February 21st, 2002, 07:56 PM #1
60Hz in W2K/XP using DetXP v27.xx ?! Not anymore !
It seems that with introduction of v27.xx series of DetonatorXP drivers, old o/cing utilities as well as Windows 2000/XP NVidia Refresh Rate Fix ceased working. I "jumped" to v27.42 from v22.80 and was very sad to find it out. And while my GeForce2 Pro is running at it's stock speeds, 60Hz in games killed my eyes within 30 seconds
Also, modding the registry to remove below-100Hz (I'm working/gaming @1024x768x32, 100Hz) entries didn't work this time.
Well, I had another solution within few minutes
As you probably know, monitor .inf files often host information about possible resolutions/refresh rates the monitor can support. And Windows takes this information directly from there and uses it, both for desktop and for gaming. So my solution was to edit the .inf file directly !
I have 17" LG Flatron 795FT Plus, and here the example (note the change) :
And that's it !!! I couldn't believe it's so simple. After editing those mere bytes, I simply reinstalled the drivers for my monitor and enjoy gaming @100Hz ever since
P.S. But then, maybe I'm stupid and everybody already knows it ?!
Last edited by ND; March 4th, 2002 at 10:16 PM.
February 21st, 2002, 08:13 PM #2
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I didn't know that.
cstierhoffOut Playing in Traffic
February 22nd, 2002, 05:21 AM #3
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Thanks, ND! Although I didn't do the hack, I downloaded " Windows 2000/XP NVidia Refresh Rate Fix"... I'm using 22.50 on XP so...[NDC]
March 3rd, 2002, 12:20 PM #4
ND, that trick did not work for me...my monitor still flashes 60 HZ up whenever I start a D3D or OpenGL game. ( It's nice to have a monitor that actually does that, so you know what your looking at ).BBA
March 3rd, 2002, 07:30 PM #5
What monitor do you have ? Did you locate the exact strings for your type ? In my case, this "hack" even locked out all the resolutions that can't run @100Hz, i.e. maximum supported one for me now is 1280x1024@100Hz, but I don't care since I always use 1024x768 anyway ...
I got plenty of emails since I posted it on another couple of forums (including SysOpt and Warp2Search) all telling me it worked great
March 3rd, 2002, 08:11 PM #6
Well i know rivatuner (available from guru3d) includes a 60Hz fix, but i don't know if this works with the newer drivers (or even the older drivers for that matter) cuz i've never had this problem in win2k. I've attached a pic of rivatuner's 60Hz fix option.
Just a side question to anyone who has used rivatuner for the 60Hz fix, it says that it forces the refresh rate to be the maximum supported by hardware. Does that mean it forces the maximum the video card can do or the maximum the monitor can do? Cuz if its the max the video card can do then i don't wanna do it, if its the maximum the monitor can do then i would definatly to this fix, altho i don't really need to since i havent seen this problem yet.
March 3rd, 2002, 08:19 PM #7
Weird. Mine always runs at the highest possible Hz.
March 4th, 2002, 01:25 AM #8
Actually, that's a handy fix for every situation to prevent any sub XX refresh rates.
Good find ND.
EDIT: How's sysopt treating you? Things settling down a bit now?
March 4th, 2002, 10:14 PM #9
JayMan : I know about RivaTuner's 60Hz fix, it's similar to "Windows 2000/XP NVidia Refresh Rate Fix" and doesn't work neither with DetXP v27.xx+
And they both force maximum refresh possible by monitor, so you got nothing to worry about, it won't explode
My fix does about the same thing, it just excludes all the sub-100Hz refresh rates/resolutions.
samwichse : thanks for asking
SysOpt treats me well, I'm a Mod there, so I guess things aren't bad at all
Last edited by ND; March 4th, 2002 at 10:19 PM.
March 4th, 2002, 10:18 PM #10
Cool. Good to see some people rattling around both cages every once in a while .
March 5th, 2002, 09:12 AM #11
Ah ok kewls, i'd imagine the 60hz fix will be fixed for the 27.xx drivers on rivatuners next release.
Just a question, do all win2k/xp systems need this fix? Cuz like i said i don't seem to notice anything running at 60hz when i play, but i can't stand my desktop running at 60Hz so i assume the games are running higher than 60Hz.
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