DVI specification

The group that created the Digital Visual Interface (DVI) standard, Digital Display Working Group (DDWG), doesn’t seem to exist anymore, so here’s an archived copy of the DVI specification:

An interesting note is the DVI specification doesn’t actually specify a maximum pixel clock, only that pixel clocks greater than 165 MHz must use two links. In fact, it states the first link can operate beyond 165 MHz if the pixel clock is greater than 330 MHz.

FIX: BenQ XL2730Z and ZOWIE XL2730 missing 144 Hz refresh rate

If you have a BenQ XL2730Z or ZOWIE XL2730 and can’t set the refresh rate to 144 Hz because the option disappeared, it may be a firmware bug.

Follow these instructions to reset the monitor:

  1. Power off the monitor.
  2. Hold down buttons 3 and 4 and power on the monitor.
  3. Keep buttons 3 and 4 pressed until the picture appears.
  4. Press button 5 to enter the factory menu.
  5. Choose “CLEARUSER” to reset the monitor.
  6. Unplug the monitor’s power for a minute.
  7. Plug the monitor back in and power on the monitor.

Custom Resolution Utility (CRU) with older Intel GPUs

Custom Resolution Utility (CRU) 1.4.2 was recently released with a new feature that allows exporting self-contained EDID override installers. This includes an alternative method compatible with older Intel GPUs.

Use the “Export…” button:

Choose “EXE File” for the file type:

Run the .exe file:

  • Choose “Install EDID” to install the EDID override on all matching displays.
  • Choose “Reset EDID” to remove the EDID override.

NVIDIA Pixel Clock Patcher 1.4.8 is compatible with 441.12

NVIDIA Pixel Clock Patcher 1.4.8 is compatible with the new NVIDIA driver 441.12 released today.

The new driver is available here:

The latest version of the patcher is available here:

The patcher was recently updated to fix the TMDS limit for 440.97.