at the driver level i was able to force gsync compatibility on and saw that its now uniform across all refresh rates in terms of ghosting.

Notty_PT
Posts: 481
Joined: 09 Aug 2017, 02:50

Re: Alienware AW2518HF Freesync blue-tinted ghosting at 240h

Post by Notty_PT » 02 Feb 2019, 18:17

pox02 wrote:So weird i never had any motion blur on this monitor only white lines when i go super fast overdrive its amazing monitor i tell you that did you try contect dell for firmware update ? Could be you using old firmware that cause all the issues
This is why I told you the Asus XG248q runs circles around my AW2518hf because I have not only this problem but also awful overshoot on bright colours! Seems it drpends on each sample

andrelip
Posts: 38
Joined: 21 Mar 2014, 17:50

Re: Alienware AW2518HF Freesync blue-tinted ghosting at 240h

Post by andrelip » 07 Feb 2019, 10:22

Own this monitor.
You have 2 options:

1) Enable g-sync or freesync.

2) Create a 240hz LCD-REDUCED base resolution using CRU. It eliminates all the problems but some people reported that it introduces frameskip. I've tested here with Galaxy S9+ super slow motion (960fps I guess) and got none.

I believe the first also reduced the input lag. It's crazy but it also happened with Battle(non)sense test.

Sorry for the poor quality... I had to hold the cam with one hand and do the things with the other:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmtJgvmd21M

davidoo
Posts: 10
Joined: 15 May 2018, 11:40

Re: Alienware AW2518HF Freesync blue-tinted ghosting at 240h

Post by davidoo » 13 Nov 2019, 17:10

andrelip wrote:Own this monitor.
You have 2 options:

1) Enable g-sync or freesync.

2) Create a 240hz LCD-REDUCED base resolution using CRU. It eliminates all the problems but some people reported that it introduces frameskip. I've tested here with Galaxy S9+ super slow motion (960fps I guess) and got none.

I believe the first also reduced the input lag. It's crazy but it also happened with Battle(non)sense test.

Sorry for the poor quality... I had to hold the cam with one hand and do the things with the other:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmtJgvmd21M

Regarding solution 2)

How are the timings and such supposed to look inside CRU? If you can take a screenshot, or something. I would be very grateful!

EDIT: CRU -> LCD reduced -> 239.760 - > reboot. In case anyone else needs it.
Last edited by davidoo on 15 Nov 2019, 13:50, edited 1 time in total.

<blank>
Posts: 9
Joined: 01 Feb 2019, 12:30

Re: Alienware AW2518HF Freesync blue-tinted ghosting at 240h

Post by <blank> » 14 Nov 2019, 02:32

Idk my panel looks flawless. I knew there was going to be blur issues cause pixels cant possibly refresh fast enough on fast swipes. I went for this monitor to get low input lag and pixel response time. I dont play competitive fps games so thats completely non issue to me.

Post Reply