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Windows 7: Lucid MVP

10 Apr 2013   #1
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 
Lucid MVP

So browsing through my motherboard disc I found this so gave it a shot. I ran futuremark and it did score higher. My disc provided a thirty day trial. I have been looking around but am confused.

Some state the license is in the bios when you buy the motherboard. My question is can I purchase it from Lucid, or would I have to have a different motherboard. Reading through other forums some say it works and others say nope, just 30 day trial.

To clarify, if my board can run the trial I would think I could purchase it, but then comes the does the license have to be embedded in the bios when purchasing the motherboard.


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10 Apr 2013   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Dude,

My motherboard came with the 1st version of Lucid, after looking around it appears the Lucid 2.0 is not free even in basic form apart from a 30 day trial.

However you can download and use the original Lucid here - lucidlogix with GPU Solution and use it for as long as you like. It is the 1st version, but is still updated regularly as you can see on the download links.

I cannot be 100% certain it will work with your motherboard though.

Edit: As far as I know, Lucid is just another bit of software, once you buy it you should be able to download it and install it on any motherboard, and again if you change your board.
Here's a link to the main product page - http://www.lucidlogix.com/eshop.shtml

Paul.
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10 Apr 2013   #3
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I read a little more on the site, once purchased you download it, but must make a copy of the software to keep for yourself as you can only download your new software for a limited period of time after your purchase. (After the expiration of the download period for your product purchase, your download will no longer be available).


Paul.
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10 Apr 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Thanks Paul, The score is better with it, will have to game and see how it does.

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My system runs it, but my board does show on the supported board list. So I don't have the bios settings for it. That"s the part I'm wondering about, since I can run the trial it should work.


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10 Apr 2013   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I had a play with lucid when I first found out about it, I got some impressive gains in some benchmarks but didn't notice any difference in games. It only works on software / games that it has profiles for. I got bored with it so turned it off after a few days.

Paul.
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10 Apr 2013   #6
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Yeah I think that is about all I will get a better benchmark but nothing noticeable in games. thanks Paul
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10 Apr 2013   #7
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

No worries
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10 Apr 2013   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i didnt know MVP's were lucid, i thought once they got their awards they lost it a bit.
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10 Apr 2013   #9
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i didnt know MVP's were lucid, i thought once they got their awards they lost it a bit.
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10 Apr 2013   #10
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I think the real benefit is being able to use your dedicated graphics card, and ALSO utilize QuickSync if your CPU supports it. Also, while doing some things, the on-chip graphics will handle the brunt of the load until more power is needed and then the GPU kicks in. Those are just a couple of features in addition to the iGPU and dGPU running in conjuction, resulting in more powerful graphics processing
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