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-- Which Geforce driver are you currently using? There was a driver that halved framerate to 60fps for everything.
Is there any driver compatibility list for lightboost?
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Is there any driver compatibility list for lightboost?
Nearly all of them work fine. (And it's more driver-independent with Strobelight).

That said, some drivers have had weird quirks.
post #1243 of 2929
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Sometimes it is a human vision limitation to not see the CRT style zero motion blur effect (or LightBoost effect). e.g. Most people see motion blur elimination via flicker (one strobe per refresh), but it's possible that you don't. Vision varies from person to person. Are you tracking your eyes on the moving objects while the object is moving? You need sufficiently fast (framerate=Hz) motion, such as half-a-screen-per-second, to clearly see the effect. If you can't smoothly track your eyes that fast, it can be hard to see.

But first, let exclude other possibilities:

-- Which Geforce driver are you currently using? There was a driver that halved framerate to 60fps for everything.
-- Also, make sure you disable the "Enable Stereoscopic 3D" checkbox, since sometimes that interferes with LightBoost 2D.

I can track motion pretty fast, at least one screen per second. According to fraps, TF2 is running at a consistent 120 FPS . I'm using 320.49. Enable 3D is off. Maybe I thought light-boost was over hyped and had my expectations too high. I personally don't think it was worth it for me to switch from red to green and buy a new monitor. Even when scrolling through text in the browser, i can still see motion blur. i imagined it being actually no motion blur.

Edit: WHOAAA! I did something crazy and it made everything better. I uninstalled Nvidia drivers, took out my 760 and put in my 7950's, and then installed AMD drivers. While installing the AMD drivers, the screen flashed a few times, and i was logged out of my account randomly. I logged back in and the AMD drivers weren't installed, but the color of my display looked way better(like it did with lightboost off) and lightboost was on! I can definitely see the improvement of lightboost now. What just happened? Whatever did happen, im super happy with it. The colors look great!

Edit 2: Okay so I installed AMD drivers again, and the colors went back to bad...
Edited by hammadj - 7/4/13 at 12:36pm
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Edit: WHOAAA! I did something crazy and it made everything better. I uninstalled Nvidia drivers, took out my 760 and put in my 7950's, and then installed AMD drivers. While installing the AMD drivers, the screen flashed a few times, and i was logged out of my account randomly. I logged back in and the AMD drivers weren't installed, but the color of my display looked way better(like it did with lightboost off) and lightboost was on! I can definitely see the improvement of lightboost now. What just happened? Whatever did happen, im super happy with it. The colors look great!
Whoa. An unusual situation. I need to understand this better, so that I can add entries to my LightBoost FAQ if there's a clear/easy fix for your situation. This is very confusing behaviour for LightBoost. It's wholly possible earlier, that 3D Mode is being enabled without LightBoost successfully being enabled.

1. Is your monitor now in 3D mode?
2. You see the LightBoost motion blur elimination effect now?
2. You say your LightBoost colors are good looking? (That's more common with VG278H's and XL2720T's than with VG248QE's).

To help explain things better, LightBoost is a two-step activation process:
(A) LightBoost is an nVidia-specific lock built into your computer monitor. 3D Vision drivers (or ToastyX Strobelight) is needed to "unlock" the LightBoost feature. Once it is unlocked, it can easily be turned on/off. You do not need to unlock again until you unplug your monitor. (DONE)
(B) You need Custom Resolutions with a Vertical Total of 1149. (Added either by nVidia Control Panel Custom Resolution, ToastyX CRU.exe, or automatically installed as a "120Hz strobed" in ToasyX Strobelight Setup). You need to re-install these custom strobed modes everytime you upgrade your graphics drivers. Did you do this? (NOT DONE?)

The easiest way is via ToastyX Strobelight. To do (B) you simply run strobelight-setup.exe again, everytime you reinstall your graphics drivers.
That's why both executables are needed, ToastyX strobelight-setup.exe does (B) and ToastyX strobelight.exe does (A).
ToastyX mentioned he is considering merging both executables to make this process easier, possibly with an automatic detection whenever strobed modes are now missing (e.g. due to graphics drivers reintsalled)
Edited by mdrejhon - 7/4/13 at 1:08pm
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Nearly all of them work fine. (And it's more driver-independent with Strobelight).

That said, some drivers have had weird quirks.
Doesn't the color quality vary between drivers?

Also, is there any hotkey to change color profiles, or a program with a hotkey like that? That would be really useful with strobe light.
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Originally Posted by mdrejhon View Post

Whoa. An unusual situation. I need to understand this better, so that I can add entries to my LightBoost FAQ if there's a clear/easy fix for your situation. This is very confusing behaviour for LightBoost. It's wholly possible earlier, that 3D Mode is being enabled without LightBoost successfully being enabled.

1. Is your monitor now in 3D mode?
2. You see the LightBoost motion blur elimination effect now?
2. You say your LightBoost colors are good looking? (That's more common with VG278H's and XL2720T's than with VG248QE's).

To help explain things better, LightBoost is a two-step activation process:
(A) LightBoost is an nVidia-specific lock built into your computer monitor. 3D Vision drivers (or ToastyX Strobelight) is needed to "unlock" the LightBoost feature. Once it is unlocked, it can easily be turned on/off. You do not need to unlock again until you unplug your monitor. (DONE)
(B) You need Custom Resolutions with a Vertical Total of 1149. (Added either by nVidia Control Panel Custom Resolution, ToastyX CRU.exe, or automatically installed as a "120Hz strobed" in ToasyX Strobelight Setup). You need to re-install these custom strobed modes everytime you upgrade your graphics drivers. Did you do this? (NOT DONE?)

The easiest way is via ToastyX Strobelight. To do (B) you simply run strobelight-setup.exe again, everytime you reinstall your graphics drivers.
That's why both executables are needed, ToastyX strobelight-setup.exe does (B) and ToastyX strobelight.exe does (A).
ToastyX mentioned he is considering merging both executables to make this process easier, possibly with an automatic detection whenever strobed modes are now missing (e.g. due to graphics drivers reintsalled)

Yes, its in 3d mode. Yes, I can see Lightboost in effect, yes, the lightboost colors are alot better than they were with nvidia drivers. But as soon as I installed AMD drivers, they went back to bad. I did install the custom resolution via the one click utility (strobelight-setup.exe)
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Yes, its in 3d mode. Yes, I can see Lightboost in effect, yes, the lightboost colors are alot better than they were with nvidia drivers. But as soon as I installed AMD drivers, they went back to bad. I did install the custom resolution via the one click utility (strobelight-setup.exe)
Can you tell me which version of drivers that the LightBoost colors looked good with?

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Doesn't the color quality vary between drivers?
They occasionally do. Not often. 320.18 is the first such driver that LightBoost colors were observed to vary between drivers (better on XL2720T, worse on VG248QE). But there's no official list.
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Also, is there any hotkey to change color profiles, or a program with a hotkey like that? That would be really useful with strobe light.
cpkeeper is one utility, I believe. You might also want to contact ToastyX to request the feature, too
Edited by mdrejhon - 7/4/13 at 7:54pm
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Just got home from work and thought I would give the beta strobelight.exe a go and im having problems. My computer wont show anything on my monitors when windows loads. I installed the latest nvidia drivers before I installed the strobelight hack. What is going on. I can only get into safe startup?
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Just got home from work and thought I would give the beta strobelight.exe a go and im having problems. My computer wont show anything on my monitors when windows loads. I installed the latest nvidia drivers before I installed the strobelight hack. What is going on. I can only get into safe startup?
Did you install both 120Hz strobed and non-strobed modes?
Re-run strobelight-setup.exe and select a different mix of modes -- see if it works this time.
This is often because it's now running a mode that the monitor does not support.
Can you tell me which modes you installed?

Can you also followup with ToastyX in his tech support forum?
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Sorry if that has already been answered but this is a huge thread to search through.

Is it normal to lose all options in the nvidia control panel after setting up the light boost with strobe-light? I just today installed SLI with my 570's if that contributes to this.
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