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Windows 7: CRT monitor - refresh rates disappeared

04 Aug 2009   #1
Kiokidd

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 
CRT monitor - refresh rates disappeared

So I have Win 7 RTM and my iiyama MM904UT doesn't have any refresh rates except 75 and 85. I never installed monitor driver before - I didn't even know that they are there. So windows 7 automatically installed it and seems like problem. Because i need to set 60Hz here. I tryed to uninstall driver but didn't help, how can i get back to 60 Hz?

My graphic card is GTX260 with latest driver so seems like problem definitely isn't there.


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04 Aug 2009   #2
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Monitor Profile is the same as a driver... or so I have been told.

I am sorry but I don't fully understand what the problem is, Win 7 installed a profile/driver for the monitor and now, what? you can't see anything, the default resolution has changed, it doesn't change resolutions? a game doesn't start because of the low/high HZs?

I need a bit more explanation before I even consider trying to give you some advice.
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04 Aug 2009   #3
Kiokidd

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

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a game doesn't start because of the low/high HZs?
Yep! Exactly ! To run Battlefield 2 I need my refresh rate to be set at 60Hz, but after Windows 7 installation there is just no 60Hz option to select. For 1280x1024 resolution only available refresh rates are 75Hz and 85Hz. Even for 800x600 those to refresh rates are only supported. In XP and Vista I could select any resolution I want from 60Hz to 85Hz, but now, just 75 and 85 - 2 options. How can I fix it?
Seems like you've got the idea of problem saying about "game doesn't start because of too high HZ" ..
Resolutions are fine it's refresh rate.
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04 Aug 2009   #4
Frostbite

 

Try this and see it it works
Download RefreshLock 2.21 - Enjoy higher display frequencies without the hassle of installing special drivers - Softpedia
which is free or maybe
EnTech Taiwan | Utilities | PowerStrip
which is shareware.

Why does it insist you have to run it at 60Hz?
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04 Aug 2009   #5
Kiokidd

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

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Why does it insist you have to run it at 60Hz?
When you rin BF2 first time is sets default rez to 800x600@60HZ but with windows 7 60Hz is IMPOSSIBLE - so have no idea why.
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04 Aug 2009   #6
Frostbite

 

Also worth checking your window card settings control panel for any force refresh rate options.
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04 Aug 2009   #7
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Puzzler....

Do you have a VSYNC option in the driver or game that might help? As in turn it off? Might get some tearing but...
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04 Aug 2009   #8
Kiokidd

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Here what the guide says concerning my problem.
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Launching/Loading Issues: The most common problem with BF2 is that the game crashes to desktop or goes to a black screen when you first launch it. The reason for this is either incompatible hardware (make sure you meet all the minimum specs), or more usually the fact that you're not running at the default Windows XP refresh rate (60Hz). By default the game tries to launch at 800x600@60Hz initially, so your system must be able to run that same resolution and refresh rate, otherwise the game will abort. If you are using any refresh rate override program/method, disable it (e.g. if you're using Refresh Force, click the 'Restore Original Settings' button and apply). Alternatively, see the Advanced Tweaking section of the guide for details on how to set a different startup resolution, in case your graphics card/monitor simply cannot do 800x600@60Hz resolution. Once you've got the game running, you can then change the resolution to suit your taste in the in-game settings, and importantly you can select a higher refresh rate. Then you can reapply any refresh rate override and the game will launch without any problems. To set a non-standard resolution see the Advanced Tweaking section.
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04 Aug 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kiokidd View Post
Here what the guide says concerning my problem.

KK

Or alternatively see advanced tweaking to launch in a different refresh rate. Your own quote tells you how to fix it. BTW the higher the refresh rates are better anyway

Ken
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04 Aug 2009   #10
Kiokidd

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Ok, in some case the problem has been solved. Thanks to Ken I manually adjusted game start up resolution to 85Hz and it worked. But still I'm wondering why isn't it possible to use 60Hz in Windows 7? O_O it is just ermm.. strange.
What do you think in future to avoid such problems I should install Virtual PC XP mode?
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