Need some help with refresh rate

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sinster, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. Sinster

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    I am using NVRefreshTool but its not working. When I go play my games it goes back to 60hz. My monitor handles 114 Hz @1024 * 768. I have it set to 100 Hz. I am running The lastest drivers from Nvdia.com. Did the new driver disable Fixrate? NVRefreshrate tool show it at 100 Hz but when I play my game and view my refresh rate its back down to 60 Hz.
     
  2. Sinster

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    Nobody has an answer for me?
     
  3. TheDon

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    How did you go about setting nVrefresh?
    You need to do this:
    Start nVrefresh Tool (make sure it´s the latest 2.1!)
    Klick "Advanced"
    Adjust refreshrate with the arrows at the different resolutions
    Then klick apply->re-boot

    Done!
    :D

    (Weeee...My first post!)
     
  4. GoNz0

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    use this instead, it's not bound by video driver versions, just binds by your monitor.
     
  5. Gus K

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    If they are D3D games and you've installed SP1 you should be able to change it.

    Fire up the DirectX Diag tool, under the More Help tab click on "Override', and set the value you want.

    For OpenGL, though, you will need a utility, ReForce works well.
     
  6. Shamus MacNoob

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    http://www.ntfs.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31029

    look here reforce never fixed my opengl neither does the overide in directx thats for d3d only thing that worked nVidia Refresh Rate Fix MKII v2.10 E (Programmed with Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition)
    for me was
     
  7. SuDs

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    man, that mkII refresh rate **** messed my driver bad. had to re-install...no biggy, just annoying. ReForce did the job nice and quickly.
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

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    I guess you dont know the limits for your moniter ....you cant set refresh rates higher than what your moniter will handle and it has a backup feature to reset to what your settings were before hand........ seems you messed up not the program sorry but it works perfectly if used properly
     
  9. Shamus MacNoob

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    Reforce dont fix OPENGL
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

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    3. F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions
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    a) The tool does not remember the last refresh rate values, I entered, when I
    restart the tool. What does this mean?

    - This is normal! The tool cannot detect the current refresh rates, it only sets
    them internally. To be sure, if the refresh rates, you previously set are active
    now, please use your monitors on screen display (OSD) or goto "System Control"
    -> "Display Settings" -> "Advanced" -> "Monitor" to be sure.

    b) I cannot select certain resolutions anymore. They have disappeared from game
    menus or from the Windows display settings menu. Why is that?

    - You probably selected a refresh rate, your monitor or its driver cannot take.
    Select a lower refresh rate. Direct3D and DirectDraw don't want refresh rates
    above 85 Hz together with NT-based systems. The tool has a good reason, when
    warning the user before selecting refresh rates above 85 Hz!

    c) The Detonator version could not be found. What can I do?

    - First, try to select your Detonator version manually from the "System
    information" tab. If that doesn't work, you seem to have an unclean
    installation of the Detonator driver. Please uninstall it using the appropriate
    method: Goto "System Control" -> "Software", select the Detonator package and
    remove it. Reboot, reinstall the Detonator driver, reboot once more and retry
    the tool. If that doesn't help, make sure, to have the newest Detonator driver
    installed, this tool supports.

    d) Why do I always get "Unknown registry error occured." messages?

    - Make sure, that you have administrator rights. You need full access to the
    Windows registry for the tool to work correctly. If you have all those rights,
    try to reinstall your detonator driver cleanly.

    e) Why is it dangerous to set refresh rates above 85 Hz via the fix tool?

    - It is only dangerous for Direct3D and DirectDraw modes (even if your monitor
    could take those rates), because the resolutions with too high refresh rates
    may not be available anymore after using the fix tool. That means, they may
    disappear from game menus and even from the Windows display settings. Direct3D
    seems to have some kind of limitation, where OpenGL handles refresh rates
    above 85 Hz correctly. So don't choose higher refresh rates when using Direct3D
    or DirectDraw.

    f) Can I use nVidia's "Refresh Rate Overrides" (since Detonator 40) together with
    this tool?

    - Yes, you can, as long as you regard the following rules:
    * Don't set a lower refresh rate in the nVidia settings than in the fix tool
    settings. If you do that, the specific resolution will not be initialized
    correctly anymore, what makes hardware damage at least possible.
    * The nVidia settings take only effect on Direct3D modes. OpenGL is not
    affected.
    * The nVidia settings override the refresh fix settings, as long as they are
    higher.
    * You may set higher refresh rates than 85 Hz in the nVidia settings.

    g) After I used the fix and rebooted, I have a strange desktop resolution. What
    can I do?

    - This does not mean, that the fix did not work. If Windows asks to correct the
    resolution settings, answer "No" and adjust your resolution manually from the
    Windows display settings.

    h) The program seems to have no effect on my system. What can I do?
    - Uninstall the Detonator driver cleanly (from "System Control" -> "Software").
    Then reboot and let Windows detect and install its Microsoft display driver.
    This will happen automatically in the background. Reboot a third time.
    Reinstall the nVidia Detonator driver and reboot again. Have a fourth reboot
    to be sure and retry the fix.

    i) Why doesn't the TV out work properly after using the fix tool?

    - Sorry, but there is no solution, yet. Please contact me via ICQ, if you are
    willing to do some tests for me, since I don't have a TV out to test with.

    j) I have more than one display device connected to my card and I want to use
    nView. How can I set different refresh rates for each device?

    - This is not possible, yet. The refresh rate settings are set for all devices.

    k) I still have questions. What can I do?

    - If you read through this F.A.Q. and it could not help you, you may write an
    e-mail to "support@sheep-design.de".

    Its not for everyone but I bet you never read these huh?
     
  11. Zedric

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    Welcome to the forums TheDon! (even if you registered a loooong time ago)

    Don't let it be your last. ;)
     
  12. mbunny

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    Kermit... if Reforce doesn't fix OpenGL then SP1 must have fixed my refresh problems (highly highly highly unlikely)

    Refresh Force has made my Refresh Rates correctly, not to mention refresh force detects your maximums rather than having to need you to manually find out.

    As i said previously, anything that uses driver dependence is doomed to obselecense. (sp?)
     
  13. Shamus MacNoob

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    I used refresh and it never fixed OPENGL games sorry
     
  14. BonyTony

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    Both myself and a friend on his pc tried refresh force and both failed to get it working under OpenGL and i did read the instructions provided with the download.

    So back to Refresh lock untill i get bored and try again;)
     
  15. Shamus MacNoob

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    does refresh lock work with opengl??
     
  16. BonyTony

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    Yes it does like a dream:) once run go into advanced settings and make sure its ticked start on boot and enforce refresh rate and all is fine.
     
  17. Shamus MacNoob

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    cool thanks ...... I got it and I will give it a try ;)