MSI MAG274QRF QD : how to warm it up for better response time ?

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MSI MAG274QRF QD : how to warm it up for better response time ?

Post by Liberator005 » 01 May 2021, 06:55

Hi,

I bought few days ago an msi mag274qrf qd. It's a praised 27" 1440p 165hz ips panel that advertises very fast response time.
After few days of using it, I have mixed feelings about its performance. It's weird, sometimes it performs very well and the gameplay is very fluid. But other times, it performs much slower and everything seems to get blurrier. I have the response time on fastest, and vrr off.

The last 2 days, I have noticed that it performs much better at the end of a day of constant use. Like if it needed few hours to warm up before delivering its true performance.

Do some of you relate to that with your monitors ? And, what can I do to warm it up as fast and as efficiently as possible so it wouldn't need a day of use before being "ready" ?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: MSI MAG274QRF QD : how to warm it up for better response time ?

Post by axaro1 » 01 May 2021, 07:59

Liberator005 wrote:
01 May 2021, 06:55
Hi,

I bought few days ago an msi mag274qrf qd. It's a praised 27" 1440p 165hz ips panel that advertises very fast response time.
After few days of using it, I have mixed feelings about its performance. It's weird, sometimes it performs very well and the gameplay is very fluid. But other times, it performs much slower and everything seems to get blurrier. I have the response time on fastest, and vrr off.

The last 2 days, I have noticed that it performs much better at the end of a day of constant use. Like if it needed few hours to warm up before delivering its true performance.

Do some of you relate to that with your monitors ? And, what can I do to warm it up as fast and as efficiently as possible so it wouldn't need a day of use before being "ready" ?

Thanks in advance,
Almost every single monitor I tried(except my 10yo LPS) has some sort of air intakes to prevent overheating, my best guess would be to use something thick like electrical tape to close the intake holes and use the heat produced by the pcb to create some sort of heath chamber.

Heat will still be dissipated, mainly thru the panel, but to a lower degree.

It is true that high temperatures can improve response times but is it really worth it? You may risk damaging the pcb.
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Re: MSI MAG274QRF QD : how to warm it up for better response time ?

Post by Liberator005 » 01 May 2021, 09:31

Yeah, seems a bit risky. I can maybe try to cover the intake holes with something less thick. Still searching for other ways. For now, all i do is run at max brightness always. Improving response times is actually very important for my enjoyment as i mostly game competitive on this monitor.

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Re: MSI MAG274QRF QD : how to warm it up for better response time ?

Post by Chief Blur Buster » 03 May 2021, 17:03

LCDs are indeed temperature sensitive. But do not cover the vent holes!

If you want the lowest lag of fastest response time -- just simply run the monitor continuously to keep it warm.

For response-time critical situations you can simply keep the monitor operating 24/7 (disable sleep / screensaver) or set a computer auto-wake to power up your monitor 3 hours before your computer session (e.g. 6am if you start computing at 9am).

Another technique is you can also use input switching and a streaming stick (with sleep mode disabled) as a monitor warmer if you don't want the electric bill. 5 watt streaming stick versus 300 watt gaming monitor.
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