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Hello.

I have followed every step and i get the error when trying to install INF file, so i did it the "Have disk" way and it worked. When i look at Screen resolution it says Asus VG278 instead of Asus VG248QE. However i don't have any checkbox for "Enable 3D Stereoscopic" in the Adjust Resolution tab, only in the Nvidia Control Panel. I have enabled it there.

I have done the .REG file part aswell without any problem, however when i got to my screens OSD menu and look at Lightboost it says "OFF" however i can adjust the color from darker to brighter etc so i have no idea if it's working or not. Anyone can help me out?

I ran into that when I tried to revert to old drivers to try to work out some stability issues, but after I installed the most recent drivers the check box returned. When you go to the OSD you should have 3D mode in red also. If it is working the only two options available will be contrast and lightboost.
post #942 of 2929
Thanks, 3D-Mode is on and only those options are available. Checked with the "pixperan" program aswell and there's a huge difference there.

However i noticed that with lightboost on it stretches the screen out, it scales it so to speak. So i can't run it in 4:3 mode is there anyway to stop this from happening? It doesn't do it when i'm not in lightboost mode.

Apart from some minor graphical errors everything is fine !
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However i noticed that with lightboost on it stretches the screen out, it scales it so to speak. So i can't run it in 4:3 mode is there anyway to stop this from happening? It doesn't do it when i'm not in lightboost mode.
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How come I can't set scaling to the display when using lightboost, it only allows me to set scaling to the GPU. Any ideas?
Have you followed this tip?
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TIP: Improving Convenience, Stability & Eliminating “Control+T”:
Once you’ve verified LightBoost works (Step 12), and the registry tweak was already installed (Step 4), you can make LightBoost “stick” by going to nVidia Control Panel and disabling “Enable Stereoscopic 3D” (clear the checkbox in Step 8). If the screen did not flicker when doing this, LightBoost is still enabled even after disabling 3D!
– Games launch in 2D without needing Control+T
– Driver stability is improved in this mode, less freezing occurs.
- VSYNC OFF now works much more reliably, reducing input lag, fps higher than Hz.
(Note: Some games may automatically switch resolutions; make sure it stays at 120 Hz)

That way, stereoscopic 3D is turned off on the PC side, but the LightBoost is still enabled in the monitor. This is the LightBoost configuration you really want; since that makes everything convenient, and everything that worked before (e.g. scaling) will work while in LightBoost.
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Not sure if I did it correctly, so I figure I'd post the steps I went through. The only thing I've noticed so far is that a lot of the color was dimmed after finishing the process.

1. Downloaded CRU
2. Used the “Import…” button at the bottom to import this file: lightboost.bin
3. Copied 120/110/100 Hz LightBoost resolutions to the other 2 monitors I own.
4. Clicked Ok
5. Restarted Computer
6. In the NVIDIA control panel, opened the “Set up stereoscopic 3D” page, then click the “Run Setup Wizard” button.

I then received this error... "Warning: attempt to run Stereoscopic 3D in a non-stereo display mode, please change to an acceptable mode. See documentation for acceptable Stereoscopic 3D modes.

7. Clicked Next until I reached the end.

Then received this message... "Hardware Test Failed. This hardware test did not complete successfully. To troubleshoot the issue, you can either go back in this wizard and check if all required hardware is properly set up or troubleshoot the issue on nvidia.com by clicking the troubleshoot below. You can also enable 3D Vision and complete the setup from the NVIDIA Control Panel.

8. I just went ahead and clicked exit.
9. Did steps 6 - 8 on all monitors after making each of them primary.

So like I said, still not sure if I did it correctly, and if what I'm seeing is Lightboost. Enable Stereoscopic 3D is still unchecked on the NVIDIA control panel.
Edited by iNcontroL - 5/10/13 at 12:23am
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post #945 of 2929
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So like I said, still not sure if I did it correctly, and if what I'm seeing is Lightboost. Enable Stereoscopic 3D is still unchecked on the NVIDIA control panel.
The easiest way to determine if LightBoost is enabled, is:

1. Open your monitor's OSD menu
2. It should say "3D Mode" in the menu.
3. It should have an unlocked "LightBoost" adjustment setting (somewhere below "Contrast")
4. Your monitor's Brightness setting is locked but Contrast is unlocked.

The other way to test is try a PixPerAn motion test and/or do the finger-wag or pencil-shake test (wag your finger in a dark room in front of a white window on the monitor -- it should look stroboscopic).
Edited by mdrejhon - 5/10/13 at 6:12am
post #946 of 2929
Ah, great. So it looks like I set everything up correctly. This was an amazing find and at the very least you deserve some Rep for this. Thanks for all the help.

P.S.

Actually had another question regarding ToastyX's method and the VG248QE. If I see it causing any adverse effects on my games, such as Skyrim... Would it be easy to reverse the changes or would I lose something in the process? By losing something I mean maybe a specific resolution, or the ability to use 3D normally.
Edited by iNcontroL - 5/10/13 at 4:36pm
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So I just joined the darkside and replaced my 560ti SLI setup with a single 7970 - without unplugging my monitors - and my lightboost is gone :{

what did I do wrong?
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Actually had another question regarding ToastyX's method and the VG248QE. If I see it causing any adverse effects on my games, such as Skyrim... Would it be easy to reverse the changes or would I lose something in the process? By losing something I mean maybe a specific resolution, or the ability to use 3D normally.
You can use reset-all.exe to remove all overrides (including ones added by installing INF files). That will reset everything back to normal.


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So I just joined the darkside and replaced my 560ti SLI setup with a single 7970 - without unplugging my monitors - and my lightboost is gone :{

what did I do wrong?
Did you add the LightBoost resolutions using CRU?
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You can use reset-all.exe to remove all overrides (including ones added by installing INF files). That will reset everything back to normal.
Did you add the LightBoost resolutions using CRU?

Yes, added with CRU
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I've been thinking about doing the AMD hack to enable lightboost (using a nvidia card and changing it back to the amd)

Is there a specific generation of nvidia cards that are required to enable lightboost?

Edit: -derp redface.gif I could look the driver's supported graphics cards-


Will the 8400gs $29.99 @ newegg do the job for me?
Edited by jjpjimmy - 5/14/13 at 2:41am
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