Installation Tweaks and First Startup

Installation Tweaks:

I found two places where the installation directions could have been more clear:

1. Note the LVDS cable in the below pic:

Now compare it with this pic of the same cable installed onto the G-Sync panel:

The directions only sow a rather small pic with wording to the effect of being careful to not twist the cable ends, but to connect things properly, you'll notice the cables had to each be twisted 180 degrees and the connector flipped upside down s compared to how it was sitting on the old logic board. I recommend you twist the cables in the direction that they offer the least resistance going.

2. Below are the old (above) and new (below) power window shields. The old one is larger because it accepted the standard 120V cable end, while the newer one accepts the smaller DC plug from the external power brick.

As you can see the new shield lacks clips to hold it to the stamped rails of the shield housing. I could have taped it in place, but I chose to go with the original plate instead.

Only do this if you know nobody will be sticking their fingers in the excess space. Granted it's low voltage, but you never know.

First Startup:

Here are the display modes of the stock (pre-upgraded) ASUS panel:

The G-Sync swap kills off the 50 and 59 Hz modes, not that you'd want to use them anyway:

Provided you have a recent GeForce driver installed, you will see a few new options in the NVIDIA Control Panel:

To function properly, the G-Sync panel needs to be the primary display, and should be set at 144 Hz. We're good to go, so lets crank up some gaming and see what all of this fuss is about.

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