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post #1021 of 2929
Im gonna be getting BenQ XL2420T in the next 2 days and I was thinking of doing this I just wanted to ask

Have any of you done the lightboost on the BenQ XL2420T?

Are there any serious problems that can come up when doing the hack?

Can it damage the monitor or graphics card?

Thanks wheee.gif
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Quick question... I understand that I can use a NVidia card to trick the my ASUS VG248QE to enable lightboost. I can get my hands on a very old NVidia card, but it's from my parents older computer so I can't keep it in case my monitor is unplugged or looses power (power outage). Has there been anyone able to work towards a ATI work around other than this quick fix? If so what is the process of this? Also is it advised to just swap my ATI with my NVidia card and enable lightboost then swap back or can I have both cards in my motherboard at the same time and just swap plugs for the DVI cable? Thanks
post #1023 of 2929
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Originally Posted by Aussiejuggalo View Post

Im gonna be getting BenQ XL2420T in the next 2 days and I was thinking of doing this I just wanted to ask

Have any of you done the lightboost on the BenQ XL2420T?

Are there any serious problems that can come up when doing the hack?

Can it damage the monitor or graphics card?

Thanks wheee.gif

It's not as good as the XL2411T or the VG248QE for lightboost and it doesn't benefit as much. It may have better colours than those two monitors but we don't really know if there's a significant difference.

It doesn't damage the monitor or the graphics card and there are no serious problems.
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It's not as good as the XL2411T or the VG248QE for lightboost and it doesn't benefit as much. It may have better colours than those two monitors but we don't really know if there's a significant difference.

It doesn't damage the monitor or the graphics card and there are no serious problems.

In Aus we dont have the XL2411T yet, dunno when were getting it either frown.gif, how do you mean doesnt benefit much? is it already fast enough or something?

No damage... sounds good to me biggrin.gif
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Yep, I'm not sure exactly but multiple people with the XL2420 have reported that there isn't much difference before and after enabling lightboost.

Either lightboost on it isn't that great, or it is pretty fast already and lightboost doesn't make much difference.

(I know that the final lightboost result isn't as good as the VG24QE/XL2411T though)
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Yep, I'm not sure exactly but multiple people with the XL2420 have reported that there isn't much difference before and after enabling lightboost.

Either lightboost on it isn't that great, or it is pretty fast already and lightboost doesn't make much difference.

(I know that the final lightboost result isn't as good as the VG24QE/XL2411T though)

Hmm this is very interesting I've been torn between the VG24QE and XL2420T for the last week and im still not 100% sure frown.gif gonna order one this week tho

So tempted to just go an old CRT and be done with it thumb.gif seeing thats really the lag input im after or should i say lack there of tongue.gif
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Hmm this is very interesting I've been torn between the VG24QE and XL2420T for the last week and im still not 100% sure frown.gif gonna order one this week tho

So tempted to just go an old CRT and be done with it thumb.gif seeing thats really the lag input im after or should i say lack there of tongue.gif

If you can get the VG248QE I see no reason to get the XL2420T. The asus is newer, and has a faster screen that is better at lightboost and closer to CRTs. No question unless you want the 3D vision pack (its included standard with the XL2420)
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If you can get the VG248QE I see no reason to get the XL2420T. The asus is newer, and has a faster screen that is better at lightboost and closer to CRTs. No question unless you want the 3D vision pack (its included standard with the XL2420)

I can get both lol the Asus is just $100 more but thats not a problem really as for 3D... well I cant see it anyway lachen.gif so thats no problem at all tongue.gif

How badly washed out are the colours with lightboost on the Asus? I've gone a bit colour nutty since getting IPS monitors tongue.gif

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Hmm if you're using IPS regularly it will probably be a shock at first.

You can fix the issues (or at least make it somewhat better) by messing about with nvidia control panel gamma settings or calibration profiles. If you use the Asus exclusively for a few days you will soon forget about the colour problems though.

For me, I was using IPS when I switched to lightboost. The colour difference was horrible and it always annoyed me. Then I bought one of the Korean overclockable PLS monitors (QNIX), and the colours were amazing. But it is only after experiencing lightboost that you realise how horrible the blurriness on normal IPS is. I couldn't stand the blurry QNIX, so I went back to lightboost and now I fully and truly appreciate the amazing clarity and awesomeness of this monitor, and truly couldn't care less about colours.

You just have to know for yourself what you truly value, with me its motion clarity over colour improvements. I don't mind the washed out colours at all (especially when gaming you don't notice washed out colours. The only thing you notice is that you can't see as well if your game has really dark dark scenes)
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I agree 100% with hamzatm, I have the vg248qe and the Qnix; while the Qnix looks stunning at 1440p and with beautiful colors. There is no way I can go back to gaming in such a blurry mess. So I use the Asus for gaming and the Qnix for everything else. Also I had the Benq 2420 which I sold to get the Asus and I recommend the Asus over the Benq, better motion clarity (the benq suffers from a halo effect, check youtube for some vids on it) and once calibrated the Asus has equal if not better colors.
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