hleV wrote: ↑
10 Mar 2020, 03:37
Could be skipping frames (test at testufo.com), or just coincidence as latest CSGO update introduced occasional stuttering.
-- I've seen marginal overclocks start to frameskip -- one of my BenQs showed some intermittent frameskipping until I reduced overclock by 5Hz.
-- Or it is the latency familiarty effect. Some people transitioning refresh rates temporarily have score dips until they get used to the new refresh rates. Sudden lag decreases can temporarily worsen scores while one reacclimates, because you're pre-trained to a specific latency. It's very common. This might not be your cause but I include this.
-- Color and gamma can be different, make sure you readjust your gamma to compensate.
-- Other times, the overclock degradations might outweigh the benefits on certain units.
-- Other coincidential cause, like that CS:GO update.
Switch back to 144Hz for some time and see how you perform.
Added note about random frameskippers (monitors that randomly skips refresh cycles sometimes during overclocking):
I've seen TestUFO frameskipping disappear after switching refresh rates back and fourth, when pushing the limits of some BenQ ZOWIEs. I call these "random frameskippers" -- they're perfect sometimes but stuttery other times -- the frameskipping/stable state may change every mode change (switching between 144Hz and the overclocked Hz).
If your unit is one of those "random frameskippers" (they exist), first in CS:GO be a spectator or join a casual game just to create some screen panning to check for stutters -- once things look good, join your real games. That way, if you see stuttering early on, try switching between desktop and then back to the game (make sure you're using the OORbuster or an automatic resetter utility), to force a reinitialization of the overclocked mode. Sometimes a reinitialization fixes things. Once things look smooth again, finish(exit) your casual game and join your important games without exiting CS:GO. Once a random frameskipper stabilizes, it usually stays stable until the next mode switch (e.g. switching or exiting to Windows desktop).
If you want a permanent fix to random frame skippers -- these random frameskippers is sometimes fixed by backing down the Hz some more, or slightly increasing the vertical total by a few pixels and making sure the porches are sufficiently big enough margin (a tiny VBI sometimes means not enough time for monitor to get ready to begin new refresh cycle; increasing likelihood of skippage).