EXCLUSIVE: Hardware modification to permanently enable LightBoost

Blur Busters have received an exclusive from a triple surround monitor user. Recently, NVIDIA drivers stopped working with LightBoost in surround mode.

There is now a solution.

Toni Wilen, a Blur Busters reader, who is also the author of the WinUAE emulator, figured out how to do a hardware modification of an ASUS VG248QE LightBoost monitor, to permanently enable LightBoost in hardware (even at BIOS!). This involves opening up the monitor and cutting the monitor’s EDID chip write-protect pin, and then reprogramming the EDID with the LightBoost-optimized mode. This allows surround 3-monitor LightBoost to continue working with recent NVIDIA drivers.

See the new Blur Busters LightBoost Hardware Modification HOWTO. (This is for triple surround LightBoost with 3 monitors, and is not necessary for single monitor users.)


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nuninho1980
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nuninho1980

Does LightBoost hack always enable in BIOS, MS-DOS and old OS up to XP?

NOTE: Too bad – I got 1280×1024@85Hz fixed on BIOS running CRT 21″ and GTX 480 because the fault is this videocard to enable EDID (find resolution screen recommended) without any OS (XP or newer). :S But I got 640×480@60Hz and 720×400@70Hz for BIOS or MS-DOS running old GeForce 9800 GT. 🙂

SS4
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SS4

A bit off topic but what do you think about the Blur effect added in game graphic options to supposedly make it look better . . . it hurts the frame rate a lot and looks like crap imo.
I personally turn the blur option off whenever i can, i don’t understand why such an ugly image is so resource hungry . . . i always thought it was a cheap gimmicky way to hide graphical flaws in game . . .

SS4
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SS4

sry i said blur but i meant motion blur option in game. was typing a bit fast there :p

SS4
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SS4

Is it just me or the VG248QE can do everything lol. 144hz, lightboost, g sync and now this . . . Not to mention well priced and awesome input lag 😛

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