Refresh Rates again..

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by donkey, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. donkey

    donkey Guest

    I was just about to use the refresh fix (Nvidia) but went to the display properties to check some stuff. Under the setting tab and then the advanced button, there is a monitor tab. Under this, there is the option to change the refresh rates from 60 Hertz to 85 Hertz (On my pc).

    Has anyone actually done this and does it work or do I still have to install the refresh fix.

  2. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    that changes your monitor refresh rates:)
    mine set at 85:)

    set it to the max your onitor can handle
  3. donkey

    donkey Guest

    Do I still run the nvidia refresh rate fix. I have a geforve 4 or does changing my monitor to 85 Hertz fix the refresh rate.
  4. shoulin

    shoulin OSNN Addict

    still need the fix
  5. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    either run the refresh rate fix or turn vsync off
    vsync off i get 100fps in cs...but i choose to leave it on and play with biggie anyway
  6. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    you should ideally turn off vsync... By turning on vsync you are forcing your hardware to try to slow down. This actually uses more calculations.

    If you don't wan the screen tearing then just change your games maximum fps so it is a software setting rather than making your hardware work harder.

    ie. for CS. max_fps 60 for a 60hz refresh rate etc =)
  7. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    paid good money for vid card...make that *******
  8. donkey

    donkey Guest

    I used refresh lock. Refresh rate fix (nvid) didn't work because couldn't find my adapter or something.

    I think it worked but I still notice flickering in my games. How can I check if it worked?

    Also, how do I turn off vsync?
  9. donkey

    donkey Guest

    After using refresh lock, the time my system takes to boot is around 10 seconds longer. Why's this happening and can I fix it?
  10. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    why would i wan't 2 change the refresh rate?

    btw my moniter can go up 2 100hertz:p
  11. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

    Wow, henyman, that really helps donkey doesn't it?

    No offence,
    If my monitor would go that high (well it does in 800x600 = 106 hZ, but who uses 800x600) prolly I would post a similar post.


  12. robin.munro

    robin.munro Guest

    Stop me if I am wrong.....

    But the human eye can notice flickering below 72Hz. Causing eye strain and blurred (after a while) vision - WinXP defaults to 60Hz when you play you games etc.

    So if you want to enjoy your game up the refresh rate above 72Hz.

    However you must also remember that if you are refreshing at 100Hz it is probably unnoticeable to the human eye compared with say 85Hz, BUT the video card is forced to draw 100 screen images a second, waisting alto of memory and processing power that could reduce frame rate.
  13. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

    Ok how do I set my refresh rate to 60hz? or 100hz wahtever? I have Geforce utility tweaker.
  14. robin.munro

    robin.munro Guest


    I use it and it works on all updates of drivers. You can maually alter the settings then save them to the regestry and never have to worry about them again.;)
  15. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    how do you turn youre vsync off?
  16. donkey

    donkey Guest

    How is this done? How do you change a games fps to match the refresh rate?
  17. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator


    display properties>settings tab> advanced>"name of ur vid card">openGL settings tab
    Vertical always off
  18. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

  19. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest


    In Counter-Strike, how can you tune up your fps so that it dont go by the refresh rate of your monitor?? I'm using Windows XP right now
  20. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

    Re: FPS

    turn of vsync....look at my post above to c how