Easy LightBoost — ToastyX Strobelight Beta

UPDATE: The main LightBoost HOWTO has now been updated to use this method.

ToastyX from MonitorTests has released the world’s easiest method to turn on/off LightBoost 2D (FAQ) to eliminate motion blur. Even for 3-monitor surround setups!  No 3D Vision setup required anymore! Download ToastyX Strobelight.

Requires a 120Hz ASUS or BENQ monitor. Successfully working: ASUS: VG248QE, ASUS VG278H, ASUS VG278HE, BENQ XL2411T, BENQ XL2420T, BENQ XL2420TX, BENQ XL2420TE, BENQ XL2720T

strobelight-setup    strobelight

Go download StrobeLight and follow up if your LightBoost monitor works.

NOTE: Make sure you add multiple Refresh Rates in Strobelight Setup (strobed and non-strobed), if you want to be able to easily turn OFF LightBoost too. If you can’t toggle LightBoost, re-run Strobelight Setup and re-install multiple refresh rates.


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torsionbar
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torsionbar

Hello everyone. I have a couple questions and hopefully someone can help me out.
Ill list my specs first
3 vg248qe monitors
2 via mini display port to display port on monitor
1 via duel link dvi cable
1 60hz monitor via hdmi to dvi 4th monitor in extended mode
msi 7970

Ive been able to install the app and install the different refresh rates.
I only play iracing and rfactor. My pc is powerful enough to maintain 120fps with lowered setting easily in rfactor. Both games have options for 120hz.
first of all, are my connections capable of pushing 120hz to the monitors via the display port?
Will the 60hz monitor in extended mode cause problems while gaming? I use the monitor for teamspeak and other non gaming apps.

My problem is that when i race on rfactor it seems to be smooth for a few moments and then i see, hard to describe. its almost like I am seeing the frame twice. like there is two frames overlapped but there not lined up perfectly. This becomes very annoying trying to race with it jumping back and forth. I can monitor the frame rates and im staying well above 120. That is the best i can describe the problem. Ive tried to force 120hz with radeon pro but its the same. Thanks for any help.

Utu
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Utu

Error Message (overlay in 3D Mode in red Nvidia (3D mode) letters) using Strobelight 2 Beta:

“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.”

Setup parameters:
“Strobelight Breta 2 by ToastyX”
Benq XL 2420T connected via Dual Link DVI
Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 (Gigabyte GV-N770OC-2GD)
Windows 8 64bit, Nvidia driver 320.49 (most current version)

Installing and using refresh rates without strobing (121Hz) didn’t help, regardless if strobing was actually on or off.
“Reset this display” in Strobelight setup and removing the program (aka uninstalling) does fix it.
As I would like to have strobing activated in 2D mode – for smooth scrolling mainly web browsing – I’d like to find a way around this.

Thx a lot for the site, the information and the tools!

DerSuperbaum
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DerSuperbaum

Hi,

installed (120 Hz strobbed) and (120Hz) and selected my BenQ xl2420T. Rebooted.

Now, after I typed in my Password at Windows the Monitor says “out of range”. When using the inbuild Monitor menu to Change the Display Format the Monitor gets all fuzzy and grainy and u cant identify anything any longer.

I must say i connected the Monitor to a Computer with a HD 6450 that doesnt provide you with 1080p @ 120Hz. Tried to fix the Problem in safe mode; wouldnt know how.
When i connect my old Monitor with max 1600*900 he obvously overrides the “only 1900*1080 @ 120Hz” availability and i can use Windows in normal mode.

How can i revoke anything the toastyxSetup installed.

I dont have a Windows recovery Point.

Man that sucks. Pls help.

DerSuperbaum
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DerSuperbaum

Just as a side note.

Just pulling the Powerline for a few seconds didnt work.
Installing only 60Hz rates didnt work,
And in the Setup i dont see an uninstall like it said in the thread of OP.

xSpiritx
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xSpiritx

I managed to get things to work with 7970 AMD card and ASUS VG278HR monitor along with getting it to a 120hz listing and the yellow light of lightboost on. only thing is even with the dual dvi cable they gave me it still says that its not a dual dvi cable and i know what one looks like so….

JohnnyBigodes
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JohnnyBigodes

Hello guys,

this software is awesome, but i am having some problems with Battlefield 3.

I installed the refresh rates 120 Hz (strobed) and 121 Hz (non strobed).

After puting the strobelight.exe in the Autostart menu my monitor got initialized and i saw that 3D light on my BenQ XL2420T is ON.

After that i tried to play BF3 but the 3D light on the Monitor goes everytime OFF. I looked at the game options and the refresh rate is on 120 Hz.

What am i doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for the responses

thebigbug
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thebigbug

I’ve found that it can be kinda picky.

Install two refresh rates that have lightboost (such as 100hz and then 120hz). After you do this and load up BF3, if Lightboost doesn’t come on, go to the settings and change the refresh rate between the two (100hz ->120hz or vice versa). That should enable it. I don’t remember exactly how I got BF3 to lock in to lightboost, but I did.

Alt+Tab will usually stop Lightboost for BF3 if your desktop has a refresh rate different from BF3’s.

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