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Finally got my VG248 to activate 3D after a long grueling fight with my MSI 1761 laptop and the 570m. At first the 3d option was never appearing in the control panel at all, and not even an option in the display driver installation package. HDMI to HDMI connection was worthless (ran at only 60 hz and using 120 hz at 800x600 and the monitor said "out of range"....what?). Got 120 hz ONLY at 800x600 with a DVI to HDMI adapter, but still couldn't get the drivers to install the 3d vision component (and apparently this is a LONG standing problem with various laptops that had OEM drivers originally installed).

Finally used a 3d emitter emulator and I guess that, combined with the monitor running at 120 hz *DURING* the Nvidia driver install allowed me to select 3d vision. but it still was GONE from the control panel. More fiddling and I got it to finally show the 3D optioin in control panel, probably a result of me manually "reinstalling" the Nvidia 3d vison drivers from the HDD, the 3d emitter emulator and the monitor at 800x600@120hz.

But clicking enable on the control panel did nothing to the monitor.

Then I decided to add the 1920x1080 resolution manually as shown in an above post, since the drivers were only allowing 60 hz. Then after testing the resolution, the monitor popped up an OSD error message of "improper display mode: please use a dual DVI cable" and to press Menu to exit the popup, but there was still a screen...looked like an 800x600 streteched all the way off screen and looked strange, but the monitor and drivers thought it was still 1920@1080@120hz, and the monitor kicked into 3D mode instantly and the driver 3d test worked.

Hours of work to get that activated. Plugged it into my 7970, set the 120hz custom timing with CRU, and worked instantly after a reboot.
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Great job Falkentyne. I think your the first one to get the 2d lightboost working with an AMD GPU. thumb.gif Hope it never disables on you. Mine will do that from time to time.
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Sorry, I'm not the first. Bunch of people already confirmed it works if you use an Nvidia GPU as monitor initializer then swap it to the Radeon (without unplugging), with the custom timings.

The problem is GETTING it to enable lightboost /3d after either a cold start (monitor unplugged) or on a fresh install without an Nvidia GPU to initialize it into the monitor memory first. That's what no one knows how to do yet....
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Great job Falkentyne. I think your the first one to get the 2d lightboost working with an AMD GPU. thumb.gif Hope it never disables on you. Mine will do that from time to time.
Nope. Fifth or sixth. But yes, one of the first that did the trick using a nVidia laptop (easy to get on loan) -- no tower needed; no nVidia card needed. I know several others have done Radeon LightBoost via the nVidia-to-Radeon hotplug trick. The key is to not unplug the power cable of your monitor once LightBoost is initialized.

You just borrow a friend's nVidia laptop, configure its drivers, follow the LightBoost HOWTO, initialize LightBoost. Then hot plug back to your desktop. Now use ToastyX's CRU.exe to configure the 1920x1080 LightBoost compatible mode on Radeon (with a Vertical Total of 1149, instructions found in comments of my HOWTO). Viola, you now have LightBoost on Radeon. It stays on, for Asus VG248QE's provided you don't unplug your monitor.

Some model-specific quirks. Older BENQ XL2420T's will immediately forget the LightBoost mode once it goes to sleep mode. Fortunately, ASUS VG248QE's will remember LightBoost even after monitor sleep and computer reboots. You can even press the button on VG248QE to turn it off and it's okay, too. Just don't unplug power, and it will continue to keep LightBoost on Radeon. Using a UPS will help keep the LightBoost persistently unlocked through short outagse.
Edited by mdrejhon - 3/11/13 at 9:02am
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finally got LB working properly ...prevous post I said it wasnt that great
I was wrong
its incredible
Thanks Mark
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Vega, I messed around with a little last night. I have reverted back to landscape mode for now mainly because of the HUD issues in BF3 in the heli. It sucks because I can fly it way better in landscape, but the crosshairs are all messed up and make it impossible to hit anybody.

So I'm attempting to enable lightboost. I can get it to go on each monitor, but as soon as I switch to a different primary and apply it it just kicks lightboost onto that monitor and off of the other one. I did get one to stick and a second one to activate one time, but I could not get the third to activate.

What is the proper order to activate stuff so I can get it to stick before I enable surround?
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I just ordered a VG248QE. Thanks to you Vega! Now I'm debating if I should get another 680 4gb to sli my current setup on my x79 board or should I switch to triple 670 4gb (i found a good deal). I'm a bit concerned that Metro: Last Light would not hit 80fps+ with my dual 680 4gb on max settings. Any advice?
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Vega, I messed around with a little last night. I have reverted back to landscape mode for now mainly because of the HUD issues in BF3 in the heli. It sucks because I can fly it way better in landscape, but the crosshairs are all messed up and make it impossible to hit anybody.
Couldn't you just disable the crosshairs in the game, and enable the monitor's built-in crosshairs feature? BENQ XL2411T's and Asus VG248QE's have built-in hardware crosshairs feature.
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So I'm attempting to enable lightboost. I can get it to go on each monitor, but as soon as I switch to a different primary and apply it it just kicks lightboost onto that monitor and off of the other one. I did get one to stick and a second one to activate one time, but I could not get the third to activate.
What is the proper order to activate stuff so I can get it to stick before I enable surround?
You just need to activate LightBoost once each, one-by-one. Don't bother struggling to keep them all enabled at once; that's not important. They just need to be successfully initialized into LightBoost once each; so the monitor has a memory of LightBoost initialization.

Then go ahead and switch to surround mode.
Then use ToastyX's Custom Resolution Utility to re-enable LightBoost on all three monitors at once.
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finally got LB working properly ...prevous post I said it wasnt that great
I was wrong
its incredible
Thanks Mark
Thanks! I wonder how many people thought it wasn't great, because it wasn't enable correctly.
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Couldn't you just disable the crosshairs in the game, and enable the monitor's built-in crosshairs feature?

Unfortunately not because the helicopter pilot has a mobile crosshairs for the rocket pods based on the momentum of the chopper. The crosshair moves all over the screen as you fly.
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Don't bother struggling to keep them all enabled at once; that's not important. They just need to be successfully initialized into LightBoost once each; so the monitor has a memory of LightBoost initialization.

Then go ahead and switch to surround mode.
Then use ToastyX's Custom Resolution Utility to re-enable LightBoost on all three monitors at once.

Thank you. I was unaware of that. I actually got lightboost enabled on all 3 monitors on the desktop in surround mode without Toasty's utility. Before I read this post I actually mirrored the third display and was able to get all 3 in lightboost at once and then enable surround. It did not hold, but I just launched the test application which kicked them into lightboost mode and they stayed. So it appears to be working on the desktop in surround. Even after some restarts it is holding.

Next problem I'm having is getting it to hold in game. I unchecked the 3d settings in NVCP so the games wouldn't launch in 3D, and as soon as I launch it kicks my monitors out of 3d mode so no lightboost. Then I tried keeping the box checked which launches games in 3D mode. As soon as I control+z out of 3D the screens flash a bunch, go blank and never recover so I have to do a hard restart. The good news is that when Windows boots back into the desktop they are still in Lightboost mode in surround. Just can't get it to work for some reason in games.

I really appreciate the help from you and Vega by the way, and for the entire thread and blog you've done in general. Really great work. + Rep.
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