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That's for MAME emulator. The source code for MAME was modified.

Doing that to affect other programs requires hacking the display driver, aka Powerstrip....
Edited by Falkentyne - 3/16/13 at 4:11pm
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Thanks for the quick reply. Mark said something about black frame insertion with 120hz lightboost and 60fps vsync. Would you be able to do this?
Software-based black frame insertion may be possible and is something I considered before, but I didn't pursue the idea because it would cut the refresh rate in half, and it would only work for windowed programs because full screen programs have exclusive access to the screen, although you could run a program in a full screen window to work around that.

I will take a second look at this idea because it would really be beneficial for these monitors. The main problem is whether it can be done fast enough and reliably.
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Generally, is it higher refresh rate (FPS) lower input lag?

Yes but if you're at 100+hz, the input lag is a non factor, and you will not notice any input lag at 120hz. I honestly notice zero difference at 120 hz with lightboost in input lag, than I did on my CRT at 120hz (vsync on)..
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Yes but if you're at 100+hz, the input lag is a non factor, and you will not notice any input lag at 120hz. I honestly notice zero difference at 120 hz with lightboost in input lag, than I did on my CRT at 120hz (vsync on)..

Hmm, that's interesting. Thanks.
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Anyone notice lower gpu usage with toasty's program? I can use more MSAA and still have lower gpu usage. Going to test BF3. Also pixperpan is crashing now. Don't know if it has to do with the program.
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Anyone notice lower gpu usage with toasty's program? I can use more MSAA and still have lower gpu usage. Going to test BF3. Also pixperpan is crashing now. Don't know if it has to do with the program.

You mean CRU.exe?

That shouldn't affect GPU usage. Also keep in mind that if you're running vsync on, Triple buffering may not be working correctly so your FPS may be halved (sometimes alt tabbing fixes this).
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You mean CRU.exe?

That shouldn't affect GPU usage. Also keep in mind that if you're running vsync on, Triple buffering may not be working correctly so your FPS may be halved (sometimes alt tabbing fixes this).

Nope GPU is definitely lower. Black Ops 2 I used to have to settle for 2xMSAA with smaa and medium shadows and that kept me in the 80s-90s. Now my card has a problem even hitting 70 gpu usage with 16xcsaa and medium shadows. I had to increase to 8xMSAA because card was downclocking because of lower usage. Im going to test some more but a demanding game like Max Payne 3 feels smoother.
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that's interesting. But CRU.exe does nothing except force custom resolutions and allow you to manually specify a refresh rate. It sounds like you may have run into a bizarre driver issue that was averted by having the other refresh rates and resolutions deleted in the registry by CRU.exe.

This also stops directX 10 games from using the lowest available refresh rate, like 60 (or even worse, 59 or 43 or someothing) in games like Crysis. It will instead be forced to use 100 hz without tools, with ToastyX's bin and CRU.exe. (you can even use it without a lightboost monitor, as long as its capable of 1920x1200 @ 120hz, or add lower resolutions or higher for bigger screens).

This is actually great for FW900 or other CRT users who have to deal with games forcing themselves to 60 hz and ignoring the desktop refresh rate.
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that's interesting. But CRU.exe does nothing except force custom resolutions and allow you to manually specify a refresh rate. It sounds like you may have run into a bizarre driver issue that was averted by having the other refresh rates and resolutions deleted in the registry by CRU.exe.

This also stops directX 10 games from using the lowest available refresh rate, like 60 (or even worse, 59 or 43 or someothing) in games like Crysis. It will instead be forced to use 100 hz without tools, with ToastyX's bin and CRU.exe. (you can even use it without a lightboost monitor, as long as its capable of 1920x1200 @ 120hz, or add lower resolutions or higher for bigger screens).

This is actually great for FW900 or other CRT users who have to deal with games forcing themselves to 60 hz and ignoring the desktop refresh rate.

Don't know anything about the program. All I know everything is easier. No more ctrl+t when starting game and gpu usage along with temps are lower.
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Got this working the other day and I have to say it is so much better than without it. Had some trouble upon installing new drivers (314.21), but just realized I had to apply the registry setting again for it to work!
Edited by manicmonkey - 3/17/13 at 10:53am
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