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Old 08-05-09, 12:49 AM   #36
henrybravo
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Default Re: Windows 7 ~ Windows Vista

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Originally Posted by betterdan View Post
So is anyone with the 59hz problem going to try disabling that service and see if it helps? If it doesn't then just reenable it if you like, no harm done.
The 59hz "problem" is just Windows 7 conforming better to the EDID standard. Most monitors really run at 59.94hz. Windows 7 doesn't round to the nearest hz the way previous versions did. If you look in your monitor's OSD you'll see your display still says 60hz even though the control panel says 59hz because your monitor is still rounding up like it always has. So in essence nothing has really changed. The problem is there are a few games (it seems like very few) that are hard coded to run at 60hz, and since Windows 7 is reporting 59hz instead of 60 it is causing the game to break, even though the refresh rate hasn't really changed.

More info here:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=301860
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