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Old 03-04-04, 12:05 PM   #1
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Ever since I installed Windows 2000, every time I run a game it is as if my refresh rate of the monitor drops to like 60 Hz or something. Why is this?
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Refresh rate over-rider? Windows defaults to 60hz, for games that dont specify a refresh rate explicitly on mode change, which is most games, which tbh is crap cos its soo easy to get a list of available frequencies.

If you have an NV card with latest drivers, goto the NV panel, and in monitor timings, change it to Discrete Timings, and in the refresh rate over-rider, push the rates up on the resolutions you use.

Or you can use some 3rd party tools, but I prefer NV's driver method.
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Old 03-04-04, 12:50 PM   #3
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It's a piece of cake to fixit for D3D. Just open up dxdiag (directx diagnostics). Go to the "More Help" tab and click the override button. There you can set a forced refresh rate for D3D games.

OpenGL on the other hand will require a utility like the gentlemen above mentioned.
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Does Windows XP do this too or just Windows 2000?
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Refresh rate over-rider? Windows defaults to 60hz, for games that dont specify a refresh rate explicitly on mode change, which is most games, which tbh is crap cos its soo easy to get a list of available frequencies.

If you have an NV card with latest drivers, goto the NV panel, and in monitor timings, change it to Discrete Timings, and in the refresh rate over-rider, push the rates up on the resolutions you use.

Or you can use some 3rd party tools, but I prefer NV's driver method.
I have an ATI card.
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I have an ATI card.
Well we cant all be perfect..


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Old 03-04-04, 10:42 PM   #7
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Does Windows XP do this too or just Windows 2000?
It's an issue with any NT-based OS. Download Refresh Force from here. Stick it in a directory, run it, set your desired refresh rates, then either reboot or change resolutions on your display (make sure you say "Yes" when Windows asks if you want to keep that mode) then change the resolution back to where it was. Works like a charm every time.
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